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Insomnia IPA - Wiens Brewing Company

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Insomnia IPAInsomnia IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wiens Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 05-17-2013)
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On Tap at the Brewery – Temecula, CA
Notes from 08/18/13 - 4oz taster

A: Light golden amber hues with near perfect clarity and visible carbonation. A half finger of paper white suds forms displaying some decent hang time and a little etch work of lace is left behind after each sip.

S: Caramel sweet malts dominate the bulk of the nose. There are some nice grapefruit, citrus, and pine notes and underpins of perfumey floras. Not bad but a bit malty sweet.

T: Fairly sweet with the caramel malts and some underlying breadiness. The 95 IBU’s assert a rather moderate to high level of bitterness however the flavors get a bit obstructed by a heavier use of Crystal malts it seems. Perhaps not fully attenuated. Either way some grapefruit and piney hops do eventually make an appearance along with some nice floral qualities. Just seems a bit hindered. Alcohol is well disguised throughout. Not bad but falls a little too much on the sweeter side.

M: Moderate to light in body and feel with a nice creamy texture and slight drying in the finish. There is a higher level of perceived bitterness across the palate. Fairly clean on the linger.

D: A decent IPA but nothing that would stand out amongst all of the SoCal greats these days. A little too heavy on the sweet Crystal malt selections. Shame as it really seems to mute out the wonderful hop flavors that are present.
Another one I think can be good if they continue to do some fine tuning.

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Insomnia IPA from Wiens Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.