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3rd Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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3rd Rail IPA
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wedge Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Deuane on 12-02-2009

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3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, ruby-orange coloring, with a halo of off-white head. The nose is solid caramel, fruit sweetness, and strong resinous hops. Pretty balanced aromas. Flavors are heavily boozy forward, with tropical fruit sweetness, a backbone blending of caramel and cream, with citrus fruit and resinous highlights. Rich and robust bodied, with a smooth feel overall supporting the resinous hopped and caramel backbone. The finish is slick, rich, and slightly cloying. This beer is a beast.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep copper with a frothy cream head that lingers.

Muted citrus, floral hops, and toffee/caramel malt form the initial aroma. Malt sweetness seems to dominate.

Flavor is also sweet and bready, though it lacks a bit in backbone. Bitterness is definitely dominant. Citrus pith underlies the sweetness, but the beer really seems under attenuated.

Body is full, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

More malty than some, but not overly bitter, so it caters to my palate. True dipa lovers will be disappointed.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

10oz pour at the brewery. 4.00. Served in a goblet.

Pours hazy orange with a wisp of pale "head" that does actually leave traces of lace despite the high gravity.

The aromas are pretty soft. Orange, mango, a little pine and some sweet dough.

What a nice flavor profile! There is no denying that hops play 1st fiddle but it's in good balance. Big tropical orange and mango hops with biscuit, lemon zest, flower petals, white pepper, pine, bread and a bite of booze. Quite good.

Nice full, oily, coating feel with a near perfect subtle carbonation. Long, dry, tropical aftertaste.

I think I'd had this before but forgotten how good it is. It's so well balanced with excellent thick tropical hops on a great sweet malt base. This may or might not be polarizing to hop heads but I strongly recommend at least giving it a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3rd Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.