Wedge Third Rail
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
This Imperial IPA is the Iron Rail on steroids. With twice as many hops as the Iron Rail, it clocks in at about 100 IBUs!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2011
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21414) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy orange amber color, medium white head. Aroma of tangerines, hay. Taste is resinous citrus. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 8/30/2014 Total Score: 4.1
Draft at the source during RBWG. Cloudy orange color, huge cream colored head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of orange peel. Taste is bitter citrus, pine, caramel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Draft at brewery. Pours cloudy orange gold. Nose and taste of toffee, sticky alcohol soaked fruits and caramel. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie and biscuit malt, alcohol, pear and apple esters with spicy, floral, and herbal hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant with spicy alcohol, fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a slightly murky copper color with nearly no head. Aroma is big citrus and earthy hops with a big toffee backbone. Taste is earthy, citrus and resiny hops with toffee. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Name: 3rd Rail XXIPA
Date: December 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: opaque dark amber, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, big earthyness
Flavor: big malt flavor, lots of hops, touch of bready character, plenty of earthy bitterness, spicy peppery character
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10353) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Draught at the Wedge, Asheville, NC. Slightly cloudy amber colour with a small off-white head. Fruity and resiny hops, moderate bitterness and malty sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is strong... both in hops and alcohol. Piney and fruity hops, a truck load of sweetness... Is it possible to load a truck with sweetness? Sweet malt and alcohol. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2014. Pours a hazy amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has an earthy citrus with a bit of pine and a sweet bread backbone. Flavor has a nice pine and sweet bread combination with a bit of grapefruit underlying as well as a touch of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft in a taster at the brewery. Had this right after Iron Rail, which I guess was appropriate. Pours a cloudy bright orange- actually clearer than its lighter counterpart- with an off-white head that laces the glass. Notes of citrus fruits, caramel malts, pine resin, florals, and nectar. Medium-bodied, with a chewy, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. As with Iron Rail, I liked this better than I expected. Good imperial version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8107) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft to taster at Wedge during RBWG. Looks good; a fairly transparent dark orange with eggshell lacing. Smells sweet, hoppy, and malty. Tastes like it smells with a nice moufeel. A good example of the style.

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