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Wanderer Session India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Lukass, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

zonker17, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

TimRoss41, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

t0rin0, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

rolandboy, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Zaphog, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

redleg64, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jacobdensford
2.75/5  rDev -28%

jacobdensford, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Bitter_Echo
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, clear, orange tannic yellow, with low and fine head. Smells on the pine side of things: balsam, faint laquer-ish, organic chemistry class like piney and resinous. Not much in the way of fruit and citrus bitter but a little grapefruit rind. Like I said, on the pinier side. Taste is terrific, well balanced, smooth, not too sweet not too malty. Nice, distinct bitterness in good balance with each other and complex. Alcohol is low, carbonation is fine and moderate to scrubbing powerful. Bitter notes linger but clear from the palate...tastes of more alcohol than 4+ percent would indicate. I think bitter like an IPA, but not exhausting, and fits well with my idea of a session ale. Curiously, like the pine version of another citrusy All Day IPA brewed several hours south in GR. I like this one too. Another six in my future. Nice.

Bitter_Echo, Aug 26, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm always happy to see a new low abv beer.

It's unusual to me though that this is only 4.2%, because I feel like I can taste booze tones all up in this thing. Regardless of that, the hop tones are pretty full and sharp. A nice drinker, but a bit too spicy, for me.

RblWthACoz, Aug 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

IlPostino, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

brealbg, Jul 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

WesM63, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

LordKnarf, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

SnatchyMcPants, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

cestlavie, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of bigkingken
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a healthy head on top that slowly dissipates to a decent size. Slightly hazy in appearance. Lots of aroma coming out of the top. Citrus notes highlighted with orange and grapefruit, and a subtle backdrop of pine. Medium everything in the taste department. A good amount of bitterness offset by a good amount of malt – nothing too strong going on. Well balanced. Grapefruit dominates a slightly acidic and bitter overall profile. Leaves a bit of bitterness behind, but nothing uncomfortable. Hits its mark. Looking for an all-day drinking IPA that won’t kill the palette or make anyone too drunk, this is it. But as an IPA, it lacks character.

bigkingken, Apr 17, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy copper with a thick, long lasting head. Smell is predominately citrus grapefruit with a touch of spiciness. Some session IPA's tend to taste more like a pale ale. This one is not one of those. There is ample malt background to support the strong citrus hop flavors. This is a tad bit over-carbonated in my opinion though. This beer definitely doesn't taste like a 4.2% ABV. This is a great session IPA.

tophers, Apr 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

blp, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Calculat0r, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

oldvines, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

seanhug, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

iparules, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

OleLouIPA, Feb 19, 2012
Wanderer Session India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.