Pako's IPA
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

Pako's IPAPako's IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #401
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,347
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
359
From:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
 
Wyoming, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  59
Gots
  75
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Pako's IPAPako's IPA
Notes: Named for Pako (say “PACO”) the dog (No wait, Pako’s not a dog!) This full flavored, fully hop-evident IPA will have the hopheads rejoicing. 6.8% ABV and 60+ IBUs with explosive hop aroma from a pungent Simcoe/columbus blend.
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Reviews: 88 | Ratings: 359
Photo of BigGold
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Devil's Tower Gulch Restaurant, Devils Tower, WY, poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped “FILLED ON 06/24/19,” into tumbler.

A light-bodied, medium malted IPA well balanced with herbal, piney and fruity hops, and a nicely bitter finish.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

June 2018....pours medium dark copper. Some foam. Light malty nose, but faint. Medium bitter, some pine, and then hop bitter oils. Smooth, with a residual bitter. Real tasty.

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Photo of Purdy60
4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

So loved this ipa! I am going to get me some to have at home. Great flavors and not too acidic nor sweet. I am the kind of girl who rarely drinks beer. This is my top of the list of five beers choice.

The only others I would drink is the Slamarrillo made by Powerhouse of Washington State and one other I can’t recall right now. I am a truly picky beer drinker.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep golden amber with a modest but persistent off-white head. Initial impression is emphatic West Coast hoppiness, with pine, citrus rind, and a bit of dankness. Mouthfeel is medium, bordering on sticky. Finish is clean and citrus-y, with a slight lingering pine bitterness. Quite enjoyable!

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice sort of cloudy amber orange color with a thick creamy head and good lacing. A fair aroma with a touch of the hops. The taste is much hoppier than it smells so it is a nice surprise. Mouthfeel has a Nice creamy texture and the hop character is smooth. Overall this beer is rather delicious and can understand how it won a Gold Medal award at the 2011 Great American Beer Fest. Poured into pint glass from a 12 ounce can Filled On:11/20/17 at the Holiday Inn Express.

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Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with a thumb+ of ivory colored head head. Good head retention & great lacing

S: Grassy, faint cattyness that builds as it warms

T: Dryness, pine & breadyness with a little grapefruit up front. Grapefruit & bready dryness as this warms, a touch of woodyness as well. Finishes with orange and grapefruit plus dryness & pine

MF: Medium body, fluffy carbonation, great balance

Nice IPA that is on the verge of great, easy to drink

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Photo of BWED
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a willibecher.

A- Semi-hazy dark straw. White head is bubbly, lays low, but leaves some good lacing.

S- Mild tropical notes and some pine. Biscuit malt.

T- Very mild, pine, a little biscuit malt.

M- Pretty mild. Body lighter than should be, with an astringent piney bitterness in the finish.

O- Decent characteristics, but mild overall. Both flavor and feel.

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub in Jackson WY.
Copper-amber body with high clarity and an excellent, durable white head.
Aroma: hops and alcohol esters.
Flavor: moderate strength and bitterness for style. Poor hop mix for my taste.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-clear, deep amber can pour with 1.5 cm foam cap. Sticky lace rings mark each draw. Citrus hop nose with a wisp of orange. Resin hop flavor with medium bitterness and a clean malt back. -very nice. -wishing I was in WY...

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Photo of snaotheus
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-05-17
12oz can given to me by @mr-jj. Canned on 02/24/17 (I think -- the month is stretched on the rim on the bottom).

Pours hazy light amber with a medium head and lots of carbonation. Nice looking beer. Smell is tropical juice and yeast.

Taste is very citrus, moderate tropical, and medium bitter finish. Interesting, tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is thick but not sticky. Overall, nice beer.

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Photo of Fowdy
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Mackenzie river pizza. Ice cold in a 23oz glass.

Appearance: a filtered medium amber with minimal white head with medium lacing.

Smell: fruity, fresh hops,

Taste: balanced bitterness and citrus.

Feel: medium carbonation with not many bubbles.

Overall: very tasty IPA. I will buy this again.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3 week old can.

Pours a hazy bright orange color. Soapy, piney hops, cut rus and grapefruit. Medium body and moderate carbonation with a light bitter bite.

A really nice IPA heavy on the line.

