Hopsmack | Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

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85
very good
60 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 09-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
7.03%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rfreed
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chebode2
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zestd
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Not the kick you’d expect, but a nice dry, tart hop finish. Beautiful pour, thick creamy head. Hop scent halfway at between grapefruit and pine resin. Taste and palate come on dry, slightly chalky, mildly tart. Interesting hop profile.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowglobe616
4.77/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LouZ
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crusher
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub.

Look: medium amber body with an exceptional off-white head; excellent lacing.

Mild aroma features hops that provide some tropical fruit and grassy notes.
Flavor: follows the nose. Moderate+ bitterness. Moderately strong and bitter for style.

Near medium was silky smooth body with lively carbonation but seemed a tad too thin..

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Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RizanTastingBeer
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to large tumbler.

Color/Look: Light Amber, orange-hued. Moderate clarity. Very thin and quick-dissipating head.

Aroma: Strong Cantaloupe and tropical fruit (papaya), some citrus and very light catty and piney notes. No discernible malt aroma

Taste: Very high perceived bitterness. Strong cantaloupe, mango, papaya, orange zest and grapefruit. Low levels of pine/resin and "dank" (fresh grass and marijuana) which come out more in the finish; which is bitter and slightly boozy. Malt qualities are subtle but enough to give it a backbone; consisting of light caramel and fresh bread/biscuit (qualities typical pale 2-row with additions of crystal).

Mouthfeel: Light to medium-light body. Finishes crisp and lightly astringent.

Overall: A very hop forward American IPA with unusually large (and quite pleasant) melon flavors. High on bitterness and alcohol. I'd like to drink it alongside a melon and cheese medley or salad.

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Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle:

Pours golden amber with a creamy thin head that leaves lacing.

The smell is tropical/citric - mango, orange/tangerine, a hint of pineapple and grapefruit.

The taste is of juicy tropical/citric citra hops - mango/orange, some grapefruit. Just enough caramelized sweetness ties the hops together and keeps them juicy without being too bitter. Refreshingly dry, fruity finish.

Hits medium bodied - Smooth.

A very nice, tasty, IPA that shows the fruity citra hops well while keeping enough balance.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. The beer is cloudy, with a one finger head that diminished quickly. Amber/orange color. The aroma is pleasant, tropical and citrus. The flavor is the same, but even better of course! A hop forward IPA with citrus notes and a floral sweetness. The mouthfeel is resinous, with a bit of pepper as the aftertaste. Overall a fine IPA that is worth checking out.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pianoguy
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a 6 pack purchased at total wine .
ABV 6.4 is printed on the label (not the 7.50 that is listed here) No bottling info.

Pours a fairly clear golden yellow body with a white head. Good retention, good lacing.

Wow, the smell really jumps out at me . Very prominent . Citrus with some tropical fruits

Taste follows with a nice little bitter finish

Feel is light and crisp

The smell was off the charts and the best thing about this beer. I wonder if the fact that I'm in my winter beer mode (porters, stouts,and winter warmers) made me appreciate this IPA a little more. I will try this again in summer if it's available then. On 2nd thought I just might pick up another 6 pack next week. This beer impressed me.

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Photo of snohojimbo
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hopsmack from Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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