Eagle Cap IPA | Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
terminalgravitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Skrumpy on 06-26-2016

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Ranking:
#32,744
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of BenDorigan
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

Heavy. This beer makes me feel full after only one 12 oz. can. Smells very malty sweet and there is a definite syrupy taste and mouthfeel. It is heavily hopped, with the pronounced bitterness showing up late in the aftertaste, where even the sweetness is slow to fade. The can boasts grapefruit and orange which require some creative critiquing to detect. This is likely a well-made beer that many will enjoy. It's just too heavy and sweet for my fat butt. I like to enjoy 2 or 3 brews, but just one of these and I'm done.

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Photo of superwho24
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Citrus nose. Citrus bready flavor. Slight spice aftertaste.

Nose: pineapple, orange, banana, kiwi
Flavor: banana malty bitter

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Photo of woemad
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased at Rocket Market , in Spokane, Washington, for under $2. I had previously reviewed this in February when I bought a 6-pk of bottles at Beer:30 in Kennewick, WA, but they'd apparently been sitting for at least 6 months and were ruined (I didn't know then this was a summer seasonal). Like those bottles, this can is undated (get your shit together, TG). Named for the Eagle Cap Wilderness, a place where my family has done some hiking in eastern Oregon, not too far from where this was brewed.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a chill-hazed coppery amber color, with a big, pillowy, eggshell-white head that took it's time dropping and left lots of lace on the sides of my glass.

Spicy and piney hop ara, with a substantial, biscuity malt backbone.

Taste is pretty much like the aroma. Hops lead the parade, but the malts are a more substantial supporting player than usual for an IPA. This could be sold as a standard pale ale and probably not elicit much comment.

Medium bodied, with a lightly oily mouthfeel.

An old school example of a PNW IPA, and a fairly mediocre one at that. This is an okay fridge filler, but not something I'd be driven to track down. Still, it's light years better than the elderly sixer of it I previously had.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brayton
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reidrover
2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz single purchased from Lifesource in Salem, Oregon. $1.79 Pours a clear gold colour with a medium sized thick and frothy off white head. Oh my..aroma not great..creamed corn, cardboard little leafy hop maybe. Taste dull, again corn then we get some hopiness..a herbal hops, malts getting nutty. Overall strange. Mouth feel is just fine..low carbonation but smooth enough. This is an odd beer..its like an old style micro blonde ale. Its not bad per say just not my idea of an IPA in 2006 let alone 2016.

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Photo of Spikester
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy rich gold with three fingers of cream color head. Good retention and dense lace.
Smell is citrus and resinous hops
Taste is big fruity citrus lemon zest resin hop oil and good amount of malts. Not enough malt to mask the hop character.
Mouthfeel is close to medium with ample carbonation. Finish semi dry and bitter.
Overall a tasty seasonal IPA. Very smooth and satisfying.

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Photo of CMC73
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skrumpy
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up this new one from TG at Belmont Station. Pours orange/amber color. Off white, creamy head with streaky lacing. Some sediment and suspended particles in this beer. The aroma is bread, malt, light citrus, tangerine and orange. The taste is classic NW style IPA - citrus hops, grapefruit and pine notes blended with some caramel malt to smooth things out. A very good seasonal IPA overall.

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Eagle Cap IPA from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 15 ratings