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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
80
good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by jwc215:
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3.51/5  rDev 0%

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.

jwc215, May 12, 2014
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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.

emerge077, Jul 29, 2013
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ericjubeck, Aug 14, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev +4.3%

A: Very hazy orange copper, unable to see through it, with a 1-2 finger white head floating on top. Nice lacing on my Duvel tulip. The bottom of the bottle reveals many floaties for this unfiltered IPA.

S: A very subdued aroma. Faint floral, citrus, more malt.

T: Surprisingly there is a big wave of bitter and citrus followed by a nice sweet malt. Finish is pine bitterness. I did not expect this because of the faint nose. Hint of onion like flavor? The more I drink this, the more I enjoy it.

M: Mouth feel is where it should be on an IPA. This one has nice carbonation and a lighter feel with a slight stickiness and overall dryness.

O: I picked this one up out of curiosity because it is a local micro brew that just began bottling their beers. At $4-$5 a bomber it is one I will pick up from time to time as long as I know it is fresh. The bottle was not dated. It is a slightly above average, yet very drinkable IPA that will be nice to have around this summer. I recommend it given it's price.

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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.

blackcompg, Jun 01, 2013
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smells uber hoppy with lots of lemon smell. you can smell the alcohol content which weighs in at 7+ %.

pours slightly a amber/gold body white lumpy very retentive head with lots of lace on the glass from a 1 pint and 6 ounce .

lots of hops and lemon lime a slight alcohol burn gives it a very refreshing feel . here’s also some nutty flavors maybe cashews or pistachio I can’t decide, but its good.

cervezango, Aug 07, 2014
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No Wake IPA from Geneva Lake Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.