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Wanderer Session India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 08:19:51 | More by RblWthACoz
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IlPostino

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-21-2012 00:00:17 | More by IlPostino
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brealbg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-30-2012 13:54:19 | More by brealbg
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-13-2012 04:39:55 | More by WesM63
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LordKnarf


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-12-2012 20:30:25 | More by LordKnarf
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-07-2012 20:52:49 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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cestlavie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-25-2012 01:41:18 | More by cestlavie
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bigkingken

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 14:54:14 | More by bigkingken
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tophers

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 21:29:20 | More by tophers
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blp

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-14-2012 12:45:07 | More by blp
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Calculat0r

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-11-2012 15:36:07 | More by Calculat0r
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2012 00:54:23 | More by oldvines
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seanhug

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2012 00:58:30 | More by seanhug
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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-21-2012 03:35:07 | More by cynical1027
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iparules

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-19-2012 22:19:25 | More by iparules
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OleLouIPA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-19-2012 00:20:56 | More by OleLouIPA
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-16-2012 15:18:42 | More by Tyrawlings
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Cheesedogg

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - poured a deep amber color with lots of head, actually had to stop pouring at one point to let head settle before pouring the entire bottle

S - Nice citrus smell couldn't pick up the pine scents like in other review, but this is my 1st beer review

T - Nice hoppy flavor with the hnts of the citrus coming through

M - nice bitter taste that quickly disolves

O - Not a bad beer, wandering what the date on the bottle mean, hopefull bottled date. 04/11

Found it at a local grocery store for $3.99 for a 6-pack, then saw it at my local beer store for $11.99 per 6-pack

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 19:41:48 | More by Cheesedogg
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a thick foamy head. Wonderful head retention leaving a rocky cap on the beer.

Aroma is very citrusy from the hops and also some pale malt is detectable. Pretty nice.

Flavor is very hop forward with pine and citrus notes at first. These fall off quickly leading to a nice lingering bitterness. Unfortunately there is really not much flavor other than bitterness. Everything just falls apart too quickly. Mouthfeel is watery but this can be expected from this weak a beer.

Overall a nice try but it seems to miss the mark. I would drink this over a typical light beer, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 23:22:02 | More by rangerred
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BellsFan

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-24-2011 02:12:32 | More by BellsFan
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2011 14:02:16 | More by Gtg642
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-29-2011 04:05:43 | More by jenray
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-22-2011 01:30:07 | More by Another6Pack
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, 4.2% abv. Hazy, lighter copper color. Airy, white head with excellent retention and lace.

Nose is not very powerful, but lends some nice caramel malt, and faint grapefruit. Not overly juicy hop aroma, but enough to generate some interest.

Slightly bready malt up front, with a dry feel. Balance comes with some earthy hop flavor, and just a hint of citrusy hop flavors. Great balance, but some earthy notes linger.

Lighter side of medium body, with a nice feel from the carbonation. Very easy to drink, simple, and good balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 19:45:30 | More by Bierguy5
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brewpubbung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2011 20:46:46 | More by brewpubbung
Wanderer Session India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.