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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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North Peak Wanderer is a Session IPA. This exciting new style is balanced with malt and hop characters and has a clean finish. The combination of full hop flavor and lower alcohol gives Wanderer a a wonderful drinkability! Wanderer has a light, clean and refreshing body, and is hopped with Perle, Willamette, Centennial and Citra hops that gives Wanderer a Citrus and Pine finish. Wanderer is rounded out with a generous amount of dry-hopping with Citra hops to fill the nose. It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Cloudy copper with a thick, foamy head. The aroma is hoppy, but sweet with elements of tea. Flavor, likewise, has elements of tea and light bitterness. As a huge fan of session IPAs (e.g. Founders, Lagunitas, Stone/Kelsey McNair/Ballast Point) this lacks the upfront hop flavor, and is a bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light dust aroma with light grapefruit. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with malt. Medium-light bodied. OK bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine linger with light malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (992) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2014
This beer pours a rich orange (with a slight tint of red to it) with a small off-white head, and the aroma blends diacetyl with piney and citrus hops. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet, and the palate fuses a sticky texture, medium-full body, soft carbonation, and slightly bitter finish that causes the mouth to pucker slightly. Overall, the flavors donít quite blend as well as they could, and the palate doesnít do much to complement what flavor is there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours kind of an orange color with a big fluffy off white head and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a bit of citrus, melon, and clean socks. The malt character is lightly caramely.

The flavor is very grassy with a touch of minerallity. The malt really doesnít come through as a pleasant note here, sort of flabby and a touch sweet & caramelly. The hops are certainly the dominant character of the beer & there is that nice low bitterness thatís the hallmark of the style. But the hop character seems one noted and not very bright at all...

The beer is a touch on the thin side without much prickly carbonation to carry it well across the palate.

Cool bottle though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared by me in hotel. RBSG. Pours clear orange with white head. Nose/taste of grass, grain, light toast and orange peel. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle - Earthy hops, pine and light grapefruit. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light pine and citrus flavours and a hit of bitterness. Nice light and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Wow, Iím impressed. This is one of the tastiest session low alcohol IPAs Iíve had. Really wonderful hop aroma and flavor. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (922) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter pour was yellowish-orange with a one finger fluffy white head. Head lasted and laced. Aroma of cereal, pine, citrus, grass and hay. The taste was more muted and was grass, weeds, hay, cereal, and pine. Bitter, mildewed finish. Light drinking and medium carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1867) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2014
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of malt, floral, and floral. Taste is caramel, and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NicolasGalli (20) - - APR 21, 2014
amber, sparkling, cloudy, frothy, minimal head, white foam. bread, cereal, herbs, grass, leaves aromas (I know... it sounds off, but thatís what Iím getting). light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour.medium body, thin feel, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish. I think the idea of a session IPA is always hilarious. Generic, but efficient artwork. Great bottle look.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ColovianTrader (244) - - APR 20, 2014
Orange and grapefruit peel, pine, light caramel and hints of nuts and brown sugar. Dry finish. Thin feel and a slight artificial sweetness hurt an otherwise good brew. Still not too shabby.

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