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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

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
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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gfx

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-02-2012 02:59:42 | More by gfx
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Norfawkers

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tastes a bit like a moldy wooden bucket...too many flavors going on here and none of them are particularly good. Calling this an IPA is also stretching it quite a bit.

Appearance: Deep golden amber, almost orange, cloudy

Smell: Very faint citrus

Taste: Grilled orange, smokey, earthy, weird unidentifiable funk

Mouthfeel: Smooth enough

Drinkability: Sippable if you prefer the strange and the experimental. This seems to be a trend from the Asheville Breweries.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2009 19:44:18 | More by Norfawkers
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gshoes3

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

09-21-2013 03:19:39 | More by Falcone
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

02-10-2014 14:14:23 | More by Axnjxn
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FIN

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

09-03-2013 17:16:05 | More by FIN
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charlzm

California

3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Consumed on December 30th, 2013 at the brewery. Menu notes 6.9% ABV.

Appearance: slightly cloudy medium orange/yellow. Fine white head.

Citrusy, resiny aroma.

Flavor is surprisingly sweet: malty with orange notes. The big hop flavor promised by the nose is muted.

Some carbonation tingle. Mouthfeel is slightly thin.

Not especially memorable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2014 23:14:56 | More by charlzm
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-24-2012 21:25:48 | More by gungoat
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-24-2014 14:25:19 | More by JohnParadee
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swh1972

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-19-2012 14:00:19 | More by swh1972
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Mappies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-10-2012 04:45:37 | More by Mappies
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-14-2014 00:11:50 | More by craft_shannie
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arparker89


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-01-2012 01:10:30 | More by arparker89
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babaracas

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery in a shaker pint. Turbid orange brown, no head, ring of sparse lace. Smell: caramel, whiff of grapefruit, mildly spicy, very fruity. Taste: caramel, earthy, grapefruit, mild tropical fruit. Balanced. Drying leafy, sweet finish. Not really an English IPA, but a good NC style IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2011 03:55:36 | More by babaracas
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John_M

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery yesterday.

The beer pours a solid amber color with OK head retention and decent lacing. Don't get a lot on the nose, just some light earth and malt. Not very impressed by what I smell, but fortunately this beer tastes better then it smells. The beer has a nice balance of moderate sweetness from the malt, that counters the decent bitterness well in this IPA. It's still ultimately on the hoppy side, and the flavors are attractive with some nice citrus and pine. Unfortunately, along with the bitterness, I got some noticeable alcohol in the finish as well, leading to a fairly hot finish. As I drank this IPA after the incredibly boozy 3rd rail, I took my time with this beer, and had a glass of water. While that helped, undeniably, this beer has some noticeable heat on the finish that detracts a bit from its drinkability. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, but with the beer delivering plenty of flavor.

A nice enough IPA, and God knows it was plenty popular the day I visited, but the noticeable alcoholic heat in the finish would probably have me looking for a different IPA most of the time.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2010 12:32:20 | More by John_M
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-22-2014 21:32:54 | More by GABrew
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-11-2014 01:14:53 | More by ygtbsm94
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-19-2013 18:56:12 | More by ncstateplaya
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jburlew

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-21-2014 21:01:40 | More by jburlew
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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-29-2014 15:47:51 | More by VonZipper
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-30-2014 01:03:57 | More by hollywood_15063
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G_Rod

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-17-2013 11:19:20 | More by G_Rod
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-03-2014 17:03:06 | More by pintofparadise
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Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.