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Wedge Iron Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Iron Rail IPA
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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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3/5  rDev -24.1%

gfx, Oct 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

brother_kenneth, Aug 09, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -21.5%

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.

Norfawkers, Aug 13, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

gshoes3, Nov 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Falcone, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Axnjxn, Feb 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

FIN, Sep 03, 2013
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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.

charlzm, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

dailyminefield, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

gungoat, Feb 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

JohnParadee, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

swh1972, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Mappies, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

craft_shannie, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

atrocity, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

arparker89, Sep 01, 2012
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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.

babaracas, Mar 19, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

John_M, May 31, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

woodchip, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

GABrew, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

thatoneguymike, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ncstateplaya, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jburlew, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

VonZipper, May 29, 2014
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Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.