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Wild Brew 2011 - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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Wild Brew 2011
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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chocosushi on 06-21-2011)
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TheBishopco, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of crusian
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from midtown liquor in Tulsa.
Holy carbonation issue Batman. There is no possible way I could pour this without the head overflowing out of the glass. I tried twice. After like a half hour the head died down a bit to leave about 3 ounces of beer in the glass. Ugh. Repeat.
Really hazy Orange color.
Nose is nice and hoppy, but also has a nice Belgian yeast nose with some coriander.
Taste is boozy. First thing I notice. Followed by some Belgian yeast, coriander, and a tonic water finish. Booze is strong... needs more malt.
Light mouthfeel, and just Meh overall. Better than raging bitch imo, but not that great.
Oh, and what about this is wild?

crusian, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy burnt orange with a full 3 fingers of frothy head. Stellar head retention. Good lacing art left behind.

S - Tart pears, spice bread, tangy yeast, pepper, apples, Belgian candy sweetness. Bubblegum, orange peel, and bananas comes out strong as it warms. Moderately spiced.

T - Pears and spice dominate upfront, bubblegum yeast comes in strong along with white pepper, apple. The hops are grassy at first but turn peppery with a lemon zest kick.

M - Carbonation is a tad high. Alcohol is there doesn't show up as much as most BIPA's. Hop oils stick to the tongue on the aftertaste.

Bold yet balanced. At first you think the hops are tame but it's almost like they build on your palate as you journey through the beer. Solid yeast strain that provides plenty of flavors. A step above last years except for the carbonation.

StaveHooks, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of jeff1973
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to thehand for the extra.

A - on the darker side of golden. Hazy. Eggshell head with the big foamy head that comes with Belgian IPAs

S - Belgian yeast (farmyard, band-aid), lemon, biscuits.

T - Biscuity w/ a lot of lemons up front, a harsh alcohol middle w/ a little funk, finishes dry with a band-aid aftertaste.

M - Medium, lots of carbonation, coats mouth well.

D - Harsh alcohol middle makes it a little hard to drink.

Not my favorite of this style. Could use a little refining.

jeff1973, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Beer hazes up a bit, super head retention which is somewhat shocking for a Krebs/Choc offering, plus great lacing

S: Grassy with pear notes & appleskins.

T: Follows the, some nice white grape & green apple skin notes as well up front, plus lemon & grapefruit. I pick up golden delicious apples as well & some booze bite as this warms, plus more grapefruit & a touch of woody hops as well. Finishes with much grapefruit, appleskins & lemon zest

MF: Medium bodied, fairly fluffy, great balance

Belgian IPA with some American hop flair, this was way better than I expected. I will pick some more if I find it to see if it is holding up or changing

russpowell, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of chocosushi
4.72/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First review I reckon.
Last year this one was a Collab between
Choc & Marshall, but this year it's between them
and Federation of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)
After a bit of searching, I found this one at
Broadway Wine Merchants for about $7.50

A ~ Very opaque mix between unfiltered honey and Amber. Bubbly at first with a spotty spit-bubble head

S ~ Could smell this one as soon as I poured it. Fresh hops and some tart farmhouse aromas. Crisp apple and banana in the background. Lovin' that hoppy Belgian Yeast nose.

T ~ Wet Hay, Canteloupe, tart white grapes, and pear start off. A lot of grassy hops going on very quickly after with some bubblegummy yeast...Lemon/lime, fresh wheat & paprika. Touch of coriander.

M ~ The Belgian flavors and hops meld very nicely together. Hop oils slightly on the back of the tounge and throat, but the robust yeast character balances everything out. The ABV is literally unnoticeable

D ~ This is a vast improvement from last years Wild Brew. I can only imagine that it will only get better. I really hope that they continue to find a new collaborator every year. Good drink/sip/gulp this any day of the week, but the fact that it is summer makes it that much better.

Good Job this year guyzzz,
Keep up the ballin' work

chocosushi, Jun 21, 2011
Wild Brew 2011 from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.