Panic IPA
Track 7 Brewing Co.

Panic IPAPanic IPA
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From:
Track 7 Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,634
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,337
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 8.61%
Ratings:
246
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 04, 2021
Added:
Feb 16, 2013
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  73
SCORE
88
Very Good
Panic IPAPanic IPA
Notes: Track 7 Brewing Co. was admittedly an odd West Coast brewery for one very conspicuous omission in its beer line-up when its doors first opened – there was no IPA to be found. After several months of hearing requests (and even pleas) to add an IPA to our line-up, we released the Panic IPA in August 2012.

Panic IPA is heavily hopped with modern American hop royalty, featuring: Amarillo, Centennial, Crystal and Simcoe flavor and aroma hop additions. The result is an IPA that includes subtle citrus characteristics and not-so-subtle stone fruit notes as well. After several special releases, we have fully committed to Panic IPA as one of our regular releases. If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy a pint or two of this amazing beer, head down to Track 7 and give it a try. Panic optional.
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4.14 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jun 04, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

650 ml bottle, in Sacramento. Golden colour, white head. Typical well hopped West Coast IPA in both aroma and flavour, with notes of pine and citrus, but still quite harmonious and refreshing, not too extreme. Could easily be one of my regular beers.

May 07, 2021
 
3.85 by gefinley from California on Jul 18, 2020
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4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by mooonbeammike from California

Awesome spin on WIPA. uncharacteristicly light mouthfeel is welcome by me. I'd almost call this a poundable full strength IPA which is also welcome. I could drink 6 of these for a big smile drunk without feeling too heavy. Nice peachy citrusy smell, and a well balanced taste that doesn't assault your taste buds like the many more-complex-is-better mistake that most recent ipas suffer. Great in a pint, totally acceptable straight out of the can. The look of a beer is not something I think matters frankly. This one looks like beer.

Jun 01, 2020
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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by bret27 from California

Can from Lúpulo. ~3 weeks old.
1st beer from this brewery.
L: clear amber with off-white head with nice lacing. Nice thick head retention.
S: pine, earthy, grass.
T: caramel, pine, grass
F: fairly thin and slick, mildly bitter dry grassy finish. No alcohol presence.
O: decent wcipa. Had no idea what to expect. Just knew it was a fresh can drop to a highly reputable beer store. Reminds me of something you’d find from these SoCal breweries like El Segundo.

May 19, 2020
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3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

A typical AIPA
Looks are typical, but has a broad lace
Smell is fruit from malt and some aromatic hops. For Taste, bitter enters. At 70 IBU, this is decidedly above my threshold... which is usually under 50. The bubbles are good, but not cleansing as the hops stuck to my tongue for an hour afterwards.... and I didn't even finish the glass.
Panic IPA is way too bitter. If I were to have this with food, it would be a double waste of calories.

I went on their website (as is getting to be a bad habit for my first brew from a joint) and Track 7 is not distinguished. Almost a decade old and having built a business with two taprooms and a restaurant, I did not get a good sense of how they are different... except that they are paying some homage to Sacramento's rail history.

Oct 20, 2019
 
3.93 by metter98 from New York on May 05, 2019
 
4.05 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Mar 16, 2019
 
3.73 by Hrocket from California on Jan 21, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a hazy, golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some pine. Taste is dank, pine, citrus is present but in the background, significant bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Jan 07, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by kflorence from Texas

Pours golden in color with a fair amount of frothy, white head atop. Lots of lacing as you drink. Carbonation looks solid. Aroma is of grapefruit, melon some herbalness and spice and a hint of malt liquor. Grapefruit rind and lemon up front climaxing to a spicy, floral hoppiness. Not much in the way of malts, other than a hint of light malt liquor towards the end. Alcohol comes through in the finish along with bitter grapefruit rind and spice which lingers on the tongue. Finishes crisp and clean. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with zesty carbonation, a little thin. Not a bad brew, reminds me a little bit of Sculpin IPA but not quite as good. Had this immediately after the Bloomer's Cut, which I much preferred. Still, a solid offering. Cheers!

Dec 01, 2018
 
4.19 by FrankCastle from California on Oct 26, 2018
 
4 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Oct 17, 2018
 
4.1 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Aug 12, 2018
 
3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Aug 01, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

22oz bottle, nonic, bottled 7/12/18.

Straw yellow, very clear, topped by an off white head that produces great lace.

Pine, biscuit dough, Meyer lemon.

