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Wedge Iron Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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88
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wedge Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the brewery website:
English Style India Pale Ale, Maris Otter 2-row, Canadian Honey Malt and Belgian Crystal.

Centennial, Kent Golding, and Cascade are added Five times during the process, including Dry Hopping.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 09-21-2008)
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Reviews by ncfranklin:
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ncfranklin

Alabama

4/5  rDev +1.3%

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Bright orange, bubbly, small white head that laces nicely.

S: Lots of citrus hops, a biscuity malt layer underneath. Straight forward.

T: Heavy citrus here, orange, grapefruit, lemon, maybe even some pineapple. Big malty backbone keeps it from getting too bitter, and makes it easy to drink. Some pine in the finish.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Highly drinkable in this nature.

D: I'm impressed. Easy to put back (and you don't pay too much a price at 6.2%) and well balanced.

10-11-2011 17:24:43 | More by ncfranklin
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

On tap at Barley's Tap Room in A-ville.Poured a hazed bronze with a half finger white head,big pine in the nose with citric tones as well,an underlying caramel base comes into play as well.A bigg shot of resiny hop hits hard up front with a softer caramel sweetness coming in to pretty much even it out in the finish.Big pine really hits hard in this IPA, but there is a hefty sweetness that keeps everything in place.A pretty solid IPA.

04-19-2010 18:42:05 | More by oberon
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juicebox

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-13-2013 23:35:08 | More by juicebox
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-19-2013 01:14:41 | More by mtpHokie
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%

Thanks to jtd1969 for bringing me a growler back from his travels.

A - dark hazy orange with a thick, pure white, foamy head that has great retention

S - faint bread, faint cake batter, grapefruit, very faint spicyness

T - opens with some sweet malt and then is completely dominated by big, piney, resinous, incredibly bitter hops; there is also some faint citrus throughout; the bitterness from the hops lingers on the palate for what seems like forever

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, a very warm alcohol finish

This is a nice IPA. It's intensely hoppy with the Cascade hops really making their presence known. The piney, bitter hop character reminded me briefly of SN Celebration. The malt is sweet which I like and does its best to lend balance. I really enjoyed this, and I think any hop head that finds themselves in Asheville needs to stop into Wedge and try this one.

10-05-2012 08:39:00 | More by tdm168
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gshoes3

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

11-10-2012 03:06:05 | More by gshoes3
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dirtylou

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -3%

on tap, barleys taproom in asheville

cell phone notes

appearance: served in a standard pint, hazy copper-amber body, fluffy white cap

smell: floral hops, chewy caramel, fresh citrus

taste: nice IPA - though pretty sure the menu said it was the english varietal. had kind of an awkward aftertaste - some say metal, but i'm not convinced there wasnt an oyster lost in the tapline. noticeably dry hopped, complimented well by some smooth caramel

mouthfeel: nice -fluffy ipa feel

drinkability: hindered by some bizarre aftertaste

06-27-2009 21:51:01 | More by dirtylou
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Al_Garrison

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-03-2014 00:57:04 | More by Al_Garrison
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-20-2014 15:34:57 | More by dailyminefield
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-01-2014 00:46:21 | More by woodchip
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Thur123

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

The color and look of this beer were good, above par for sure. The taste, for what i paid, is amazing. A little sweet for sure but thats the way Im leaning with IPAs right now. Overall wedges IPA is a win, non tradition for sure. The people at the brewpub were great and the other styles I sampled were great as well. Need to get back to asheville soon.

09-24-2009 04:51:32 | More by Thur123
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MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-04-2013 20:25:38 | More by MCDub
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matt82gill

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-30-2012 02:37:00 | More by matt82gill
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

As I continue on my voyage through the wedge, I next land myself onto the IPA. Served on tap and consumed on 09/20/2008.

