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White Shadow - Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 5.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: schnarr84 on 08-31-2013)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by joemcgrath27:
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - clear straw golden, big tower of white head retained very well
S - citrus and musty yeast funk mix with light grains
T - minerally and musty with a bit of a soapy taste that lingers, some metallic and crisp leafy hop notes
M - relatively light body, fairly crisp with a nice slighlty bitter and very dry finish
O - a decent enough brew where both style aspects hold their own throughout, always nice to see this local brewer keeping the seasonal bombers coming

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:16:47 | More by joemcgrath27
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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curtismontcalm

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-30-2013 00:30:28 | More by andrenaline
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 8/19/13. Poured in to tulip.

A - Translucent yellow/orange colour with one finger of white head.

S - Belgian yeast, coriander, citrus, orange zest, peppery spice.

T - Good bitterness up front. Belgian yeast, clove, orange zest, spice and coriander round out the flavour profile.

M - Medium body. Dry and slightly sticky. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 20:54:14 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-16-2013 15:41:41 | More by mattsander
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, bottled 08/19/13.

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow. Three fingers of fluffy white head that dissipates slowly and leaves plently of lacing in the glass. A decent amount of carbonation.

S - A little weak, mostly dominated by the coriander, cloves and orange, with hints of other spices and weak piney hop aroma.

T - Dominated by the same spices/orange as the smell, with a stronger hop flavour this time. Decently strong Belgian wheat malt flavour, with some slight caramel malt coming through. Spices and hops linger on the finish.

M - Fairly light mouthfeel that matches well with the Belgian wheat flavours. Very easy to drink.

O - One of the better takes on the Belgian/IPA cross. Although like with most Belgian IPAs the Belgian wheat ale characteristics and the IPA characteristics don't lend themselves to the best pairing, both show through quite well on their own in this offering. Definitely worth a try for a fan of either style.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 20:50:54 | More by artemh
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a darker shade of amber with golden hues. Two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - Piney hops (Cascade), yeast and clove, floral notes, tropical fruits, bit of orange peel.

Taste - Lots of flavour from the clove, yeast, and hops. Bit of floral and citrus flavours in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - An enjoyable white IPA that has a nice balance of the Belgian inspired yeast and West Coast hops.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 02:12:09 | More by leaddog
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you wordemupg!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with over two fingers of sticky looking white head with decent retention.

Smell. Sweet floral botanics (shit, I think I just stole that word from a shampoo bottle ...and I absolutely fucking hate shampoo bottle pseudo scientific descriptions, but I digress), some light citrusy hops, and a little caramel malt and belgian yeast phenols. Interesting and very pleasant.

Taste. Again the floral BOTANICS *sigh*, bitter floral and grassy hops, sweet citrus (though the beer itself is not sweet) complete with oily bitter rinds, and again some light belgian yeast phenols along with a touch of coconut.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Probably the best tasting "white" ipa so far. Enjoying this one, thanks again wordemupg!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:32:30 | More by Rutager
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-02-2013 22:44:03 | More by liamt07
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-26-2013 02:59:53 | More by IanSpindler
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Cool, film noir sort of label approach with this one.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of weakly foamy, somewhat bubbly, wan dirty white head, which leaves a bit of meandering, wispy smoke lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of lemon and orange citrus, a bit of astringent pine needles, grainy, crackery pale malt (with ever the slightest hint of caramel), a touch of spicy coriander/black pepper, and sassy leafy, earthy hops. The taste is still pretty acerbic, the citrus up front and in your face - lemon and orange peel upholding their mainstage status - with some edgy coriander and a weird yeast-borne clove spiciness kind of clashing like orange on red, a fading piney hoppiness, and crackery, dry bready pale malt.

The carbonation is a bit peppy, with misfired aspirations of frothiness, the body a decent medium-light weight, and actually quite smooth, even in the face of all that citrus and yeast mucking about. It finishes off-dry, barely, the malt really not up for this sort of persistence, while the heady hops, yeast, and spice seem to still know their way around.

A decent rendition of the unholy joining of two styles that really have little to complement each other. That said, the two sides work well enough as colleagues, letting their own freak flags fly, and do a minimum to interfere as such. Drinkable, what with the adequate west coast hops more than holding their own against the spice and yeast of the Belgian quotient.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 04:57:39 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 2/9/13

A hazy bright yellow liquid with thick stream of tiny bubbles coming off the bottom of my glass stopping just short of a tornado, not surprising that there's a large three finger foam that leaves lots of unorganized lace

S floral, spicy and citric, lots of orange peel and coriander with some Belgian flair, canned pineapple, and just a little caramel, smells quite strong

T mimics the nose well but doesn't quite match the intensity, loads of rind and spice and there's plenty of hops but far from overkill

M light bodied and I'm wondering where all the bubbles I could see are hiding, its far from flat but I was expecting a very lively feel after looking at it, quite slick after the fact with orange rind lingering

O a great sunny day beer but If I drank a few of these in the heat as quickly as this one sank I'd have problems, nice mix of spice, yeast, and hops

I'd say its a hopped up Wit and a good one at that, not quite the hops I was hoping for but I enjoyed it from start to finish and "from start to finish" didn't take all that long

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 05:51:39 | More by wordemupg
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-02-2013 01:03:25 | More by Kmat10
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into a tulip. another of wild roses seasonal releases which have been quite nice so far. lots of nice citrus notes, pretty refreshing smell. was bottled 8.19 so its still quite fresh. some bitterness in the flavor but lots of well balanced flavors. drinks really well and is a nice example of the white ipa style. definitely sessionable and a steal at 6$ a bomber

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 19:54:19 | More by schnarr84
White Shadow from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
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