Panic IPA | Track 7 Brewing Co.

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Panic IPAPanic IPA

Brewed by:
Track 7 Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheSixthRing on 02-16-2013

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Photo of elNopalero
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
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

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Photo of EMV
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of jooler
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of pkalix
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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...

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Photo of T100Mark
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
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

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
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

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Photo of E_J
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clearish golden to straw yellow. very thick white bubbles

S: citrus juice, resin, hops, grass, sweet tropical fruit.

T: Hops, citrus peel, orange pith, lemon juice. bitter pine, resin

F: clean and crisp. medium body

O: solid ipa WC style

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Photo of TerribleTaste
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking for a consistent clone of the Dechutes "fresh squeezed IPA"
Because that beer sometimes ends up being skunked or a little iffy when sitting for a while, I have some hesitation buying it. but it does have my favorite IPA profile, and the Panic IPA is basically an undying version.

Panic IPA is like the permeable fancy version of a Fresh Squeezed IPA. All the sweet hoppy bitter citrus mixes with almost NONE of the lingering aftertaste that you acquire with a heavy citrus IPA.

Super impressed with this beer, will be buying it again, can't wait to try a FRESH brewed batch or on tap....
But then again I have Terrible Taste

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Photo of Stolenface1
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy raw manuka honey color with nice but short lasting off white head. Aroma of Grapefruit, Pineapple, orange, with other tropical fruits farther in the background. Flavor is slightly malty and bready, a touch of toasted bisquit, with grapefruit, orange, pine, papaya, lemon, slight floral, and very slight caramel malt. The feel is med-light with medium + carbonation. Lays somewhat thick on the tongue for about 30 seconds after swallowing. Overall an easy drinking flavorful IPA that in my opinion could use more late addition hops, but is not bad at all, but not great.

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Photo of JeffBlue
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(12oz can) Overall a pretty solid IPA. Nothing really stands out as being a distinctive IPA. Nevertheless, I would have no fuss about drinking a couple of these in a row.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clean honey light Amber color. Has a very mild aroma of citrus hops. Floor is nice, mild citrus hoppy flavor. Leaves a little crisp mouthfeel with aftertaste of citrus and pine. Overall a nice drinkable ipa

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Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold with a white head. Pleasant malt sweetness with tropical fruit notes especially pineapple in the nose. Slightly dank and resinous flavor balanced with slightly sweet malts. Notes of pine and tropical fruit.

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Photo of WeedWolf
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely a decent IPA. A few years ago it would have stood out more for its quality. However nowadays with the multitude of insane hop bombs out there it kind of seems mediocre. Still for what it is it's pretty decent.

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Photo of mac31
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big upfront bitterness. Citrus, orange, in nature, Amarillo? A little bitey/overly bitter. Floral hops, grassy and spicy. Hint of grapefruit. Not super complex in nature. Slight, sweet malty backbone. Slight cereal finish. A nice brew. The nose is wonderful, but the taste falls flat for me. Track 7 is doing great locally. Their flagship beer is a solid West Coast IPA.

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Photo of i4ourgot
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer was alright lots of great hop bite, a little low on the hop aroma and flavor though. The beer has a good mouthfeel to it not to thick and cloying like some bigger IPA's can be. I enjoy some of the other beers from track seven a little more.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice orange-golden color with white head. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a pinch of malt.

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Photo of mactrail
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Attractive clear amber brew with a decent foam in the wine glass. Pleasantly tart and spritzy on the tongue. Apricot and pine needle aromas.

Warm and toasty malt flavors. The fruity flavors are a good balanace with the bitter and sharp. Apple and plum hints with a mango touch. Moderately bitter with a long, fruity, fragrant finish.

Overall, a better than average IPA. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

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Photo of OldKrustyBread
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a great IPA. Beautiful color, taste, aroma on this brew. It can hold its own versus any IPA in California from any big name brewery. One of my ATF IPA's.

The review by BoilerMakerBrew, below a few posts, is spot on. I don't mind the lighter feel as you don't get too bloated too fast. And, yes, it is much better in person and FRESH.

Best of all, the owners Geoff & Ryan are really down to earth humble guys. I live about 20 minutes from the original hole-in-the-wall location in Tahoe Park so I'm there alot to fill my growler or hang out with friends.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.21/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a brilliant golden orange in color with a big, frothy head that retains very well. Lacing is also very good. The color of the body is very bright and the body itself is just a touch hazy.

S- Being an IPA, the start of the scent is a bang of hops bitterness, of course. The smell of the hops is largely pine note and are fairly aggressive in the nostrils. There is a touch of underlying malt backbone to the scent that provides just a touch of balance to the overall smell.

T- Starts with a bang of hops bitterness, just like the scent, with prominent pine flavors and just a touch of citrus notes. The bitterness is the dominant flavor throughout the drink, but it falls off after the initial hop assault pretty quick. Lingering flavor is completely bitter hops.

M- This beer is incredibly drinkable and provides the hop flavor profile that hop heads craze, but the overall feel is watery at best. The body of the beer just lacks the weight to support the strong flavor profile.

Overall, a slightly watery, yet very hoppy beer. Classic American micro flagship IPA that is probably better on draft at the source than halfway across the country.

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