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Wedge Iron Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Iron Rail IPA
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88
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
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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planbee

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-26-2011 05:43:13 | More by planbee
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drperm

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

The best American IPA I've had in a very long time, and the best IPA in North Carolina, hands-down.

In the glass, it is lovely to behold: glistening orange, with a nice thin white head. A slight haze speaks of dry-hopping.

On the nose, I am given a carnival-ride of citrus, bountiful dry-hopping, and a bit of pine and floral to round it out.

The taste is perfectly bitter and hop-citrusy, with a faint metallic twang that I find desirable and noteworthy. There's a nice malt presence here as well.

On the palate, it just hits the spot. Love those snappy bubbles and I've love to pair this one with anything from spicy Indian curry to a fat home-grilled beefalo burger.

Go to the Wedge Brewery on a sunny late afternoon. Sit outside. Order a pitcher, or perhaps two. They go quickly.

06-24-2009 19:02:18 | More by drperm
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

06-03-2014 00:27:53 | More by xJMFCx
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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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BillySteAlta

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-09-2014 17:07:20 | More by BillySteAlta
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-06-2013 05:50:32 | More by sendbeer
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YLBDY

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-25-2012 20:31:08 | More by YLBDY
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-07-2012 21:05:12 | More by Gatordaddy
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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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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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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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jorrx003

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-13-2013 22:19:33 | More by jorrx003
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EuellGophar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-17-2014 20:46:19 | More by EuellGophar
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dave317

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-09-2014 16:30:41 | More by dave317
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-10-2013 23:47:06 | More by NoCurse2012
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Lovely85

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-29-2012 22:55:40 | More by Lovely85
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mecmd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-24-2012 23:40:40 | More by mecmd
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cltIPAdrinker

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-01-2013 20:04:39 | More by cltIPAdrinker
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-18-2012 05:13:47 | More by carrollmel7
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-29-2012 22:59:34 | More by nickfl
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ChuckWagon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-20-2013 20:11:38 | More by ChuckWagon
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jtd1969

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

A - deep murky orange amber color.Good carbonation with some cascading.

S - light pear with citrus, bread

T -Fruitisweet bread with an intense earthy/herbal hop that lingers, peppery.

M - medium bodied with good carbonation

O - Very good beer. There are so many good IPAs out there. This one is unique and highly drinkable, The peppery/hoppy flavor really is a treat for hop heads. I recommend this beer and brewery!

10-07-2012 20:25:47 | More by jtd1969
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brewingnewbie

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%

Really enjoyed this off tap. Not much to look at but has a great taste. Aroma is of citrus and flower and the taste follows. Mouthfeel is hard to quantify.

Overall a very solid IPA which I will seek out whenever I'm in town.

Will be picking up a growler before I head out.

12-18-2011 22:31:47 | More by brewingnewbie
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

A golden-orange color with a bit of amber in the center. A nice 2cm head sits on top, fades to about .5cm and never disappears. Leaves the most incredible lacing, there were dried bubbles creating a wall stuck to the side of my glass. I could see right through it, and watched little bubbles floating to the top of the liquid. Wonderful to look at. The smell was nice. Lots of resinous, floral hops, a tiny bit of citrus. You can smell the sweet, aromatic malts underneath. The taste is immediately lemony sweet, with a little bit of a nutty, bready malt backbone. Notes of floral, herbal hops, very pleasant. A bit mild for an American IPA, a bit bitter for a British IPA, but not off the mark for either really. The beer isn't completely full. The carbonation is nice and pleasant, but I think it could just be a bit chewier from the malts used, especially with the flavors they lend to the beer. This one drinks really well. Everything comes together well here, and I couldn't pull myself away from the beer, and I thought I could drink this for days. Really worth a shot if you get a chance.

03-04-2009 01:20:46 | More by taylorhamrick
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Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.