Wedge Iron Rail IPA
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3228) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1919) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1569) - 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).

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (9999) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4335) - 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>

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