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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In honor of our friend and mascot, Wylie the fish, we are hooking you up with an aggressively hopped India Pale, the staple for any fishing trip. This beer is a hop lover’s dream. Andrew Maxwell put over 1.5 decades of recipe development into this India Pale Ale, creating the fourth dimension of flavor. Combining four varieties of hops produces a unique beer that has an aggressive hop flavor, bite and aroma without denying the presence of malt which I.P.A.s often lack.

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nuplastikk (6373) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2014
Filtered orange-tan. Foamy off-white head. Brewhouse aroma, mild orange tones. Pretty boring IPA, 1.5 decades of recipe development huh? The malts are run of the mill, and lack a toasty freshness. The hops are tame and on the lighter side for an IPA in 2014. Not a horrible brew, but pretty insipid, should shy away from glorious descriptions.

2.6
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
(12oz bottle) clear copper, soapy white bubbles. Nose of rye, rhubarb, orange, sweet cracker. Taste is very bitter, herbaceous, and extremely bitter citrus oils. Super bitter palate linger.

3.3
ganache (6015) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Can. Nose of caramel and medium pine, dough with light spice, muted citrus. Pours orange, transparent with a touch of haze, rocky creamy beige head. Taste sweet (probably too sweet) with medium bitterness, and in that contest, the sweetness wins. Light resin under the caramel, very woody with little citrus, medium body thins out and flattens at times, very faint warming. Dough, somewhat smooth, heavy. Overall, has attractive points, don’t like enough to buy a case..

1.8
cheap (5966) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Please ignore my numbers, I rate by how I enjoy them and I don’t care for hoppy IPA. You ask, then why did I taste? Well, because it was there. THis is as good example of an IPA that I have tasted, has all the good attributes. It is a little darker than you typical IPA, kinda orange brown. Bitter medicinal syrupy qualities coat the inside of your mouth. Like chewing on green grapefruit rinds? Give this a try, will not disappoint. Certainly a good example of an IPA. Finish is bitter lingering that lasts and lasts.

3.7
superspak (5803) - Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, toast, biscuit, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/floral hops and balanced sweet malts; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A bit too malty, but otherwise a nicely enjoyable IPA.

3.1
burg326 (5577) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Poured an orange color with aromas of biscuit malt, light pine and citrus. Flat or are the light dough with some pineapple Nd pine. Flavors were watered down a little nit. Bonus points for being in a can.

3.1
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Draft at Pittsburgh location. Pours a golden amber, white head. Hops, slight bitterness, sweet malt, and grain. Balanced and easy to drink.

3
DiarmaidBHK (5460) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Pours slightly orange with a thin white head. Not a lot of aroma. The taste is full of grapefruit but not much else. Finishes clean. I’ve had this beer like 40 times before. I’m kind of getting bored with this style.

3.9
Aurelius (5438) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Nice, nice APA aroma - balanced, not over-the-top. Caramel, toast, medium hoppy, medium sweet. Bitter, sweetish. One of the best brewpub examples of the style that has largely been rode hard and put up wet. Candied at times. Prominent orange, toast in the finish.

3.4
DialSquare (5113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Can from Kroger in Grandview: herbal, spicy bitter. grass, citrus. eh. 6.8 ** 3/27/14: Another random note from my spring training baseball trip. Not really sure what this means, but I drank it at some point: Malty bitter. sharp. dry. bready. Little harsh, little ok. 7.2


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