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3rd Rail IPA - Wedge Brewing Company

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3rd Rail IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 12-02-2009)
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Glad to have a chance to finally try a bunch of new brews from Wedge. Pretty much cleaned the taps out over the last week there.

The pour was a nice ark amber in color with a two finger head of white foam that stayed on top for a good long time before finally fading off into just a solitary ring of lacing around the sides that left some nice touches of foam dripping. Aroma in piney hops at first, but warming lets them fade into the backround and leaves behind a nice malty nose with some hints of booziness in the air. This carries over almost exactly into the flavor. Oily piney hops are biting at the tongue on the first few sips only to be replaced by a buttery malty flavor and a bit of a hot alcohol booziness which fades away with the last sips and leaves that taste on the tongue throughout.

Overall a solid DIPA. There are not alot of them brewed up here, so it can hold its own in a regional lineup.

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a: served at the brewpub in a small chalice, the beer is a deep amber with heavy hues of orange and red, a khaki head tops things off, showing average retention

s: thick with caramel malt and big oily pine hops, loads of juicy tropical citrus and sugary orange rind, alcohol present only as a mild sweetness

m: carbonation light-medium on a heavy, almost syrupy-thick body, carries the weighty flavors well

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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.

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3rd Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.