Space Needle Golden IPA
Pike Brewing Company

Space Needle Golden IPASpace Needle Golden IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,480
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #40,216
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 9.26%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
122
From:
Pike Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  25
SCORE
84
Good
Space Needle Golden IPASpace Needle Golden IPA
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Reviews by Keepnitrl:
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Keepnitrl from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jul 25, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 25, 2015
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Rbodacious from Virginia

3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Feb 05, 2016
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GRG1313 from California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Aug 06, 2013
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MickeyHops from California

3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 25, 2015
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GaryColeman from California

3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 26, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Summit Public House in Seattle.

Appearance: foggy orange hue with a finger of frothy tan foam leaving a good lace on the glass. Quite good!

Smell: very sweet malt base with a sweet, grassy, herbal hop character atop. I like it.

Taste: herbal, earthy hops atop a sweet malty base. Bitterness is good for the style. A solid IPA; not a west coast citrus bomb, but quite good nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and a great creaminess, especially for the style. Woo!

Overall: really a quite solid and drinkable IPA. I dig it.

Dec 26, 2014
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium copper amber with a half finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit; pineapple and mango, sweet bready malt and slight citrus hops. Flavor follows, with great tropical fruit juice, bready malt, light citrus and light citrus hops with hints of pine. Excellent medium, creamy body. Leans towards the golden ale side of the labelled golden IPA, with rather subdued hops. I'd like some more hop kick from this, but have to say it is still a nice moderately hoppy golden ale. I was very taken with the original Space Needle Anniversary IPA which this is riffing from, but this one does not have the bright hop flavors I remember from that one. Ah, the memories.

Aug 14, 2013
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mactrail from Washington

3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an attractive yellow amber with a decent head in the Timmermans goblet. A pleasant tingle of carbonation. Faint woodsy scent.

There is just a touch of sweet malty flavor at the beginning, with a hint of pears. The the scratchy bitterness takes over. Lots of resiny, barky, herbaceous hops dominate the flavors. Quite a bitter finish without much in the way of aromatics. A grapey hint, then the medicinal rasp.

This is quite drinkable if you like the big hop hammer, but it's not very interesting in any way, and it ends up down that same bitter road. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Pioneer Market in La Conner.

Apr 29, 2014
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wrightst from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Oct 25, 2014
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sherpahigh from Canada (AB)

3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Aug 20, 2014
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, citrus. Taste is pine, herbal, none of the citrus in the aroma, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an ok beer, but not very bold or hoppy for the style.

Feb 07, 2017
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bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Apr 17, 2014
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abrodsky from Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

Aug 16, 2014
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IpeeA from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Jun 25, 2014
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Rick778 from California

3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jul 06, 2015
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buckyp from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jan 18, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 18, 2018
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einman from Minnesota

3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 08, 2015
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jaswilson2 from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Nov 05, 2013
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wollefdoogylloj from Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Dec 14, 2013
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jmccraney from Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

Mar 01, 2014
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crob3888 from California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 11, 2016
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Beer21 from Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

Sep 11, 2013
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, golden-orange coloring, with some sediment and carbonation action in the body, and a fluffy, foamy, clingy, white head. Aromas of a solid biscuit and caramel malt backbone, with some citrus notes, candied sugar, roasted notes, subtle cedar and pine, and a balancing bitterness. Flavors are more citrus forward, with lemon and orange making it up, followed by an interesting herbal spice blend, some medicinal characteristics, a tangy caramel backbone, and some subtle resinous qualities. The herbal notes provide an almost astringent feel throughout, on an otherwise mid-bodied beer. The aftertaste is roasted, slightly bitter, and with a tart sweetness from the citrus. Smooth, slightly dry, slightly bitter finish. Interesting brew.

Oct 03, 2014
Space Needle Golden IPA from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 122 ratings