Space Needle Golden IPA | Pike Brewing Company

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Space Needle Golden IPASpace Needle Golden IPA
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Space Needle Golden IPASpace Needle Golden IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States
pikebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hopwave on 08-05-2013

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Ranking:
#33,830
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
112
pDev:
8.72%
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Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kdouble
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pine, grapefruit and toasted caramel. Mild bitterness with sweet caramel.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of UWDAWG
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a IPA glass.
Look- copper, sediment, great head retention and lacing.
Smell- piney, slightly boozy.
Taste- piney, well balanced, slight bready malt note.
Feel- average carbonation, medium body, good action.
Overall- great beer, piney and ice balance with malt and hoppiness.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Scored one of these from the Total Wine warm shelves, solo bottle, was something in the $1.50 range if I recall correctly. Pours a golden and light copper color, 1/2" white head. Aroma was lacking dry hopping, not the most aromatic beer.

Taste, mostly bitter grapefruit type of hops that don't provide much in the way of flavor like so many proprietary strains. Not as heavy on the caramel/crystal malts as some PacNW beers, but at the same time, wasn't so dry that it really fit the West Coast ipa genre, this one still clings to some of those PacNW C hops and C malts.

Ultimately I found this one to be pretty average, usual issues, not enough hop flavor, too much hop bitterness, too heavy of a malt base and desire to achieve balance.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

i had much higher hopes for this one after hearing how great all the hoppy beer is supposed to be up in the northwest. granted, this was randomly picked off a warm shelf and tasted a bit old, but even with that, it didnt quite have the hop complexion i was expecting for the region it was produced in. its almost over balanced in an english sense from the malt side of things, doesnt taste like a golden anything, more of a caramel or even bready complexion, i sort of expected the malt to be in the background, but that really isnt the case here. the hops have some cut pine character, sort of vegetal and earthy at the same time, which is what i think about when i think about the staple northwestern varietals, but in this beer they dont seem to be allowed to really shine, and there ends up being more bitterness than hop flavor from them. some sweetness here running through it which is nice when i can taste the pine and orange in the hops but less nice when its just bitterness. bready malt is a bit much for what else is going on, but i suspect this is a better beer normally than it was in my experience, and that the time on the warm shelf took its toll. i should have known better...

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffSK
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GatorCoop
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at the brewery in Seattle. Smooth body nice flavor.

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Photo of Toynk
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle - wow, it's been a long while since we last saw this Seattle brewery's wares available around here. Oh, and memories of the Space Needle really fuck me up right now, just sayin'.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium copper amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent mitochondrial lace around the glass as it very lazily recedes.

It smells of bready and crackery caramel malt, muddled domestic citrus rind, a hint of hot yeastiness, and more leafy, weedy, and dank piney green hop bitters. The taste is wan bready and doughy caramel malt, still hard to parse generic citrus peel, more kind of out of place estery yeast, and some still understated leafy, earthy, and wet piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, with a hint of airy creaminess that really never gets going. It finishes off-dry, the malt continuing to overshadow the flailing hop bitterness.

Overall, this is a sort of approachable and drinkable enough offering, yet it doesn't really measure up to its West Coast brethren - too disjointed and hard to get into, is all that I can say in the end. Not something that we IPA fiends would be proud to show off to our ilk, as it were.

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Photo of brentblack1
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
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.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can, pours a deep gold with a white frothy one-finger head. Aroma is moderate with some breadiness, hops & citrus. Taste is very hops-forward (distinct bitterness) with citrus like grapefruit. Some sweet malts, caramel, & spice. Decent body & carbonation. Pretty solid.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gobuccos
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz can poured into a short stemmed glass. L: Golden color as named. Clear, and nice white carbonation. S: A bit piny and spicy. A bit of graininess. T: Well balanced between Pacific NW hops and a solid malt backbone. F: Medium-light body. O: I consider it a mildly stronger APA.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of clager
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Massbmx
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Space Needle Golden IPA from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 112 ratings