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Wedge Iron Rail IPA
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.1
   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 (17520) - 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 (1024) - 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 (2637) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3156) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Draft at brewer 7.4% abv. Pours an orange with a white head. Nice hoppy floral scent. Taste is crisp and balanced between caramel and citrus. My favorite from them at the moment.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On draught from the brewery. Pours a wonderful hazed orange with a soapy head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose reminds me of a country farm, with silage and hay, just gorgeously comforting. English bitters, tannins, malt, oranges, peel/rind, biscuit flour and a bready essence are well-balanced against a nice earthy lingering bitter finish. The mouthfeel is round with soft carbonation; a smooth, easy drinking palate and medium body accompany. Pretty delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Appearance: Dispensed a near clear, light coppery body with a standard, sufficient, white head. Smell: A nicely aromatic, playful back-and-forth of honeyish, bready malts and citrus, spicy hops. Taste: A maltiness of faintly toasted bread given sweet honeyed accents. An opening of fruity citrus with growing flavors of lemon and tangerine, then a bit of earthy spiciness. Medium bitterness. Persistent honey character in the final moments. Finishes fairly dry with a touch of enduring bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A tasty, well-balanced India Pale Ale. Stop in and give it a try when in the Asheville area.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Very cloudy orange with light white lacing. Light aromas of grapefruit and grass. Medium-bodied palate is very balanced and slightly oily, which takes the edge off the bold hops. This is dead-on what an IPA should be.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1500) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 On tap at the brewery in Asheville. Hazy, dark orange pour with a short off-white head. Faint citrus and floral hop aroma. The taste offers bitter grapefruit rind and pine needles. Flavor is well balanced. A very good easy-drinking IPA...Replaces my original review from June 2010 at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville. (Aroma-7, Appearance-3, Taste-6, Palate-3, Overall-13 for a total score of 3.2).


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