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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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1/5  rDev -71.5%

KDaleiden, Aug 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

bman_85, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

krl2112, Feb 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

sweemzander, Aug 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

WolfsbaneBloom, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

DrJoe82, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

assman79, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

KC9LDB, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Chume11, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
Photo of blackcompg
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

blackcompg, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Jparker37
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Jparker37, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Trooper92292, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

AmishRockstar, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Hairrrrrrrr, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

GRG1313, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

emerge077, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Inglewood, Jun 30, 2014
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zeff80, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

BeerMeBro720, Aug 24, 2014
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SCZ, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

nheinzie57, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

jera1350, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.51/5  rDev 0%
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.

jwc215, May 12, 2014
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No Wake IPA from Geneva Lake Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.