RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
North Peak Wanderer is a Session IPA. This exciting new style is balanced with malt and hop characters and has a clean finish. The combination of full hop flavor and lower alcohol gives Wanderer a a wonderful drinkability! Wanderer has a light, clean and refreshing body, and is hopped with Perle, Willamette, Centennial and Citra hops that gives Wanderer a Citrus and Pine finish. Wanderer is rounded out with a generous amount of dry-hopping with Citra hops to fill the nose. It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.

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2.4
rcasta (864) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 8, 2012
so they call this a session pale ale. i can tell you can become a wanderer of sorts trying to figure out this beer (pun intended). not so session, a bit too pale for my taste. makes you wander

4.2
tophers (7) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2012 does not count
Pours hazy copper with a thick, long lasting head. Smell is predominately citrus grapefruit with a touch of spiciness. Some session IPA’s tend to taste more like a pale ale. This one is not one of those. There is ample malt background to support the strong citrus hop flavors. This is a tad bit over-carbonated in my opinion though. This beer definitely doesn’t taste like a 4.2% ABV. This is a great session IPA.

3.9
spbays (11) - alpena, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A bright addition to the line and a long overdue idea. Don’t get me wrong because I do prefer a 8-9% but sometimes I want to be in it for the long haul and this beer gives me the bitterness I crave with out putting me to bed too early.

3.1
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy dark orange with a thick foamy head. Wonderful head retention leaving a rocky cap on the beer. Aroma is very citrusy from the hops and also some pale malt is detectable. Pretty nice. Flavor is very hop forward with pine and citrus notes at first. These fall off quickly leading to a nice lingering bitterness. Unfortunately there is really not much flavor other than bitterness. Everything just falls apart too quickly. Mouthfeel is watery but this can be expected from this weak a beer. Overall a nice try but it seems to miss the mark. I would drink this over a typical light beer, though.

3.1
hayduke (5607) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose of citrus hops on light caramel malts. Medium in body with decent mouthfeel. Flavor is hops and again light malts. Reasonable balance and easy drinking.

3.4
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Aroma: Lots of floral and citrus hops. Appearance: Cloudy dark orange with a rocky white head. Taste: Light bitterness throughout, with a hint of sourness in the finish. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation, sour finish. Overall: This tastes like a watered down IPA. I realize they’re shooting for a session beer, but the flavors and texture all seem watered down. Not working for me at all.

3.9
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
[4102-20111112] Tap. Citrus orange hops aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some lattice lacing. Medium bitter body. Tasty! (8/4/8/4/15+) 3.9
(@ Jolly Pumpkin brewpub, Ann Arbor, MI)

3
hopdog (12873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Aromas and tastes of some citrus, a little floral, and grains.

3.5
jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
2011-11-12. Crisp orange body with a small beige head. 3+ Fairly bitter, very lightly astringent in the finish, nice citrus and citrus seed character. 7+ Milder hops in the aroma than in the flavour, mild hops, tangerine and grapefruit. Got more aroma the second time around. Average bodied palate. Decent. On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe, Ann Arbor

2.4
cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle in Detroit. Clear, golden orange appearance with a tan head. Mild citrusy, grapefruit, earthy hoppy aroma. Kind of a thin body. Pretty bitter, citrusy, earthy, slightly herbal hoppy, light malty flavor. Drinkable but pretty thin.


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