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Wedge Iron Rail IPA
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English Style India Pale Ale, British Pale Malts, Canadian Honey Malt and Belgian Crystal. Centennial, Kent Golding, and Cascade are added Five times during the process, including Dry Hopping.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Dark amber. Quite rich and malty, but with a nice acidity riding the top of the flavor wave. Very nice end to a long day of beer in Asheville. (#4316, 10/5/2011)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2011
on tap at the wedge, amber orange color with minimal white head. the aroma of citrus and floral undertones and the balance malt earthiness flavor is awesome. the hops are so well balanced and the tast of the citrus dancing on your tongue. the hop finish stays on your tongue even after the last swallow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Spicy hops, toast and citrus. Earthy, malt, sweet toast. Toast and earthy malt, caramel. Long grapefruit and earthy toast.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours orange from tap with a thin white head. Big floral notes on nose. Massive burst of hop flavor on the tongue almost sweet in it’s intensity with a nice floral dry finish. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had in my brief experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Growler at Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a clearish orange with a medium, decent, off-white head. Peaches and cream aroma. Taste is very astringent and bitter like dried nut skins. Strange melon squashiness comes through reminiscent of EKG hops. Big English hop profile. Extremely bitter and mildly astringent but not offensive in that regard. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
On tap at the Admiral in Asheville, NC. This poured pale orange into a shaker and left scant lacing as I drank it down. The hopping was restrained, as befits an English-style ipa, and the palate proved lively and fizzy, almost like a wheat beer. Overall, this was an adequate accompaniment to a phenomenally tasty meal of arugula salad and steak tartare, so you know it had some heft to it to stand up to some strong flavors. Yet it barely managed that heft, and frequently tasted more like a moderate pale ale than an ipa. Overall, weaker and more restrained than I like even in an English ipa, with an overall flavor of sweet malt rather than the pleasant give-and-take of bitterness and sweetness. Certainly drinkable, but nothing I would seek out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2011
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (983) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
On tap at Wedge. Fruit cocktail aroma. Orange amber thin head. Taste sensation of floral grapefruit hops with wild cherry notes and something that I couldn’t identify but I liked. Bold, raw feel. Sensational beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Draft at the brewery. Brownish orange pour - a little cloudy. Sweet aroma with touch of grassy hops. Flavor is similar - very bready/toasty with caramel and honey sweetness and earthy hops. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2011
This poured a dark yellow color with a moderate head. The aroma contained pine, perfume, and oranges. The flavor was rather bitter with more oranges showing up. The malt presence was certainly there. Overall a nice IPA.


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