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Wedge Iron Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
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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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-03-2014 17:03:06 | More by pintofparadise
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-01-2014 21:15:43 | More by ariceclemson
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drunkboxer1

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Had on draft at the brewery. Golden color with a slight haze. Smells like pale malt and american hops. Decent balance for a AIPA, a fair about of malty sweetness to off set the the piney hops. Moderate to low carbonation. Kinda a heavy moutfeel. Pretty decent.

12-28-2009 21:16:25 | More by drunkboxer1
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-copper coloring, with a halo of white head. Nose of caramel and tropical fruit sweetness, with a subtle hops bitterness. Flavors are roasted caramel forward, with a wet hops resinous character to follow. Dank and resinous throughout, with a sugary and darkly sweet aftertaste. The body is slightly dry and slick, with a tangy sweet and peppery hopped finish. Very solid and very balanced.

08-09-2014 19:23:43 | More by GarthDanielson
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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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dirtylou

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -3%

on tap, barleys taproom in asheville

cell phone notes

appearance: served in a standard pint, hazy copper-amber body, fluffy white cap

smell: floral hops, chewy caramel, fresh citrus

taste: nice IPA - though pretty sure the menu said it was the english varietal. had kind of an awkward aftertaste - some say metal, but i'm not convinced there wasnt an oyster lost in the tapline. noticeably dry hopped, complimented well by some smooth caramel

mouthfeel: nice -fluffy ipa feel

drinkability: hindered by some bizarre aftertaste

06-27-2009 21:51:01 | More by dirtylou
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

Appearance: Hazy amber with a one finger cap that leaves strands of lace as it descends

Smell: Balanced between the caramel and the pine

Taste: Loads of caramel are joined by a piney hop presence with a bit of a pithy edge; after the swallow the bitterness remains pronounced but the lack of attenuation provides for a very sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, woth moderate to high carbonation

Drinkability: I wish thid beer were a bit less sweet as the piney hop presence is dramatic, along with the pithy edge

07-25-2009 19:44:22 | More by brentk56
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Thur123

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

The color and look of this beer were good, above par for sure. The taste, for what i paid, is amazing. A little sweet for sure but thats the way Im leaning with IPAs right now. Overall wedges IPA is a win, non tradition for sure. The people at the brewpub were great and the other styles I sampled were great as well. Need to get back to asheville soon.

09-24-2009 04:51:32 | More by Thur123
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metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

On-tap at Wedge Brewing Company, Asheville, NC

A: This beer is very hazy amber-orange in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down and left swirls of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of pale malts.
T: The taste has flavors of citrusy hops - grapefruit and orange seem to stand out in particular. It has a light to moderate amount of bitterness along with hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a well-balanced IPA. It's neither too citrusy nor too bitter making it very drinkable.

05-29-2013 12:15:35 | More by metter98
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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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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev 0%

On tap at Revolution Pizza & Ale house. Served in a pint glass.

The beer pours a light amber/copper color with a generous amount of white head that quickly recedes leaving behind lots of lacing.

The nose is quite balanced and full of caramel malty aromas, as well as piney & citrusy hop aromas. Lots of fruity aromas as well; orange, pineapple, and a bit of apricot. There is also a nice malty, grainy aroma as well.

The flavor is very similar to the smell. A nice mixing of sweet notes along with bitter hoppy notes. Sweet malts and bready, grainy malts pair well with the fruity & piney hops. As the beer warms the sweetness starts to fade and give way to more earthy notes, and the bready malts become more noticable. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated and finishes slightly dry. Very drinkable, easy going IPA. It really seems more like an English IPA than it does and American IPA.

Overall, this is a good, drinkable IPA that is not over the top in the hop profile. Good stuff

03-07-2011 19:20:04 | More by CBlack85
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

On tap at Barley's Tap Room in A-ville.Poured a hazed bronze with a half finger white head,big pine in the nose with citric tones as well,an underlying caramel base comes into play as well.A bigg shot of resiny hop hits hard up front with a softer caramel sweetness coming in to pretty much even it out in the finish.Big pine really hits hard in this IPA, but there is a hefty sweetness that keeps everything in place.A pretty solid IPA.

04-19-2010 18:42:05 | More by oberon
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-19-2013 01:14:41 | More by mtpHokie
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Al_Garrison

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-03-2014 00:57:04 | More by Al_Garrison
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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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

As I continue on my voyage through the wedge, I next land myself onto the IPA. Served on tap and consumed on 09/20/2008.

The pour was nice, a lightly hazed amber with a good inch of frothy white head on the top. Decent retention left a good bit of lace down the sides of the glass as well. Nice carbonation could be seen streaming up from the bottom throughout the session.

The aroma was of citrus floral hops. Hints of tangerine, orange, and a touch of pineapple are coming across the nose. Some hints at a malt filled middle to balance it out as it warms up. The flavor was more of the same. Started off with that bite of tangerine, orange peel like flavor in the front, but this slowly gave way to an almost biscuit like presence the further into the glass you go. Earthy, nice bitter finish dried you out just enough to come forward for another sip at the end. Over 6% but very easy to session, I had no issues at all taking this one down and going back for another after it was done.

Overall a very solid effort here from wedge. IPA's are a dime a dozen anymore and this one would fall in at above average, though out of the reach of some of the best. Still a more then solid effort I would have no issue with repeating.

09-21-2008 13:54:08 | More by mikesgroove
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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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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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ImpactDan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-16-2013 22:32:14 | More by ImpactDan
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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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Bartrob6

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

on tap at caramel's in asheville.

hazy looking IPA. the aroma gives away why. definitely dry hopped with some nice american hops and getting some pine mixed in with the citrus. very inviting brew.

tastes sweet with the same mix of hops in the flavor. tastes pretty darn good. very well balanced.

mouthfeel is pretty much perfect. if anything was different i'd want it to be a little dryer. but still awesome.

very drinkable beer. even at almost 7%.

05-25-2009 22:30:55 | More by Bartrob6
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memphischas

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-28-2013 00:52:06 | More by Rifugium
Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.