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Wanderer Session India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

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Wanderer Session India Pale AleWanderer Session India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kzoobrew on 04-21-2011)
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2014 01:56:47 | More by rxthree
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2014 01:01:52 | More by MSandahl23
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2014 00:13:31 | More by dmorgan310
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combatFlexo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-22-2014 01:57:33 | More by combatFlexo
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-15-2014 03:12:57 | More by jeffwright
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EdFed

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-01-2014 05:08:15 | More by EdFed
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aasher

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-01-2014 04:39:24 | More by aasher
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from the bottle a clear deep orange color with one finger of rich off-white head. A good amount of sticky lacing left behind.

The aroma was fairly light with a bit of orange and light, light malts.

Tasted of baby aspirin. light caramel malts with light bitterness towards the finish

Medium bodied and wet with a lighter carbonation.

More of a pale ale versus an IPA. Average at best.

01-29-2014 22:37:55 | More by Monkeyknife
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marcb105

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-10-2014 18:41:40 | More by marcb105
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-03-2014 03:23:51 | More by drbenderdo
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/17/2013. A bit of a gusher upon opening. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, caramel, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, bread, caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, bread, caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops flavors; with a crisp moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very crisp and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a damn nice session IPA. Very nice robustness of bright hop flavors with a fair amount of malt; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

11-21-2013 05:02:15 | More by superspak
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patpbr

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%

A - Pours a deep orange with a quickly disapainting head.
S - Citrus, a little grapefruit and pine, hints of malt
T - Hop flavors: pine, citrus, grass, grapefruit a little sweet and bitter.
M - Light body and more of a bite then you would expect from the ABV. finishes dry.
O - Easy and pleasant to drink, Could kick back several

11-02-2013 00:46:20 | More by patpbr
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-01-2013 04:04:46 | More by StubFaceJoe
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waston

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-26-2013 18:00:51 | More by waston
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hpthebull

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-01-2013 21:34:46 | More by hpthebull
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-12-2013 04:07:29 | More by Agentveba
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BB1313

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -11%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden; huge fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around and leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas are subtle and full of orange peel and caramel malts. The flavors are muchmore vibrant. Lots of orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Lots of pine needles as well. The flavors are sharp and crisp. The malts take a backseat in the flavors and the bitterness shines. Mouthfeel is nice; it's light but has a nice body to it. Carbonation is very active. This is obviously an easy drinking beer.

This is a pretty bold beer at 4.2% abv. It definitely packs a punch. It's not a game changer, but it's well crafted.

09-05-2013 16:45:28 | More by BB1313
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-18-2013 02:20:58 | More by Drk93TT
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%

Served on tap in a stemmed 16 oz beer glass at the Meadowlark Restaurant in Kettering, OH.

Appearance: Hazy dark amber with a 1/4" off-white head. Lots of strands of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Tropical fruit, citrus, a hint of malt sweetness under the hop aroma.

Taste: Very hoppy with grapefruit and citrus abounding. Strong bitterness, but not overpowering. Some bready malt in the middle, maybe some caramelized malt as well as it warmed up.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a bit spicy on the tongue, otherwise good thickness underneath.

Overall / Drinkability: Went very well with lunch (grilled provolone + tomato + basil sandwich), and maybe it a tad bit more rich in flavor and aroma when warmer, but otherwise very good from start to finish. Full flavored without all the alcohol - a perfect beer for a working lunch.

08-15-2013 17:34:29 | More by damndirtyape
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-12-2013 00:05:33 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-04-2013 08:43:35 | More by Cynic-ale
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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2013 04:57:51 | More by Zuidman
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radiofish

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-10-2013 04:04:57 | More by radiofish
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HardyA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-16-2013 01:48:54 | More by HardyA
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-14-2013 18:48:09 | More by BlissJunkie
Wanderer Session India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.