Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

Plant 1 Powerhouse IPAPlant 1 Powerhouse IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,927
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #38,218
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 9.34%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
48
From:
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
86
Very Good
Plant 1 Powerhouse IPAPlant 1 Powerhouse IPA
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Reviews by harrymel:
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled: Unk

A: Pours an amber ale with excellent clarity and a finger of peanut head has meringue quality. This falls over several minutes to a sheet of the same. Cobweb lacing.

S: Some mango, peaches, resin and pine. Nice sweet biscuit malts with some underlying grain tones. The slightest hint of alcohol. Nice.

T: Bitter, sweet, resin and citric rinds are very prominent. There is some alcohol again here. The beer is little off balanced with too much bitterness in your face without more flavor and finishing hops to help polish this beer. Good, but could use a little adjustment.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Long and slick finish.

O: This is a decent offering from Snoqualmie. It's got a bit more action than the Wildcat IPA they offer year-round. There could be a bit more depth to the hop schedule and diversity. Although I wouldn't turn this beer away, I wouldn't be likely to pick up another bottle right away.

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harrymel from Washington, Jul 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

woemad from Washington, Nov 27, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up by a friend out in Seattle.

The beer pours the prototypical orange amber color with very good head retention, rocky/pillowy head, and decent lacing. The nose is all IPA goodness, showcasing white pepper, considerable orange citrus and a hint of cinnamon. The flavor profile replicates the nose prettty closely in this well crafted IPA, with a good intermix of orange citrus, light tropical fruit and a hint of pine. The beer is refreshingly bitter and dry on the finish, with a medium bodied mouthfeel. The finish is fairly long and bitter, with the alcohol perfectly integrated into the flavor profile.

This was a very easy to appreciate and enjoy IPA, one that was gone all too quickly from my pint glass. The beer seemed to only improve as it sat in the glass, and once again I'm impressed by the amount of flavor this beer delivers, and how well balanced it is. Very nice IPA.

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John_M from Oregon, Jul 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

GClarkage from California, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

rab53 from Washington, Oct 23, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 picked up at Brewforia a couple days ago... After a looong day at work, this is looking pretty appealing in the fridge.

In my Portsmouth tulip, a nice 1" head hangs on for a bit.. great lacing.. the brew is a nicely polished orange/lite amber.

Nose is pithy citrus.. a better than expected malt presence amplifies the lack of real hop aroma.

Big.... BIG bitterness up front... really dies off quickly ... a bit of pale malt and some minor caramel.... the hop flavors are there, but not on the scale that I expect from a PNW IPA... the bitter bite lingers from front to back.

Body is nice... maybe (if I really complain) a touch thick... carbonation is ever-present but not quite enough to cut through the body.

Will I buy this one again? Ehhh.... Meeehhh... Probably... but I hope it is more dialed in with a lesser malt profile and a bigger hop presence on the palate. Too many other IPA's out there to get lost on a tough call.

4/3.5/3.5/3.5/3

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BillRoth from Maryland, Nov 28, 2013
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3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap in the tap room.

Pours a gold color and is hazy. There is a creamy white head.

Smell is a faint and piney aroma.

Pine bitterness dominates the flavor. There is a little citrus taste. Not much malt flavor at all.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and cloying. There is dry bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability is OK. The bitterness is overdone and gets tiresome.

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RJLarse from Washington, Jun 26, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured an orangeish-gold color with about 3/4 inch of white head that decent retention and lacing.

The aroma was solidly hoppy, with citrus upfront and some floral notes in the background. The flavors were mostly the same, with the addition of a touch of malty grain. The beer had a clean, slightly bitter finish.

The body was fairly typical for the style, medium and not sticky. Drinkability was good, especially for a 7% brew. Overall, a very nice IPA. Another good beer from Snoqualmie, certainly worth trying when you see it.

