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Wild Ride IPA - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Wild Ride IPAWild Ride IPA

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 128
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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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-09-2012 01:04:36 | More by AaronBurr
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SafeAtFirst

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

hazy. grungy. copperish. has a head.

not much aroma. some hop resin. bit o' malt

solid bitterness but not enough hop flavor/aroma to go with it. maybe not fresh? no date info on the bottle so who knows (annoying). enough malt to be interesting if it had more hop flavor.

feels like a hoppy beer. a little oily. solid.

not mush else to say. i was not that impressed. i have 5 more bottles to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 03:37:43 | More by SafeAtFirst
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dav2080

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-03-2012 22:14:52 | More by dav2080
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Joel12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-01-2012 16:38:49 | More by Joel12
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-15-2012 02:24:06 | More by HoistinBrews
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-25-2012 02:03:44 | More by Kunstman
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-24-2012 03:20:57 | More by Localdrinklax
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seeswo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-12-2012 01:59:49 | More by seeswo
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-11-2012 07:52:52 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Michelob pint glass.

A- Pours a deep very musty and hazy looking orange. Has a small head that dissipates somewhat soon leaving just a slight lacing on the top of the beer and a slightly thicker ring around the edges of the glass. This beer is pretty hard to see through although there is some light penetration. There are quite a few slightly white floaters that are telling me it looks like this beer is unfiltered. interesting.

S- Has a hop character consisting of more citrusy and fruity notes. Some pineapple, coupled with a strong scent of mango with some lemon notes. Ends on a slight floral note.

T- Starts of slightly sweet and floaraly before moving into a more citrusy body and finally ending on some more piney and bitter notes. Leaves a decent piny and then slightly earthy bitterness in the mouth after each sip. Has a very nice complex finish. Underneath the hops their is a slight hint of caramelly biscuityness from the malts. This is actually a very nice and balanced IPA in terms of hop and malt ratio, there are some good caramally malt notes underlying the whole flavor.

M- Has a medium complex body feel to it with high carbonation. Somewhat of a slightly thicker feel, yet without the smoothness or syrupyness like in a low abv stout or porter. Has a body somewhat similar to that of a weizenbock or heavier dunkleweizen.

O- If there was ever a time to take a grade school lesson to heart it would be with this beer: Don't judge this book by it's cover. Although it definitely seemed less inviting and somewhat unattractive at first this IPA actually turned out to be pretty good. While I probably wouldn't buy this again just because their are so many other better looking IPA's that taste just as good, if not better, I wouldn't be opposed to drinking this anywhere if It were to be one of my few craft options or if I found it on tap somewhere. It's actually a very decent IPA, very nice and flavorful and complex for the style hop wise. I just feel like there is a nice amount of depth to the hop profile that many people probably don't take the time to appreciate since they are probably to busy focusing on how unattractive this unfiltered IPA is. Although I have tried MANY IPA's so far this is the first one I can think of that was unfiltered to my knowledge. Worth the try for any Hop heads here in Wisconsin.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 14:17:23 | More by Zachtheporter
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NIckIPA


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-01-2012 01:52:13 | More by NIckIPA
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-29-2012 22:39:52 | More by zenwatts
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-25-2012 18:33:29 | More by twbeecher
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-21-2012 18:13:29 | More by hinemk76
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Scoobert

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-19-2012 21:35:38 | More by Scoobert
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Mick-e-d


3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-31-2012 02:18:38 | More by Mick-e-d
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copslovebeer

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich copper color, poured a solid finger of head that dissapated quickly. Good citrus/pine scent. Very malty IPA, balances okay with the hops used. Smooth mouth feel, semi sweet middle with a very bitter end. A good IPA, in my opinion. A little maltier than I prefer, but nevertheless a good beer

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 00:17:00 | More by copslovebeer
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theholdsteady

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-19-2012 18:13:28 | More by theholdsteady
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Vicsvapo

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-11-2012 06:36:51 | More by Vicsvapo
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scottwestphall

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This is a beer that confounds me. Not like any I recall. Appearance is incredible. Clouded with yeast, amazing head, Super sticky lacing. Just beautiful.   Nice aroma with a spicy note. Butte flavor is bitter followed by bitter...  But it's good. Really good. It finishes dry and lacks the citrus I normally relate to an IPA but still intrigues me. Not sure I could down a lot in a siting, but I like the one sample I got. I can't say all would like this, but really do. 

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 01:24:55 | More by scottwestphall
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wgk

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-21-2012 23:13:05 | More by wgk
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-05-2012 01:25:27 | More by jakea
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-29-2012 18:59:10 | More by Kevin79
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-23-2012 04:56:02 | More by imperialking
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a orangish amber into a pint, almost a perfect looking IPA.

Smells of bitter hope, pine and a little citrus.

The taste is a big grapefruit bite with a pine and malt backbone. After it goes down you are left with a huge bitter aftertaste. Unbelievable flavor.

Mouthfeel is a smooth and what you would expect for the style.

Overall this is one to seek out. I can not believe I lived in Wisconsin all this time and have not had it untill now. This will be my go to IPA from now on and at 6.99 a 6 it should be everyone in Wisconsins.

If like me you do not believe an IPA has to be balanced and malty then this is the great bitter bomb with still nice malt back bone you are looking for.

Reminds me of Dark Horse Crooked Tree on Steroids.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 13:29:24 | More by nickapalooza86
Wild Ride IPA from Sand Creek Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.