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Hop Wrangler - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

Hop WranglerHop Wrangler

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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%


Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Joe’s multinational take on a classic IPA. IPA’s are known for their intense hop bitterness, flavor and aromas. First, Joe used American and English malt, then American and English hops are added during the mash, first wort, boil, and finally it’s dry hopped for aroma. Belgium gets involved with the yeast and a special candy sugar finish for smoothness and flavor.

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rundocrun

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy deep golden hue with a touch of amber. Had to do a rough pour to get a respectable head that faded relatively quickly. As a homebrewer, I actually have quite a soft spot for unfiltered, bottle-conditioned beers.

S - Lots of pine and grapefruit with a touch of sweetness hinted.

T - A punch of bitterness that hits after the initial honey-sweet maltiness. Great toasted notes that wash over the back of the tongue. Overall, very well balanced IPA in the taste department.

M - Perfectly viscous for an IPA. I've definitely had more than a few that feel like i'm drinking hop-essence water. Good carbonation that tickles the sides of the tongue and on the lips.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 01:14:04 | More by rundocrun
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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.

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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."

Well put.

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Hop Wrangler from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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