Iron Rail IPA
Wedge Brewing Company

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From:
Wedge Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
English IPA
Ranked #6
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,239
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.44%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
111
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 30, 2022
Added:
Sep 21, 2008
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  8
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: English Style India Pale Ale with Maris Otter 2-row, Canadian Honey Malt and Belgian Crystal. Centennial, Kent Golding, and Cascade are added five times during the process, including Dry Hopping.
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Rated: 4.03 by StrangerTides from New York

Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by jak from North Carolina

Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Drinking this at The Wedge Brewery in The Art District of Asheville NC.
Poured from a tap into a plastic cup.
Appears orange with a slightly off white head that dropped quickly to a thin cap.
Smells citrusy, lightly malty
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall a nice IPA that I would definitely order again.
Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Nov 04, 2019
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Rated by Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
An good average American IPA. On tap at Nine Mile Restaurant.
Oct 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jul 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Coho11 from Ohio

Jun 19, 2018
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sampling cold 16 oz can poured into a snifter. A gift my mom picked up during a recent visit to Asheville. Thanks! My can says 7.0% not the 6.2% listed here. Maybe a new recipe?
The beer pours a bright copper hue with large white globs of sediment suspended in the beer and then settling to the bottom of my glass. A very minimal bleached white head foams up and fades to a sturdy edge layer with a large wispy island in the center. Some lazy streams of carbonation rise to the surface.
The aroma is some sweet caramel and bready notes but then this rolls to some pithy citrus rind and pine sap hits. Not a huge aroma but some complexity which makes it interesting.
The first sip reveals a smooth and crisp textured body with mild carbonation that gently rolls across my palate.
Flavor is similar to the nose with a bit of caramel and sweet malt up front that rolls to some rindy grapefruit and a bit of grassy hop character. This grassiness lingers for a bit after the swallow with a bit of bitterness, but I dont get any alcohol burn or black pepper. The beer is pretty drinkable and balanced, but I think it could use a little more hops on the nose for a boost of my ratings. Still solid, but could be better IMO.
Aug 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by SMKilp from North Carolina

Jul 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by TripelMark from North Carolina

Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.46 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts

Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by cnealc from North Carolina

Apr 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Apr 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by paresis from Massachusetts

Mar 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by baklo from North Carolina

Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by spycow from Illinois

Dec 26, 2016
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Reviewed by OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Iron Rail is a great-looking example of the modern turbid IPA: a giant, pebbly off-white head tops a medium-turbid, effervescent pale amber body; head retention is modest and lacing is excellent, consisting of thick, sticky bands and slabs. The aroma is medium-big; it is fronted by bright pineapple juice, backed by cannabis-like florals and more subtle grapefruit notes, with modest alcohol overtones riding atop it all. Up front, the flavor is modestly bitter melon with hints of a more vinous character and a bit of grassiness. Mid-palate the melon sweetens a bit, rolling back the perceived bitterness, and tea-like notes emerge, subtly, as do the florals from the nose. The malt manifests as a subtle bittersweet nutty character and a very visible, slightly caramelish bready malt foundation. The finish is a modest hit of nutty caramel, and the linger is a modest, slightly yeasty, slightly grassy pine bitterness that lasts for a while. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the medium body and is slightly astringent; the texture is medium creamy and medium peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. (16 oz can, 35 days after pkg)
Oct 02, 2016
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Reviewed by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can from Trevor thank you very much!
A: Pours a nice 1 finger white foam head that slowly fades, deep burnt orange golden body, some carbonation, stringy lacing
S: sweet citrus, orange, malt
M: medium body with a slight syrupy resin on the tongue
T: hints of citrus up front, heavy malt that lingers awhile, some biscuit, earthy green hops, piney resin, kind of reminds me of a seasonal fall ipa brew...
O: Solid brew and glad I was able to try!
Sep 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by Beer21 from Florida

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Brett47 from Georgia

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by tbryant21 from North Carolina

Jun 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by Kurmaraja from California

May 01, 2016
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Rated by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
3.68/5: Fine example of a balanced IPA; love how fruity the EKG character is
Apr 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2016
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Reviewed by KensWorld from Florida

3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From fresh 16oz 4-pack can just released at brewery. 3 finger off white head. Slightly cloudy light Amber color. Nice retention and thick lacing. Smells very malty some citrus hoppy aroma but nothing too tangy. Taste pretty standard, ok malt to hop balance. Nothing really stands out here, more of a Pale Ale feel. Not bad though very drinkable and refreshing. 4.00
Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.36 by BEER88 from Washington

Mar 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by yaksurf from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Miles_in_beer_city from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A good drinkable IPA, very drinkable and my typical choice when visiting the brewery. They don't can or bottle, so it is on tap only, which is a shame.
Dec 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by Hopyard57 from New York

Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by KingEdward from North Carolina

Oct 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.63 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Oct 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.47 by DMACH from Florida

Oct 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.64 by target88 from Kentucky

Oct 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Sep 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by nmann08 from Virginia

Aug 22, 2015
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Reviewed by willic from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Come to daddy! I like a good IPA, but I love a great IPA. This is an incredible balancing of delishioso hops... My mouth want s more!!! Fight the crowds to get to this IPA! Centennial, Kent Golding, and Cascade hops are some of my favorites and Wedge has found a way to balance them all together!
Jul 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by BeerBuzzGuy from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

May 30, 2015
Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
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