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Wet Mountain IPA - Il Vicino Brewery Canteen

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Wet Mountain IPAWet Mountain IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Il Vicino Brewery Canteen visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An intensely hoppy ale (in aroma and flavor) with high hop bitterness and a sturdy malt backbone to support the strong hop character and lend balance.

Our Wet Mountain IPA has won many awards including a gold medal at the World Beer Cup in 1996 and a bronze medal at the GABF.

80 IBU

(Beer added by: thekevlarkid on 12-20-2008)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WalterHeisenberg:
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WalterHeisenberg

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +27.6%

04-11-2013 05:49:24 | More by WalterHeisenberg
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +2%

I had a 10oz serving and liked enough to have a second one.

The beer was an amber color with a thick, off-white head.

Sweet malt aroma. Mostly citrus hops, but a little bit of herbal notes.

Bready taste. A lot of grapefruit, little bit of piney hops.

Nicely hopped, well-balanced.

08-27-2011 20:46:57 | More by lordofthewiens
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +2%

11-25-2013 22:14:11 | More by LXIXME
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

05-17-2014 18:37:52 | More by brokentee
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-17-2013 01:24:08 | More by pathman
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Qdaddy76

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-09-2012 05:10:35 | More by Qdaddy76
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efhart

New Mexico

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

This beer is really exceptional at the North East Heights Il Vicino Restaurant and Pub. The beer is brewed by Il Vicino at brewery in Albuquerque. The beer is just what an IPA should be --Bitter and hoppy, but with sufficient malt added. Hoppy and bitter on first taste and last.

05-18-2009 03:19:50 | More by efhart
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-17-2013 03:05:15 | More by creepinjeeper
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Pidgurtle

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%

08-06-2013 03:25:17 | More by Pidgurtle
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amcmaho1

New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Picked up a growler on their third day of officially being open...
Poured into imperial pint glass

Appearance: When i had this beer on tap, the bartender didn't really pour a head. Upon bringing it home and pouring it though, it pours a pretty nice, slightly off-white head, with some pretty decent lacing going on (totally different from the pint at the brewery). The body is a pretty hazy amberish-orange.

Smell: Getting the growler allows me to serve this beer a little bit warmer than at the brewery, and it makes the hops reall really happy apparently. There is some great pine and resinous hop bitterness on the nose, along with an almost pear-like smell. There's some nice malt sweetness balancing things out, but the hop profile definitely pales anything else here.

Taste: Very clean bitterness, along with some really nice malt. The hops seem to come through a bit earthy and somewhat unfocused, but still very apparent. It's enjoyable, because it's a bitter ipa; which you would figure is pretty common, but it isn't unfortunately. There's no real notice of the ABV here, which is around 7%, so relatively high for an ipa, but very manageable.

Mouthfeel: A little on the thick side, but not necessarily in a bad way. That's to say that this is a big ipa, with a big malt and hop bill...and a pretty good size ABV. It's a little on the dry side, but not to the point of being trying. I like this ipa for the fact that it's dry, earthy, and "big."

Overall: Another great local ipa for New Mexico. Certainly in contention alongside Marble, Santa Fe, and La Cumbre. Great to have Il Vicino back in New Mexico; it's only going to get better!!

04-08-2011 22:41:16 | More by amcmaho1
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-24-2013 01:10:05 | More by Lovely85
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Tsrohnek

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-14-2012 22:09:47 | More by Tsrohnek
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nzerbe

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-03-2013 22:11:13 | More by nzerbe
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Hazy and a little on the dark side for an IPA, reddish amber, but still looked nice. Beige cap with spotty lace. Lots of citrus, grapefruit, with mild malt in the nose. Moderate bitterness with lots of caramel and citrus, grapefruit and oranges. Finished fruity with some lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with lowish carbonation, decent texture. Didn't overpower with hoppiness, but was quite tasty and balanced.

03-31-2010 22:27:02 | More by DrJay
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2%

10-18-2013 01:50:41 | More by bump8628
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elNopalero

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +7.9%

This pours a golden-caramel color with nice foam retention. I get a very fresh hop aroma—crisp and vibrant. Flavor is equally dynamic, with some grapefruit (freshly squeezed) and some pine. Body has a light chew and a dry finish. It’s bitter, bitter, bitter, bitter. Definitely showing the 80 IBUs of strength. Just the way I like it.

07-18-2012 18:16:44 | More by elNopalero
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-27-2014 21:24:48 | More by UncleAddie
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Off the tap at their downtown Santa Fe location this beer was a perfectly clear, true gold color with some amber highlights. The head was cream-colored, one finger thick and retained well as a skim. It also left scattered lacing. The aroma was good, 'wet' hops (Cascade?), pale malt and a 'horse-blanket' mustiness. The flavors were at once a focused blast of hops, slightly citric and mostly floral. Grapefruit notes were most defined adding a pleasant bitterness but the malt was too soft to offer proper balance. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy, the body medium and the carbonation good. A crisp and solid IPA.

12-20-2008 15:29:58 | More by thekevlarkid
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M_chav

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +2%

06-26-2014 04:50:48 | More by M_chav
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oscarfuentes77

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%

I'm not a complete hophead, but if I were, this would be my go-to IPA. Maybe it was the batch I had, but I swear this could go for a DIPA without the increased alcohol. It is at the max of my hoppiness tolerance level (HTL).

Pours a pale yellow with a good bit of head that recedes into a lacing that sticks with the pint through the session. As has been noted already, the prominent smell for me was grapefruit with grassy notes. The drinkability is above average, but for someone more enamoured with IPAs I could see this being a great choice.

06-14-2009 21:49:51 | More by oscarfuentes77
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-24-2013 04:23:48 | More by nickfl
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -20.9%

12 oz. bottle tried 1 Mar 2010.

Served in a Lakefront shaker pint. Very small off white head. Moderate carbonation. Faintly cloudy, amber with a slight pink hue. Aroma is strong, can smell the resin as soon as the bottle is opened, along with caramel, toffee, and butter (would be nice with lobster says A). Moderate resin in the taste, caramel. Lightly bitter resiny finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet with some ethanol.

A little too much butter for my taste, not likely to get this again.

05-25-2010 04:16:47 | More by htomsirveaux
Wet Mountain IPA from Il Vicino Brewery Canteen
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.