Wedge Iron Rail IPA | Wedge Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wedge Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
wedgebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the brewery website:
English Style India Pale Ale, 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.

Added by mikesgroove on 09-21-2008

BEER STATS
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144
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I continue on my voyage through the wedge, I next land myself onto the IPA. Served on tap and consumed on 09/20/2008.

The pour was nice, a lightly hazed amber with a good inch of frothy white head on the top. Decent retention left a good bit of lace down the sides of the glass as well. Nice carbonation could be seen streaming up from the bottom throughout the session.

The aroma was of citrus floral hops. Hints of tangerine, orange, and a touch of pineapple are coming across the nose. Some hints at a malt filled middle to balance it out as it warms up. The flavor was more of the same. Started off with that bite of tangerine, orange peel like flavor in the front, but this slowly gave way to an almost biscuit like presence the further into the glass you go. Earthy, nice bitter finish dried you out just enough to come forward for another sip at the end. Over 6% but very easy to session, I had no issues at all taking this one down and going back for another after it was done.

Overall a very solid effort here from wedge. IPA's are a dime a dozen anymore and this one would fall in at above average, though out of the reach of some of the best. Still a more then solid effort I would have no issue with repeating.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a hazy orange hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a citrusy hop atop a flight caramel malt.

The taste consisted of citrus and pine with a solid light caramel backbone.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very tasty and well balanced IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at caramel's in asheville.

hazy looking IPA. the aroma gives away why. definitely dry hopped with some nice american hops and getting some pine mixed in with the citrus. very inviting brew.

tastes sweet with the same mix of hops in the flavor. tastes pretty darn good. very well balanced.

mouthfeel is pretty much perfect. if anything was different i'd want it to be a little dryer. but still awesome.

very drinkable beer. even at almost 7%.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice copper color with a large white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind a good amount of lacing. 

S: Citrusy hops up front with some grapefruit and tangerine coming out immediately.  Caramel malt and some vanilla provide a bit of a sweetness.  A pretty good malty backbone adds a bit of complexity and a nice feel. 

T: Follows the aroma very well.  Citrusy up front with grapefruit, tangerine, and some apricot.  Really nice, yet subtle, sweetness provided by the caramel malts.  Just a touch of some earthiness on the back end that is very pleasant. 

M: Medium bodied with a pretty good bit of carbonation.  Smooth and tingly on the palate.  Great drying effect after each sip. 

D: Very nice little IPA.  Goes down easily, nice complexity, and nice balance.  I had no experience with Wedge before today, and they impressed with all three beers I tried from them.

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Wedge Iron Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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