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:
325
Reviews:
81
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
65
For Trade:
1
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zorro
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells intensely hopped with a strong pineapple and willow tree aroma. Strong scent of mint. Some wood and strong tea. Intensely aromatic beer.

Starts out sweet and savory. Big pineapple taste and strong tea. Amazingly I can taste a caramel malt under the considerable amount of hops. For such a strong beer this isn't very bitter. Get a little sweeter as you drink it, this is all about tropical fruit taste.

Mouthfeel is almost bit not quite thick.

Overall a very tasty beer. Be warned though you had better like hops or this one will take your head off.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of sommersb
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 04-21-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from the brewery

Clear and bright copper-colored beer with a big white head that has a good amount of lacing and very good retention. The aromas have grassy and floral hop components. I saw another reviewer mentioned a hairspray-like smell and I'd have to agree I get that too. Not sure what that's an indication of? It must be something in the hops or yeast, as I've noticed this in other beers too.

Flavors are hoppy and bitter, with some unpleasant vegetable notes as well. I think this goes hand-in-hand with the unusual aromas and makes for an "off" taste. Medium in body, the carbonation is prickly and finish is hoppy and dry.

Not a bad beer, but something just didn't set well for me; I'm guessing there's an ingredient that is bothering my taste buds on this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of FLima
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright gold amber color with a thick off-white head with medium retention and leaving lots of laces.
Aroma of passion fruit, bread and butter, apples, honey, pine and grapefruit.
Delicious bitter flavor of grapefruit, pear, tea leaves, some tobacco, tangerines, lemon, toasted malts, ripped pineapples, spices, resin, American yeast, salt and pine. Malt is back on the second seat.
Medium body with perfect carbonation. Alcohol of 6.8% is not felt at all.
Excellent multifaceted citrus IPA, perfectly executed with great combination of hops and tastes superbly fresh. Although it is bitter, it is far from aggressive.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MSL94
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of HookemHops13
4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of cbcrunch
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of argock
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Snake River Brewing (Jackson Hole, WY). Reviewed from notes.

A: Slightly hazy pale yellow, touch of amber, with a healthy 1/2-1 finger of off-white, frothy head with good retention and a nice line of crusty lace.

S: Big hops aromas of passionfruit, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and orange with a little pine thrown in for good measure. Malt aromas are minimal. Yeast is not present.

T: A really nice mix of tropical fruitiness from the hops with a malt backbone with solid heft but not a lot of sweetness. Maltiness is mainly an impression as there is only a touch of bready caramel flavor. The hops are the focus with passionfruit, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and a little lemon in there too. The flavor is good but not quite as explosive as the aroma. No yeast or alcohol character to speak of. A really solid-to-spectacular American IPA.

M: Crisp and moderately dry without astringency or mineral character. The body is a touch below medium with a tad too much carbonation which dissipates as it warms.

O: Another winner from Snake River - they have really nailed this style and I have yet to hit a style that they did not do well. Another top-notch job on this beer and highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Pako's IPA from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
4.08 out of 5 based on 325 ratings.
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