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Wedge Iron Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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88
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
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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4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Mississipping, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Photo of ncfranklin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

ncfranklin, Oct 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 11, 2010
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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the wedge tasting room.

A - Deep honey color, cloudy, with minimal head.

S - Piney hops with small amount of citrus undertones.

T - Strong pine and citrus hops. Not a lot of malt coming through, but more as it warms. Earthy, slightly toasted background after the hops fade away.

M - Slightly under carbonated but not a problem for me. Lingering hop oils hold on the tongue long after each sip.

D - Alcohol may be a problem for some but if you like a strong IPA this doesn't disappoint. Could have a few easily but I'd be sorry in the morning.

A great IPA for sure. Meets my two criteria for good IPAs: never trust an IPA you can see through and never trust an IPA under 6 percent.

theWrkncacnter, Aug 01, 2010
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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber in color with a slight orange hue. Thin half finger white frothy head that has good retention.

Smell is surprisingly malty in a good way. Malt is grainy with notes of honey and caramel and is followed by a nice moderate herbal hop presence.

Taste is really nice some floral hop flavor are forward. Malt follows and has bold grainy flavors along with a nice honey like sweetness and more floral residual hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good light and crisp. Very drinkable and medium bitterness and a light stickiness.

Fcolle2, Sep 21, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Slightly hazy light copper with a medium white head that left decent lace.

S-Spicy citrus and floral hops. The fruity aspects are very nice. Hints of sweet malt helped balanced things out.

T-Citrusy smack up front with a supporting biscuit malt profile backing things up. An underlying musty, earthy tone follows in the background....most likely an English hop addition.

M-Medium bodied with a sharp crispness and easy going attitude.

D-Easy to session, straight forward IPA. This one comes across to me as an American/English hybrid that melds the best of both into one beer. A solid brew.

Deuane, Sep 21, 2008
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
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

sholland119, Feb 15, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Barley's in Asheville

Nice dark amber with a decent half inch head. The aroma was appropriately hoppy. The taste started bitter but sweet, chewy malts soon came to the front to balance things out. Finish was smooth with a few pine hops at the end. Goes down easy for an IPA. This is a solid effort but not too flashy. Just right after hard day.

John1985, Mar 18, 2009
Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.