Arizona Wilderness Refuge IPA
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Classic West Coast IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2014
On draft at AZ Wilderness. Light copper body with a small off white collar. Aromas of tropical fruit and hop resin atop a supporting biscuit malt bill. Light and refreshing. Hop forward. Mango and oranges. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (978) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pleasant beer. Citrus and pine notes but not over the top. Very pretty clear copper color. Medium weight palate with good carbonation. Full mouthfeel. Not as pronounced as some WC IPA’s. Strong malt body with a lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viajero (30) - - JUL 21, 2014
This one has mango/melon all over the nose, which is rather a pleasant thing. It presents with a bit more complexity on the palate, adding a bit of pine, the sweetness and bitterness doing decent battle, with the sweetness slowly winning out. The mouthfeel is quite soft. I understand that, combined with the heavy mango/melon presence, this is sort of the du jour interpretation of an IPA these days, but, not unlike their DC Mountain DIPA, I prefer an IPA that comes out drier, and that doesn’t threaten to become overly-filling due to all the fruit and residual sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Growler, thanks Dustin. dark murky copper. On the dark end for an IPA. Aroma is strong bitter hops. Taste is bitter oily hops. I guess the dominant flavor is pine but bitter and super hoppy seems to rule. A decent amount of malt but pretty well hidden by the strong hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (959) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Taste on tap. Rich copper color, head fades to a collar, decent lacing, it’s definitely a west coast IPA - no prisoners! Late-boil hops are appreciated, all the normal flavors but not "tongue-buckling" as the description says. Good mouthfeel easy to drink, nice std IPA. Very good, definitely recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NickTheGreat (6) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014 does not count
Solid IPA. Not a palate wrecker, but I don’t like that anyway. Had this after the Gose, so my palate was pretty clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1270) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2014
Totally disagree this is a West Coast IPA, which I tend to find unbalanced. Rather, here, the maltiness is beautifully palpable, complemented nicely by piney hops and ending in a satisfying bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6714) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 17, 2014
Growler thanks to Ilya! Pours a clear amber red with an orange hue with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dankness with pine and a hint of grapefruit. Flavor has bitter pine and resin with a good amount of dankness and a hint of grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2014
Picked up a growler @ AZ Wilderness! Bright copper penny pour with a tightly packed ivory cap that left some intricate lacing inside the glass. Burnt tangerine, crimson, and honey all present as well. Incredibly dank, sticky, bitter, grassy, biting citrus. Enamel peeling for the style. Lots of lemon zest, grapefruit pith, and orange peel. Man, I wish these guys were closer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4023) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 3/7/14

Aroma: It has a big west coast hop aroma of pine/resin, juicy citrus/grapefruit, and some grass
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a mid-sized head and lace on it
Flavor: The taste is right on-style, big hop bitterness, citrus/grapefruit, just dank and yummy
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a clean, smooth feel, and a long, dry finish
Overall Impression: Excellent example of a west-coast style IPA. It has a really nice aroma and an even better flavor. I really enjoyed this.

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