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beertunes from Montenegro, Jun 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

twelveinches from Washington, Dec 12, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured an orange gold color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Floral and light citrus

T: Starts out with a lot of b read, perhaps some caramel but very malt fwd vs hop forward. Some citrus and pine notes accompany the breadiness

M: Medium body, well carbonated and good feel

O: Average IIPA

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barleywinefiend from Washington, Jun 27, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Bright, clear, and orange with a huge, rocky, off-white head. The lacing is crazy. Sticky as can be. The head sits around forever, slowly dropping, but never disappearing completely. A slight chill-haze creeps down from the top of the beer, but a little warming takes care of that. The only downside is it lacks a little depth in the color, feeling almost one-dimensional.

Smell: Faint hints of bread crust pull through a mellow hop bed. Citrus comes out over everything else, but it's muted. A little earthy as well. The malts are there, and come across a little sweet, but don't really bring a ton to the table. The hops, as mentioned, are muted, bringing to mind hints of slightly old orange and grapefruit. A touch oily, but nothing stellar.

Taste: Citrus hops come to the front, bringing a deeper fruit flesh flavor. Large notes of grapefruit dry everything out. The malts bring a crispness to the whole thing. Slightly sweet with a strong taste of bread crust. The grapefruit notes encompass both flesh and rind, leaving a lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Dry overall, but backs a certain creaminess that is unexpected. It's smooth, but the dryness is distracting to say the least. Body is on the low side of medium and the carbonation is spot on.

Overall: It's decent, but almost unbearably dry. The body leaves a little something to be desired. With a small malt bill, the hops become almost too much, leaving the whole beer feeling oily and underwhelming. It's not bad by any means, but it's not screaming for a retry either.

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Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts, Jun 30, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

BlissJunkie from Michigan, Nov 12, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz bottle at Bottleworks over Memorial Day weekend.

A - Orangish-amber in color with a thick off-white head. Head is a solid two fingers with excellent retention. Beer has a light haze to it and very active carbonation.

S - Primarily citrus hops in the nose with alot of grapefruit coming through. I get just a touch of pine in the nose as well after the beer has had a chance to warm a bit. A very light toffee like sweetness lingers behind the hop aromas and gives just a bit of balance to the nose.

T - Big citrusy hops with lots of grapefruit and even a touch of orange. I also get a slightly tropical fruit sweetness mid-drink. The sweetness carries through from mid-drink with an even more traditional sweetbread taste in the finish. The hops are certainly the stars here though and their taste and bitterness carries throughout.

M - Medium to full bodied; a touch sticky. Very active carbonation and a bitterness that lingers long after the drink.

O - A solid example of an American IPA. Nothing spectacular, but certainly a nice solid offering. This is the third or fourth beer I have had from Snoqualmie and I have enjoyed them all.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ScreamForMe from Washington, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

VinoGuy from Maryland, Apr 03, 2013
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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear medium coppery orange amber with a two finger white head. Nice citrusy, fresh hops aroma with light malt. Flavor is citrus, light malt, lightly sweet, intense hops. Medium bodied. Finish emphasizes the hops, with little malt flavor carrying through. A pleasant IPA, but could use a bit more malt body. Nice, but not noteworthy.

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LiquidAmber from Washington, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first tasted this beer at the Washington Brewers Beer Festival at Saint Edwards Park and liked it enough, but given the environment, couldn't rate the beer. Too much going on.
Now, after purchasing a bomber at my favorite beer store, I can do an honest evaluation in a more subdued setting.
It poured a nice rich, thick, foamy head into my pint glass. Nice clear golden appearance. Fruity, citrus, hop balance is a nice change from the hop-bomb so prevalent on the Left Coast.
Mouthfeel was very good. No after taste cloying at all leaving a good feeling.
I like this beer a lot and highly recommend it.

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NWer from Washington, Jul 02, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

cnthix from Washington, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice golden orange with a large head, this was an aggressive pour. The aroma is hoppy, grapefruit with sweet malt smell in the back. This is grapefruit bitter with the first sip, more floral on the backend, overall bitterness wins out. As far as the smoothness and drinkability, I dont think that there was enough malts in the back to balance out the hops, this one was just a little to bitter for me and lacking in the finnish, medium bodied

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GradyS1 from California, Jun 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

gpblackgt from Pennsylvania, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

FuselGuy from Washington, Aug 23, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

mdaschaf from Washington, Sep 26, 2016
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

wsucoug96 from Washington, Dec 25, 2011
Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 48 ratings