Space Needle Golden IPA | The Pike Brewing Company

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Space Needle Golden IPASpace Needle Golden IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hopwave on 08-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
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1
Gots:
19
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of pianoguy
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. No bottling info

Pours a hazy golden-orange body with a slightly off white head good lacing, some retention

Smell is not very pronounced but what I am getting is a floral pine with malt

Taste has the malt leading with a slightly bitter hop finish

Average full feel

Overall an average IPA. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing really stood out either.... I prefer their regular IPA

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Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rbodacious
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of DOCRW
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barracudas
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For a golden IPA it pours more a hazy copper or classic IPA color. Had a bit of lacing from the bottle and has a light aroma of nothing special that I found. Taste is pleasant but a bit thin to me but is a good juicy feeling as it goes down. Good beer but not what I exactly expected.

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Photo of jorgerod99
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dshansen1184
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MickeyHops
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jsonta
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moose90
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptnRich
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great seattle IPA summery buttery taste

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Photo of FreeBeer_Score99
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gc4hokies
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pike Brewing Co. "Space Needle Golden IPA"
22 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating.
$6.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Very hazy deep gold/amber body with golden glowing highlights along the edges and base of the glass. A massive head of rocky off-white froth slowly settles to a finger-thick lid, and then later, floating islands of creamy foam. Both the head retention and lacing are quite good.

Aroma: Softly piney, fruity, biscuity, and delicately citrusy. It's a surprisingly restrained aroma for a west coast brewery... perhaps this is an old sample, although there's no way of knowing that given the lack of any freshness dating; at least I don't find any distinct oxidation.

Flavor: Biscuity and caramelish malt make up a solid base for the hops to work off of, and although they don't make such a strong appearance in the aroma, they're certain present in the flavor: they're spicy, piney, herbal, citrusy/fruity (orange, apricot, mango, plum, pineapple), and grassy. As you progress through the glass the spice, pine, and grassiness builds on your palate making the bitterness appear fuller than it is. It's a very dry, bitter, herbal, spicy, leafy and grassy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth, almost creamy, across the palate.

Overall: I find this to be an interesting mix of both the English and American IPA styles. The malt definitely has an English bent to it with a little more caramel than you otherwise might find; and although American hops are used, they're fairly varied in their flavor profile, delivering some of the characteristics we'd expect of an English version. Additionally I feel that a fair amount of the fruitiness is actually coming from the yeast, the more apple, pear, plum notes to be precise, which is very English in nature. Finally, when enjoyed a bit warmer, say at cellar temperature or slightly higher, it really takes on more of a British character in that the malt opens up and balances/reigns in the hop flavors.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Space Needle Golden IPA from The Pike Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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