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Wild Ride IPA - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Wild Ride IPAWild Ride IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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200 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 09-30-2005)
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Ratings: 200 | Reviews: 129 | Display Reviews Only:
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-08-2013 22:24:06 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-20-2013 22:36:41 | More by majorbase2
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-01-2013 02:43:44 | More by Woodman70
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-13-2013 23:01:22 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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DirtyDanglr66

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-05-2013 16:20:55 | More by DirtyDanglr66
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-25-2013 17:21:04 | More by Larrydoherty
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium bronze with a thick head of white foam. Grassy pine nose. Oily. Lacing everywhere. Light bready malt flavor that builds into a peppery hop. Smooth bitter throughout. Good IPA, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 14:36:38 | More by KTCamm
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -73%

02-12-2013 16:49:22 | More by Craftonly23121
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-10-2013 05:27:39 | More by jduprey007
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PhantasIPA

Delaware

4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance of this beer is a light golden color. It is very cloudy and has some sediment floating in it (little chunks mean big flavor!) It leaves no lacing against a frosted glass and has a very small head.

The smell is pungent and very hoppy with only a slight hint of caramel flavored malt. The hops are, and somehow are not, that classic pine and citrus, they have a different characteristic; very nice.

The taste is bitter beauty. Hints of grapefruit citrus behind the hops and then a slight, caramel flavored malt that teases the tongue just before the bitterness comes crashing down on your palette.

Mouthfeel is dictated by the bitterness. This beer leaves the mouth dry but with all of the flavor of the brew still present. Very nice.

Okay - I am a sucker for IPA's (my name should be a hint of this fact), but this beer is just different enough to set itself apart from the classic IPA taste. It is 6% ABV so it is easy to drink, bitter and tasty. Good one, try it, now...got it yet...no? Go get it!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 00:14:44 | More by PhantasIPA
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matjack85

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-06-2013 23:01:35 | More by matjack85
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AC-Mivsek

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head which leaves some good lacing.

S- It's a sweet smelling IPA. It is actually pretty interesting. I'm getting some nice piney hops up front but blended very well with fruitiness like citrus, and cantaloupe. Also biscuity.

T- Tastes almost exactly as it smells just with a bit more hop presence.

M- Very slick almost oily body with medium carbonation.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. It is one of the rare examples where taste is almost the same as the smell and both are very pleasant. I'm not sure how "wild" it is compared to a lot of the other IPAs I've had, but it is definitively a good beer to try regardless if you are an IPA fan or not.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 01:10:22 | More by AC-Mivsek
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TequilaTom

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

01-24-2013 00:13:02 | More by TequilaTom
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-20-2013 20:25:29 | More by MightiestBeard
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EGolfer4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-18-2013 03:02:41 | More by EGolfer4
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-28-2012 03:16:51 | More by t0rin0
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-24-2012 03:21:31 | More by cliff1066
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-19-2012 05:17:03 | More by doublepneumonia
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finado

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-07-2012 05:48:07 | More by finado
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-07-2012 01:27:35 | More by ssimpson89
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EdTheEdge

California

2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle in a pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy medium amber with a nice thick head that falls in a minute or two leaving some nice lacing.

S - I smell grass and yeast

T - This is an unusually bitter IPA. Not too complex. Less malt and more hops would have been better. But it drinks ok as it is. If I were doing a blind taste test I would swear this was a pale ale.

M - Not overly carbonated and a hoppy bitterness aftertaste kicks in after a short while.

O - This beer is definitely not on my favorites list by any means. I am glad I tried it.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:00:37 | More by EdTheEdge
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Extremely yeasty. Bright orange-brown in hue with excellent foam and lacing. This really looks old school.

Smell: Pine hops with grapefruit.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grapefruit and a hint of caramel. Nice balance in the flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit watery in the finish.

Overall Drinkability: An old-school ale with excellent balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 05:38:13 | More by tjsdomer2
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-14-2012 18:24:50 | More by elcrawl
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Jimboe


3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-03-2012 16:23:07 | More by Jimboe
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-26-2012 00:57:36 | More by durlta
Wild Ride IPA from Sand Creek Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.