starkastic (18) - - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
All right ipa I guess, I like the organic part, but thereís nothing too special about it. Its a drinkable ipa.
jcweaver (697) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thin, beige head. Not really much to this one. Light aroma and flavor of fruity/citrus hops with some sweet maltiness. Light, thin and watery for an IPA.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, bottled: 11/28/11. Mildly hazy orange amber yellow color. Decent-sized off-white head, leaving some lace. Sort of a thicker, softer texture in the carbonation. Appropriately dry. Earthy hops, significant malt. Taste is just a subdued light hop bitterness, maybe a little spice. A decent and smooth, easy to drink IPA, but somehow also a bit underwhelming (as far as IPAs go)
kaser (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange pour minimal head. Bitter with mild hops. Nothing special but decent for organic (hada couple other organic ipaís that suck)
AirForceHops (1862) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Bertís Better Beers. Used a pint glass. Kind of a different nose here. Lots of malt does something to the hops or maybe because itís an Organic brew. Simple and straightforward. Lots of malt and typical hop profile of grapefruit and grassy like notes. Decent.
Chad9976 (888) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Hazy orange hue with some carbonation visible. Forms a large, beige, frothy head which retains and laces wonderfully.
Smell: Pure resin and pine sap with slight "cat pee" acidity. Maybe even some chocolate in the nose. Odd, but it works.
Taste: Beers that throw me for a loop are usually the odd brews from big name breweries. Whatís interesting and commendable about Wolaverís India Pale Ale is that itís a very unique beer just hiding in a supermarket mix pack. Itís not quite piney, but it definitely not citrusy, either. I swear I detect chocolate as well. Considering this is a certified organic beer thatís unfiltered and unpasteurized - itís East Coast IPA in its rawest form.
The palate begins with a huge resin flavor of strong, rich bitterness. Pine, sap, and syrup really doesnít describe it accurately, as itís the kind of resin quality you would get in a wet hop IPA (this beer is not one of them, as far as I can tell). Thereís a rich sweetness riding shotgun the entire time, like butterscotch or caramel, maybe even honey. There seems to be a deliberate astringency, especially in the nose, which translates well into the palate. Kind of like old orange juice but without the vinegary taste. And throughout the back end I detect a confectionary sweetness - much like a bakerís chocolate, but only for a moment. The finish brings in a strong hop bite seemingly out of nowhere, but just as quick as it appears, itís gone. Quite an interesting, surprising, and delectable palate.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied throughout, although not energetic or intense in the mouth. Quite smooth and velvety for an IPA. Leaves dry hoppy aftertaste, but itís easily tolerable.
Drinkability: Despite the high bitterness, the acidity, and astringent qualities, Wolaverís IPA is amazingly drinkable. The mouthfeel is very easy and it goes down very smooth with no carbonation friction. The 6.5% ABV is completely utilized here as the palate certainly doesnít seem lightweight, yet thereís nothing about it that borders on big and bulky. A great beer to pair with spicy food, but fun enough to drink on its own, too.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Orange color with a nice white head. Citrus and bitterness make this an enjoyable ipa. Well carbonated and refreshing.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a burnt orange color with a small bright white head. Nose is floral, fresh hop notes with light lavender and spices. Palate is stingy up front with a sticky middle and a juicy finish. Flavors of biscuits, toast, honey, flowers, and spicy hops.
GandGKevin (842) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
As ipaís go this is a fairly weak one. Slight aromas of hops. Slightly citrus and biscuit flavors. Overall an average at best ipaís.
Chalsk (936) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is a tad under-rated. Pours an amber orange color with a white soapy head. Aroma of grapefruit, slight caramel, and earthiness. Sweet malty taste, nice hop layer and earthiness on the backend. Solid session IPA.