Yellow citrus flavors, yellow grapefruit and lemon, very doughy malts, and a bitter finish with some pine.

It’s a middle of the road, tending towards gritty feel.

This is a solid California IPA. Nice job Sacramento.

Jul 28, 2018
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3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into a snifter. The beer pours a bright clear bronze color with a fluffy eggshell white head of 4 cm even after a gentle pour. The foam slowly fades to a sturdy surface layer and clingy edging that leaves dense lattice after each sip. Numerous active streams of fine carbonation rise to the surface.
The aroma on this beer is olde school IPA with pine sap and a bit of rindy grapefruit notes with a bit of grassy hit too. Just a bit of sweet grainy malt comes through. Overall the nose is pretty mild.
the first sip reveals an average body with mild carbonation. the texture is smooth and the beer is easy to drink.
The flavor is what the nose advertises, again an olde school IPA. I get a little bit of grainy or cereal malt and then some grapefruit rind, aspirin bitterness and resiny pine sap. The finish dries out my palate completely and a lingering pine flavor sticks around.
The ABV is hidden and the beer is very easy to drink. If the nose were a little more bold Id rate this even higher. A good IPA.

Jul 12, 2018
 
4 by BlueSpader from Washington on Jul 11, 2018
 
3.74 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2018
 
3.77 by tomb_ride from California on May 11, 2018
 
3.67 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2018
 
3.99 by DOCRW from Washington on Apr 13, 2018
 
3.83 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2018
 
4 by ssgunbond from Belgium on Mar 28, 2018
 
4 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota on Feb 23, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BayAreaJoe from California

Canned 1/9/18, consumed 2/21/18

Poured clear gold with a small head that left decent lacing.

Aroma is grapefruit, bready, and sweet malt.

Taste is a pretty even mix of pine, citrus fruit, and the sweet malt.

Mouthfeel is medium, medium carbonation, solid bitterness, dry finish.

Overall, more malt-forward than most but still very balanced. All of the flavor, body, and feel you'd expect from a solid West Coast IPA.

Feb 22, 2018
 
3.75 by Lobina from Arizona on Feb 19, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Phil-Fresh from California

A: Hop aromas of citrus, light pine, faintly floral, coupled with a light malt sweetness.

A: Gold color, clear, with a thin, uniform white head with decent retention.

T: Crisp, with notes of pine and light citrus, fairly malty and lightly sweet, with a moderate hop bitterness and a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Alright, the pine and floral character doesnt perfectly pair with the fairly strong malt additions. Drinkable, but just decent.

Feb 18, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by zonker17 from Texas

Draft pour to shaker, cloudy golden, a finger of well retained white head, good lacing. Piney nose with some citrus. Solid balance taste of resin, light malt sweetness, bitter finish. Above medium body and carbonation.

Feb 14, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by JzBeerlover913 from Nevada

Solid IPA from Sacramento. Malty, citrusy but not overpowering. Alot of grapefruit, piney notes.

Jan 28, 2018
 
4.05 by LiamN from California on Nov 08, 2017
 
3.93 by Brob245 from Missouri on Oct 27, 2017
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3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a medium fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet biscuit malt with floral grassy hops and a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet cracker malts with floral fruity, slightly soapy, bitter hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA. A bit too malty and floral for me.

Oct 07, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

What is the deal with this beer? It was all over the place a few years ago, but now seems to be harder to find? Anyways, pours a familiar amberish color, 1/3" white head on the top. Good dry hopping, aromatics popped on the hops quite nicely. I also had this from a can. Bought a 6 pack in Tahoe. Pine first, some fruit, grapefruit after that.

Taste was bright hoppiness, minimal caramel to weigh the beer down. Bitterness in the 50ibu range I would think. Maybe 60. More pine. Toasted pale malt. Seems like 4-5 different hop varieties, a mix of classic and proprietary. Orange in the mouth feelz. At $10 a 6 pack, I think this is a good deal, less than $2 a can for 2nd tier level ipa stuff. Keep bangin'.

Sep 19, 2017
 
3.74 by vfgccp from New York on Sep 16, 2017
 
3 by Eileen_ from Massachusetts on Sep 13, 2017
 
3.56 by StoutSnob40 from California on Sep 09, 2017
 
3.8 by festizio from California on Sep 01, 2017
 
4.02 by Scudworth from California on Aug 20, 2017
 
3.54 by HaoleBoy from California on Jul 29, 2017
Panic IPA from Track 7 Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 246 ratings