Ace IPA - Wingman Brewers
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2.78/5 rDev -17%
Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.
Appearance: deep orange hue with a touch of haze to the body and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam.
Smell: interesting phenolic aroma comes up right away with bubble gum, band-aids and pine trees. Not sure if that last one is due to the yeast or due to the hops. Like earlier reviewers, I'm not sure what the intention of the brewer was here. It's not bad, but it's a little weird and I don't love it.
Taste: like the aroma, but with a hint of cidery quality, like maybe there was sugar added in the brewing process. Bitterness is kind of low considering the beer's overall size. It's got a kind of mediocre-homebrew feel to it, though it's not disgusting: I'd rather drink this than a whole slew of macros, but I'm not going to go out of my way for it.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and decent creaminess.
Overall: overall, this is a below-average IPA. I will not be going after this again unless there is some kind of reformulation.
06-21-2012 22:11:29 | More by flagmantho
1.7/5 rDev -49.3%
This really should be labeled as a White IPA or a Belgian IPA, not an American IPA. Not expecting this, I was taken aback when I first had a sip. I don't enjoy White IPAs and had no warning this is what I was expecting.
I really hope Wingman releases a more traditional American IPA because I'd love to support this local brewery, but for me, the taste is quite unappealing.
A: Orangish color with nice carbonation.
S: Immediately noticed a bit of a Belgiany scent
T: Shocking, not expecting a bread/wheat taste. Noticed a bit of banana I think?
M: More like a Hoegaarden mixed with an IPA.
O: Not very good.
On a side note, brewery and tap room were nice as was the brewer I talked with briefly. I'm looking forward to future releases, but really am waiting for a traditional IPA!
06-20-2012 00:48:06 | More by Beerisforlovers
3.1/5 rDev -7.5%
A: Poured a reddish orange color with good carbonation and a little white cap
S: Plenty of citrus, almost a hint of spice, little booze on the nose
T: Citrus, light banana a bit of dry bittering, bubblegum feel, bready and weird
M: I thought the body was pretty on target. Very much a hybrid IPA
O: Not great, not bad.
09-04-2011 13:04:37 | More by barleywinefiend
3.5/5 rDev +4.5%
16oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.99. I first saw this beer back in January when I was in a World Market in Olympia, but this was the first time I saw them available in my neck of the woods. On the label, which is different than the one pictured here on BA, it is called a "Premium India Pale Ale," rather than a Belgian IPA. FWIW, when I looked this up after I bought it earlier this week, I swear it was listed as a standard American IPA.
Poured into a Jones Radiator mug, this was an orangey-amber color, with a HUGE, white head that left lots and lots of lace and necessitated three separate pours.
The aroma was of citrusy and spicy hops. The spiciness was reminiscent of a Belgian IPA, but it didn’t strike me as being as strong.
Citrusy, but not massively so, and spicy but with the same caveat. It tasted like an easygoing, mellow version of a Belgian IPA. There was a bigger malt backbone that I would have expected. The finish was more muted than most IPAs.
Medium bodied, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.
Not bad, but odd. It’s relatively easy drinking for something labeled as having 83 IBUs. It’s sort of like what a session version of a Belgian IPA might taste like, but at the same time, the mouthfeel and body are a little high for something that would be sessioned. Of course, it’s abv percentage moves it out of the sessionable category entirely. I would drink this again for the right price, but even then, I’d probably pass on it in favor of any number of other IPAs.
08-24-2014 21:33:37 | More by woemad
4.16/5 rDev +24.2%
If you like Georgetowns Lucille IPA your going to love this, has a great taste for the higher alcohol content. I was bummed by the other reviews I read, aroma needs some work for sure but taste is almost perfect for me - especially form a can!!
I definitely going to check out the tap room and other brews after tasting this
08-30-2013 01:04:14 | More by Iain
Ace IPA from Wingman Brewers
79 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.