Kichesippi Wuchak Polaris
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Brewed by Kichesippi Beer Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
With the Wuchak One-Off IPA Series, Kichesippi plans to release a line up of inspired and unique hop forward ales playing off the current trendiness of India Pale Ales. The Wuchak Black IPA, technically being the first of the series, will be followed up with Wuchak Polaris. Weighing in at 5.8% ABV and 68 IBU, this beer is looking like a Bavarian-inspired version of this classic style. Brewed exclusively with German malt and ale yeast, it will also be the first commercially produced Canadian beer to showcase the new strain of Polaris hops from Germany.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (672) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at Arrow and Loon. Pours a fair size foamy off-white head and has a clear golden appearance. Leaves some pretty thick lacing all around. Lively carbonation. Aromas are mainly caramel malts and notes of toffee. Some light earthy type hops. Flavours are fairly sweet, some notes of caramel, earthy hops, with subtle hints of yeast and piney hops. Has some fairly strong fruity flavours as well. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Light warming sensation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 On tap at Johnny Farinas. Pours a medium amber with a soapy white head leaving considerable lacing as drunk. Aromas of hoppy citrus mixed with wet cereal. Taste wise Im getting a decent blend of hops and malts with definite orange peel on the swallow and after taste. Nice and goes well with the Kitchesippi beer pie Im eating it with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (7723) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
on tap at pub italia, ottawa. clear yellow pour with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing. oranges and cream, faint citrus, partially fermented cereals - grainy sweetness, very spicy and peppery, dirty socks too. almost aggressive carbonation, light body, harsh medium long citrusy-peppery-spicy-piney finish. blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (482) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
On tap @ The Corner Ottawa. Pours a dark gold, borderline amber with a small, patchy, off-white head. Aromas are fruity, yeasty funk. Taste is dry, biscuity malts with a bitter resin on the back end. Creamy on the palate, medium carbonation, long dry, bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (2570) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
On tap at the Rooster. Golden with a creamy off white head. Odd aroma or musty grain, biscuit malt and somewhat herby hops. Moderate carbonation, mild body, slightly astringent on the finish and thin as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3844) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at BBB (Ottawa, ON). Amber body with a thin off-white creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with bready and herbal hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries bready, malty, and some citrusy notes. Ends with a good bitter finish. Average IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3078) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Enjoyed this one a few months ago at Pub Italia, on cask. Poured a hazy amber colour with a frothy beige head, great retention and thick dirty lace all-around. Spicy hop nose with apple notes and light caramel. Wet, medium-bodied with a little dryness in the finish. Mild fruity malt taste with the hop bitterness in the finish. Gets stronger as it goes. Kind of soapy hops. A pretty nice beer from Kichessippi that has more hop than usual and less grain for them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2311) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Cask from Pub Italia. Pours dark straw, cloudy with a little head and lots of lacing. Nose grassy hops. Aromas of grassy hops some fruit, some light cereal malt. Mouth was creamy with medium carbonation. My favourite k beer to date, I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thick light mocha head. In aroma, caramel malt with nice floral hops, grassy and piney, surprising for a german hop. In mouth, biscuir malt with grassy hops, bitter and mineral, well made.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (3139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours a copper brown with a small white head and small lacing. Aroma is wet socks with earthy wood. Taste is woody, small bitterness with a fair amount of bready malts. Pretty well balanced but not a hop that you want to showcase very much because the flavouring isnt there. Also I believe Broadhead beat Kbeer to the punch in Ottawa let along Canada.

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