Pako's IPA | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Pako's IPAPako's IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States
snakeriverbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Bitterbill on 05-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
320
Reviews:
79
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
65
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of tbone1384
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Brew33
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
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 DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of snaotheus
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
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 richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of emmasdad
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bright golden color, with a decent cap of bubbly off-white foam. Aromas of floral hops, somewhat grassy, bubblegum and biscuit. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied, with flavors of good hops, as well as some pears, peaches and biscuit malt.

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Photo of spoony
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of GilGarp
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
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 Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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 DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Snake River Brewery

AP: Hazy pale golden orange with two fingers of off white head.

AR: Huge pine notes up front with a slight citrus sweetness following.

TS: Good hop bitterness upfront. This is a very balanced IPA with a malt backbone that supports a fresh citrus hoppiness. The star of this show are the pine hop notes.

MF: Above average mouthfeel.

OV: This is a enjoyable IPA, very balanced and drinkable yet with great hop flavors.

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Photo of elkinbrown
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can sans any bottling date information. That still rankles my sensibilities.

Golden yellow pour with a surface skim of continued staying power and moderate lacing.

Nose is rather light with a light graininess and a faint wisp of tangerine.

Body is also fainter than I'd prefer with candied sweetness from the malts and some nectarine. Soft grassy bitterness on the finish lingers. What is here is enjoyable.

Body is light and easy drinking. Beer feels poundbale despite its relative heft.

Overall, I feel this can may be a bit dated. But how the hell would I know? I would appreciate trying a guaranteed fresh can to know if my instincts are correct.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

Yet another Can delivered to me by Cam, this one hauled all the way from Wyoming. Thanks Caneron, er, Cameron.

Pours a kinda hazy dark orange with a sudsy off-white head. Grassy, grapefruit/citrus, resiny and spicy hop profile, good dose of caramel malts, some buttered bread, a solid kinda down to earth/old-school feeling IPA. Medium-level bitterness balanced nicely with a decent malt profile, good mouthfeel. Not super remarkable but a good IPA I'd drink anytime.

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Photo of zimm421
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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

Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
4.09 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
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