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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crackedmachine (473) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2400) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Very hazy dirty amber. Good head. Orange juice sweet citrus scent. Very light body. Sharp citrus hop start mellows out and is enjoyable. You could pound back a few. In general I like more malt but for low ABV this is pretty nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice head with good lacing. Orange tea colored pour from the stubby bottle. Nice flavors without the high alcohol content, this meets the expectations of a nice session beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Tap at Null. Clear amber pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring and leaves great lacing. Aroma is very grainy, some sugary sweetness, and wet grass. Tastes artificially sweet. Very weird. Some citrus and grass too. Odd beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (7271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought grass, bread, biscuit, hints of dough, some lemon. Taste is a mix of grass, spicy hops, some floral notes into some biscuit, more zesty, almost lemony hops, finishing dry, spicy.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geeklimit (226) - USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a dull orange, well over - carbonated. Overflows when cap is removed, can only pour half the bottle. Bottle shows one year since creation, bought last week. Aroma is weak, and of standard hops with low malt. Light malt flavor with a dust of hops. Slight bitter and dry aftertaste with sticky mouthfeel. Advertisement on bottle says "session India Pale Ale". Seems to mean light/weak.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from the shelves of Tipples. A little surprised this was still in the fridge, as it has a bottling date of 12/3/13 and I grabbed it today (8/16/14). Oh well. Pours murky copper orange color with a very small ring of white head. Aroma is straight malts and some stale hops, bready and caramelly. Flavor is watered down bready malts, light bitter, sticky and sweet. Light to medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Meh. Need to try it fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5879) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
St. Augustine, Fl. - Broudy’s Liquors - 12 oz stubby bottle. Hazy medium orange pour, light off-white head. Aroma has a slight touch of spruce. Flavor has a solid citrus bitter profile, some grassy notes, a touch of biscuit-like maltiness. Solid flavor for the low ABV. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5014) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
pours hazy medium dark golden orange with a small creamy off-white head, some retention and lacing. spicy apricots - some fruity lagering notes, melons, citrus, almost juicy fruity notes, lean just lightly toasted maltiness, some cereals, grass, pepper. average carbonation, light body, assertive and dry grassy-spicy-gently piney-citrusy medium long finish. quenching. not necessarily linear but clearly effective. nice session.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7133) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1236) - 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 don’t quite blend as well as they could, and the palate doesn’t do much to complement what flavor is there.


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