3rd Rail IPA | Wedge Brewing Company

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86
very good
44 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Deuane on 12-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mikelly33
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid DIPA from a really cool and friendly little brewery . Will get this again next time I am in Asheville

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Photo of TVail
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NCJEFF77
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kalijean
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super smooth. Very light. Obsessed

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Photo of yaksurf
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, ruby-orange coloring, with a halo of off-white head. The nose is solid caramel, fruit sweetness, and strong resinous hops. Pretty balanced aromas. Flavors are heavily boozy forward, with tropical fruit sweetness, a backbone blending of caramel and cream, with citrus fruit and resinous highlights. Rich and robust bodied, with a smooth feel overall supporting the resinous hopped and caramel backbone. The finish is slick, rich, and slightly cloying. This beer is a beast.

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Photo of brother_kenneth
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of blbarnett3
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of barczar
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep copper with a frothy cream head that lingers.

Muted citrus, floral hops, and toffee/caramel malt form the initial aroma. Malt sweetness seems to dominate.

Flavor is also sweet and bready, though it lacks a bit in backbone. Bitterness is definitely dominant. Citrus pith underlies the sweetness, but the beer really seems under attenuated.

Body is full, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

More malty than some, but not overly bitter, so it caters to my palate. True dipa lovers will be disappointed.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of KFrank729
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DMB
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of G_Rod
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3rd Rail IPA from Wedge Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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