Insomnia IPA - Wiens Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
09-10-2013 17:30:24 | More by Nugganooch
3.24/5 rDev -12.2%
Long-lasting foam in the Duvel tulip with a golden amber color. Aroma of grapefruit and something flowery. Quite spritzy in the mouth.
This is a big, bitter kind of IPA. It's dripping with hop oils and the acidity that goes with an overabundance of hops. Starts with massive grapefruit peel and descends into total bitterness. If there are some malt flavors my tongue is too buckled to determine.
This is pretty much the textbook example of a "West Coast" IPA. The rest of the bottle will serve for bittering some innocuous brew. Too bitter to be very drinkable but the hop obsessives will want to try this one. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Barons Marketplace in San Diego.
02-15-2014 03:59:53 | More by mactrail
3.96/5 rDev +7.3%
On tap at Wiens Brewing Company in Temecula, CA.
Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and pine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
05-17-2013 22:17:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
Insomnia IPA from Wiens Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.