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Type 3 IPA - Wiens Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Type 3 IPAType 3 IPA

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 37
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 19.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wiens Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Nugganooch on 09-10-2013

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Type 3 IPA - 6.5% ABV 75 IBU

On Tap at the Brewery – Temecula, CA
Notes from 08/18/13 - 4oz taster

A: Shade darker caramel amber color with some really well conditioned clearness to the beer. Thin cap of egg white foam slips away to just a crown with some pretty minimal lace action.

S: Smells like a cat piss bomb! Must be Simcoes and possibly some Citras up in here. Incredibly fragrant and pungently catty. Loads of tropical fruit character combined with pine sap and grapefruit zest. There is a light caramel malt sweetness coming through but this is one hoppy aroma highlighted by that musky cat-like tropic herbal.

T: Hop medley of pine, grapefruit, tropicals, and catty herbs. Really nice and fruity with some lychee fruit like elements. Malt is pretty mellow with just a slight caramel sweetness and bits of sugary cracker. Finishes out more herbal and dank. There is an upper level of bitterness to the beer and alcohol is incredibly well masked. Really quite tasty unless you aren’t really into the catty Simcoe thing.

M: Moderate to lighter feel with a nice creamy texture and ample carbonation levels. High puckering bitterness. Finishes with a nice dry crisp and long resinous after effect.

D: Dem Cat Pee! Possible turn off for others here but this was much more on point with the west coast style overly hopped IPA’s that I have grown to love. With some nice tropical and danky herbal qualities.

The Type 3 was actually one of my favorite offerings of the day to the point I did take home a growler.

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Type 3 IPA from Wiens Brewing Company
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