Raised By Wolves IPA
Driftwood Brewery

Raised By Wolves IPARaised By Wolves IPA
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Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
American IPA
Ranked #55
Ranked #1,813
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Jan 28, 2023
Aug 14, 2015
Raised By Wolves IPARaised By Wolves IPA
Notes: Born of Equinox hops and raised under the influence of Saccharomyces Trois , this beast has developed a taste for mango, citrus & melon, with a nose to match, hear the call!

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Rated: 4.01 by wildvanisle from Canada (BC)

Jan 28, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by All4ales

Jun 06, 2021
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Reviewed by LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The look on this is pretty cool. Slightly hazy but not juicy looking. Hazy gold.
Smells like fruit and a ton of hops. Very citrusy with something like dried berries as well.
Tastes super hoppy and lots of citrus. The malt character here is nice as well. Super balanced and there's a bit going on here. Not too bitter but the hop bite is there.
Mouthfeel is pretty normal. Medium body with what felt like high carbonation but I mostly drink stouts so idk. Very good though.
Overall this is a very well done beer. Pretty great hazy IPA for summer days or any time you're in the mood for a refreshing hoppy kick. Driftwood is pretty great at IPAs and this beer is a testament to that.
Feb 20, 2021
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
west coast element felt even though a bit hazy . good hop deliver not super juicy. worth trying draft the aliibi room vancouver.
Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by MRUZI from Canada (BC)

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 5 by Kaydon from Canada (BC)

Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Quadethebeerman from Canada (MB)

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by TommyWiseau22 from Northern Ireland

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Smells like one of those bags of dried fruit that you can get at a grocery store. Dried cranberry, tart cherry, goldenberries and gojiberries. All of which show up on the palate as well. Super original and unique IPA
Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by altstadt from Canada (BC)

3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Clear pale-straw color. The head was coarse medium sized bubbles that quickly shrunk down to a thin skiff, leaving only a tiny bit of lacing. A moderate flux of medium sized bubbles were rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smells like a straw or hay with barnyard. A little bit of sweet, almost floral hops show up. Swirling the glass boosts the barnyard, but this is a much milder and sweeter barnyard than we were getting everywhere during the summer.

Medium bitter flavors give way to a soft malt and the milder barnyard that showed up in the scent. The hop floral flavor shows up towards the end. The aftertaste is a boost in bitters and then all the flavors slowly tail off.

Slowly foams up, but feels more like a soft drink. The foam is rather persistent as it turns to larger bubbles. Medium to heavy body in the liquid before it foams.

I had this scored a full point higher when I tried it a couple of years ago, before the barnyard took over the local beer scene. At that time I described it as having a nutty scent with a little cheese, neither of which showed up this time around. It has a lighter bitterness level for an IPA. This seems more like a light American IPA than a NEIPA. Once the barnyard is eliminated, this would be a good basic IPA, but nothing really stands out.
Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by NordicIslander from Canada (SK)

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into pint glass. Almost 3 finger foam. Exceptional head, white foamy goodness! Fruit, namely orange, appears on the first taste. This merges into a nice, crisp hoppy mouthfeel. Further smelling reveals yeast, wet grass, a touch of pine and a bit of spice. Ultra, ultra smooth BC version of an IPA beer.
7% abv but no alcohol or booziness taste is present on the swallow - just juicy citrus and a crisp hop finish.
The smell is ridiculously inviting. If this beer is in your vicinity, grab it, horde it and most importantly, drink it. A tad pricier than some but, totally justified. This is a world class beer kids, grab it while it exists.
Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can into snifter. Pours a beautiful near clear pale golden with 2 fingers white head.
Aroma is initially piney, some tropical notes, citrus, melon, a touch of dankness.
Taste follows with a bit of pine, mango, indistinct citrus, ripe melon, and hoppy bitterness that persists but does not build.
Medium mouthfeel hiding the 7% - crisp dry finish - easy drinking like a hoppy Pilsner.
May 26, 2019
Rated: 4.73 by lacikuss from Canada (AB)

May 15, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by shigg85 from Japan

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by IPAnicked from Canada (BC)

Mar 09, 2019
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Rated by Jascha from Canada (BC)

4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Bursting with tropical fruit flavour, very tasty and thirst quenching.
Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Jan 09, 2019
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Serving: 650 ml bottle poured into a small nonic glass.

