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Wiper and True India Pale Ale Family Tree

Wiper and True
Brewed at Ashley Down

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Family tree explores the relationship between a family of first class hops: Nugget, Simcoe and Mosaic. The exotic fruit, spice and earthiness of Nugget and the stone fruit and piney flavours of Simcoe have been bred together to create Mosaic - an excitingly complex eliciting the characteristics of both its parents, and much more. Here we can see how the three get along together, as one hoppy family.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stjamesgate (57) - IRELAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottled 27.Feb, BBD 25.May Dark amber with rimming, pocked parchment head. Dried orange rind and sap nose. Dark toast with a hint of chocolate them papaya, tangelo and pineapple juice hops. Flower nectar finish and pithy linger. Medium, chewy, oily, some wheaty cream. --Tropical fruit, all right, but stewy more than bright. Not sure if that’s it being past expiry date (which is ambitiously short) or just by design. Marris Otter and Munich together makes this butter and round. Interesting combo of Nugget, Simcoe, and Mosaic, but it just doesn’t come together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8064) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle [from trade with minutemat] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Slightly unclear orange color, average sized white head that diminishes quite quickly but leaves fair lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, piney. Taste malts, hops, pine, slightly resin, fruity, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells hops, very fruity, fresh. Lovely scent. Tastes hoppy, fruity, fresh, bitter, hint of resin.. Pretty nice ipa! Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1578) - WALES - JUL 14, 2014
Bottled Feb 2014. Nice bottle. The beer is an opaque hazy brick red / orange, small white head. Aroma is bad. Wet sticks, popadom, vegetal, compost bin. Ergh. Body is medium, some spritz, a little foamy. Taste is much, much better than the aroma - though that wouldn’t be difficult. Lemon, sweet caramel, slight sherbet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14671) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
6th July 2014
Very hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Light malt with a little sweet cream. Light hops - ripe orange whisper of some Sorachi like lemon, Light dry finish. Not bad but the hops could be punchier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (3085) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas are quite light, lime, mandarin, not much else. Taste brings a little maltiness, but only a faint tropical bitterness. Really not much going on here, more like a souped-up bitter than an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. It pours dark amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is sweet pineapple, tangerine, persimmon, earth, pine and varnish. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, spice, varnish, pine, resin, roasted pineapple, nectarine and orange peel with a dry finish. Touch of alcohol in the background. Medium body and fine carbonation. Perhaps a touch sweet, but very nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6176) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from Corks of North Street. Copper coloured and hazy with a decent, beige head. Aroma of lime and mango, with an earthy malt kick that verged on the spicy. Full-bodied flavour, with blood orange and bruised apricots, dense, almost rye like malts and a dryish finish with a whiff of pine. A lot going on and enjoying to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1210) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Lumpy, amber colour. Film and persistent halo of amber head. Raspberry jam. Grapefruit marmalade. Ginger. All very sweet. Taste is jammy sweet. A little spiciness. Light bitter. Palate is chewy and oily. Fine carbonation adds to the chewiness. Finish is light bitter. Nice enough, but needs a dollop more bitterness for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Nose is limeade and Sunnyboys with a gently ameliorating spice note - a touch clovey. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a strong, fluffy head. The flavour is interesting - juicy and fat with hops but low on the traditionally accompanying bitterness. Sweetness and sunshine come through - sweet orange, Sprite, a touch of acacia honey. Then, just in time, a bit of staunch bitter backbone comes through at the end - a hint of pepper, a dash of spice. Very nice.

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