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Acoustic Ales Willow Wolves IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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 (8380) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6854) - 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 (2532) - 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 (43) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at Biergarden - Encinitas, CA. Pours lightly hazy amber with a creamy topping. Very piney with lots of sticky grapefruit rind. Fairly sweet, heavy on the palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A bit too sticky and resinous in general, which holds it back. Still OK but lacks balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (882) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap at brewery. Pours a medium orange with a small white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus peels, pine, dank hops, tropical fruits (melon), spicy hops, sweet malts, and some biscuit malts. Taste is similar to the aroma but more robust. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty IPA.


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