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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

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of Mississipping
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice copper color with a large white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind a good amount of lacing. 

S: Citrusy hops up front with some grapefruit and tangerine coming out immediately.  Caramel malt and some vanilla provide a bit of a sweetness.  A pretty good malty backbone adds a bit of complexity and a nice feel. 

T: Follows the aroma very well.  Citrusy up front with grapefruit, tangerine, and some apricot.  Really nice, yet subtle, sweetness provided by the caramel malts.  Just a touch of some earthiness on the back end that is very pleasant. 

M: Medium bodied with a pretty good bit of carbonation.  Smooth and tingly on the palate.  Great drying effect after each sip. 

D: Very nice little IPA.  Goes down easily, nice complexity, and nice balance.  I had no experience with Wedge before today, and they impressed with all three beers I tried from them.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of ncfranklin
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Bright orange, bubbly, small white head that laces nicely.

S: Lots of citrus hops, a biscuity malt layer underneath. Straight forward.

T: Heavy citrus here, orange, grapefruit, lemon, maybe even some pineapple. Big malty backbone keeps it from getting too bitter, and makes it easy to drink. Some pine in the finish.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Highly drinkable in this nature.

D: I'm impressed. Easy to put back (and you don't pay too much a price at 6.2%) and well balanced.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dispensed a near clear, light coppery body with a standard, sufficient, white head.

Smell: A nicely aromatic, playful back-and-forth of honeyish, bready malts and citrus, spicy hops.

Taste: A maltiness of faintly toasted bread given sweet honeyed accents. An opening of fruity citrus with growing flavors of lemon and tangerine, then a bit of earthy spiciness. Medium bitterness. Persistent honey character in the final moments. Finishes fairly dry with a touch of enduring bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A tasty, well-balanced India Pale Ale. Stop in and give it a try when in the Asheville area.

Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.