murphym45 (779) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2011
The beer pours clear brown with a creamy beige head that didn’t last very long but left a nice lacing. Aroma is predominantly earthy, herbal hops, with a decent amount of malt that backs it up with a nice caramel aroma. The citrus hops come out a bit more as it warms. The taste is more hops, a bit spicy, but well balanced by malt. There is a moderate bitterness, but not overpowering. Finish is malty with some spicy hops and a lingering light hop bitterness. Overall, I felt like this was a very solid, well balanced IPA, probably could have used some more hops though. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Wagner Valley IPA is a sparkling, crystal clear amber ale with a fluffy off-white head that has outstanding retention. It has a sharp grapefruit/pine aroma. It’s medium bodied, foamy and very smooth. The finish is clean. It’s simple and bitter with a very green, leafy bitterness. The malt balances it out well, to make it a very drinkable pale ale. Slipstream (2702) - USA - NOV 1, 2010
On tap at Tomatillo in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Pretty light and easy IPA. Not too exciting, but a good brew, and it was good company for my grilled shrimp burrito. I look forward to trying more from Wagner Valley - haven’t heard of them before. bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. For me the aroma is floral with a hint of resin. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with a lot of hop - floral/citrus/pine? More floral. Finishes nicely bitter. Better than many. georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2010
yellowish orange color with a good amount of hops and an intensely bitter flavor this beer is an excellent offering of a good ol american IPA
ganache (6056) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle. Huge piny hop nose with lots of citrus - big-time PNW scent out of a NY brewery. Very heavily dry hopped. Dark orange pour lets light through, fluffy tan head does not. Taste is surprisingly bitter (on the strong side of IPAs), bone-dry without any resin, and a good mix of pine and caramel. Light soap and light grapefruit/citrus. Fullish body. Place this one squarely into the ’aggressive’ IPA category. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Draft at the brewery, This one surprised me, much better than i expected. Copper color, healthy dose of cascade hops & caramel malts in the aroma. Taste had a good amount of bitterness, well rounded & balanced. Id go back to this shadey (2152) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On draft at the brewery. I don’t know if it’s because I’m drinking this so fresh at the source, but this is a very nice IPA. I’ll have to pick it up in a 6-pack and give it a try over time. But fresh this is a nice resiny, piney, citrusy IPA. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
The color is a somewhat cloudy shade of amber. Nice amount of head.
Has a nice understated hop aroma, with something else. Can’t quite tell what it is, but maybe honey? It’s got a heavier flavor than most IPAs and a richness I can’t put my finger on.
Pleasant enough balance of malts and hops. The hops are there, but definitely not dominant. I would prefer a little more hoppage, but I could probably drink more consecutively without it.
It’s thick and a little creamy. Heavier than usual, but leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
It’s a good beer, but not one I would buy a case of. Worth checking out in a mixed six-pack (which is how I got it). pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a white head. Not much of a head, minimal lacing. Flavor is actually quite good. A nice hop bite with some pine flavor....fading away into a nice caramel sweetness. Not much of a sharp finish, goes down very easy. Would buy this again.