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Wildcat - Riley's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Riley's Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Offa on 09-07-2012)
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Reviews by Rizalini:
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3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a hazy ruby red color, with a dense tan foamy head that leaves behind a lot of lacing. The color looks more like an amber than any other IPA I've ever had.

S - The smell is crusty bread and caramel malts, with some slight citrus hop notes.

T/M - The taste matches the aroma fairly closely. The front gives way to the bready, caramel malts with some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, slightly over carbonated for my taste.

O - Well it doesn't look like an IPA, and honestly doesn't really taste like one. This resembles a hoppy red or amber ale. This isn't a bad beer, but reviewing it based on what it claims to be, it falls very short. Once again descent beer, but not an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 03:22:23 | More by Rizalini
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2.49/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Agree with previous reviews that this brew does not come across as an IPA. It is sweet pretty much front to back, with not much hop presence. Taste is of malt and sweet raisins. Not something i ever seek out. The brew is one of several sent from a bro in central cali. Glad i got to try, but would not ever drink again.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:45:49 | More by SplitsAtoms
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

05-23-2013 12:26:51 | More by WizzardOfHops
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

11-28-2012 03:27:38 | More by durlta
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-16-2012 00:08:04 | More by sevenshubby
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

10-07-2012 17:42:39 | More by mhaugo
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3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty good beer that has a very West Coast quality overall, but which is better than many run-of-the-mill beers. It is somewhat reminiscent of beers like Lagunitas Lucky 13 if not quite as good.

Deep red amber, it has a very large tan head slowly shrinking to thin foamy top and a few weak wisps of lace.

Aroma is caramelised pine bark, bread crust, orange juice and rind.

Taste is alcoholic orange, bitter pine and orange ring, raisin, hint of bread crust throughout, mostly on the spicy-sweet side except that there is some more spicy bitterness in the aftertaste. It's pretty good and solid with a nice, well-rounded feel, if a bit sweet, a bit one-dimensional. It's a lot like what others would call a "red ale" rather than an IPA , which is what the label says, with the darker, caramelised quality, but then it fits IPA reasonably well, too.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 05:24:58 | More by Offa
Wildcat from Riley's Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.