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Walking Man IPA - Walking Man Brewing Co.

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Walking Man IPA
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91
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Walking Man Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBU 64

(Beer added by: HiroProtagonist on 04-26-2004)
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Reviews by Oxymoron:
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Oxymoron

Colorado

4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Arrived a burnt orange color that was slightly cloudy. A amber orange hue through out, there was a soft fizzy head with good retention and lacing.

The nose has a great hop note. A good citrus aroma with a light floral finish. Hops dominate the nose and right along the West coast lines. Some orange and a light catty aroma but not over the top. Some minor malt notes with a hint of toffee and caramel but hard to come out versus the hops. The yeast is clean, not much coming out.

The taste is right on par with a west coast IPA. There is more of a citrus and pine flavor with a hint of orange and lemon zest on the back end. Nice lingering hop notes with a bit of stickiness. The bitterness is just a touch much leaving an astringent finish. But a very distinct hop note that really lasts through the taste. The malt is a bit under balanced but ok for an IPA. Some caramel sweet notes but mostly malty undertones. Some minor yeast notes but for the most part very clean.

The body is moderate to light and allows the hops to really shine. Some astringency on the back end but ok. Overall a great IPA that is fairly under the radar and a classic example of a west coast IPA. Very tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2010 22:29:58 | More by Oxymoron
More User Reviews:
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SJbigtuna

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-13-2014 01:04:38 | More by SJbigtuna
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-24-2014 15:47:28 | More by Dcbelkot
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Oakengroves

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-20-2014 02:46:34 | More by Oakengroves
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-02-2014 17:45:58 | More by jaydoc
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elcrawl

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-21-2013 19:23:11 | More by elcrawl
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-07-2013 19:07:55 | More by SMITHAND
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-21-2013 04:38:02 | More by BJasny
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hayduke

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-01-2013 02:22:36 | More by hayduke
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-26-2013 16:15:54 | More by claspada
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-17-2013 19:34:44 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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blackie

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at Brouwer's

a: served in a standard shaker pint, walking man is an amber-copper in color, sporting a finger's worth of off-white carbonation that retains well and leaves good lacing

s: the nose opens immediately with a formidable mixture of resinous pine and grapefruit hops brushed onto a structure of caramel malts, grainy, toast, nice start

m: moderately carbonated with a medium body, a little sugar weight

t: malty flavors with deep toast, caramel and toffee form a solid malt backbone, dark pine hops meld with flavors of bitter grapefruit - strong and lingering long, deep and rindy, dig the huge hop profile

o: a great ipa, loaded with huge, complex nw hops while maintaining easy drinkability

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2013 22:37:30 | More by blackie
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

09-01-2012 03:09:56 | More by Kopfschuss
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-07-2012 23:42:59 | More by bluckbeyes
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-30-2012 02:29:38 | More by CoryR
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pdxbeerdrinker

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

07-08-2012 02:34:57 | More by pdxbeerdrinker
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John_M

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a long time since I've had this beer. On tap at the Red Hot last night.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive as well, and seems unique to walking man and the NW. The beer smells as if it will be quite dry (which of course it is), with very little citrus evident. Otherwise, I get some light balsa wood, burnt toast, pepper and light honey. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this dry IPA, and I'm impressed by how well the hoppy bitterness seems to blend into the flavor profile. There's some noticeable, underlying bitterness, but it doesn't seem to overpower or dominate the flavor profile. The beer is quite dry otherwise, and has something of a soft, creamy mouthfeel. The beer comes across as if it's no nitro (it wssn't), with almost completely unnoticeable alcohol.

Always an interesting beer to try, though not made in a style that I typically care for. Was very happy to find it on tap at the Red Hot last night.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 18:52:29 | More by John_M
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amnesia85

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-01-2012 23:38:53 | More by amnesia85
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piclee

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-17-2012 05:53:12 | More by piclee
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-01-2012 07:04:01 | More by shelby415
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jtosch

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

02-27-2012 23:25:46 | More by jtosch
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BlakeMatt

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-08-2012 02:30:45 | More by BlakeMatt
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a clear copper-orange with a decent cap of white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, subdued malts, and a touch of funk. Good combination of hops in the taste, citrus, pine, flowers, some caramel maltiness came through with a bit of wet cardboard. Medium body, bitter finish, and drinks just fine for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2012 13:03:09 | More by Rifugium
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rrock44

Washington

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-15-2011 01:52:13 | More by rrock44
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dgilks

Australia

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear pale gold colour with a creamy, off-white head. Good head retention and some lacing.

Fresh floral hop aroma with some great citrus notes. Very good.

Crisp malt with a big dose of floral hops. Great bitterness. Very crisp and well balanced.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A really solid ale. Good flavour and balance and all of the punch expected of an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 04:36:58 | More by dgilks
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Walking Man IPA from Walking Man Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.