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Wanderer Session India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
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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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/31/13.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy dark tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities all around even though this beer is now over 5 months old at this point.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

JVoyager, Mar 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

mpayne5, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

rxthree, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

MSandahl23, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dmorgan310, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

combatFlexo, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jeffwright, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

EdFed, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

aasher, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Monkeyknife, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

marcb105, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

superspak, Nov 21, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

patpbr, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

StubFaceJoe, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

waston, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

hpthebull, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Agentveba, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

BB1313, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Drk93TT, Aug 18, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

damndirtyape, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
Wanderer Session India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.