200 Meter Ale | Eugene City Brewery

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200 Meter Ale200 Meter Ale

Brewed by:
Eugene City Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BigJTrucker on 06-04-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by mdm46410:
Photo of mdm46410
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber and served in a tulip. This IPA poured a glowing amber/orange with a lasting head of beige foam. Heavy lacing covered the entire glass. The flavor was made up of fresh oranges, lemon, grapefruit, and caramel. Big and floral. The flavor was mildly cirtrusy and had a lasting bitterness, but, a strong flavor of iced tea just muddled the whole thing. Very leafy and herbal. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and softly carbonated. Every aspect of this beer seemed well made, but the flavor was just not my thing.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours a golden orange with a white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film. There's tons of yeasties at the bottom of the bottle.

The aroma is bready malts, melon and a little pine. Nice, but it's a bit subdued though.

The flavor is some sweet malts and fruit that is quickly overtaken by a huge harsh, almost tarry, hop bitterness that lingers in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, a huge hop bomb. This is one of the most bitter beers I've had. It's completely unbalanced and a bit too over the top for me. Reminds me of the Hopsickle and Blind Pig that I've had recently - one dimensional hop bombs with harsh and abrasive charred/charcoal/tar hop bitterness.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer. This one started to turn a little on me, I had it before, fresher. Looks like a gold amber IPA, smells the same. Taste is delic when fresh, still good when it has been aged a few months.

Was surprised that this was a little more English style than I expected, very well balanced as well. That usual piney and citrus bent to it. Not much for roasted malt bill. A good beer through and through.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a rich golden color with a light hazy quality, with a rich white head.
Rich hops aroma with hints of citrus, floral, maybe some herbal notes.
Nice hops taste with light hints of citrus coming through.
The after taste was a nice hops that left my mouth with a light dry feeling and wanting more.
I really don't know about the lacing, this 22 ounce bottle didn't last long enough to find out what kind of lacing this wonderful IPA has.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm getting AB-esque feelings about this, since when I see a new offering, and only find out later about its actual (somewhat obfuscated) production origins, I'm usually surprised, in a disappointed way. In this case, though, it's Rogue, so, I'm yours to win or lose...

This beer pours a cloudy pale golden orange colour, with two fingers of foamy, rocky white head, which leaves some nice webbed lace around the glass as it slowly settles. It smells of pine, grapefruit, and floral hops, with a subtle biscuity, caramel malt undercurrent. The taste is bitter leafy pine hops right up front, quickly countered by an overmatched biscuity, bready malt, and some mildly medicinal herbal hops bring up the rear. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, a tad spritzy, but generally smooth and tame. It finishes on the dry side, the heft of the astringent pine hops too much to avoid any other outcome.

A more or less one-sided, but still well-made, West Coast IPA, geared towards the wont of hopheads. As a willing minion, I say: Rogue, or whatever - more, please!

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Photo of dirtylou
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, under a hundred bif...consumed while watching giants and bears games

appearance: poured into great dane imperial pint glass, bright golden-orange body with a foamy beige cap that retains itself well...nice looking brew and fitting for the last day of summer

smell: nice moderate floral hop aromas, bright citrus, orange peel and lemon zest, light sweet malts

taste: this is a nice easy drinking ipa...there is a nice modest hop profile highlighted by orange and lemon peel and some light bitter grapefruit. There isnt much malt to speak of and a mild bitterness level

mouthfeel: crisp and refreshing, light lingering bitterness

drinkability: very nice

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Photo of jbowers56
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Really quite light for an IPA. Golden yellow. Very pretty! Ok head but really good lacing.

Good aroma, but you have to sniff hard for it, if that makes sense - not that pungent but plenty going on. Lots of citrus and pine, but also some sweeter fruits, maybe form the amarillo. Delicious. As with almost all AIPAs, some sweetness supporting the hops is present in the nose.

Personally, I love this taste. Plenty of citrussy hops with sweeter fruits there as well, maybe even a little passionfruit. A little malt sweetness, i guess the munich adds that richness. Definitely a hops story though. For the ABV, this is outrageously bitter. It punches you in the back of your tongue. A true hop heads delight.

Very good mouthfeel and drinkability, however the drinkability is impaired a little by how bitter it is. You need to wait a while to let that die down.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with several fingers of huge, creamy brite-white head. It's almost like whip cream coming out of the top of the glass. A great looking layer of creamy retention leaves behind gigantic sticky hop lacing all down the sides of the glasss. The aroma is straight up West Coast, with fresh floral hops, pine cones, citric fruits, and a supportive malt sweetness underneath it.

