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Old Wylies IPA - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Old Wylies IPAOld Wylies IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ScottyDuzntNo, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ShemRahBoo, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -0.3%
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
Photo of thecheapies
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
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
Photo of Pensfan0782
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Pensfan0782, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Gschaf
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Gschaf, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +12.7%

LXIXME, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -15.5%

ejimhof, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Seaba
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of tankg
3/5  rDev -15.5%

tankg, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev +12.7%

hinemk76, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev +12.7%

kayrex, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Molson2000, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of RJ32S
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

RJ32S, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -15.5%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +12.7%

mrosenfeld32, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amberish copper color with a slight off white head that is about one finger thick. The aroma is of a caramel malt backbone with piney and earthy hops present over the top. The taste has a big malt backbone with caramel malt and sweet malt being balanced out by piney and earthy hops. The carbonation is moderate. Overall its a solid ipa, nice malt backbone and characteristic with a nice balance off hops. Enough going on to make you come back for more.

WoodBrew, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-nice amber with a nice cream colored head

S-herbal and grainy. Not very hoppy at all. Not a great scent for an ipa.

T-comes in with a very bitter taste of herbs and pepper. The after-taste is also very bitter with a touch of floral flavors to it. Unique. 

M-bitter. Medium carbonation with a creamy finish.

O-It's just a decent ipa. To be honest, it reminds me more of an old English ipa than the american style common today. I suppose I'd drink it again if offered, but I'm not gonna search this out.

AdamBear, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap at new North Shore location

Bronze amber pour, whitish lacing

Smells of floral and pine resin hops with some light bready malt

Caramel malts with some strong but not overly bitter hop character.

Medium body with a sting of carbonation.

Really a pretty decent IPA, light and drinkable but not short on flavor or body. Good balance and sessionable beer, would have again.

Cylinsier, May 16, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Rusty tan/brown, nice 1 inch creamy head and lots of lacing.

Smell - Grapefruity hops, pine, cherry, caramel malts, spices, honey and yeasty sugars.

Taste - First sip is piney hops with a malty backbone. Caramel malts really work nice with the hops and added yeasty sugars. Nice grapefruit and lemon kick is present after the malts die down. Strong bitter pine comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets lots of hops and malts. Palate gets tons of pine, some sugars and lemon. Aftertaste is dry, bitter and hoppy.

Overall - A nice local ipa, been drinking this one for years, finally in cans, had to buy and finally do a review. Love the huge pine hop kick it has, alcohol is masked, and is a pleasure to drink. Ultra fresh and in cans, adds to this moreso then in the past. If your in the Pittsburgh area, grab a can or two and enjoy.

wvsabbath, May 09, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Darkmagus82, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of woz00027
4/5  rDev +12.7%

woz00027, Jan 15, 2012
Old Wylies IPA from Rivertowne Pourhouse
81 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.