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Pike Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA

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Pike was chosen to brew a beer for the Space Needle’s Golden Anniversary. They chose to make an IPA that boasts Cascades, Columbus, Centennial, and Summit hops. I hope it’s good, it was spendy.

Stats:
American India Pale Ale. 6.5% ABV. 58 IBUs. Washington. Limited Release.

Burnt orange. Beautiful head and lacing.

Lots of hops on the nose and a strange tartness. Lots of pine and citrus like you’d expect but you can also get the malt underneath.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice. Medium body with medium carbonation.

Huge hops up front with a citrusy and earthy quality followed by a hint of raspberries and ends on a tart/bitterness note. Balance isn’t too bad if you know this is a Washington IPA.

Not bad, but I wouldn’t pay that price again. 87 points.

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