The pour was nice, a lightly hazed amber with a good inch of frothy white head on the top. Decent retention left a good bit of lace down the sides of the glass as well. Nice carbonation could be seen streaming up from the bottom throughout the session.

The aroma was of citrus floral hops. Hints of tangerine, orange, and a touch of pineapple are coming across the nose. Some hints at a malt filled middle to balance it out as it warms up. The flavor was more of the same. Started off with that bite of tangerine, orange peel like flavor in the front, but this slowly gave way to an almost biscuit like presence the further into the glass you go. Earthy, nice bitter finish dried you out just enough to come forward for another sip at the end. Over 6% but very easy to session, I had no issues at all taking this one down and going back for another after it was done.

Overall a very solid effort here from wedge. IPA's are a dime a dozen anymore and this one would fall in at above average, though out of the reach of some of the best. Still a more then solid effort I would have no issue with repeating.

09-21-2008 13:54:08 | More by mikesgroove
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blackie

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

a: hazy, glowing orange-amber in color with a lighter but persistent head

s: biscuity malt structure with a nice dose of sweet caramel supports hop aromas of tropical citrus and dark pine, a touch musty

m: moderate carbonation and a medium body in great balance makes for an easy sip

t: caramel and biscuit backbone with a pleasantly grainy flavor, hops moderate in strength and bitterness with flavors of pine and tropical fruit

d: just fine

standard pint at the brewery on a lovely June afternoon post-camping

06-29-2009 23:53:55 | More by blackie
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev 0%

On tap at Revolution Pizza & Ale house. Served in a pint glass.

The beer pours a light amber/copper color with a generous amount of white head that quickly recedes leaving behind lots of lacing.

The nose is quite balanced and full of caramel malty aromas, as well as piney & citrusy hop aromas. Lots of fruity aromas as well; orange, pineapple, and a bit of apricot. There is also a nice malty, grainy aroma as well.

The flavor is very similar to the smell. A nice mixing of sweet notes along with bitter hoppy notes. Sweet malts and bready, grainy malts pair well with the fruity & piney hops. As the beer warms the sweetness starts to fade and give way to more earthy notes, and the bready malts become more noticable. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated and finishes slightly dry. Very drinkable, easy going IPA. It really seems more like an English IPA than it does and American IPA.

Overall, this is a good, drinkable IPA that is not over the top in the hop profile. Good stuff

03-07-2011 19:20:04 | More by CBlack85
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metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

On-tap at Wedge Brewing Company, Asheville, NC

A: This beer is very hazy amber-orange in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down and left swirls of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of pale malts.
T: The taste has flavors of citrusy hops - grapefruit and orange seem to stand out in particular. It has a light to moderate amount of bitterness along with hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a well-balanced IPA. It's neither too citrusy nor too bitter making it very drinkable.

05-29-2013 12:15:35 | More by metter98
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-01-2013 14:47:08 | More by ninaturner
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genogirl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-28-2012 02:02:40 | More by genogirl
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-22-2013 13:50:30 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Sayson

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

I had a pint of this IPA at Barley's in Asheville.
A: dark gold to amber with a half-inch head. Reasonably clear, maybe a bit of haze from hop compounds.
S: Malty and citrusy from hops starting with the letter 'C'
T: Initial maltiness followed by a candied orange flavor I associate with Centenial hops.
M: Fine for an IPA. Not too thin, doesn't stick around longer than necessary
D: Great drinking pint. I could see having several.
Definately worth checking out if you like hoppy beers.

02-06-2009 17:06:23 | More by Sayson
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a hazy orange hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a citrusy hop atop a flight caramel malt.

The taste consisted of citrus and pine with a solid light caramel backbone.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very tasty and well balanced IPA.

11-11-2012 01:18:39 | More by plaid75
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-22-2014 21:32:54 | More by GABrew
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ImpactDan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-16-2013 22:32:14 | More by ImpactDan
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jorrx003

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-13-2013 22:19:33 | More by jorrx003
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Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.