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Cyclops IPA | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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Cyclops IPACyclops IPA
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90 Ratings
Cyclops IPACyclops IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
cascadelakes.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
"For the hop lover in us all, we present Cyclops IPA.
The substantial gravity is met by a cornucopia of 5 hop varieties, which yield striking flavor and aroma, that results in one of the more balanced and aromatic IPA offerings you’ll wrap your hands around."

Grain: 2- Row Pale malt, Crystal and Munich
Hops: Warrior, Willamette, Liberty, Cascade and Centennial

Added by Reidrover on 11-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,722
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
90
pDev:
18.55%
Bros Score:
3.15
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of WaydeRafnel
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Vipin
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fatbatcat
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of MikeRice1969
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of MikeAllen
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of cpolking
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange copper in color. There is a short creamy and foamy head, that is off-white to light brown in color.

The aroma is sweetly and aromatically floral and grassy, citrus fruits and golden grains. I am intrigued by the aroma and can't wait to taste this.

The taste follows the aroma, this drinks like a dry-hopped lager or a hop forward American pale ale.

The finish is intensely bitter and dry, yet it drinks light and refreshing. It is hard to believe this is 6.9% ABV. Very nice.

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Photo of MadeInOregon
3.96/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of DenverLogan
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from 22 oz bottle...ordered through Letspour.
Poured in medium size Duvel glass...straw gold color with large head.
Aroma of lime, grass hops, slight sourdough bread.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of grassy hops, white grapefruit rind, white pepper, white cranberry juice...let's give this 5 minutes...
Already...after 5 minutes there's a lingering head with lace, aroma of tropical fruit - cranberry, hops. Flavors have mellowed a tad in the spice realm, with the malts coming out stronger. Big and flavorful, not as bold as the Cyclop in the label design, but certainly not wimpy for an IPA.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into pint glass

Smooth caramel malt provides a base for piney hop notes; a touch of spice; smooth profile with a pleasant mouthfeel to boot; nothing mind-blowing, but enjoyable

While there are more favorable options out there with regard to the style, I agree that the current BA score (78/100) doesn't quite reflect the quality of this particular beer.

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Photo of bhyndthebottle
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks pretty good with a head that lasts. Smell is ok, but flavor is better. Only slight aromatics . Flavor is nice with malty lightly bitter and creamy finish.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden amber. Lightly carbonated and leaves only a small one knuckle head,even after an aggressive pour. Smell is low key, but pleasant; a sweet malt and florals, with just the slightest clip of citrus at the end. In much the way you would expect an IPA to taste, (going sweet and then crashing into burning alcohol and an abrupt snap of bitterness to pull you out of it) the sweet smell is cut off by the citrus aroma that is brief and fades quickly. Taste is full of character, much danker than expected but still sweet and buttery. It feels like it has more carbonation than the pour indicates, but otherwise it is smooth and creamy. I think I like this one a lot more than most, judging by the ratings. This thing is delicious! You guys are nuts...

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Photo of Reidrover
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer, Wilsonville. $3.79 Nice cloudy orange body with an absolutly lovelly head..thick,cream coloured and bubbly. Fine hoppy aromas..citric and flowery most powerful Taste is on the other hand a more resiny hop bitternesssweet at the end..semi sweet really..caramel malts..then another hop attack in the after taste Odd mouthfeel the hops seem to come in waves ..but its nice. Nice IPA

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Photo of Joycesehablabeer
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dangerously drinkable. Tasty. Wasn't amazed at the first sip, but was so happy with it by the end of my 10oz pour and had to have more.
Not the best scent, but a smooth and enjoyable taste. Maybe good for a party filled with IPA drinkers who have a variable style preference? I think it would be a crowd pleaser.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - transparent gold, white full head, medium lacing

Smell - citrus, flowery hops and sweet malts

Taste - mostly a balanced IPA, slightly hop forward. It the flavor profile of the hops are faint, floral and citrus notes

Mouthfeel - medium body, slightly oily

Overall - good hop flavor, could be a bit more pungent especially based on the brewery description

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Photo of Shortbox81
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy medium orange amber with a thin off white head that dissipates to a thick ring around the glass with lacing. Aroma of herbal hops, pineapple, sweet malt and a bit of citrus. Flavor is citrus with light fruit, floral elements. Finishes with light resinous hops and light fruit. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Flavor and hopping is somewhat subdued, but the fresh fruit and sweet malt backbone is unusual and enjoyable. This would be better with some more intense fresh hops flavor, but I enjoyed it as it is. Unusual enough that I will return to it.

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Photo of BirdieBoy76
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours hazy and orange/amber in color with a finger of sandstone head that fizzles quickly, resulting in a near barren, flat surface with a razor thin ring of suds encircling the edge of the glass. Spotty lacing with fair stick.

Smell - Heavy caramel malts are obvious; hops come in with a bit of floral and citrus quality. Light lemon-like sourness.

Taste - Follows the nose for the most part. Malts are almost too prevalent, as Heavy caramel, hints of butterscotch and a light breadiness can be found thoughout the profile. Hops do push through mid-taste with floral and citrus character to give this a slight hop edge, delivering a bittersweet finish that hits on orange and caramel notes.

Mouthfeel - On the heavier side of medium with moderate carbonation. Almost a lightly creamy texture that goes down nice and smooth.

Overall - Nothing spectacular or original, but I'm a sucker for caramel heavy IPA's. This one doesn't quite have the bright or aggressive hop profile of other caramel heavy IPA's that I prefer, like say Deschutes Inversion, but it's still a nice, drinkable brew for me. Odd that the bottle I'm drinking says 7.1% ABV while the default picture (and under brew description) says 6.9%; they must have tweaked the recipe at some point.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Cyclops IPA from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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