Space Needle Golden IPA

Washington
United States
The Pike Brewing Space Needle Golden IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

It was 1962 and the world came to Seattle for the World’s Fair and its futuristic symbol, the Space Needle. The beer served at the ‘62 World’s Fair nothing at all like this west coast style IPA, generously brewed with five varieties of Yakima Valley aroma and flavoring hops. We then dry hop it with whole-cone Columbus, Summit and Centennial hops, which impart a floral aroma that has catapulted this beer to one of Pike Brewing customer’s favorite IPA’s.

HISTORY
Over 100 beer enthusiasts gathered at the famous Space Needle in 2012 to taste beers from a dozen local breweries. Their goal – find the one most evocative of the Northwest beer culture and capable of commemorating the iconic building’s 50th anniversary. We’re honored that Pike’s Space Needle Golden IPA took home the honors that day and has been turning heads and pleasing palates ever since.

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
58
Hops: 
Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Summit
Malts: 
Munich, Carapils, ESB, Maris Otter, Malted Wheat
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This IPA had a very subtle hop aroma of pine needles and not much more. Featuring a very clear, light copper hue with very good carbonation and a frothy head of small, tight bubbles. Well-balanced flavors of smooth malt and refined hops with substantial piney notes blended well with one another in this classic example of an American IPA. It had a medium body and mouthfeel, as well as a somewhat creamy texture in the palate. A well-made beer that finished very smooth with just a slight hint of alcohol warmth in the end.