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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

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 09-21-2008

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.
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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery served in a standard pint-glass a crisp orange with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is a mild amount of sweet malts and citrus hops. The taste blows the aroma out of the water, loads of hops and sweet caramel malts for a great balance. The beer is medium bodied with decent carbonation. This is a very enjoyable IPA, I can't wait to try more of their beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.41/5  rDev -13%
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.

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3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.