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Photo of lovemesumipa
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Out of a can into a 16 oz glass. Pours a hazy, amber color with a nice lacing of foam.
This is one of those IPA'S that hits the spot for me. My only complaint is that they disappear too fast.
Who woukd have thought that beer from a can could taste this good.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey colored, 2 finger head

Nose of cantaloupe rind, some citrus, sprite.

Lots of juicy hop. Lemon, lime, citra. Finish of sprite.

Exciting carbonation, and medium pop rocks-like feel.

A nice IPA! Recommended.

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Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

fine stuff. Try 6.

A: Pours a hazy darker golden yellow with significant, gentle carbonation supporting a two finger tall creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film and lotsa lacing.

S: Ample aromas of citrus hops - lemon, grapefruit, and orange - with pineapple and pine hops. There is a light amount of sweetness offered by a touch of caramel malts.

T: Upfront follows smell - there is a moderate amount of caramel malt sweetness which to the dominant hop flavors - with pungent pine hop and pineapple hop flavors followed by bitter finish. Good with food.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky with ample dryness in the finish.

O: Try 6. Excellent, well balanced.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a creamy smooth white head, with thick lace all around the glass.

S: Ripe tropical fruit, and pine with a sweet malt backbone.

T: Sweet juicy tropical fruit, a nice piney bitterness balanced with a good sweet malt backbone.

F: Medium body and nice smooth carbonation.

O: A nice juicy tropical IPA.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like a moth to a flame, the brewers at Snake River know how to get the hop-heads crawling. A bright and tantalizing IPA that doesn't over-try the style, but hits the IPA head on. Bitter, fruity and crisply sweet- the beer causes a step back and a pause regardless of whether you're in the wilderness or the city.

Surprisingly bright with gold, the beer's streaming carbonation gleans through a modest hop haze. Capped with a frothy bone white cap, the lacy beer teases the nose with caramel, citrus, grass and pine while the taste is juicy with malt- toasty, nutty and granola-like.

As the sweetness regresses, the hop flavor blooms with pink grapefruit, lemon, orange and apricot ahead of the bitter grip of grass clippings, freshly shaven pine, and peppery hops close the show.

Medium bodied, the beer's drying and crispening trend leads to a refreshing drinkable taste and texture with an after-palate of bitterness, grassiness and granola-like nuttiness.

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Photo of eMucho
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank straight out the can after a few lagers and shots. Pretty good but not great. I'm not crazy about IPAs but do like them. This one is a bit above average. -eMucho

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Photo of GilGarp
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/5/15. Served cold into a shaker pint glass.

Pako is a hazy golden orange color with thick white head that leaves great lacing as it settles.

Aroma is hoppy and fresh with great west coast citrus and pine.

Flavor is equally enjoyable with fantastic hop taste and bitterness. Grapefruit, orange zest, and dank character all comes through. Good variety of hop notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall a fantastic IPA and worth the drive to Wyoming.

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Photo of MFMB
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another spot on brew from Snake River. The perfect amount of citrus and pine in nose and on the tastebuds. Golden orange in appearance with a huge frothy foamy head that laces the glass. A solid offering from Snake River

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this pint draft in Teton Village- Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
A - Amber color, no carbonation, creamy head
S - slight hint of hops
T - nice full flavor of hops
F - creamy fullness

A really decent IPA, I would recommend.

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Photo of stevoj
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from Boise Co-op. Piney, citrusy hops in both aroma and taste. Medium gold body with small tight head. Grapefruit finish, tangy and slightly dry. Crisp, clean IPA.

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Photo of Jfacb91
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm fairly new to beer tasting, but this was a good ipa. I wasn't sure about it when I bought, since I never herd of snake river brewing co. I got a sixxer of these badboys and I like. Would I buy it again, hmm I'm not sure? But it did get me feeling good after the fourth can.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed gold beer with a fat head - smells of pale citrus and floral notes - taste brings mellow fruits and clean grains - a medium-light body and soft feel with ample carbonation - smooth and plush, very enjoyable, very drinkable.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a bright and clear golden color with a big two-finger foamy and sudsy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- lots of citrusy hop aroma with notes of grapefruit sand orange peel, fresh piney notes follow, very faint underlying sweet malt, clean aroma overall

T- juicy citrus hops up front with flavors go grapefruit juice and orange zest, even a bit of mango. Notes of pine & grass follow, faint underlying toasted malt allows the hops to shine

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy crisp dry finish

O- a nice showcase of simcoe & columbus with just enough malt to let the hops take center stage, juicy and drinkable

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Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 359 ratings