Notch Eight IPA | Klamath Basin Brewing Co. - The Creamery Brew Pub And Grill

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Notch Eight IPANotch Eight IPA
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Notch Eight IPANotch Eight IPA

Brewed by:
Klamath Basin Brewing Co. - The Creamery Brew Pub And Grill
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jakecattleco on 06-01-2014

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Beerme5:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of chossboss
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a clear medium straw body.
The aroma is lemon, grapefruit, orange and a little pine. Nice.
The taste is big and bold bitterness from the start, a mellowing malt middle but finishes with strong bitterness.
The texture is crisp and thick.
Great balance and super bitter.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze-coppery amber with a thin off-white head and a thick ring around the glass leaving light lacing. Aroma of spicy caramel and bready malt, tropical fruit, subdued citrus and piney hops, a hint of ginger. Flavor of caramel malt, resiny pine hops, light citrus and grapefruit rind, tropical fruit, almost a red ale profile, but hoppier. Long lingering resiny hop bitterness in the finish, a bit astringent as the flavors recede. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice malty, hoppy IPA that leans towards a malty, fruity red ale, which doesn't hurt it in my book. Hops are still well present, but seem a bit tired; this could be an older bottle. No bottling date. I think this is a rebranding of this brewery's Crystal Springs IPA, which has the same ABV. However, since another BA created a new listing, I never tried the older version to compare and they have definitely rebranded this with new name, breathless run away train comparisons, and labelling I'm reviewing it here as seems appropriate. I have to say that normally when breweries use extreme comparisons for their IPAs they rarely live up to the hype. However, while this not quite an out of control behemoth, it's chugging along quite nicely. I'll look for more from this brewery.

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Photo of boisehack
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured quickly into a pint glass from a growler brought to me by my nephew and his wife, who braved 13 hours on snowy roads to bring it to me. Wonderful people!
Beautiful dark orange color, with a one inch head quickly shrinking to ¼ inch. Nice lacing on the glass after each swallow. Not a lot of aroma, but the flavor is a nice Northwest style IPA, a lot like my grandpa's marmalade (Seville orange), and it puckers the sides of my tongue and upper palate. It reminds me of Hop Nosh, one of my favorite IPAs, but I like this better (I poured a Hop Notch and have them side by side). This Notch 8 is a little heavier and darker. It is a little sticky, but not sticky-sweet! Resinous. My mouth is practically vibrating. I feel fortunate and loved to have been able to drink this. A truly fine Northwest craft beer. I would rate it higher, but it does not have the nose of the Hop Nosh ( ex Notch).

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Photo of grnmtnman
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nqdell
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a- Poured from bottle into a chilled glass, a nice copper color

s- highlight of this beer is the brisk smell of citrus, earth, and hops

t- a robust ipa with more malt than usual

m- creamy and not as dry or bitter as ipa tends to be

overall I am happy with this beer will drink again when its on sale.

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Photo of jtharp
4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jraisner
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of LastMalkieri
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakecattleco
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Chubbs12
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one's for a true IPA fan. If you love em bitter then this is a must have.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark orangey amber color is handsome, with just a few swirls of foam in the Kasteel chalice. Lovely powerful aroma of grapes and mango. A whiff of pine.

This tastes very dark and toasty. The hop mix is intense. Grapefruit peel flavor with a very bitter aftertaste. Winey mouthfeel with a sharp acidity. Tastes stronger than it is, like a DIPA on the drier side.. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light copper color, with a slight haze. Foamy head with streak lacing. Aroma is herbal and citrus with some bread malt. Flavor is NW style, pine and grapefruit, grass and herbs. Earthy qualities as well. Bold hops flavor and bitterness. Enough malt presence to smooth it out and give it some character. Dry finish, with a resinous mouthfeel. A decent beer overall.

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Photo of kingmaxwell
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Acrid brew Klamath
amber mud malt fruity smell
wrong way assertive.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of macpapi
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish color with a very fluffy white head. A bit hazy, with no translucency. Pretty nice look.

Smell is dominated by malt and citrus with faint hints of pine. This is a balanced aroma.

There is a really nice malt flavor and backbone to this brew. It a also has a full and biting citrus hop presence to go along with a floral and Pitney finish. Nothing over the top here, but it has impressive balance. Very drinkable.

Malt makes this a pretty full-bodied IPA. Moderate carbonation and good hop presence.

Overall, this is a flavorful, balanced, and pretty nice representation of the style. It packs a bit of a punch and is an enjoyable beer to drink.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paccamacca
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GT1
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaximus
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Notch Eight IPA from Klamath Basin Brewing Co. - The Creamery Brew Pub And Grill
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 24 ratings