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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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In honor of our friend and mascot, Wylie the fish, we are hooking you up with an aggressively hopped India Pale, the staple for any fishing trip. This beer is a hop lover’s dream. Andrew Maxwell put over 1.5 decades of recipe development into this India Pale Ale, creating the fourth dimension of flavor. Combining four varieties of hops produces a unique beer that has an aggressive hop flavor, bite and aroma without denying the presence of malt which I.P.A.s often lack.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Review #800- thought I would go local with a brewpub that recently started bottling! I’ve had this on-tap before but was pretty excited to see a bottled sixer at GE Market District. A- Body is a nearly transparent rich amber hue. Pours with a foamy 2-3 finger off white slightly rusty head that slowly fades to about one finger and sticks from there. Lots of lacing all the way down the glass-this is what an IPA should look like! S- The nose isn’t as rich or bright as the draft version but is still decent. Herbal hops, hay, pale malt and caramel malt come through the most-with a hint of pine in the back. T- Herbal hops and a mild caramel malt backbone. The finish is all refreshing pine-but its not as bright as some west coast IPAs-it takes its time to come through and grows in strength gradually from the back to the front-a moderate refreshing pine hop flavor and bitterness linger. M- Feel is fantastic-medium prickly carbonation and a light to medium weight very smooth, oily body. D- This is a very good IPA- the bottling decreases the freshness and the brightness of what I remember from the brewpub-but the mouthfeel is exceptional and this is still wonderful either way overall. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-12-2010 21:43:24

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle, on pour this is a hazed burnt orange color with a massive off white head that was loose while producing decent lacing. The hoppy aroma is made of bushes and vegetables. The palate has massive notes of bitterness. A solid full finish completes this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shitpantz (59) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Even with a careful pour, WAY too much head. Nice color, on the darker side of a regular IPA, nice floral hop aroma. Bold taste with a very hoppy finish, almost unbalanced - if you are looking for a strongly hopped beer, go for this, if you are looking for a balanced, somewhat restrained example..this is not the one.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vir4030 (494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2010 Pours a cloudy orange with a thick head with a brown tinge. The head lasts a long long time. Hoppy aroma, smells like a perfect IPA. Looks like a perfect IPA. My hopes are high for this one. My wife points out the logo is hilarious. This beer has the bite of an IPA, it is crisp, and finishes really smooth. I am thoroughly impressed. I am removing a couple of points because the head is just way too much. I can’t even pour it without causing the head to overflow the glass, no matter how careful I am.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4217) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Draft at Pittsburgh location. Pours a golden amber, white head. Hops, slight bitterness, sweet malt, and grain. Balanced and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with a moderately sized and fairly dense white head. The nose carries strong hop aromas. Citrus and pine, along with a strong note of Simcoe. Excellent. The palate nails the profile of a well-made example of the style. Moderate to strong bitterness up front, followed by some flavorsome resiny notes of pine and cattyness, a slight malt sweetness, before ending with a dry and lingering bitter finish. Overall, very well-made and pleasantly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2010
On tap at Rivertowne. Pours a hazy, amberish burnt orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is some dense grapefruits and thicker caramels. A light cystal, floral, and pine. Flavor is better with a sweeter grapefruit pine and floral with a touch of candy. Balancing caramel and a light crystal before this finishes dry with a nice, moderate bitterness. Leaves a lengthy aftertaste after a medium body and light carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA. Nice bitterness and grapefruity pine with a solid caramel balance. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (790) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Sampled at 2009 Pittsburgh Brufest. Poured a vibrant amber color with a small white head. Decent aromas of floral hops and citrus. Good flavors of grapefruit and caramel, finished bitter but was balanced well by the malt. A solid IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Draught at Monroeville: Aroma of dish soap, grapefruit, and hops. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Slightly hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, grapefruit, caramel malts, and a hint of toasting. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Hoppy, lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish is lightly dry.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2009
A pretty average IPA that tends more toward the bitter side, the malt does not balance all that well. There is a nice hop aroma and some fruity yeast notes come through as well. Very drinkable, and a good IPA but not a killer beer for this style.


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