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Wedge Iron Rail IPA
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RATINGS: 74   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - 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 (1318) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Dark caramel orange, whitish head. Heavy caramel aroma, bitter hop bite. Taste is spicy, very bitter, not very flavorful hop profile, caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of herbal, resiny hops with some pale malty notes. Taste is big bitter herbal hops with a bit of citrus, some nutty notes and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Very bitter. Decent IPA but could use more balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Tap at Wedge. by far my favorite of their entire lineup. Pours a hazy copper with a thin lasting head. Aroma is intense with amarillo (they may have changed the hops), insanely tropical and mango-peach-pear, with some citrus and pine. Flavor is mostly mango and amarillo- light catty, some pine and medium caramel sweetness. Somewhat clean, but easy drinking- nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Nice hoppy smell with some fruit present. Cloudy amber in color with a one finger white head. Smooth mouthfeel. A little oily also. Very bitter aftertaste that stays around. Nice. Lots of different hop tastes going on here. This is a great beer. Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4039) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Tap @ Wedge Brewing Co. Light orange color. WOW. Flavor is an earthy tannin, apricot pit, Pale malts and crystal. All finishes with a bold kick in the nuts bitterness. A big time palate killer. Sweet, lingering hop bitterness. Unique BOLD, Solid. Aroma has a musty malt character. Lots of minerals in the nose, salty. This is the Best IPA in all of Asheville! <27 Oct 09>

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Outstanding, especially for a brew pub beer! I’m probably a bit partial, as The Wedge is my favorite hometown hangout, but damn, they do some good beers. Took home my first growler of this the other night, and man, it was sooo grassy. I mean this in the best way. It was like diving into a bowl of hops. And then coming up into a syrupy surface of malt. Nice, nice, nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Deep copper pour with light white head and lace. Apples, caramel malt, and citrus hops. Sweet malt, apples, earthy and citrus hops. Medium full bodied with good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Brewgrass 2009 Pours a thin white head over a clear, dark yellow body. Subdued earthy hop aroma. Mildly bitter, good malt balance.


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