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Wild Beer Evolver IPA

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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hops + Brettanomyces + Hops


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (686) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
red fruit aromas, pale cloudy gold with no head, smooth slightly sour raspberry and apricot flavour weird slightly salty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3128) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
Draught at In De Wildeman, for Carnivale Brettanomyces. Creamy, irregular, sticky, yellowish white head, cloudy straw blonde colour. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, dry white wine, grass, pine needles, kiwi, strawberry yoghurt, leather, gooseberries and pond water - a bit weird, like most of this brewery’s beers, but not necessarily unpleasant. Crisp and fruity onset, bit minerally, salty accent and spicy yeastiness, soft mouthfeel, leathery Brett effects overpowered by a long, dry, resiny hop bitterness. I am still not entirely convinced the hoppiness of an IPA and ’wild’ yeast combine well, but this one was surely enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Tap @IndeWildeman. Golden color. Fermenten peach and mango in the aroma. Bretty notes. Brett and vegetables Dominating the flavor. Just a light sourness, mango. Firm grassy earthy hops. Bone dry. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gtweath (1) - - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Seems to be trying to be a more IPAish Orval. Aroma from the bottle was IPA/hops. The aroma from the glass was brett-ish, hoppy but not as hoppy as from the bottle...interesting the difference. Pours absolutely brilliant gold, decent head that didn’t last. No lace. Bitter, somewhat sour. Tastes of citrus, and blue cheese funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1868) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma of tropical fruits,grass, floral notes, subtle funk, light resin, fresh hops. Flavour is medium bitter. Killer Brett IPA. However, I’m guessing my sample was on the fresh side rather than aged. I would love to find out how this ’evolves’.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
17/V/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: XII/2015 (2015-650) Thanks to Niall for the trade!

Clear pale yellow beer, creamy white head, unstable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very soapy, artificial brett, floral, more soap, a bit off. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, dirty, sulphur (’putje’), citrus, pretty soapy, little bitter. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, soapy, artificial brett, some citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kindacold (224) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Drinking this from a fresh bottle to see how it changes over time later. This pours from the bottle with a hazy yellow/gold with an outstanding head that just won’t go away. The smell is mild and clean with hops and some citrus notes. The taste is very citrus filled in the front, mostly lemon. There is quite a sour punch to it, but not overwhelming and balanced with the hops. The end is pith and yeast with a bit of grass. Finishes clean with only a mild linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3275) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before 13/05/16, savoured on May 25 2015; eye: straw, hazy, no effervescence, white head that turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: Brettanomyces yeast, musk, floral, earthy, slight sourness, slight acidity; mouth: Brettanomyces yeast, musk, floral, earthy, slight sourness, slight acidity, dry finale in musk with presence of sourness, medium body, rather carbonated, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, meilleure avant 13/05/16, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 25 mai 2015; œil : paille, voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : levure Brettanomyces, musc, floral, terreux, très légère aigreur, très légère acidité; bouche : levure Brettanomyces, musc, floral, terreux, très légère aigreur, très légère acidité, finale sèche en musc avec présence d’aigreur, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeevan (110) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Pours pretty light with a slight head retention but nice lacing. Sour fruits like aroma, Brett, funky hoppy and very fresh. Pungent IPA with funk. Tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2712) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
Pours hazy golden amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, apples, light grapes and bretta. Taste is mild fresh tart with a hoppy pone bitter finish. Light, smooth body with average carbonation.


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