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No Wake IPA - Geneva Lake Brewing Company

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No Wake IPANo Wake IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Geneva Lake Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Florida9 on 11-24-2012)
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Florida9

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Old Fashioned in Madison. First beer and first review for this brewery.
Served in a standard shakers pint glass. Slightly hazy yellow gold. Served with a small, creamy, but very stable off white head lots of lacing. Aroma is pleasant, but light. Mostly citrus and pine. Grapefruit. Taste is similar. Pine and grapefruit dominate, but feels a bit watery. Earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Moderately astringent bitterness seems out of place.
A decent first beer. Respectable everyday drinker presumably brewed for the hoards of tourists in the Lake Geneva area.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 18:47:20 | More by Florida9
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rossioak

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-19-2014 01:20:53 | More by rossioak
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-20-2014 03:09:37 | More by jera1350
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed golden with a thin head that lasts. Some lacing sticks.

The smell of citrus and herbal/spicy hops come through as strong as the bready, caramel-ish malt. Some black pepper from the alcohol mixes in. Mild, but pleasant overall.

The taste is of herbal/floral spicing - with a touch of citrus. Caramel and bready/grainy malt balance it. Alcohol is quite noticeable, though not overbearing, in the finish.

The texture is slightly watery, but bitter taste is not washed out.

It's a more "balanced"/more mild IPA, but still enjoyable. Pretty easy to drink despite some heat from the alcohol. Overall, a pretty solid take on a standard American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 17:42:46 | More by jwc215
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-08-2014 02:17:42 | More by XmnwildX12
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Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-27-2014 16:12:26 | More by bman_85
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-09-2014 23:54:37 | More by assman79
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-01-2014 01:38:44 | More by JeffSK
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-22-2014 23:07:44 | More by KC9LDB
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-08-2014 15:02:47 | More by SCZ
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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-23-2013 22:24:42 | More by AmishRockstar
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sweemzander

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-29-2013 03:44:48 | More by sweemzander
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-16-2013 03:09:33 | More by YYZ
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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +40.8%

08-08-2013 19:16:11 | More by bbiegrl22
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz, no freshness date.

Pours into a large tapered mug with a finger of cream colored foam on top, which settles to a patchy skim with minimal spotty lacing around the edges of the glass. Color is a dark hazy orange, not quite opaque but sufficiently murky. Tiny micro-sediment in suspension when inspected closely.

Faint aromas of caramel malt and citrus peel, fairly textbook.

A little citric orange peel bitterness arrives and lingers a little into the aftertaste. Pale and caramel malts comprise the base of the beer, balancing the adequate hop character. Medium bodied with trace malt sweetness at first, quickly becoming bitter. Overall it's a pretty good IPA, but similar to so many others on the market.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 18:48:16 | More by emerge077
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-29-2013 03:09:20 | More by zeff80
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-28-2013 19:39:33 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-06-2013 21:18:49 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-08-2013 21:18:30 | More by DrJoe82
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-03-2013 12:17:06 | More by GuyIncognito
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from their bomber...

Appearance - Pours a nice finger+ of off white foamy head, body is a gorgeous opaque amber - golden at the edges and blood orange at the center.

Smell - Nice citrus, pineapple and grapefruit, then a rush of vanilla carmel from the bottle - from the glass I'm getting nearly straight carmel with slight floral hops.

Taste - Begins with slightly bitter citrus peels, bready malt with slight carmel, and some alcohol, floral addition at the middle, and ends in bitter and slightly dry grapefruit pith and peels. The flavors are all fairly nice but seem a bit muted, and not bold enough to hide the alcohol. This is far from being hot, but the alcohol is present along the sides of the tongue and more prominently in the back at the end of the quaff.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and quite drinkable, carb is on the lower side of medium and very smooth, with some tingly edges at the sides of the tongue. The finish is nicely bitter and a bit dry, with a slight hop sweetness left on the lips and mouth corners.

Overall - This is a decent average ipa, and could easily be better if the alcohol were hidden. There are nice floral flavors here, nice bready malts and a definite carmel presence, without being over powering or sweet. More citrus and less alcohol would easily make this above average. Not bad for the price, but would not one that I can recommend.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 03:44:33 | More by blackcompg
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-28-2013 00:59:16 | More by nheinzie57
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1pt 6oz poured into a nonic pint.

A - Hazy golden brew that has some orange tint. Pearl in color, the head starts with a solid two fingers and falls to a nice cap. Tons of lacing and a solid cap held throughout.

S - Floral and melony citrus hops come across bright. Malt is mild adding a hint of graininess. Alcohol sits in the background.

T - Citrus hop flavor starts early then turns piney towards the middle. Gets resiny and has a strong helping of bitterness at the finish. Alcohol is hidden well. Aftertaste resonates those piney/resiny hop flavors.

M - Medium-full body, medium carbonation, dry.

O - Pour very hazy and I've been careful not to disturb the yeast or bottle. Hops popout nicely in the aroma. Palate is purely hops, off balance even for the style. Heavy on body but nice and dry. It was worth the $3.69 but nothing to recommend or go back to.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:43:06 | More by Jparker37
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No Wake IPA from Geneva Lake Brewing Company
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