The taste is a well balanced mix of resinous hop bitterness, zesty citrus, and a silky caramel backbone that evens things out pretty well. Ends with a nice dry resinous bitterness that really lasts on the palatte. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a silky carbonation and an occassional slick feel from the hop oils.

Wow! This is a totally solid West Coast style IPA and finally makes up for the fact that Rogue doesn't bottle any kind of American IPA on a regular basis. I'd dip into a bottle of this quite a lot but unforunately it's tough to justify the $6-7 for a bomber when you have comparable stuff from Moylan's or Beer Republic, for a couple of dollars less, sitting next to it on the shelf. I'll probably definitely revisit this soon though while it's still fresh. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- OK, in the air it looked like a good beer, but my buddy and I are sure the explosion only got to about the 2 meter mark.......my cupboards, counter, kitchen floor and carpet all thank the good people at Eugene City Brewery for the massively over carbonated beer! After a good while, the 200 ml or so that was saved looks very yeasty and muddy...and the head is still there, and actually stays in tact....looks like a very creamy coffee but a little more transparent!

S- Very sweet malt and aromas of a brewery...wait that is my home! There is balancing aromas of citrus like hops, toffee, molasses, hints of butterscotch and heavy malt!

T- This actually has a great taste! Yeasty citrus flavors dominate the palate, with flavors of sweet malt, caramel, and a smooth bitterness on the finish. Not much more to say!

M/O- Medium/Full bodied with very luscious carbonation! A great beer to enjoy and much different than I expected. I would have loved to have had more than maybe a fifth of this bottle but I do recommend this one and think it could be slightly less bubbly...its not sparkling wine!

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Photo of Spikester
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 22 ounce bomber. Pours clody amber with a huge white foamy head. Very fully laced.
Aroma is piney hops.
Taste is bitter citrus hops with an average amount of malts for the style.
Mouthfeel is good.
Drinkability is good.
The most out of the ordinary features of this IPA are the cloudiness and the huge head.

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Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into nonic.

Bright golden amber hue, with a slight haze. A thick three finger frothy head slowly settles to a thick pillowy cap. Each pour causes the head to explode in size.

Very light malts, add a little bready grain. The hops do most of the talking, adding a slightly spicy and citrusy aroma.

Up front are the hops, which impart a strong grapefruit flavor along with a bit of mint. Full bodied. A bit of grain shows up in the finish.

A pretty good AIPA. A little high on the carbonation, but that's okay. Very enjoyable. Recommended.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of IronDjinn
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 650 ml brown bottle, label states abv as 6.5% Pours out a hazy apricot hue, noticeable suspended particles. Frothy creamy white head that settles to a thick cap.

Light sweet orange and citrus notes on the nose, some spicy pine and mild bready malt. Alcohol is present, along with strong leafy herbal hops.

Starts off mild and clean in the flavour, light bready malt at first, gets a bit rough around the middle as sharp herbal hops are introduced,
then a more spicy earthy pine character follows, finishing with some sharp biting alcohol and hop bitterness. The bitterness tends to dominate any real distinct flavour towards the end.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, smooth at first then slick and soapy in the end.

A bit too lop-sided flavour-wise, and as a result gets a bit boring after a while--I enjoy a good hop bomb, but without layering and some extra character it just becomes a one shot deal.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The missus and I shared a 100 and a 200 meter ale, and we both kept sneaking drinks of the 200 meeter when the other wasn't looking. Definitly the best of the Tracktown/Eugene City series.

This is a bright pale yellow-orange and quite clear. Big ole rocky head sits atop this pint.

Aroma is hop forward, but not overkill super-ipa. There is some mild bready malt there that holds the entire thing in balance.

Taste is juicy hops, big ipa bitterness with enough sweetness to keep it smooth. Sweet melon and some sweet florals in here too. A quite enjoyable IPA, and one of the palest i've had.

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Photo of vkv822
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber into pint glass.

Pours a medium orange with a golden tint. White head, with fair retention, leaves decent lacing. Has a floral hoppy smell, with more floral flavors, also some citrus and a bitter, lasting after taste. Good carbonation, medium body. A very enjoyable IPA all in all.

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Photo of ozzyCobblepot
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nearly opaque, light orange with golden tone, decent head. Looks almost like a hefeweizen.
S: Bright citrus aroma, hint of pine. Fruity and delicious.
T: Dry hops balanced with tangy bitterness. Just a bit sweet. Refreshing and complex, but still subtle.
M: Moderate body, good carbonation. Leaves an impression on every taste bud.

