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Wildcat India Pale Ale - Old Bust Head Brewing Co.

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Wildcat India Pale AleWildcat India Pale Ale

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 71
Avg: 3.27
pDev: 60.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Bust Head Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rhettroactive on 04-17-2014

Breaking away from the recent trend of super-hopped IPAs, Wildcat is brewed to provide the aroma and taste hop-heads crave, without overwhelming your pallet. Brewed with four different hops, and five different malts, our IPA is complex, while still remaining approachable. Magnum, Cascade, Liberty, and Saaz hops lend our IPA a citrus aroma, with a touch of noble hop distinction and herbal complexity, and a smooth, clean bitterness. The use of five different malts in our grain bill provides Wildcat with the complex flavors of malty sweetness, bread, and caramel that we use to round out our brew. Just like the settlers of Wildcat Mountain who inspired its name, Wildcat IPA blazes its own path into history. We hope you’ll be inspired to go your own way too, as you enjoy our Wildcat IPA.
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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 71
Reviews by jpd7374:
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.04/5  rDev -7%

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3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

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1/5  rDev -69.4%

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3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.88/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Rootdog316
3.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very unique IPA. If you are the kind of person that does not like the excessive hoppy flavor in your beer, this is definitely for you. I think it is also a great transitional beer for someone who is just getting into IPA's and is not ready for the bold hoppiness in other beers.

It has a slightly malty taste and a minorly tart flavor. What I like about it is that it is light bodied and while the hops hit you slightly quickly, it dissipates just as fast. This is definitely more of a refreshing IPA, and is very hard to compare to other IPA's like Bear Republic and Oskar Blues type IPA's. It really is in a league of its own.

An IPA is a "Love it or Leave it" type beer. The folks at OBH are smart as they made their first IPA brew something that everybody could get into. Smart marketing for an upstart brewery.

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3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.02/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An easy drinking IPA. Not as hoppy as your typical IPA but still
has a nice flavor to it. Has a nice head and seems nicely crafted.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Thick deep slightly off tan colored head, huge and large but not overly so at about four fingers tall. Big island puck and ring lacing on the glass, sitting on a body of bronze orange amber, and slightly rusty looking. Body has some slow carbonation, but also looks a little cloudy.

Mellow hop forward aroma slightly floral a bit. Not much else going on the malt angle, and a subdued subtle quality. Some orange herbal tea like aromas come out a bit too. Not too bad.

Palate comes quite nicely and with some malt depth more than hinted on the nose. A very subtle hop quality with minimal bitterness. Much of the orange seems to come out a bit now with some floral aromatics. Good malt mellow caramel sweetness. Really nice texture to this as well, almost fluffy on the tongue with some light bread.

This is not a hop heads beer, but it certainly is a very pleasant and soft IPA. Real easy drinking mostly because of that.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hate to redo this because i love this brewery but the beer i just got in the bottle was in pretty bad shape. Probably sat on the shelf a while but i couldn't find a bottled date.

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Wildcat India Pale Ale from Old Bust Head Brewing Co.
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