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Wedge Iron Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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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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Photo of atsprings
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

On-tap at the brewery served in a standard pint-glass a crisp orange with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is a mild amount of sweet malts and citrus hops. The taste blows the aroma out of the water, loads of hops and sweet caramel malts for a great balance. The beer is medium bodied with decent carbonation. This is a very enjoyable IPA, I can't wait to try more of their beers.

atsprings, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of Lovely85
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Lovely85, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

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.


sholland119, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of charlzm
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
Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

GABrew, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev +1.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of DCon
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!

DCon, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev +1.3%

FUwolfpacker, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of babaracas
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
Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

JohnParadee, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

brother_kenneth, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

VonZipper, May 29, 2014
Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +1.3%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

woodchip, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of carrollmel7
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

carrollmel7, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +1.3%

memphischas, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of craft_shannie
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

craft_shannie, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of ari32
4/5  rDev +1.3%

ari32, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of ncvbc
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Orange amber pour with medium white head, some lacing down the glass. Smell is very nice. Quite floral up front giving way to citrus scents. Mostly I get grapefruit and big bright orange citrus. A touch of caramel malt in there as well. Taste doesn't bring the floral touch but is still spot on and pretty delicious. Citrus hops dominate, very fresh and crisp on the tongue. Light caramel malt and a light biscuity touch as well, though the hops do win easily in this IPA. Lightly creamy in the mouth but quickly slapped down by a big hop bitterness that finishes with a lingering dryness and tingle on the tongue. This is a nice brew that I can enjoy a couple pints of. Not the most drinkable in the world but still quite enjoyable.

ncvbc, Apr 08, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ninaturner, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

juicebox, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

mecmd, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
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!

BeerDawgs, Oct 27, 2012
Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.