1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Wall-I PA - Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

Not Rated.
Wall-I PAWall-I PA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
75
okay

16 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northwoods Brewpub and Grill visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drpimento on 10-23-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bitter_Echo:
Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark dark dark, unfiltered--slightly suspended floc-stuff all about--and only looks so so. Smells indistinct, and surely not like an IPA should. Hardly any hops on the nose. Taste is better...a low hopped unfiltered ale, this is more like, and somewhat bitter, but here too one-dimensional. Mouthfeel is alright, and the balance of the grains is quite good. I thought this was a pour, and not really an IPA, but OK...better than expected.

Bitter_Echo, Jan 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First and foremost....awesome name....love it. Secondly...overprimed bottles of beer suck ass! So yes....I have an overprimed bottle. The beer poured basically out of the glass with a head foamy head....the color was a slight hazy copper with massive head that is lacing. The scent does carry a faint hop that leans toward a spicey flowery bouquet. The taste is has a decent balance between fresh hop and sweet malt. The Hop tends to give a orange peel type zing and spice. The mouthfeel was medium in body with huge carbonation. Overall this is decent....would like to try one that isnt so explosive.

WoodBrew, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Kunstman, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

enelson, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of pweis909
3.24/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is at best average for an IPA. It is a murky amber with chillhaze and a thin white foam. The beers aroma is a shortcoming. There's very little hop aroma. Some faint caramel malt. There is hop bitterness to the taste, with some caramel flavor. Beyond the hop bitterness, there's very little going on here. The beer is heavy. I wish I didn't buy a six pack because I don't find it very drinkable. Hate to not feel support for a Wisconsin beer...

pweis909, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of zeff80
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

zeff80, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up on recent trip to WI.
Kinda' caramelly in the aroma with a hint of nuttiness at times and then in time a bit of citrus hops. Quiet aroma overall, but pleasant enough.
Darker amber and mostly clear. Small but pretty dense head.
Kinda' odd mix of flavors and the bitterness doesn't seem to blend real well with the hop flavors or the malt. I'm not so sure I'm all that fond of taste of this bitterness.
Body is a little light, but carbonated nicely.
This is merely an okay beer. I'm not offended, but I'm searching for this either.
Flavors softened some as warmed and it doesn't deserve to be at less than 3.0, so I made an adjustment to the score.

garymuchow, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Semi clouded amber with orange-ish tones around the edges of the glass. Has a persistent collar of foam for a head with minimal lacing left in the glass.

S. Extremely floral hibiscus sort of hopping tones on top of a sweet molasses sort of malt.

T. Straightforward boiled bitter pithy hops and a toffee malt, not much else in terms of complexity. Somewhat acrid finish.

M. Thinner side of medium body, lightly carbonated.

WastingFreetime, May 19, 2012
Photo of majorbase2
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

majorbase2, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of npendres
1/5  rDev -67%

npendres, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of drpimento
2.58/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I let the bottle warm up a bit bit before serving. With a somewhat aggressive pour I got an average, cream colored, thick head that soon settled to a light cover and some lace. Color is a a hazy/cloudy brown amber. Aroma is malt, toffee, hop. Flavor's about the same, with not a whole lot going on. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is like flavor and rather short. Pretty tame for an American IPA.

drpimento, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of heytomcat
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

heytomcat, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of pebbs
3/5  rDev -1%

pebbs, May 29, 2012
Photo of Beerlover
4/5  rDev +32%

Beerlover, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of maDUECEgunner
3/5  rDev -1%

maDUECEgunner, Apr 06, 2014
Wall-I PA from Northwoods Brewpub and Grill
75 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.