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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Aromas of citrus and melon with hints of white pepper tantalize the nose of this delectable IPA. “Willow Wolves” is delicately balanced with hints of caramel and slight bitterness of grapefruit rind and pine on the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Short: A drinkable but specialty malt driven, tannic IPA

Origin: Tap at Encinitas Ale House Size: 4oz Glass: Mini flute Price: $2 Date: 1/18/14
Long: Red amber pour, great lace. Nose is mild citrus. Juicy up front in taste finishing harshly- tannic, overly bitter and biting. Dry, sharp palate, dry, papery.
Flaws: Tannic, harsh bitterness, sticky specialty malt unnecessary, and for some reason I read "Willow Wolves IPA" as a White IPA so was surprised to see a specialty malt amber ale.
Remedy: Drop specialty malt, less boil time with hops, check mash temperature and Ph to reduce tannin extraction. Consider making this a White IPA since the name fits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7223) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hops, almost pithy, with moderate bitterness, a decent dose of sweet malts, and some lingering pithy citric notes. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1762) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy light straw body. The aroma is lots of grapefruit and a little pine. Nice. The taste is moderately pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout, a little malt comes through too. The texture is crisp. It’s enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
X (139) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bomber. Decent IPA fer sure, but I thought that the bitterness was a bit off. Bitter for the sake of bitter is not always a good thing, and the bitter, which was piney, was somewhat harsh and finished long and harsh. Consider 3.5 a generous score. Paired very well with some Reggiano Parma cheese.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jacks218 (8) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
A really nice well balance single IPA , FINALLY! Melon undertones with a little white peppery nose due the nelson hops. IPA drinkers, get on board!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mauigirl124 (10) - - AUG 5, 2015
Delicious IPA, west coast style but not over the top hops. Very approachable and drinkable abv. Beautiful color, delicious aroma, A!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eringreely (6) - San diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
The malt profile shines through on the color of this IPA. I like that it is not too citrusy, but that the nelson hops linger on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Leave it to the West Coast to give me a redeeming IPA... Juicy, leafy, faintly dank, bitter but not too much. Sharp and refreshing but not uber aggressive. I like it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesracoustic (3) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015 does not count
Beware of the wolf! Nelson simcoe and shinook. Great combination. Nicely balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1766) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2015
Hazy golden with a white head - Nice hop aroma with citrus - Good malt in the back and the most dominant flavour is hops with grapefriuts - Grapefruit flavour goes into the finish - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Straightforward but very tasty single IPA. All the right things going on here, I just like it a little louder.

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