Invocation - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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88
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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Wild Heaven Craft Beers visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010)
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
Photo of cosmicevan
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

big thanks to barrelandzachary for sending this my way along with a slew of others from this brewery (including some draft only offerings and properglassware).

Enjoyed from a wild heaven snifter.

a - brew poured a deep murky orange with a generous two fingers plus of frothy foamy head that was massive and chunky and left huge milkshake like lacing on the glass. head had really nice retention.

s - nose is fairly classic to style and on the sweet side (which is amazing since this is brewed without sugar). bubblegum and bananan...belgian sugar, some sweet grain.

t - a bit more spicey than the nose suggested...reminiscent of the trader joe beers that unibroue brews for TJs. again, big banana and bubblegum but tempered with white pepper, safe, and clove. a bit heavy on the pepper.

m - not as creamy as authentic BSPA, but above avg for an american take. heavy carbonation without being overdone.

o - overall, not a bad BSPA but far from the top...a bit too spicey for my tastes and seems to be a borderline tripel lite. ok but my least fav of the 4 beers i got to try from thus fine brewery.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bellce0
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jmbraxton
2/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a very fine creamy head that has great durability and leaves plenty of lacing.

Funk, yeast and fruit on the nose. Very Belgian but otherwise not really appealing.

Taste partly parallels the nose, but with a good bit of tartness that, unfortunately IMO, is accompanied by a mild bitterness. Too much funky/yeasty flavor. Oddly, the aftertaste is rather nice however.

M: excellent feel, with a medium body and very good carbonation with an exceptionally soft feel.

O: Too much wild yeast and funk for my taste; overly bitter finish.

(revised with another tasting, also on tap in 2013)

Photo of glid02
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a deep golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of crisp pilsner malts with large amounts of ripe pears. Also present are slight amounts of tropical fruit hops that intensify as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp pilsner malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by moderate amounts of pear flavors. Midway through the sip large amounts of earthy hops come into play along with milder amounts of tropical fruit flavors. The earthy hops and pilsner malt flavors carry through to a surprisingly solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by GA's newest brewery - a very good, if non-traditional, BSPA. Well worth a shot when you see it around town.

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of lnashsig
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Ahlthe3rd for the chance to taste this one. Another beer from a brewery I have never come across. Poured from bottle into Brooklyn tulip. Pours a terrific hazy golden color, impressive head and retention. Smell- nutmeg, sage, bready aroma. Exciting, smells delicious. taste- nutmeg and a nice hop bitterness blast the back of my throat. A really nice malt sweetness finishes on the end. For the abv, this is incredibly smooth. This is a real winner, I really enjoyed it.

Photo of seavercm
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ElGordo
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried a pint on draft at Taco Mac in CNN Center. Pours a rich golden color, topped by a thick, creamy white head, leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet pale malt, candi sugar, and some light, fruity hops with tropical fruit notes.
Palate is light pale malt up front, with some bubblegum sweetness. Citrusy notes from the hops, along with more tropical fruit (pineapple) come through mid-palate. Finish is full and rich, with sweetness from the malt and a good dose of fruity esters.
Body is light and smooth, almost silky. A surprise that this comes from Georgia. The alcohol is well-integrated to the point where you'd never guess that this is above 8%.

Photo of steelreserve69
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Mavajo
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden body with a mild white head. Nose has that typical Belgian aroma mixed with hops. Taste brings the same, but also a nice maltiness. Combines some elements of mild bitter hops with fruity/floral notes, malty sweetness, and a bit of Belgiany spice. There's almost what I would consider a wheat character to this beer, but from what I've read so far, there's no wheat in this one -- which is odd, since the appearance looks quite a bit like a wheat beer as well.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth and very round -- almost to a fault. I wouldn't mind a little more zip from the carbomation.

Photo of TylerHagler
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of poopsmitherson
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of wmobley
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Keene
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of buffs9
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle @ Rooster's Beak.

A: It is golden with two thick fingers of white head.

S: Strong maltiness and hoppiness; some citrus notes and Belgian yeast come through as well.

T: Cloves, lemon, orange peel, strong hoppiness, and caramel malt background.

M: The body is relatively light compared to the strong flavors, while the carbonation is strong.

O: This is solid. It's pretty hoppy for a Belgian ale.

Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in Atlanta. Served in snifter.

A - Cloudy golden orange with half a finger of white head. Great lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, spice, cloves, bready malts.

T - Belgian yeast, cloves, a noticeable alcohol presence, bread, spice.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of moskal
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Genx
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DKter
4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A crisp and effervescent beer that calls to mind some of the best Belgian Goldens, but with an American twist. It goes down incredibly smooth for 8.5% abv and just feels perfectly balanced with enough hop flavor on the front-end without a bitter aftertaste. This may be my favorite beer ever to come out of the South.

Photo of 100200300
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Invocation from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
88 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.