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Ground Wolf IPA - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Ground Wolf IPA
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84
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 05-06-2012)
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KevMo84

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

05-27-2014 06:19:24 | More by KevMo84
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-05-2013 02:35:26 | More by yourefragile
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-11-2013 02:21:07 | More by Lambocalrisien
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town. Served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a clear light orange color with a nice white head and some good lacing on the way down Thin collar throughout. The nose caries a light bit of citrus and accompanying rind and a faint touch of pine in the background. Flavor hits with an initial moderate bitterness plus some orange rind and faint pine through the finish. Body is light with a moderate bitterness. Very nice and sessionable. This is something I’d certainly have again, and wouldn’t mind having a sixtel of this at home.

12-15-2012 16:31:42 | More by Thorpe429
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

10-29-2012 13:43:54 | More by ROGUE16
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hattingc

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-21-2012 21:43:10 | More by hattingc
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-17-2012 16:26:23 | More by jacewg
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso in Old Town Alexandria VA into a shaker pint glass.

A pale amber body, somewhat dull gold with a nice white head. Keeps a small collar and a thin puck while drinking, no lacing at all while finishing.

Nose is quite faint. A mild pithy like grapefruit that's about all I get, not much else. Not very aromatic.

Palate hits with a good solid mix of sweet malt tastes and hoppiness. Hinting grapefruit from the nose doesn't seem to come out, quite buried. Chewy malt backbone with a faint biscuit like drying quality at the end. Nice light bodied character with a hint of crispness but keep a good malt backbone.

Reminds me of a sessionable English bitter a little bit, and Wolf will do a session good.

06-15-2012 16:04:20 | More by smakawhat
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Jtc2811

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +20%

06-13-2012 00:37:31 | More by Jtc2811
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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-30-2012 16:38:39 | More by pixieskid
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +8%

Good IPA, light in its backbone but generously hopped for a complex finish...

Presentation: Growler from DC Brau's NE headquarters. Small dry board with general growler offering notes. Served in a DC Brau tulip glass.

A - Pale to medium amber pour, nice creamy head, good retention, surface memory with rich touches of lacing.

S - Bright and zesty nose, rather hoppy and fresh, citric notes, grapefruit.. floral hint.

T - Hoppy throughout, the bitterness is a bit sharp at first, it unfolds with nice grapefruit, and grassy notes, light grainy caramel in the distance.

M - Medium to medium-light body, medium carbonation but more so the assertive bitterness holds it up. A bit brash as it lingers in the palate.

O - Session maybe but for the hop lover...

Notes: …and that with the right mood. I dig what they were trying here, but the body still feels a bit uninspiring to me, and on occasion the taste is a bit monochord, luckily that is not a lasting impression and the brew is a nice experience. Worth the try but I'd probably go back to their regular line up and other special releases.

05-26-2012 01:40:24 | More by Daniellobo
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +20%

05-19-2012 17:08:27 | More by Gatordaddy
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-17-2012 16:08:59 | More by ygtbsm94
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +10.7%

On tap at the brewery. A session IPA brewed for Meridian Pint by the Brau guys. Fun. Beer is yellowish with a haze. Soft white head low retention, some lacing, nice moderate carbonation. Looks good.

Aroma is all hops. You can smell how bitter this is going to be.

There is a lot of variability in the IPA world these days. There are a lot of popular IPAs out there that avoid hop bitterness. All late addition hops. This beer is not one of those. I don't want to guess the IBUs on this beer but I would wager it would top 100-110. At times noticing against the limits of taste. Sooo bitter. Light in malt though. The hop bitterness is like a shadow that starts at the back of my palate creeping forward until the entire sense of taste is gone. Would I have it again? Yes but I like my meat spicy.

05-06-2012 01:12:01 | More by drabmuh
Ground Wolf IPA from DC Brau Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.