Old Wylies IPA - Rivertowne Pourhouse
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.33/5 rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The reviewing of IPAs continues... grabbed this Old Wylie up in Wexford, PA a month or so back... no freshness date on the kinda olde school bottle and no ABV... goes into an imperial pint I had on hand...
What this is, basically, is a very dark (backside of orange) IPA with little head and no lace that manages to hit that grapefruit-pith bitter button very well, but comes up short overall. There is more than adequate bitterness that is primarily grapefruit-sharp, and trends towards that Aspirin-esque bitter in the finish. Prominent hops in the nose, a little minty-herbal and green, but not too balanced. Malt is here and is caramel and dark and a little old tasting. Lingering bitter finish, rather low on the carbonation side of things. If I brewed this I'd be pleased, but...
I can't help but figure this is a better recipe than this bottle is doing justice. Would be happy to try Old Wylie's closer to the source, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Just slightly above average, really.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2011 22:28:16 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: can
07-26-2014 03:11:56 | More by superspak
3.69/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: clear golden orange color, with a one-finger, white head
Aroma: pine and citrus
Taste: follows nose of pine and citrus, with added topical fruit flavors. Pine dominates up front that leads into citrusy lemon and finishes with sweet, light mango and cantaloupe notes and tropical fruits. Though the can says there's noticeable malt flavors, I'm not detecting much malt presence.
Mouthfeel: standard body for an ipa, not too thick or thin, lots of carbonation and bite: which is lovely because it helps accentuate the pine and citrus hops.
Overall: This is an excellent beer for this week in particular. It will be enjoyable during hot days, by the beach, or at picnics. But generally its a very solid ipa, regardless of event or location. With its refreshing pine and citrus flavors and strong bite, this beer will be enjoyable whenever and wherever. Instead of grabbing a sprite or sierra mist, I'd recommend you toward the adult cooler, where you can fish for an Old wylie's ipa.
Serving type: can
05-13-2014 23:19:30 | More by KevBot89
2.84/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
On tap at the POPE, Philly, PA.
Copper pour with a half inch or so of foamy white head; good retention and a bit of lacing. Pretty mild aroma, vegetal, leafy hops, worty malt. Taste was pretty bland, but very bitter. Too bitter actually, even for an IPA, mainly in that it lacked any fresh hoppy goodness. Pine needles and grass, and a very bland malt base. Light-medium body, dry, thin and watery mouthfeel. Was not a fan of this one.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2014 22:55:46 | More by Rifugium
3.08/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Perhaps this was old, I don't know, I really didn't pay much attention for a date.
The appearance was fairly decent with a copper amber color and short white head.
The aroma was mostly malts and had that old IPA smell.
Taste was stale and malty. Not picking any hops in the flavor.
It did drink quite smooth and full bodied on the palate.
Overall not a very good representation of the style. It taste and smelled stale.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 11:31:52 | More by micromaniac129
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Orange with a hint of brown, one-finger head
S: Orange juice, a touch of hops but also an unattractive metallic note
T: Malt and earth up front with a pleasant citrus rind midpalate and some resin hops on the finish
O: A nice initial effort but far from the best in its style. I like it but it would be better if there were a touch less earth, a bit more hops and (possibly the first time I've said this) a bit more sweetness
Serving type: can
03-06-2014 04:20:19 | More by ONUMello
Old Wylies IPA from Rivertowne Pourhouse
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