OG Wheat India Pale Ale | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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OG Wheat India Pale AleOG Wheat India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LiquidAmber on 05-08-2013

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 131
Photo of Champ421
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful craftsmanship! Has a great flavor with a mild aftertaste. Not too hoppy and not too bitter, wonderful combination of both. Great frothy, yet short head. Gorgeous orange-brown color. Too many can be overly filling, but a schooner full is perfect for enjoying the sunset with my beautiful woman

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Photo of nqdell
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Dirty golden, somewhat clear but a little cloudy, a small 1/4 inch head that lingers

S - Citrus, fresh hopes scent

T - Smooth with enough of hop tingle for IPA fans

M- Creamy and light

Overall: A fantastic off shoot of the traditional IPA. Two thumbs up.

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Photo of zhanson88
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with plenty of carbonation. About 1.5" of eggshell white head forms, which has awesome retention and lacing. Looks like a very well crafted beer.

Smell: I get a whiff of malts up front, a bit of caramel with the rest being rather faint, which explains the wheat presence. Tons of citrusy hops make up the remainder of the smell. Lots of mango and pineapple.

Taste: Good caramel backbone up front. Not getting a whole lot of wheat in the malt flavor. Maybe just a touch of dryness on the finish. Lots of grapefruit, orange peel, and mango make up the hop character. A bit of hoppiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light with a perfect amount of carbonation. Nice and dry on the finish. Overall, really was a fan of this beer. It's the first offering I've had from 10 Barrel, and I was impressed. Nice balance and great hop character.

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Photo of THE-DUDE
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow, this brew is unlike any i have ever experienced thus far! Very floral fragrances of orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and citrus. The floral and citrus flavors are more prevalent that the malt and hops. If you like citrusy beer you will love this brew!

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a partially cloudy yet glowing light golden color, good carbonation yielding a nice fluffy white cap with great head retention. The lacing was spotty but plenty of bubbles.

S-: A small measure of what smothered in citrus and tropical fruits. Very nice and appealing nose.

T: Nice tropical fruits upfront which really carries throughout the beer. The wheat base is noticed underneath the hops. A little bit of sweetness mid palate. The finish is rather refreshing, not really bitter, just a shovel full of tropical fruits

M: Medium body, well carbonated, the feel is nice and full due to the wheat and the taste of the beer is nice. A little sweet but pretty dry as well

O: Very nice and easy to drink. I really enjoyed what the wheat brought to the table on this IPA and choice of hops were superb.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a nonic glaa

A- Poured semi hazy light golden color with lots of streaming carbonation, soapy bright white head left webbed lacing.

S- Huge pineapple, mango, peach, and piney notes.Very pungent and aromatic.

T- Big pineapple and peach hops, huge wheat backbone. Pretty assertive bitterness.

M- High carbonation, smooth, semi-dry, and pretty refreshing.

O- The aroma on this beer is incredible. A really hoppy wheat ale.

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Photo of ThaCrax
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get a lot of grapefruit in both the aroma and the taste. Tangerine too. The Bitterness and Sourness starts to turn into a sweet hard candy flavor towards the end of the glass. Very good IPA, I would recommend giving it a try if you like IPAs.

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Photo of LouZ
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this for the first time on draft at the pub in Bend; what a pleasant surprise! Apocalypse had always been my go-to from 10 Barrel, but now you can throw in the OG. Great mix of hops with the sweetness of a hefe. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of BierBattered
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty happy with this one. The fact that you can find solid craft beers such as this at a 7-11 is definitely a nod to craft brewing in Oregon.

A - Cloudy golden color, nice wheat like appearance with a little more golden color coming from the IPA side. The head is small and white and diminishes quickly. I would like to see a little more, particularity since they are calling this a wheat beer.

S- Love this aspect. Really nice fruity aroma. Great bouquet of tropical fruits, pineapple, peaches, maybe a hint of banana.

T - Really solid. I get much more IPA than wheat, but that's great by me. A nice, sweet, and fruity IPA, just the way I like them.

M - Not a super important one for me for an IPA. A little body. Not too thin which is all that's important. A nice hop bite on the back end.

I'm a fan of everything on this one except for the name. I really don't see how making a hybrid of two styles is considered O.G. or Original Gangster. It is a new hybrid style, which is great! But don't call it what it's not. Also, is Wheat really an original NW style? My understanding is that it is just Widmer Bros who made that one huge. Or are they big enough that their beer defined a region...?

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Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Boise location. Nice variation on the IPA. IPA with some weizen backbone and smoothness. This one was a real winner, my favorite of the lot.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is a big mash-up of citrus and tropical fruits... a bit "catty".

Flavor has a mellow sorta grassy hoppiness and is a little mellow... bitterness comes on big late and lingers forever. Not really getting any "wheat" notes... the maltiness is pummeled by the bitterness and hop flavors... pretty dry throughout.

Light body and pretty much perfect carbonation.

A damn fine IPA, I wish my palate was good enough to really pick out and describe the wheat.

All 4's

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Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Chill hazed gold with a decent white head and lace.

