Bootjack | Icicle Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Icicle Brewing Company
Washington, United States
iciclebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This ‘Northwest Classic’ is a harmonious blend of our pride and our passion inspired by the rugged and gentle terrain of the Cascade Mountains. Starting with the pristine waters of Icicle Creek, we add the intense flavors and aromas of our locally grown Yakima hops, pairing the citrusy floral hop notes with a sweet-malty undertone. It’s an IPA that’s breaking the barrier between bitter and bold.

ABV: 6.5% IBU: 64 OG: 15.7°P FG:3.8°P

Added by beertunes on 06-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
14.76%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of Emersonio
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour: On draft at Icicle Brewing in Leavenworth, WA. Appearance: Amber in color with a slight haze to it. Aroma: Very scant on the nose. Light hop notes. Taste: Follows the nose yet increasing in hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste: Follows the nose and taste. Overall. Ho-hum IPA. Easy drinker. Good. 3 out of 5.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.44/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark orange. Autumn. Small to medium head. Nice lacing.
S: citrus. Orange. Sweet tones. Floral.
T: kinda sweet. Biscuit. Citrus hops followed by pine.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body. Moderate bitterness.
O: solid NW. IPA. Pretty standard, but well crafted.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brew house.

A - Served a clear dark orange with a small light tan head that moves to a small clump in the center of the glass.

S - Not much here. Mostly bready malt and some very slight orange peel.

T - Again not a whole lot here. Malty, bready, sweet toast, bitter orange peel.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Pretty average with a orange malt forward taste.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to okcomputer for grabbing this for me. Shared with Nancy & Jim, Amber and Greg. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured an attractive orangeish gold color with a fluffy whitehead that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was full of pine and floral hops built on a solid malt base with a citrus tang on the finish. On the tongue the story was pretty similar, the gentler hops in the front and middle, crisp citrus on the finish.

The body was on the full side of average for the style, a bit more than medium. Drinkability was good, this growler is going down quickly and we all agree that another growler wouldn't be a bad thing at all. Overall, a very nice example of the style from this new brewery. Worth a trip over the Cascades for.

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3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Basin Street Bistro, Ephrata. Nice solid IPA, clear amber with sticky head. Hoppy aroma and taste, minor malts peek through the brew. Good example of the NW style.

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3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nestled in the heart of Washington state's Yakima Valley Iceberg Brewery celebrates all-things-Yakima with the tenacious grapefruit taste and piney bitterness that this hop variety allows.

Upon the pour, the beer casts a dark honey, amber-bronze color with a mildly hopped haze. Capped with a stark white head, the beer retains its creamy foam stance extremely well and decorates the glass with artistic patterns of lace.

Deep malt aromatics of toast, crusted bread, and butterscotch sculpt the bulk of malt complements. But the storng hop rebuttal waltzed in with grapefruit citrus oils and fresh picked pine needles. The overall scent is heavily hop-balanced but with toffee malt aromas that are typically reserved for American Amber Ales.

And those firm malt underpinnings show up front with a terse toffee sweetness, but then drier malt complexities of baked sweet grain, bread crust and dry buttered toast. Heading into the middle palate, sharper hop taste of grapefruit peels, pith and pine resins set in and govern the dryish bitter taste to finish. The taste is a simple hop-forward dialogue of lupulin dominance and malt support.

Medium bodied throughout, the early sweetness is soon supplanted by dry grain textures and smooth carbonated creaminess. Alcohol and hops dry the beer evenly for a smooth fade to finish. A quick and refreshing aftertaste of pine is only slightly interrupted by a mild oily film.

I rather enjoy that Icicle Brewing explores the bolder and more masculine end of the IPA range with it's nearl-Amber attitude. But its a slighly oxidized caramel-malt taste and mild buttery diacetyl note that keeps the beer from what it should be. It's close to Troeg's Hopback Amber if it could get over the hump.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Bootjack from Icicle Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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