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Acoustic Ales Willow Wolves IPA
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (551) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
My first offering from Acoustic. Not bad, not great but pretty solid all around. I do have a yeasty sort of leftover taste, but no big deal.. I’ll have to try more of their stuff from my super secret no-limits no-hoarders under-the-radar shop I go to.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Malty and spicy. Orange and cloudy with white head Floral and bready. Not a bad ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9984) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Keg at the taproom, 13/11/14. Clear golden amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is skunky hops, bitter citric peel, grapefruit, light minerals, pine. Taste comprises red grapefruit, pine, semi skunked hops, bitter grapefruit, orange pith. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a skunky hop wash. Solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Good to be rater 10. Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours copper with a beige head. Nice strong hop aroma - citrus and spice. Nearly full bodied. Caramel is a bit oddly roasty, hop is near dank, and there’s some hottish spice bits. Not to mention it’s really citrus rind. Earthy? It’s strongly flavored which is good, but there seems to be a disconnect between the flavors. In the finish it’s earth and spice bits with rind. Strong finish, so I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It poured a medium orange color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, pine, hops, tropical fruits, malts and some banana. The taste was similar to the aroma with a medium body and a nice mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is grapefruit, taste is grapefruit, pretty good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Poured up on tap at the brewery where it exhibits a clear copper body that supports a near white head. The aroma offers up mostly resiny hops that have pine and a spiciness going on. The taste is nice with hoppy goodness that has pine sliding into a rye twang note. This has big ole’ resiny hop goodness going on that’s right in your face (and your mouth). Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Sample at First Sunday. Big hop aroma and flavor profile. Aroma is al ittle nicer than the flavor with a bit of citrus and grapefruit. The flavor falls a little flat and is mostly pine and resin stickiness.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mavericks0619 (46) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Good balance and a smooth taste but it has way too much vegetal flavors. Some people will love this beer others will hate it

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSn0wMan (1) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
On Tap at Public House La Jolla. Bold Spicy citrus and pine aroma. Almost amber in color. The spice, and earthiness are right up front on this one. Pleasant malt that is subtly sweet, but not in the way. Good slightly bitter finish.


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