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Old Wylies IPA - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Old Wylies IPAOld Wylies IPA

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-28-2013 14:51:07 | More by Seaba
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tankg

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-17-2013 22:42:15 | More by tankg
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Greenblanketbrewing

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +39.7%

02-14-2013 03:16:30 | More by Greenblanketbrewing
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-27-2013 04:47:48 | More by hinemk76
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-01-2012 20:22:11 | More by kayrex
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-22-2012 02:04:35 | More by hollywood_15063
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-24-2012 21:54:49 | More by Molson2000
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RJ32S

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-17-2012 17:29:29 | More by RJ32S
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-09-2012 04:57:05 | More by heddar33
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-24-2012 22:41:54 | More by mrosenfeld32
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 03:00:30 | More by WoodBrew
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 01:08:23 | More by AdamBear
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 20:43:19 | More by Cylinsier
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Serving type: can

05-09-2012 21:59:03 | More by wvsabbath
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 14:13:22 | More by Darkmagus82
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woz00027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-15-2012 16:55:42 | More by woz00027
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2011 22:08:12 | More by Mark5252
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spedprof

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-13-2011 04:03:23 | More by spedprof
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-06-2011 01:03:01 | More by Brown120
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-02-2011 00:06:29 | More by SATBMan
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a local beer market because it's a Pennsylvania IPA I've never heard of.

Looks lovely with a nice bright orange haze. A thick white head gives way to some lacing while sipping.

Smells pretty bitter. Basic "hoppy" smell with a little grass and a touch of sugary sweetness.

Taste is bitter throughout. Just a touch of malt balance peaking through but hops and more hops dominate the taste buds. Despite it's bitterness, Old Wylie is citrusy crisp.

Mouthfeel is watery which adds to it's quenching qualities. Nicely carbonated.

Overall this beer is a decent IPA. Not sure if I'd reach for it again, but I'd like to see what else Rivertowne has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 02:11:02 | More by TheMultiYeast
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kkipple

South Carolina

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
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

2.4/5  rDev -33%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 22:29:03 | More by Hoptometrist
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 19:45:49 | More by Flounder57
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy copper color with a thick off white head. Head has some nice legs and leaves lots of lace on the glass.

S- Mild nose for an IPA, just some hints of floral hops and not much else going on. I do get a little bit of caramel and malt as this warms up.

T- Big hop taste up front, not really expecting that from the aroma, a nice mix of grapefruit and floral hops. Not overpowering, nicely balanced out with a sweet malt backbone. Finish is dry and with a lingering final note of the hop bitterness. It’s a relatively clean finish too, just a hint of hop oil left on the palate.

M- A little more than medium in body and nice carbonation too. Pretty clean in the mouth but there is some residue of hops oil that starts to build up by the end of the glass.

O- Solid IPA, nothing that memorable about it, but it’s not one to turn down either. The 7.0% ABV is well hidden and the taste is solid, but the aroma is what needs the most work on this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 03:26:18 | More by ToddT
Old Wylies IPA from Rivertowne Pourhouse
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.