Appearance: Lightly hazy golden amber with a tall head of lush white foam and impressive clumps of lace.

Smell: Tropical fruit, melon and orange citrus along with a bit of caramel malt round out a very pleasant aroma.

Taste: Continues from the nose with a little more tropical fruit and citrus punch. Caramel malt is there, but let’s the fruity hops star. Earthy, spicy yeast ties it all together.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate but relatively soft carbonation.

Overall: A wonderfully balanced and drinkable IPA that shows off some nice fruity hop and spicy yeast notes.
Nov 23, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

Oct 17, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by NickNVBC from Canada (BC)

Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by NickiWalker from Canada (AB)

Jan 03, 2018
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
1100th review!

Appearance - Pours a golden amber with three fingers of frothy white head that leaves some excellent lacing.

Smell - tropical and citrus hops, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, passionfruit, orange peel, bready caramel malts, and wild earthy spicy yeast.

Taste - Nice punch from the tropical and citrus hops followed by the tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, and passionfruit). The citrus flavour of orange peel comes through next followed by the bready caramel malts and earthy spicy yeast.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with a pleasant lingering bitterness from the hops.

Overall - An excellent IPA that showcases the tropical and citrus hops very well. The wild earthy spicy yeast adds a pleasant layer of additional flavours. A true stand out of an IPA.
Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by jjando from Canada (BC)

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC)

Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 4.58 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

Oct 11, 2017
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine three finger white head that stays constantly renewed by carbonation and thick lacing. Looks great. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and tropical fruit hops, orange citrus, mango, passionfruit and light pineapple. Flavor follows, with moderate caramel malt, citrus, piney and tropical fruit hops, orange and lemon citrus, mango, passionfruit, pine. Finishes with lingering resinous piney and citrus hops with residual mixed fruit esters. Medium bodied with nice medium creaminess and peppery carbonation. This was recommended to me by the staff at Whatcom Wine & Spirits as a limited, but excellent IPA. My goal that day was to get new (to me) breweries, but due to their enthusiasm and my previous experience with Driftwood (all good), I picked this up. They were right, this is a fine IPA. It has both NW piney and citrus character to the hops as well as nice tropical fruit notes. And it all comes together very nicely. It seems like there should be too much going on here, but I found that the tropical fruit dominates the beginning of the taste and the finish is quite piney with citrus notes. Really glad I stumbled on this one. Driftwood occasionally drifted into Seattle, but I haven't seen any in quite a while and I'm now sorry; I had good memories of their offerings and hope to see them again. A recommended IPA if you are lucky enough to run across it. Really nice graphics on the bottle too. The full monty.
Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This the best Brett/ faux-brett IPA I have had.

The yeast amplifies the hop flavor and nose without becoming the main attraction. Fruity, dry and a balanced bitterness.
Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by andrenaline from Canada (ON)

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Oct 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
650ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear honey yellow with two fat fingers of off-white head that leaves sudsy blobs of lace as it recedes.

Smells of lemon and lime peel, diced pineapple, peach, orange, grapefruit, mild baking bread and pleasantly piney hops.

Tastes of sweet brown bread, pineapple, peach, melon, zesty citrus oils and more resiny, leafy hops.

Feels round and soft. Medium bodied with finely frothy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Highly recommended. More sourness would have pleased me, but there's nothing to complain about here.
Oct 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of mango and tropical fruit notes with some light funky yeasty flavours. Taste is a great mix of mango, tropical fruits with light funky flavours with a solid malt backbone and light residual sugar notes. Body is full with great carbonation. Great used of Equinox hops with yeast presence not as discernable as I had expected.
Oct 24, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Oct 22, 2016
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed very fresh. This beer looked great, with a golden color and just a tinge of haze. A small head appears on the pour, but breaks relatively quickly, and there is some lacing left as it goes down. The smell is pure hops goodness, with the tropical notes of pineapple and other fruits. Damn nice. The taste follows the nose, though there is a malt presence that gives the beer a nice balance. This beer was very refreshing with medium carbonation and a dryish finish. Overall, a very enjoyable beer that I wish I could get my hands on again. It went down easy, and quenched my thirst quite nicely.
Oct 21, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Oct 21, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by mtomlins from Canada (ON)

Oct 19, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

Oct 16, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by dabeerbuddha from Canada (ON)

Oct 14, 2016
Raised By Wolves IPA from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 87 ratings