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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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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2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (835) - - MAY 8, 2012
so they call this a session pale ale. i can tell you can become a wanderer of sorts trying to figure out this beer (pun intended). not so session, a bit too pale for my taste. makes you wander


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6175) - 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 (180) - 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 (1367) - 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 (5542) - 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 (4371) - 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 (6858) - 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 (1049) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - 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 doesn’t 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 that’s 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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8425) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4193) - 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.


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