Wonderland Trail IPA
Two Beers Brewing Co.

Wonderland Trail IPAWonderland Trail IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,053
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,098
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.9%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
49
From:
Two Beers Brewing Co.
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of jmdrpi
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can

Copper colored, white head. Pleasant hop aroma of mix of citrus fruity flavors. Taste has similar flavors, with strong bitterness. Medium bodied

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off pretty quick. Lots of messy lace strewn about.
The aroma had some pine to floral hop qualities over top of a delicate caramel/toffee sweet to grainy sort of character. Light toast at the very end.
The flavor was moderately sweet blending the graininess to the caramel/toffee qualities and then the piney to floral hop character came in underneath. Mild sweet sort of aftertaste of the cracker/caramel/toffee blend.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Appropriate bitterness levels.
Overall, pretty good AIPA that I could come back to if offered.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, no obvious canning date, but it's been in a cooler. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark copper body, fairly dark, one finger thick white head, good retention and lots of lacing. It just looks way too dark. Smell is caramel, grain, toffee, light floral and pine notes. It's fairly straight forward, balanced. Flavour is similar, fairly average but a nice balance between a grainy cracker, caramel and toffee sweetness with a fair bit of floral and piney notes. Lighter medium body, good carbonation, floral and sort of leafy bitterness on the finish. Solid IPA, above average, with fairly standard hop and malt profiles. Really, really dark copper body though, that throws me off some.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap @ Junkyard, Nottingham - Pours copper with a medium white foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - resin notes, light citrus overtones. Taste - resin at he front leading to citrus middle with a crisp bitter finish. Very nice AIPA. Solid.

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Photo of bloatednemesis
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is hazy, some floaty bits, but also nice light golden color. Not the prettiest, but does make me want to dive further in. Nice head and lacing. The aroma is great. Big tropical fruit, citrus, grass. Smells like a fruit salad almost. The taste is also quite delicious. Not a lot of bitterness from beginning to end, which I love. Very bright and savory, lots of mango. A nice malty level of sweetness just to keep you coming back for more, but not too much. The mouthfeel is smooth, right on with the carbonation. Overall this is one of my favorite IPA's that I am able to get regularly. Maybe not quite Heady Topper, but you know what is?

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honey blonde, 1 finger of head.

Fresh aromas of Amarillo and mosaic. Citrus. Pretzel, pizza dough.

Sharp yellow pine bite, followed with lemon, orange rind, citra hops. Pretty fresh. Light bitter biscuit on the finish.

Feel is medium bodied and slightly chalky.

Overall, pretty decent. Cheers to the guy who shared!

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - deep gold, slightly hazy
S - stone fruit, tropical fruit. Hint of pine
T - tropical hops on top of crisp, cracker like malt. citrusy medium hop bite
F - medium body, medium carb. finishes slightly sweet
O - shinning example of an isa

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Photo of braker649er
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What struck me first was the juiciness of this IPA--really a lot of flavor. It's citrus, but it's also a bit nectarlike. This is my favorite from this brewery so far.

L - Gold color, white head that dissipates. Slight touch of cloud but not the unfiltered look I see in other juicy-burst IPAs--like those Vermonty East Coasty kinds.
S - there's maybe some of the sharpness of pine, but also it's a hint at the fruit. Mango for me. Grapefruit, too--but more on the ruby red end of that spectrum--not acidic.
T - as I've said, the first word is juicy--but not in a heavy, overpowering way. I'd like to line this up with Deschutes Fresh Squeezed and see how they'd resemble and differ from one another.
F - pretty smooth for an IPA. Nectarlike and not at all "chewy" or heavy for me.
O - impressed with how this was fruity without being cloying or heavy-handed. Very drinkable.

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Photo of mactrail
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orangey amber with plenty of foam in the Wander snifter. Lots of lacing in the glass. Rather sharp and zingy on the tongue. Creamy carbonation adds to the pleasure.

Quite citrusy with a lot of orange juice. Moderately bitter with some piney resin in the finish. Grows on you after some sipping. Still, it has a woody and bitter bite at the finish, it's just so aromatic. Quite drinkable, and an interesting fruity hot shot of a beer. From the 12 oz can purchased a t Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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Photo of draheim
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can into a tulip. Pours a somewhat cloudy coppery amber w/ a 1-finger head that settles to a thin layer of foam.

Aroma is a blend of citrus and pine, pretty standard IPA affair here. Floral, grapefruit, and sweet bready malt.

Taste follows nose. Definitely a more balanced IPA with a pretty firm malt backbone of fruity caramel and pale malt on one side and bright floral and citrusy hops on the other. A more traditional NW style IPA, which frankly is a welcome change.

Mouthfeel is soft and silky, definitely a far cry from the more typical sharp, crisp alpha acid attack of most iPAs. Again, different but also refreshing in a way.

Overall a really nice IPA, I can imagine enjoying several of these around the campfire up on Rainier later this summer.

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Photo of LouZ
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour - a thin sliver of head, but lasting with lacing. Aroma was very nice, hitting you with a piny hop essence. Taste featured more of a caramel malt backbone but continued that hop presence; nicely balanced between to feature the best of both. Feel was medium and smooth - you can really enjoy a few of these easy. Overall, a solid IPA that I will seek again.

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Photo of Moose90
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served On-Tap in a 16oz tapered pint glass

A — Pours a lightly hazy orangey amber hue into the glass. A nice off-white head sits on-top and leaves some nice lacing behind with each sip.

S — Smell is great here, loads of juicy hops, piney, resinous. Bold and assertive without being unbalanced, though it is a bit monotone and mostly focused on bitter citrus notes.

T — Much like the nose, great notes of juicy, semi-sweet hops, balanced with a piney kick and a resinous finish, errs on the single focus of citrus and bitter lime, not bad at all, just a bit monotone.

M — Medium bodied, sticky & lingering finish.

O — Very nice overall, one of the better offerings I've had from Two Beers, would seek out again.

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Photo of BbyDigital
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two Beers really hit the mark with this one. Most of the beers I've had from them have been good but they were also a little more reasonably priced. At $12 a six pack I'm expecting big things, approaching Sculpin and Space Dust status. It delivers.
Pours a bit cloudy reminding me a bit of Heady Topper(which I have never and will never drink from the can), smell is fresh and fruity. Tastes wonderful. Juicy, citrusy, nice touch piney bitterness compliments the finish.

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Wonderland Trail IPA from Two Beers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 49 ratings