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R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale - World Brews

Not Rated.
R.J. King Wingwalker Pale AleR.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
74
okay

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scruffwhor on 07-08-2006)
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Slongie

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

05-29-2014 00:41:28 | More by Slongie
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-25-2014 16:52:54 | More by Noelito76
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

10-23-2013 02:57:51 | More by sparx1100
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Sweffin

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-27-2013 02:41:44 | More by Sweffin
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magpieken

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +19%

05-11-2013 15:57:53 | More by magpieken
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.43/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 02:40:20 | More by mfnmbvp
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rorjets

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -4.8%

02-10-2013 14:31:53 | More by rorjets
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 05:03:19 | More by biboergosum
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 22:44:02 | More by TMoney2591
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matjack85

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

02-03-2013 01:16:30 | More by matjack85
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naturallight1

Nevada

2/5  rDev -36.5%

01-21-2013 04:35:07 | More by naturallight1
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-14-2013 21:28:13 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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Mattyb79

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

01-10-2013 19:07:38 | More by Mattyb79
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-19-2012 16:53:07 | More by t0rin0
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -4.8%

11-03-2012 20:00:34 | More by AndrewMichael
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JJFordick

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.8%

09-15-2012 02:15:46 | More by JJFordick
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mtgrl27


4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

09-13-2012 03:10:40 | More by mtgrl27
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Kulrak

Australia

2.45/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 11:12:25 | More by Kulrak
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SmashPants

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 12:55:32 | More by SmashPants
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-18-2012 05:13:52 | More by DerwinWentworth
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MrKennedy

Australia

2.25/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 12:41:40 | More by MrKennedy
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dansmcd

Australia

2.88/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 07:14:12 | More by dansmcd
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pin

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

05-18-2012 04:10:11 | More by pin
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avisong

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

05-18-2012 02:33:04 | More by avisong
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Murrhey

Montana

3.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 17:49:00 | More by Murrhey
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R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale from World Brews
74 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.