It might be that I just worked out, but this was an extraordinary refreshing American IPA that highlighted the citrus over pine of the American hops. Stands out among other brews in the style for being a bit fruitier than most, but the balance between bitter and sweet is well crafted.

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Photo of smcolw
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold with an orange hue. Cloudy. Nice rocky head that leaves some chunky lace on the glass after each sip.

Pleasant fresh hop aroma. Flowery with a touch of pine. Light malt in the background.

Spicy grapefruit flavor of strong hop. The light body gives this a refreshing feel, but I wouldn't describe this as thin because of a lower level of the carbonation. The aftertaste is like sucking a hop pellet.

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Photo of Gavage
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1/2" head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: orange and a decent hop bitterness is detectable by the nose.

Taste: caramel, pears, orange, a bit of pine, and a nice bitterness are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp at the start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Aftertase is short lived.

Overall: easy drinking IPA that provides some refreshment too. Worthy of a try.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 9-28-08

Pours a reasonably cloudy golden color, with a foamy white head that leaves behind awesome lacing.

Smell is lots of sweat-sock hops, fruity and earthy at the same time.

Taste is sharp and hoppy, lots of citrus and very nice subdued malt. The finish is dry and nice and bitter.

Mouthfeel is good, spot on for an IPA.

Drinkability is good, the flavors are pleasant and well balanced.

Overall, a solid IPA. Nothing special, but a tasty pick.

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Photo of John_M
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Frisco's last night. The version I purchased had been run through the randall, hence the rating for smell.

The beer pours the proto-typical peachy orange IPA color, with fair at best head retention and lacing. The smell is off the charts, consisting of earth, green tobacco, huge hoppy bitterness and wet hop perfume. Of course no IPA is going to taste as good as this beer smells, though there is good bitterness on the palate. This beer is very, very dry and bitter, and frankly could probably benefit from a bit more malt (it reminds me very much of the Prodigal Sun from Full Sail). Still, hop head that I am, I still enjoyed it and would no doubt order it again. Mouthfeel is fairly light, but the excessive bitterness wears me out in the end. That, coupled with the low carbonation, make this beer just a bit difficult to drink. Still a pretty good beer though...

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Photo of Deuane
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Slightly hazy golden amber with a crazy, fluffy white head. Reduces to a thin cap leaving clumpy lacing behind.

S-Crisp, sharp citrus and bitter rind hop smack, A faint hint of sweet malt sneaks in at the end.

T-Citrus hops and then citrus hops and then...bitter rind hop kick. This is a really nice hop forward west coast IPA. There is a malt balance but make no mistake this one is all about that hops.

M-Medium body with a nice lingering bitterness and drying astringency.

D-Wow...this is a great west coast IPA. It's not like I Rogue can't make great beers but....this from one of their "project" facilities...who knew. Most impressive, I would happily drink this as my standard west coast style IPA.

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Photo of jtosch
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of gordavidson
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A very nice mostly yellow, but slightly orange liquid with a very creamy white head with excellent retention. Looks pretty good.

S- Some grapefruit and grass with a little bit of caramel malt backing. Just oozes hops.

T- Surprisingly sweet with a strong pine and citrus flavor. Very flavorful and definitely has an essence of quality to it. The hops are very fresh tasting.

M- Smooth, but just the right amount of harshness and oiliness to back it up. The carbonation level is great too.

D- A very enjoyable IPA. Very fresh tasting as well. I don't know what the ABV is, but it seems to be right in there. Very nice.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
2.76/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from the 22 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass

A- Poured a mostly clear copper color with some visible carbonation, a two finger fluffy head that left lots of cascading lace

S- Mostly citrus and caramel malt, I get some soapiness that I usually associated with older IPAs or APAs

T- A lot of soapiness, citrus notes, and caramel notes. Non-descript bitterness from middle to finish. Tastes like this may be past its prime, but no bottle dating

M- Some prickly carbonation, lighter to medium body, finishes semi-dry

O- I don't this is that far past expiration if it is. It does remind me more of an APA than an IPA though. Just nothing too interesting going on here.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: cloudy golden body with a big off-white head.

s: the aroma is grapefruit, orange and pine.

t: same as the aroma, big on citrus and pine. Pretty bitter. I was looking for more balance. Tastes like a dozen other IPAs, nothing really sets it apart.

m: pretty typical body, some stickiness.

d: meh. With so many outstanding IPAs to choose from, I don't see myself buying a bottle any time soon.

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