3rd Rail IPA | Wedge Brewing Company

very good
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Brewed by:
Wedge Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Deuane on 12-02-2009

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Photo of paultierney1
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just an exceptional double IPA. And Wedge is in about the coolest (and a hard to find) place in a very interesting town -- Asheville, NC. Heard about it as I was traveling on vacation. After you climb down the stairs and look at all the metal "art" work surrounding the place, you'll be met by a no-nonsense pourer who will give you peanuts and a low price with the tulip. Deal! Delicious DIPA. Bitter and complex enough. Too drinkable! Be careful.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

10oz pour at the brewery. 4.00. Served in a goblet.

Pours hazy orange with a wisp of pale "head" that does actually leave traces of lace despite the high gravity.

The aromas are pretty soft. Orange, mango, a little pine and some sweet dough.

What a nice flavor profile! There is no denying that hops play 1st fiddle but it's in good balance. Big tropical orange and mango hops with biscuit, lemon zest, flower petals, white pepper, pine, bread and a bite of booze. Quite good.

Nice full, oily, coating feel with a near perfect subtle carbonation. Long, dry, tropical aftertaste.

I think I'd had this before but forgotten how good it is. It's so well balanced with excellent thick tropical hops on a great sweet malt base. This may or might not be polarizing to hop heads but I strongly recommend at least giving it a try.

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Photo of blackie
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

first beer after a 4 night stint in Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness through the Great Snow of '09

a: served at the brewpub in a small chalice, the beer is a deep amber with heavy hues of orange and red, a khaki head tops things off, showing average retention

s: thick with caramel malt and big oily pine hops, loads of juicy tropical citrus and sugary orange rind, alcohol present only as a mild sweetness

m: carbonation light-medium on a heavy, almost syrupy-thick body, carries the weighty flavors well

t: much like the aroma, big caramel malt structure holds condensed flavors of piney hops, candied orange peel, and a fully bitter finish, very well-rounded with a lot of play between the malt and hops

d: just too rich for a huge score, but well-suited for savoring over half an hour

gotta ask, what was everybody else drinking?

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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

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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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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