Hop Wrangler - Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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Reviews by salvo:
4.22/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hop Wrangler 3 by peacetree pours a wonderful rich brown red with an inch of thick sudsy head that dissipates slowly. Only faintly laces the glass.
Smell is rich and pungent of biting earthy hops: nicely balanced and layered smells with no single dominant note either in hops or malts. Harmonious.
Flavor is rich and again layered with numerous hop notes and well balanced malts. The final Belgian finish may be lost on me, though. (The label promises Belgian yeast finish which I was looking for and really didn't get. Perhaps a little too subtle)
Mouthfeel is full and rich, overall an excellent IPA with layers of tasty complexity and undoubtable craftsmanship. I'll be looking for this one again.
Okay I went back to the bottle and sniffed the sediment which the bottle specifically said not to pour, and all the sharp bready aromas from the Belgian yeast was there. I wonder how pouring the whole thing, residual sediment and all, into the glass might have changed the aroma and taste. Now I really do wish this were more readily available! Good, complex stuff.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2011 19:47:10 | More by salvo
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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.
82 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.