R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale - World Brews
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2.43/5 rDev -22.9%
12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired at the local Jewel Osco, $12.00 for a 12 pack. I should probably note that my bottle is different than the one pictured, with a blue label and claiming a 5.30% abv rather than 5.4% as BeerAdvocate says.
Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - After it finished overflowing from the bottle, it poured me a nice two fingers of fluffy white head with decent retention, on top of a somewhat cloudy yellow-orange body.
S - Muted hops and pale dusty malts. Vague sweet tea leaf type smell.
T - Light fruity lemon hops, dry pale malt, and copper. Metallic copper taste is a bit dominant. Finishes with a bit of green apple skin sweetness.
M - Mouthfeel is neutral, nothing really to speak of. Not bitter, not hoppy. Finishes itself off pretty quickly. Thin and watery, with a bit of dry malts and copper being the only tastes that linger around.
Overall, a very boring mediocre beer, much like many of it's companions apparently. The only friend of this beer that I have drank was the R.J. King Wingwalker India Pale Ale, which was by far a better choice. Light bodied and lightly carbonated, yet the two bottles of this sh*t that I've uncapped both exploded foam, so needless to say this beer is pissing me off. Moderate abv, but I would spring for the IPA if you're ever in a pinch and need to get your quick buzz because it's tastier and has a higher abv. Not a beer I will be trying again after I kill this 12 pack.
R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale ---2.5/5
03-02-2013 02:40:20 | More by mfnmbvp
3.18/5 rDev +1%
12oz bottle. No answer to my simple queries from anyone even remotely related to the production, delivery, or retail side of this beer leads me to make rash assertions as to the origins of the offering, or rather the incestuous nature thereof.
This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of foamy, mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few thin streaks of bridge-like lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds into the ether.
It smells of musty caramel malt, semi-sweet orchard fruit, a bit of overripe black berries, and some mildly funky earthy, leafy hops. The taste is grainy caramel malt, a touch of sour breadiness, bland earthy fruitiness - peaches and apples, mostly - and dead-eyed (anthropomorphized, apparently) leafy hops.
The carbonation is quite neutered, and barely noticeable, the body a so-so medium weight, and too pithy and cloying to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the grainy caramel malt still buoyed by a stale fruitiness, as the hops seem to be truly absent by this point, replaced by a small, finally evolved plastic twinge.
I'm not getting that unpleasant from the get-go impression that its colleagues seem to engender, so colour me surprised, I suppose, but its overall essence still gives me the minor willies, only if there's really nothing else on offer to make me change my mind.
02-08-2013 05:03:19 | More by biboergosum
2.68/5 rDev -14.9%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Sounds dangerous... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises funky orange peel, mild greens, cilantro, and dry biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a vein of what I can only describe as flat, old Squirt. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a fairly sad little pale ale, one that lacks all sorts of character.
02-07-2013 22:44:02 | More by TMoney2591
2.45/5 rDev -22.2%
Pours a light straw color with about 1cm of chunky white head that's fading away, but lacing around the edges. Smells mostly of water with a very slight citrus scent. The taste is fairly clean, very faintly hoppy. Finishes clean. Mouthfeel is watery and flat. Overall, it's flavorless and flat. Something someone that enjoys macros would enjoy.
07-17-2012 11:12:25 | More by Kulrak
3.9/5 rDev +23.8%
Bottle: brown 355mL bottle, funky and classically styled label.
Appearance: light amber colouring with a big, bubbling head. Crisp, clear and very enticing.
Aroma: a reasonably strong aroma of citric hops.
Taste: the citric hop flavours maintain, but also a clean, light malt.
Aftertaste: that lovely hops flavour lingers over the citrus.
Mouth feel: moderate body and carbonation, suits the style well and brings the flavours forward.
Overall: very nice American Pale Ale. Nicely hopped, nicely combined flavours. Lovely sessional beer if in the mood for a sweetish citrus beer with some nice hops bitterness undertones.
07-02-2012 12:55:32 | More by SmashPants
2.25/5 rDev -28.6%
12oz bottle from Woolworths Liquor, West Ryde, poured into a Golden Monkey tulip.
True gold in colour, with a nice off-white foam on top that retains well. Some streaky lacing.
Smell is slightly sweet, some apricot and a touch of mango, but otherwise not much else there.
Dull citrus taste, some apricot in there, but otherwise metallic and a fair bit of it.
Slightly creamy mouthfeel, some metallic bitterness. Some gaps in the feel, watery in patches.
Leaves you feeling underwhelmed, but thankful that you don't have another in the fridge. Needs a hopping overhaul and to rid itself of a metallic flavour and you might have an average beer.
06-14-2012 12:41:40 | More by MrKennedy
2.88/5 rDev -8.6%
A - Pours a misty mid-amber under half a finger of creamy white head and then short rings of lace.
S - Very low on hops, I'm getting some hay. Clean and lightly floral.
T - Slightly vinuous, green apple and lemon. Bland.
M - Light to medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.
O - Pretty disappointing. Leave it on the shelf.
06-07-2012 07:14:12 | More by dansmcd
3.15/5 rDev 0%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.
A- Finger and a half width head. Bubbly off-white head. Orange color.
S- Heavy floral hops, some straw smells as well.
T- Light tastes, floral hops that finish sweet and smooth.
M- Light and well carbonated.
O- Something isn't right about it. Soapy and grassy. Not too bad for a cheap beer though.
04-01-2012 17:49:00 | More by Murrhey
R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale from World Brews
74 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.