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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aromas of citrus and melon with hints of white pepper tantalize the nose of this delectable IPA. Willow Wolves is delicately balanced with hints of caramel and slight bitterness of grapefruit rind and pine on the finish.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Short: A drinkable but specialty malt driven, tannic IPA

Origin: Tap at Encinitas Ale House Size: 4oz Glass: Mini flute Price: $2 Date: 1/18/14
Long: Red amber pour, great lace. Nose is mild citrus. Juicy up front in taste finishing harshly- tannic, overly bitter and biting. Dry, sharp palate, dry, papery.
Flaws: Tannic, harsh bitterness, sticky specialty malt unnecessary, and for some reason I read "Willow Wolves IPA" as a White IPA so was surprised to see a specialty malt amber ale.
Remedy: Drop specialty malt, less boil time with hops, check mash temperature and Ph to reduce tannin extraction. Consider making this a White IPA since the name fits.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (2925) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2017
(Bottle) clear, bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma of jam, tropical fruit; dry flavour with a long, medium bitter finish; creamy palate

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel and biscuit. Clean and robust flavor. Earthy, grapefruit, and a bit bready.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4630) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a hazy golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big resinous piney and pithy grapefruit hop notes with a hint of bready pale malt. Taste falls a little short of the nose, but not bad overall. Mild bitterness, good balance on the mouth, decent, but lots of better ones around town.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2704) - - DEC 16, 2015
Draught at Watering Hole. Rich fruitiness on the nose, orange, peach, grape, kind of dies on the palate though, a bit too light-bodied, mild bitter finish. Meh a bit too light overall despite a promising nose...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6370) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a rich orange/gold color with an off white head. The aroma has caramel, berries, toast and citrusy orange. The flavor has more orange, a little pine with a lightly caramel backbone. More of a toasted caramel actually. Pine and orange in the finish. Not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marheb (5709) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2015
(En ft au Urge Gastropub): Un liquide qui semble inerte respire des arme ferreuse et boise avec soubresauts de fruits jaunes ferments. En bouche cest mort, compltement, avec les mmes attraits quau nez. Un peu triste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (9007) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hops, almost pithy, with moderate bitterness, a decent dose of sweet malts, and some lingering pithy citric notes. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2543) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy light straw body. The aroma is lots of grapefruit and a little pine. Nice. The taste is moderately pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout, a little malt comes through too. The texture is crisp. Its enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
X (172) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bomber. Decent IPA fer sure, but I thought that the bitterness was a bit off. Bitter for the sake of bitter is not always a good thing, and the bitter, which was piney, was somewhat harsh and finished long and harsh. Consider 3.5 a generous score. Paired very well with some Reggiano Parma cheese.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Leave it to the West Coast to give me a redeeming IPA... Juicy, leafy, faintly dank, bitter but not too much. Sharp and refreshing but not uber aggressive. I like it.


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