Bootjack | Icicle Brewing Company

BootjackBootjack
BA SCORE
74%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 73 ratings
BootjackBootjack
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
Ranking:
#16,270
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
73
Liked:
54
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
14.92%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 20
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitcher at Munchen Haus, Leavenworth, WA, review entered from notes. Served in a shaker pint, Bootjack is a deep amber in color with an attractive, lasting white cap. Enjoyed this one immensely and it proved to be a great way to end a wilderness induced beer fast. Deep, resinous dark pine and oily citrus hop character works over a full, rich caramel malt body. Lots of grainy flavors, touches of toast. Hops come through extremely aromatic and flavorful. Moderate, sticky body with a smooth, lively carbonation. Full, satisfying bitterness to finish. Loved the balance of big malt and hop flavors.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint at the brewery. Gold with small white skim and light lace.

Smell is lightly hoppy, skunky and some sweet citrus.

Taste is fairly bread malt, decent bitterness and a piney hop flavor.

Mouthful is a little sticky, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, a solid IPA. Nice nod to the English style with the bread malt base, but firmly west coast with the pungent, resinous hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a fine three finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of bready, mildly caramel malt, light pine and citrus hops. Flavor is very nice bready malt, grapefruit and other citrus, piney and citrus hops; nicely balanced. Nice medium mouthfeel with some creaminess. A nicely made IPA that is not intensely hopped, with a great blend of hops flavors and a well chosen malt body. I'm a fan of good malt support in my IPAs and this one delviers. The hops seem somewhat subdued, but I wouldn't be surprised that this could be an old bottle; I bought it on a trip from a small store with some suspiciously out of season beers. I will definitely seek this out fresh when I'm in Yakima next time. Another case where it is to the buyers' AND brewers' benefit to date the bottles of time dependent beers.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Bootjack from Icicle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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