S: Citrus, orange peel, wheaty bread, some pine, grapefruit & grapefruit pith, some resin and dankness as well.

T&MF: Moderate clingy dank bitterness; pine and resin...grapefruit and orange/peel as well. Wheat malt carries the body a bit, and it finishes dry. The body itself is light/medium with decent carbonation.

O: Good, not great. Not as hoppy and exceptional as I remember...

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger, fine white head with good retention and light lacing. Mild aroma of pine and citrus hops and light bready malt. Flavor is light pine, citrus and faintly herbal hops and a light neutral malt. There is a light wheat ale component, but I'm not sure I would have identified it if I didn't already know this was a wheat IPA. Nice moderately creamy body. I have to guess this is related to the recently released Hop Project #136 Wheat India Pale Ale, but the hops are much more subdued here. The same light, unobtrusive malt and mild wheat character are present. This is a nice low key IPA, but I'm surprised the hops are more mellow in this version (the hops were very fresh and complex in the #135. The wheat component gives this a nice dry, balanced finish.

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Photo of woemad
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes
12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.59. No freshness date was visible. This is the first beer I’ve ever had that was labeled as a wheat IPA.

Poured a hazy golden amber color, with a big, creamy off-white head. Excellent head retention and lots of lace.

The aroma was of piney hops. There was also an earthy malt aroma, no doubt from the wheat malt. While the smell was primarily hoppy, the maltiness was stronger than many IPAs.

The taste was similar to the smell. Piney hop flavor stood out the most, but there was a big, earthy wheat malt backbone.

Medium bodied, with good carbonation. The mouthfeel was somewhat oily.

I wouldn’t recommend this beer to an extreme hophead looking for a fix, but there was lots of tasty flavor in this beer. I could stick to it for a night’s quaffing with no complaints.

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Photo of vkv822
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz : SN IPA Glass

Clear, golden with a foamy, white head.

Sweet, tropical, citric fruits, light resinous notes.

Great, hoppy tropical, citric notes for the most part in the palate.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A very nice wheat IPA. Lots of hop characteristic without overwhelming the palate.

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Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color and an impressive head that sheets he pint glass as it is drained

Smell: Bready with tropical fruit and a hint of pith

Taste: Bready flavors underpin the hops, which bring tropical fruit (pineapple, lychee and papaya) and tangerine tones through the middle; increasing bitterness develops, after the swallow, with the predominate aspect being tangerine

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice hoppy wheat beer but it is not in the same echelon as the Modern Times offering or Gumballhead, for that matter

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Photo of Spikester
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle with no freshness date. Hazy amber with two fingers of off white head that has staying power. Plentiful lacing.
Smell is big piney hop resins.
Taste is pine resin hop flavors a mild amount of citrus and a good amount of wheat and other malts make this more balanced than a typical AIPA.
Mouthfeel is about medium for the style with good amount of carbonation and a long dry finish.
Overall an easy drinking wheat IPA. The pine forward aspect leads me to believe this is a fairly old bottle.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $3.99 Pours a slightly hazed pale orange with a nice frothy and thick white head..that stays a while. Fine aromas of mainly fruity,juicy citric hop very fresh and very inviting. Taste is similar to aroma but has more malt sweetness and nice bitter long lasting after taste. Palate is thinnish and i think this intended for this August period in Oregon. A nice drinkable Summer IPA

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and pineapple aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great tropical aroma and some tasty flavors.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear when poured from the tap (despite other reports if haze). Medium light carbonation. Little to no head. Light straw color.

S: Fruity. Orange and may be strawberry. Wheat and white flour.

T: Light with citrus. Orange is a heavy player with grapefruit. Fair amount of bittering but nowhere near overpowering. Mild pine flavor from the hops.

M: Thin and very smooth. I would have taken this for more of a summer beer. Little green grass aftertaste from the hops. Refreshing. Was quenching with some spicy food but got a bit washed out in flavor department.

O: Very nice. Nothing too over the top. Just an easy going lighter ipa. I like the grapefruit and slightly sweet orange flavored hops as opposed to the dry hop varieties. Would be good on a warm summer afternoon.

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Photo of Zorro
3.02/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy amber colored ale with a tall puffy white colored head.

Smells sweet and malt with an earthy aroma. Scent of cedar wood plank. Mild perfume of flowers.

Starts out mildly sweet with a moderate level of bitterness. Tastes a little floral with some grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall less than I expected.

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Photo of mactrail
2.26/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Looks quite nice with a big foam on the clear yellow brew. Plenty of spritz in the mouth. Smell is rather acidic and not at all hoppy. The foam even has good retention. Surprisingly thin body with an unpleasant oiliness.

Flavor is an immediate eye-opener. There is some sweetness, which is more like batrley malt than a wheat, and then too much acidity. There is plenty of citrus all right, but it's distinctly lemony orange juice and grapefruit juice. Aftertaste is a long, harsh bitter burn. It doesn't taste like hops.

I would be curious to try this on tap, but I would stay away from the bottles. It's on their current list of beers so it must not always be this awful. It doesn't quite tast infected, but it's an odd and undrinkable citrus acidity. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

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OG Wheat India Pale Ale from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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