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Wiper and True India Pale Ale Sorachi Ace

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92
style
Wiper and True
Brewed at Ashley Down

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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A single hopped India Pale Ale to Explore the wonders of Sorachi Ace, a truly unique hop developed in Japan. Sorachi is famous for bringing distinct lemon citrus flavours, light floral notes, tea, dill, and even coconut to beer. This is a complex hop that is not for everyone but it certainly is for us.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1386) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
On keg, but did smell a bit old initially, then as it warmed up, the sorachi influence came through on both the aroma and flavour. A good IPA, but not as good as the Brooklyn version.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Keg at craft beer co holburn. Hazed bright orange coloured pour with a lasting off white froth. Aroma is odd mix of sharp lemon citrus, little hot alcohol, dill, sandalwood. Not classic sorachi on the nose. Flavour is composed of spicy citrus lemon, hints of coconut, lime, light grains, little bready. Sharp and zesty lemon in the finish with a little wood tannin in the finish. Aggressive relatively clean hop bitterness. Palate is grainy, high carbonation, little spritzy, to drying finish. Sorachi ace seems to have changed a bit for the negative. Maybe this isn’t the vest showcase for this hop. Maybe a hint of Brett in this .

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 7, 2016
keg@tfrnv, bristol
full bodied, sticky, slightly meaty, boozy, pithy, hot, lemongrass, opaque dark amber

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4307) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2016
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer. Orange brown, reasonable head. Woody resin aroma. Sweet resin pine flavour Sharp with bitter sweet aftertaste. OK but a bit too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (582) - - DEC 26, 2015
Lemon grass & juniper berry nose. Distinctive smooth vanilla & gin taste with an earthy bitterness. Good use of this unique hop. Rated by BrewTom

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3366) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Hazy bronze body with a thin white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, cat litter, Refreshers and flower petals. Flavour of dusty malts, lemon and tomato juice. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A hefty 7.8% ABV but it’s very well disguised. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6508) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy copper pour with a bubbly light tan head, aroma has caramel and mixed with crazy sorachi, taste has light biscuit, sorachi, pineapple chunks, stagnant carbs.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slipperydaddy (2) - nottingham, - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Junkyard Nottingham. Wonderful flavour, hate using the word unique but this beer is. Lovely long after-taste with an easy drinking quality. At 7.4% you wouldn’t know. Yum!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of coconut and bubblegum. Taste is lemon and coconut. Finishes bitter. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is coconut, lemon, taste is lemon, bubblegum, tasty.


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