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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale - Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wedge Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 09-21-2008)
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Photo of metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%

On-tap at Wedge Brewing Company, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of biscuit and cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of malts along with hints of fruity yeast. No bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tasted a little more to me like an English Pale Ale because it was maltier compared American Pale Ales.

05-29-2013 12:02:10 | More by metter98
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%

The last of my round through the world of Wedge Brewing. I picked this one as my snack beer, enjoying it with a slice of pizza. Served on tap and consumed on 09/20/2008.

The pour was pretty standard for a decent pale ale. Lots of carbonation in a light amber colored beer. Good clarity here as there should be. Smaller head then I would like to see, maybe a finger or so and this quickly faded to just a thin veil across the top which barely masked the bubbles beneath.

First whiff of this one let me know right away that this was going to be at the hoppier end of pale ales. Light orange and pineapple notes mixed in with a light fresh cut grass like aroma. Some breadiness maybe mixed in, but mostly a light pale ale. The flavor was sharp, crisp, and clean, very well done here. Initial wave of light hops was quickly replaced by a mild pineapple like flavor that was well grounded in a decent earthy and grainy base. Smooth, consistent feel, was a little light, but still very nice and an easy session beer this one quickly became.

While not being my favorite beer of the day, it certainly left a decent impression on me overall. A solid beer I would have no issue with trying again.

09-21-2008 16:36:21 | More by mikesgroove
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-08-2013 00:35:32 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.55/5  rDev -7.1%

Enjoyed a couple times at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. It was nice to see there was at least a few cask offerings with sensible ABV percentages.

Appearance: Clear, light copper body with a thin, bubbly, whitish head.

Smell: Aroma of sweetened lemon zest with a backing of basic pale malts.

Taste: Lightly grainy pale malts with a small pinch of powdered sugar. Hmm, there's a peculiar and fairly distinct taste of green tea early on. Lemony hop character with a medium bitterness. Finishes dry and bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Simply a reasonably tasty, enjoyable pale ale.

02-01-2009 19:09:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-29-2012 23:00:16 | More by nickfl
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-28-2013 00:52:41 | More by Rifugium
Photo of plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention.

The taste and aroma were characterized by clean pale malts and vibrant citric hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty pale ale. Very drinkable.

11-11-2012 01:56:24 | More by plaid75
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-10-2013 15:52:43 | More by claspada
Photo of gford217


3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.

Pours a clear golden amber with a small bubbly head.

The aroma is dominated by the floral fry hops up front which carry the smell throughout with some caramel malts int he background.

The hops are again prevalent in the taste up front with some lemon grass and hints of pine. The malts are more bready that anything and form the backbone of this one before the hops come back and leave a dry bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is slick and fairly light with little carbonation.

This was a very drinkable pale ale that represents a more traditional cask ale vs. some of the other big offerings at the ACAT.

02-02-2009 01:27:38 | More by gford217
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-07-2012 20:20:26 | More by Gatordaddy
Photo of smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-28-2013 20:53:25 | More by smithj4
Photo of atsprings

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +6%

On-tap at Mellow Mushroom in Asheville a crisp dark yellow with a nice frothy eggshell head that diminishes to a thin layer and leaves slight lacing. Aroma was a nice amount of crisp citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste was a nice balance of crisp citrus hops blending nicely with sweet pale malts. The beer is quite light and refreshing with decent carbonation. This one is certainly what I come to expect from a pale ale, very enjoyable.

04-29-2009 01:51:10 | More by atsprings
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-19-2014 22:09:48 | More by Immortale25
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-29-2012 22:51:22 | More by Lovely85
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-30-2014 07:30:51 | More by Falcone
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3.78/5  rDev -1%

On-tap at the Wedge tasting room in a shaker pint. A hazy amber with thin white head and a ring of delicate lace. Smell: sparse with pale malt sweetness, mild pineapple and melon. Leafy and a little odd grainy+veggie (I see there's a little rye, might have been from that). Taste: lemon, light tea, leafy, spicy, balance through pale and a little crystal. Prickly carbonation that thins out at the finish leaving spicy and citric flavors. Nice session beer, cleaner than their IPA.

03-19-2011 04:27:45 | More by babaracas
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-09-2014 12:24:56 | More by brother_kenneth
Photo of Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-16-2014 19:30:07 | More by Brewsed
Photo of kkipple

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +14.7%

On tap upstairs at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville, again!

A. Spot on. Pale yellow, almost clear, with a fine white head that sticks.

S. Pretty much pale ale... uh... gosh, having a hard time coming up with anything else. Amarillo hops, perhaps? Clean, great blend of restrained malt and hops going on here. Avoids the American excess of being too hoppy for the style.

T. Yummy and classic. Bitter citrus hops and sweet, well defined malt rule the day here, a hint of peaches and fruit to keep things interesting. Alcohol is within bounds, it's all very refreshing and finishes clean and bitter.

M. Crisp carbonation, full and creamy in the mouth. Well-nigh perfect!

Less really IS more! This is a wonderful, fresh tasting pale ale that nails the style and is hugely drinkable. Make sure to try it next time you're in the beer Mecca of the South.

09-23-2008 02:13:57 | More by kkipple
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-18-2012 05:11:47 | More by carrollmel7
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-08-2014 02:33:53 | More by memphischas
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South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

had on tap @ 12 Bones in Asheville

Pours a straw yellow color, moving to a light orange with a nice head, a little more than a cm, which slowly fades to a ring, leaving moderate lacing. The smell presents itself as kind of earthy, with a small kick of citrus. I can smell a nice amount of resinous, slightly pungent fresh hops, but not overpowering. I can also smell some nice maltiness, almost like fresh crushed 2-row, with a light note of caramel sweetness. The taste starts off like a bit of 2-row tea, I'd say, with a light bit of sweetness, maybe some other pale malts, light sweetness, not a lot of heavy breadiness. There's a light crisp hoppiness, like a sqeeze of lime juice almost, with a low bitterness, just enough for a little zip, and some spicy resins. Nice, but maybe a bit more breadiness would make this nicer in terms of flavor. The mouthfeel is very clean, with a nice little bite of carbonation with each taste. This one isn't heavy, but isn't thin for the style. This one is easy drinking - a very good midday beer. Nothing is overdone and nothing is overshadowed. Overall, a nice beer to drink. I kind of wonder if adding to the maltiness would make it less drinkable, but that's my recommendation.

06-27-2009 15:49:08 | More by taylorhamrick
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-16-2013 17:13:21 | More by DMB
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-20-2012 07:36:29 | More by greencovesteve
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-19-2013 01:15:18 | More by mtpHokie
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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale from Wedge Brewing Company
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