Hop Wrangler - Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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Reviews by biker30x:
3.08/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pilsner out of a bottle.
Crystal clear, deep reddish golden color with a thin white head.
Reading the label, shows Belgian yeast which accounts for the slightly "off" nose and flavor. There's no getting away from the "wang" of that yeast. Hops ride in front on this one, a sharp piny bite. If this were followed by the regular backbone of malt and citrus, this would be the kind of IPA I can get behind. The estery yeasty Belgian profile is a deal-breaker for me.
That said, this Belgian is drinkable and almost pleasant. If only the label on this one even hinted at the cross-cultural nature of this one (beyond the paragraph on the back). It's a Belgian for hopheads or an IPA for Belgian lovers, but it's a long way from a straightforward IPA.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2012 02:29:42 | More by biker30x
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4.14/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Peacetree Hop Wrangler India Pale Ale 3. Brewed and bottled by Peace Tree Brewing Company, Knoxville, Iowa. (So now we know. The canned kolsch is made at Cold Spring, the bottles are done in Iowa.) Leave sediment in bottle (too late). Serve a 8 C (48 F). Can't find ABV.
Very attractive, bright crimson coloring, lush, creamy head, long lasting and lace-leaving.
Aroma: an intriguing blend of funk and fruit. Apple, cherry, and berry on top, with a Belgian yeast twist. Some bready malt aromatics, too. Very nice.
Taste: hop forward, yeast-forward, and not malt shy. Belgian yeast flavor takes over, standing above the hop bitterness, which is rather low. Getting the feeling of a Belgian amber ale, more than an IPA. Although the bitterness is low, it does remind me of other Belgian IPAs, and I feel I could do a session with this. Toss back one after another, and never get too tired.
Hey, what's the label say? "Hop Wrangler 3 is a multi-national take on the classic india pale ale, which is known for it's intense hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. We use American, English and Belgian malts for flavor, body and color. This brew includes six hop additions of American and English hops, one each in the mash and first wort, three in the boil and finally a dry hop addition in the fermenter. It is finished with Belgian yeast which develops esters that complement the bouquet of hops aromas."
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 22:49:50 | More by feloniousmonk
Hop Wrangler from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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