Walking Man IPA
     click to upload
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
Our flagship ale. Full of Pacific Northwest hops, English, German, and American malt. Versatile, drinkable, delicious. 2006 World Beer Cup Gold Medal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2005
GABF 2005. Nice head. Clear yellow body. Aroma is pretty light bordering on weak, more hops please. Light hops in the palate, more malt dominated. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
(Draft: Walking Man Brewing & Public House in Stevenson, WA) Solid west coast IPA hoppiness, though a solid entry seem standard these days. Fairly citrusy and bitter hoppiness. Lightly toasty malt background is balancing and a nice change of pace for west coast IPAs, and with solid grapefruit hops for balance. Medium bodied, clean, crisp finish. Golden color, fully clear. Off-white head, fades to a small ring. Fancy delicate lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2005
On tap at the Brouwer Cafe Hopfest. Solid amber color with average white head. Very strong fruit aroma, though it disappeared after one sip when the nose got saturated. The flavor, though, doesn’t exhibit much of the dry hopping that is evident in the aroma. Fairly bitter with not much after that. I’m not a huge bitter fan, so I probably wouldn’t have it again, but since it was hopfest.... Clearly my rating is skewed by the fact that I’m not a huge IPA fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Tap. Clear, golden amber colored. Nice white head is fairly long lived and leaves good lacing. Super hopped aroma, nice job with dry hopping I suppose. Citrus dominated, lots of grapefruit in flavor and aroma. Medium bodied. Upfront hop bitterness is toned down with a decent malt balance. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Draught at Brouwer’s Cafe during HopFest 2005: Pale amber, moderate white head, attractive lacing, lively carbonation.   Candy sweet hop nose.   Sweet citrusy hop flavor.   This one I prefer much more than the Homo Erectus.   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   Clean, crisp finish with a lingering hop bite.   Nothing out of the ordinary, but a solid example of a PNW IPA that I would drink time and time again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2005
On tap at the Walking Man brewpub. This was a really nicely hopped IPA, lots of piney/citrus hops in the aroma, very aromatic and fresh. Pours a clear light copper with a smooth white head. Finishes very crisp and dry with a nice lasting hop finish with some grapefruit hop flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2005
On draught at the WM (March 2005). The aroma is nicely balanced (centennial?). It is less bitter than the Knuckle Dragger but a nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2004
I pour from growler to glass and the brew is cast in an appealing ripe peach shade, slightly hazy, with a good thickcap of creamy white foam atop. Looking good so far...Smells great, too! Excellent nose full of the usual grapefruit-y, citric, orange, lemon, dribbles of pinesap, peach, apricot, very fruity and pleasant. Mmmm, great bittering blast bombards the palate at first sip, a puckering, wince-inducing, "mmmm-Wow, that’s hoppy!" kind of bite, that sticks in the craw for a while, before mellowing out. Mellow, that is, until next it meets the mouth. Fruity flavor is flush on the tongue, and everywhere, very bright and lively, with a slight sour kick way in the back, a contribution from the never-ending citric quality. Really tasty, with enough of a hop attack to keep my tastebuds, always anxious for pleasurable stimulation, ever-so satisfied. There’s an appreciated tangible texture, too, a juicy-fruity-ness that just sweet and delicious as they come. Medium to full bodied, with a long, hoppy, ultimately dry, and unrelentingly fruity finish. One minor caveat: not too hoppy, but not malty enough. Still, it’s very hard to complain about a brew this fine. Quite a tasty, tickling, tenacious rendition of the classic West Coast IPA style, though I feel this one really stakes it’s own ground and creates it’s own class...these Simcoe hops are somethin’ else! I would, if possible, choose this delicious number over almost any other IPA made..."almost"...;^ )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2004
PNW IPA IBU ,,, damn, outta three letter combos that reflect just how nice this piney, citrusy, etc. etc beer is. Very nice - all in all what those in the nose are looking to find in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8465) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Sampled @ brewery, July 2004. Speckled lacing on the glass from a white head above a golden orange body. Very sweet and soft orange nose, hearty and a little aggressive hop flavors, warming the throat going down. The aggressiveness is more in the flavors than in the bitterness, and it has a creamy palate, very nice.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50