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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 (9275) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1677) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1844) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (847) - Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Draft at brewery. Pours clear copper color with soapy white head. Nose is lots of melon. Some pepper in the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spills (6) - New Albany, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015 does not count
Bomber from whole foods Newport. Disappointing. Not really what is expected

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7550) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours cloudy blonde with a rich beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours copper with white head taste. Earthy hop with a bitter finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beertootsie (1) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
A great IPA, golden bronze color, nose that makes you want more, a great example of a San Diego IPA!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (568) - 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 (4065) - 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 (12697) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.


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