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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

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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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.

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3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from a can in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

No wake 'til Brooklyn! Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light grass backed up by light caramel. The taste holds notes of spicy greens, pine resin, and light dried caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this was an alright IPA, but the odd spice mixing with the bitterness of the resin just didn't quite do it for me.

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3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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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.

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No Wake IPA from Geneva Lake Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.