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Old Wylies IPA - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Old Wylies IPAOld Wylies IPA

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Ratings: 113
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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2/5  rDev -43.8%

IPAchris, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ChrisMon02, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single can from Abe's.

Bright hazy yellow orange body, topped by four fingers of snow white rocky froth. Dense lacing.

Inviting though non-aggressive aroma of non-sharp citrus with a dash of pine.

Solid semi- sweet malt base. Plenty of juicy fruit. Good bitter snap at the swallow. Fruity finish.

Light-medium mostly smooth mouthfeel, with just a late touch of prickliness.

It's not going to burn up the trade forums, but its a solid enjoyable IPA, and a pleasant surprise after their pineapple ale.

RonfromJersey, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

JVStabile64, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

whatname, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Good clarity on a tarnished orange coloring reveals a glass consuming display of carbonation of moderate pace. Foamy, 2 finger ivory head shows good standing while helping to leave a thick lace coating accented by heavy saturn like descending rings down the vessel.

S: Spicy pineapple, a dash of pepper herbs, starfruit and cantelope with a modest strength.

T: The flavor is grassy alcohol, sweet toasted grains, dry flowery hops. Peppery orange peel, spicy middle with citrus, the dry toasted nature begins to come through while the finish shows a good dry hopping of pine.

M: Creamy, dry hopped, medium bodied, carbonation settles down a bit.

O: Overall nice aroma, a different feel taste wise then the nose, a decent general drinker.

beerthulhu, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

BARFLYB, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

ScottyDuzntNo, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ShemRahBoo, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap

A - Poured orange tinted good, a little above a finger of head, nice fluffy white lacing.
S - Sweeter hops, orange juice, pine, citrus bite, and some good floral notes.
T - Lots of pine and bitter floral, this is kinda a let down from the nice citrus fruits in the aroma.
M - This ends very dry and bitter, medium feel.
O - A decent IPA, though there is some areas where it could use improvement.

Omnium, May 26, 2013
Photo of IronLover
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden honey in color with a slight haze. Poured with a short, rich white foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap that left sheets of sticky lacings on the glass. Malty grain, biscuit, earthy grass and light orange citrus hop aromas in the background. A bit light on hop character for an IPA. On the lighter side of medium bodied with pleasant, creamy, rich carbonation. Biscuity malt up front with floral and light citrus hops to the end. Finishes with a piney hop aftertaste. A local brew with lots of potential. Needs a bit more hop aroma and a touch more hop bite through the middle to be a true American IPA. If there was such thing as a German IPA, this may qualify.

IronLover, May 18, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pond water light brown. Big sudsy cap stood tall and dug in. Lacing is pretty.

Piney and herbal hops in the nose. Competing somewhat is a sweeter toasted malt and semi-flamboyant yeast presence. Not a fruity nose.

Crisp, but with some papery elements. Dry pine, toast, bitter grapefruit pith, vegetable-like herbaceous-ness, mucky yeast, and finishing nutty bitterness. Mineral qualities make it a bit salty. In fact, it tastes like there is salt in the beer. Might have worked without the caramel malts.

Carbonation is low-medium. Semi-scrubby in the end. Wet body. Not a satisfying gulp.

This was better we hen I've had it in the past. Can't tell if my can isn't fresh without decipherable code stamping. An average local IPA.

thecheapies, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Pensfan0782, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Gschaf, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

LXIXME, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ejimhof, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

tankg, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

hinemk76, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

kayrex, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Molson2000, Sep 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

RJ32S, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
Old Wylies IPA from Rivertowne Pourhouse
81 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.