Panic IPA
Track 7 Brewing Co.

Panic IPAPanic IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,825
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,421
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 8.63%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
243
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Track 7 Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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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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mooonbeammike from California

4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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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bret27 from California

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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kflorence from California

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
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brewerburgundy from California

3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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BayAreaJoe from California

4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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Phil-Fresh from California

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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zonker17 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shimmering clear amber with a moderate white froth fading to a thick collar.

Smell is lightly dank, with pine, grapefruit, graham, biscuit and a touch of black pepper.

Taste brings the same pine, grapefruit and biscuit, with a touch of onion, orange, and a little sharp pop that's almost like Triple Sec.

A round, smooth body gives way to a soft crispness and semi-dry finish. Super clean, this is a classic West Coast IPA, except with a perfectly balanced bitterness.

Jun 29, 2017
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elNopalero from California

4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a tan golden. Floral and crisp aroma, lots of citrus notes. Wonderful finish, bursting with flavor. Delicious IPA. Would definitely drink again.

Apr 07, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear, brilliant golden color; the head rises a full two fingers and just sticks forever; gobs of splashy lace line the glass as the liquid is consumed

Smell: Fresh hop farm aromatics, with pink grapefruit, tangerine and spearmint tones

Taste: Shortbread malt flavors lay a slightly sugary base, with the pink grapefruit, tangerine and spearmint flavors building through the middle; after the swallow, the bitterness builds, but it is offset by the sugary malt flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: With NE IPAs and other tropical fruit forward IPAs being the rage, it has been a while since I have had a classic West Coast IPA and this one is a great example; even though it is 4 1/2 months old, it is drinking very nicely indeed

Feb 11, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Dogfish Head tulip. Thanks much to DEK196 for including in a trade!

L: Clear medium to light golden pour. Two fingers of foamy white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Pine and herbal hops. A bit of lemon zest.

T/F: Biscuity malts... classic West Coast IPA. Medium body and a solid evergreen/citrus hop profile. Very clean... sticky on the tongue at the finish.

O: A very solid west coast IPA. Great flavor and hop profile. Love the style and this is a great representation.

Jan 28, 2017
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flagmantho from Washington

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

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: murky light-golden hue with a thick finger of frothy ivory foam atop. A nice-looking beer.

Smell: sweetly malty with a fruity, citrusy, piney aroma. The sweetness overtakes the hops more than I like, but still a nicely-composed beer.

Taste: grapefruity and piney, with a sweet and slightly toasty malt flavor. I like the hops a lot, but it's still a bit too sweet for my taste. The label suggests this beer has "grapefruit, pine, biscuit", and I largely agree that it's successful in that description.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a moderate carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess.

Overall: this is an example of a decent, well-wrought beer that just doesn't happen to fall into my palate's preferences. It's quite drinkable and the hops are good, but the sweetness is just too much.

Dec 21, 2016
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jooler from California

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is good and smell is amazing. Initial taste is of nice sweet peaches and tangerines. Mouthfeel is amazing. It is an extremely well balanced beer.

Sep 22, 2016
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pkalix from California

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

first aroma whiff is gumballs from a machine in a liquor store..... sweet and fruity.....
nothing spectacular on the pour, but still smelling gumballs as it sits in front of me.
clean, refreshing taste on the first sip, even after the deviled eggs.... tropical notes, thin, slightly bitter.
no date on the can-an important feature especially when you're wondering why there's no FRICKIN' CARBONATION and you're wondering why because it's so damned flat.....
this could have been EXCEPTIONAL except for the lack of any carbonation.... would love to try one with it...

Aug 31, 2016
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T100Mark from California

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, at the Sacramento airport, in a very large shaker pint (pint and a half) glass.

Appearance - A nice copper color. Good clarity. Good stickage. Handsome.

Smell - Hoppy (pine needles).

Taste - A crisp, hop forward flavor, for sure (a mix of grapefruit and pine needles). A nice, caramel malt foundation that plays second fiddle to the hops. Tasty.

Mouth - Fizzy. Oily.

Overall - A high quality West Coast IPA. I enjoyed this beer. It would have been nice had the malt flavor shined through a bit more, though.

May 28, 2016
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Nachojon from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Impressed with this one. Nice dry taste all the way through. Not too much depth but a very pleasant IPA that hits the right notes for me. Would smash again.

Apr 11, 2016
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RyanK252 from California

4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy white head that settles to a nice layer and leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Bright citrus, grapefruit and orange, some pine, light tropical notes, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, orange and a little grapefruit, a touch of spicy pine, tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, light crackery malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Bright refreshing IPA. This is the first beer from Track 7 that's really impressed me.

Mar 31, 2016
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jeffjeff1 from California

4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- clear copper color, nice size head that dissipates kinda quickly
S- wonderful bitter hop aroma, citrus hops
T- citrus hops, well balanced, nice bitterness
M- medium bodied
D- very good, definitely want more

Mar 28, 2016
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BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love finding new beers. Had at Firehouse in downtown Sacramento. Had for $3 at happy hour, so how could this go wrong - classic west coast IPA. But nice work. Nice Amber color with continued lacing. Very hoppy beer....but not overwhelming - great stuff. Hope to hear more from Track 7

Mar 03, 2016
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E_J from Nevada

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Probably the most consistent Track 7 beer. Classic west coast IPA, clear golden color, clean hop zing without lingering finish, and good carbonation. Get it fresh and be happy (though there are many other classic IPAs that are very similar - Stone, Union Jack, and Racer 5 come to mind).

Thier other beers range from average to very good and they do try difficult styles (unlike so many IPA style only breweries - ugh) not always the best executed for the other beers. Best brewery in Sacto to date.

Jan 20, 2016
Panic IPA from Track 7 Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 243 ratings