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Wedge Iron Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Iron Rail IPA
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BA SCORE
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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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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SFTBLMOSS2

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-21-2012 14:59:36 | More by SFTBLMOSS2
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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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gshoes3

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.1%

10-02-2012 02:59:42 | More by gfx
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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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Lovely85

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-25-2012 20:31:08 | More by YLBDY
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arparker89


3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

09-01-2012 01:10:30 | More by arparker89
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swh1972

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-23-2012 13:55:59 | More by augie
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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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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-20-2012 07:34:42 | More by greencovesteve
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TimP2115

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-24-2012 17:30:20 | More by TimP2115
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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
Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.