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R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale - World Brews

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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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no score

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -4.8%

AndrewMichael, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
2.53/5  rDev -19.7%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, this beer shows a slightly hazy orange amber in color with a thin head. Retention is light and lacing is present but brief.

Smell is of citric sweetness and extremely reminiscent of Firestone Pale Ale, a bit too nectar like. Taste seems a bit more bitter and with a bit of a chalky finish. Dryness carries through to the feel and to the finish. You can have this one as I assume it's another contract brewed knockoff of a beer that wasn't very good to begin with. I think a friend picked it up at Albertson's, perhaps a 'house' brand. Will confirm and update. Either way, I would avoid this debacle.

HalfFull, Jan 12, 2009
Photo of avisong
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

avisong, May 18, 2012
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.98/5  rDev +26.3%

I was very suprised to find this at my local Shaws Supermarket here in Keene, NH...any new or different beer that comes through here is a suprise because we have such a crappy selection since we have to buy our beer in Convenience stores and or Supermarkets. They only had 12 packs of each Lager, Light lager & Pale ale so I took a sample of each one and made myself a mix-six pack.(You gotta improvise when the selection is so bad!)
Lable states: Flight 3 Citrusy hops and full bodied.

AP: Pours a clear, very bubbly pure Amber color with an 1/8' deep, scattered covering for a head. Leaves some sticky lacing all around the glass.

Nose: Fruity and citrusy hop(they were'nt kidding) with an herbal and nutmeg-like sweet malted scent. Decent aroma overall.

Taste: A rather complex, herbal abd citrusy bitter-hop flavor that is well balanced by the oak-wood nutmeg malt flavor that finishes with a smoked and herbal hop flavor that becomes leafy and earthy in the aftertaste.

MF: This is a medium to full body Pale Ale that feels crisp and rather heavy. It displays a nice mellowing feel as the flavor settles on the palate.

DA: This is a decent Pale...stands up to some of the best I feel. Look out Sierra Nevada!! (tehe)

GratefulBeerGuy, Dec 06, 2006
Photo of jwinship83
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%

12oz bottle with no freshness information drank from a standard american pint glass.

A- this one pours out a clear light copper colored body with a small off white colored head. the head lasts a little bit and leaves behind irregular spots of lacing.

S- sweet caramel and bready malts up first, and then some floral and citrus hops. a little bit of grapefruit.

T- the taste opens up with sweet bready and caramel malts and ends with a nice dose of hops. floral, grapefruit, and a little bit of orange.

M- medium bodied with too much carbonation.

D- compared to the other offerings from this brewery's line, this one isnt all that terrible. something i can see picking up to go to a picnic or bbq with. a somewhat nice bargain.

jwinship83, May 05, 2010
Photo of mfnmbvp
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

mfnmbvp, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of rorjets
3/5  rDev -4.8%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of pin
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

pin, May 18, 2012
Photo of erosier
3.68/5  rDev +16.8%

This is a nice pale ale witha beautiful amber color and a very creamy and fluffy white head. The aroma is quite citrisy and hoppy. The beer is medium bodied but tastes lighter than it looks. The citris taste really mellows the flavor of the hops and lets the malt come out. If it were a bit more carbonated it would be a really great pale ale. It is very drinkable and I would drink a few before the day was done if I had the choice to. Enjoy this one, it's a good pale ale.

erosier, Oct 08, 2007
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3.93/5  rDev +24.8%

12 oz. brown screwtop bottle bought at Shaw's in Augusta of all places. I have to say the label suggests they know their prospective customers. The label itself is good looking enough, but it says right on it "citrusy hops and full bodied." I know some craft brewers do this too, but not many that can be acquired here do. Anyway...

Orange, more red really, slightly murky body with thing and quickly dissipating head. Smells not that strong, but hops dominate the aroma. Much hop bitterness is present, but there's a faily decent malt backbone there. Still a hop-forward beer, though I'm not sure I'd say citrus as much as pine and planty, but not in a bad way. Rather tasty. Not as full bodied or flavored, but medium to slightly over medium on both counts. Tasty, but not as overwealming as APAs can sometimes be. Fairly drinkable.

MrHurmateeowish, Oct 13, 2006
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2.78/5  rDev -11.7%

I picked up a six-pack of Wing Walker Pale Ale at a grocery store to taste, review and enjoy. I poured this beer in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale copper color and is hazy. A foamy one-finger white head forms, and dissipates quickly to a ring around the side of the glass. The head produces a little lacing on the sides of the glass while drinking.

The smell is fairly faint and typical of the style. Hop aromas and some pine fragrances.

The taste is very acerbic. The label says “citrusy hops and full bodied.” I would agree, but I think the bitterness is overdone, and there is a hint of skunk flavor.

The mouth feel is full-bodied and dry.

This is a drinkable beer I guess? The second and third are better than the first, so perhaps it’s an acquired taste? All in all it’s a bit more acid and bitter than it needs to be, and the flavors are not real well balanced. I’d pick a lot of other pale ales over this one.

RJLarse, Sep 11, 2006
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Mattyb79, Jan 10, 2013
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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.

dansmcd, Jun 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Sweffin, Jun 27, 2013
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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.

Murrhey, Apr 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

sparx1100, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

DerwinWentworth, Jun 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

fox227, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Bookseeb
3.48/5  rDev +10.5%

Appearance is a nice dark amber with a thin head that dissapates. Aroma is of sweet malts and citrus, the same can be said for the taste with a hint of smoke. Has a medium mouthfeel that seems full bodied with a good amount of hops and carbonation to give it that spike. Not great, but it has character to try.

Bookseeb, Aug 09, 2007
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3.68/5  rDev +16.8%

Pours into the pilsner a somewhat dirty looking brownish gold color with many tiny bubbles floating up to fuel an impressive medium tan head. Head fades away at a very casual rate, leaving behind a good amount of lacing. Nose is citrus, hops, and yeast pretty much in equal portions. So far, better than I expected from the “new kid” craft beer. Taste is solid on the hops, very decent, with some citrus in the background and a bit of perhaps too-sweet malt cropping up toward the end. Finishes on a moderately bitter note. Mouth is very good for a pale ale: semi-syrup and viscous, but watery enough to be drinkable. Good level of carbonation keeps it lively in the mouth. Drinkability is very good; this one smells good, tastes good, and goes down smooth. A good “chillin’” beer. Recommended.

jettjon, Sep 22, 2006
Photo of scottum
3.38/5  rDev +7.3%

Pours a deep amber with a thin white headskie. Taste balance is solid, however nothing special is going on here. Hops are sharp but weak, and the malt bill is tired at best. Certainly easy to drink, but what's the point when there are so many better pale ales available.

scottum, Oct 09, 2007
Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

lilsmizzul1225, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

magpieken, May 11, 2013
Photo of SmashPants
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.

SmashPants, Jul 02, 2012
R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale from World Brews
74 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.