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Powder Day IPA | Pagosa Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Pagosa Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by russpowell on 09-04-2007

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
Photo of vicg12
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

What a surprise. I was skiing Wolf Creek the next day and awaiting the 37 inch dumper we were getting so I said to myself, "well I have to get the Powder Day." Great decision. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. It is rich with hoppy flavor and what sets it apart from every other IPA I have ever had is that it is fruity, in the best way possible, and it balances with the hops perfectly. Now the fruitiness wasn't as if they mixed actual fruit into the beer, other than some citrus peel I don't think there is any fruit in it. I think this tastes comes from the combination of the American hops they used and it just made it taste really fresh. Like it was just picked off the vine. Other than the taste, it was a little heady, produced a decent lace, and had a delicious aroma. The only real downside of this beer is that it made me sad when my glass was empty. Highly recommend visiting this little brewery and giving it a try.

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Photo of legette
4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite IPAs to date. Had it on tap at Pagosa Brewing & Grill, and brought home a squealer (32 oz jug). Definitely liked it better than the milder Pagosa Pale Ale. Strong hops with a balanced flavor that is perfect after a hard day of skiing at Wolf Creek, great pine and citrus notes and aromas.

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Photo of aeminter
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

With an aggressive pour the head is only one finger and very "airy," but dissipates down to nothing. No lacing. Cloudy caramel color. (The beer unfiltered so I don't know if the cloudiness is intentional or just a necessary evil.)

Pleasant grapefruit nose, slightly floral, sweet and a little spicy.

Initially the flavor is sweet and citrusy with a little bitterness in the back of the mouth. (Note the beer had been the very back of the fridge and was about 38F.) As the beer warmed to a more reasonable temp. the flavors really woke up, and the hops became more noticeable. It seems a bit more malty than on the hoppy.

Very smooth and viscous.

Very quaffable.

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Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not real sure in the ABV, if memory serves me correct 7.3%

Poured caramel with 2 fingers of off-white head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Nice piney hops with some breadyness. Caught citric hops once warmed up

T: Piney hops, a bit of caramel & breadyness up up front. Citrussy hops surface as this warmed. Finished with nice hop snap & decent maltyness

MF: Medium-bodied with a little chewyness, moderate carbonation & great balance

Drank really easy for the ABV. A pretty good offering. well done AIPA!

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Powder Day IPA from Pagosa Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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