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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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Lovely85

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

09-21-2013 03:19:39 | More by Falcone
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-30-2014 01:03:57 | More by hollywood_15063
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

On tap at the tasting room.

A-Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head and good sticky lacing.

S-Bready malt and earthy hops.

T-Grainy malt with bitter earthy hops in the finish. Tasty.

M-Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

D-Quite tasty and sessionable for a 7% IPA.

HV

02-15-2010 18:54:21 | More by sholland119
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charlzm

California

3.39/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-12-2012 21:01:35 | More by UltimateLivewire
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DCon

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

Bought a Growler of this from The Wedge Brewing Co in Asheville, NC for $15 (Growler included). Tapped from one of the Bright Handles w/ "WEDGE" on it into the Growler with Neon Blue Writing on it. Shared w/ CurtisMcArthur and other BA friends from Nashville, TN.

Aroma- A surprisingly strong malty and sweet aroma hits the nose before the hops... Hops are in the background here but not dominant.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that has nice head life. Has a dark orange colored body with semi-haziness. Leaves good lacing behind.

Flavor- Has tons of hop and sweetness from the beginning of the drink. Whew, not at all like the Malt dominant aroma! Stays hoppy throughout the drink and finishes with a medium bitterness level.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and finishes with a nice citric flavor.

Overall Impression- A great American IPA minus the aroma. For some reason, the sweetness of the malt came out strong but not in the flavor. Would DEFINITELY recommend this one and if your @ the Wedge, I would suggest drinking others on-tap and then taking this one to go in a Growler (its the only option in Growler anyways). Thanks again for the great brews Wedge Brewing!

01-18-2012 01:14:38 | More by DCon
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babaracas

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

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

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-09-2014 12:24:11 | More by brother_kenneth
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-04-2013 05:27:20 | More by RochefortChris
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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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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-24-2014 08:54:08 | More by seanchai
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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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memphischas

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-08-2014 02:30:42 | More by memphischas
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ari32

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-03-2014 21:11:00 | More by ari32
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Orange amber pour with medium white head, some lacing down the glass. Smell is very nice. Quite floral up front giving way to citrus scents. Mostly I get grapefruit and big bright orange citrus. A touch of caramel malt in there as well. Taste doesn't bring the floral touch but is still spot on and pretty delicious. Citrus hops dominate, very fresh and crisp on the tongue. Light caramel malt and a light biscuity touch as well, though the hops do win easily in this IPA. Lightly creamy in the mouth but quickly slapped down by a big hop bitterness that finishes with a lingering dryness and tingle on the tongue. This is a nice brew that I can enjoy a couple pints of. Not the most drinkable in the world but still quite enjoyable.

04-08-2009 02:53:24 | More by ncvbc
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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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juicebox

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Picked up a growler at the brewery during our weekend in Asheville. Wedge is always one of our favorite haunts in Asheville

A - A cloudy reddish orange, with lots of head and lace retention. Beautiful. This is what an IPA should look like!

S - Spicy and hoppy. Bitter piny hops present

T - Big hoppy flavor with a huge sweet malty backbone. Piny hops dominate. A touch of citrus as well. Bitter, but not too much. Very well balanced. Love it

M - Medium bodied, and goes down the hatchett just right

O - An amazing IPA, no doubt. I wish they would bottle it so I can bring alot of it back to Atlanta. If you are in Asheville, got to check out Wedge. Always a good time!

10-27-2012 22:22:20 | More by BeerDawgs
Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.