Old Wylies IPA - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Old Wylies IPAOld Wylies IPA

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81
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertowne Pourhouse visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: beerphan on 11-27-2007)
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of Hoptometrist
2.4/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served on tap at the Rivertowne North Shore in Pittsburgh

A- Poured a darkish amber color, unexpected for an IPA, one finger frothy head

S- Mostly caramel with some pine and citrus hop aroma

T- This tastes like an old IPA, some caramel notes, very watery taste, some mustiness, and a ton of nondescript bitterness

M- Pretty good carbonation for what tasted like an old IPA, slightly creamy up front

O- I have a hard time believing a brewpub that only has three of their house beers on tap would be serving old beer, but this tasted just like a year old Dale's Pale Ale I had a month ago; except the Dale's Pale Ale was probably still better.

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2.56/5  rDev -28.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass

Appearance – A light red and slightly cloudy colored body with a slight off white head. The head fades leaving only but a small trace of lacing

Smell - The aromas as a whole are relatively mild. Citrus hops mixed with a bit of pine. There is a slight rye aroma in there as well.

Taste – Some pine and citrus up front with a bit of breadiness mixed in. A bit of roasted malt flavor come to as the hop flavors dissipate a bit in the middle of the taste. Toward the end there is a slight resurgence of the hop flavor, mainly bitter in nature with an ever so more grassy flavor.

Mouthfeel – A bit thin on the body with a very medium level of carbonation. Noting really to great here.

Overall – It’s an alright IPA, but nothing really special.

Photo of Rifugium
2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Photo of AleWatcher
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Got this from 2dogbrew in one of our many awesome trades.

Very dark brown. This is beyond copper-- it is approaching opaque. A 2 finger white head is thick and frothy. Nice rings of pacing left behind as it slowly settles. The color is the darkest IPA I've ever seen-- and I'm not sure I like it.

The smell has some toffee and caramel malts. Lots of hops too-- citrusy grapefruit and pine resin. It is too malty. It doesn't work very well for me. I like crisp, clean, and dry... This is anything but. The sweet malts are flavorful-- and the hops are too-- and yet, it is somehow not balanced. The malts and hops are battling eachother, instead of blending together. This doesn't really work for me at all.

The body is full. My tongue got a good scrubbing from the prickly nature of this beer...

I don't like this beer. I won't be drinking it again. I will say this: it isn't awful. It really isn't bad at all. As it warms up, the flavor is improving-- but some slight alcohol becomes evident.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, small pine and a gingerbread like malt. In the taste, pine hops, almost minty, with a gingerbread like malt. A small bite and light bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine to bland aftertaste. Quite piney, ok, but lacking in flavor and taste.

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3.05/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of Flounder57
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought home a bottle of six pack of this when we went down to Pittsburgh to see the Sox. We can thank Ale Street News for the brewpubs locations in PA. Great place for a slight detour on my birthday on the way into Pittsburgh.

Appearance: Hazy orange color with a decent amount of carbonation. Slight head that has remained in the pint glass.

Smell: Slight piney hop profile and bigger caramel malts are the only thing that comes out to me. Also get some slight hints of grapefruit. The beer could use a better hop profile since the malts take over the majority of the aroma.

Taste: piney, malty, and citrus/grapefruit notes on the palate. The ingredients fit the style fine, but could have a cleaner taste that is more noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Slightly smooth, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad IPA and happy that I was able to try this at the brewpub, bring it to the hotel, and have beers make it all the way back up here to lovely Dorchester. If I am ever going to Pitt again, this brewpub and beer will be in the agenda. Only 20 minutes out of town too.

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3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased from: Avalon Club (Sharon, PA)
Origin: 12 oz
Bottled on: ?
Tasted on: 04/9/11
Glassware: Dogfish Head Sniffer.
Serving Temperature: Approx 48 F

Appearance: Pours a 2 finger cream color head (I didn't even pour it vigorously). The body is an opaque orange/red body with a little sentiment on the bottom. The head has some crazy retention. It takes awhile for it to die down. Leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Citrus and honey notes. Nothing too exciting, but not bad.

Taste: Pretty Standard I.P.A, but I actually enjoy it. Not much to say here.

Mouthfeel: Actually has a pretty high carbonation level, mouthfeel is a little of the light side.

Concluding thoughts: The only word that comes to mind is "Meh". It's a good beer and something I would definitely drink it again, but I would not go out off my way for it.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Old Wylies IPA from Rivertowne Pourhouse
81 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.