Wee Geech | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by drummstikk on 02-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 31
Photo of flexabull
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright gold color with a decent white head.

Aromas are grassy, herbal and floral, with some pine hops.

Taste is dry, grassy, and a bit doughy. There is a light spiciness, some bitter lemon flavors and a creamy malt like quality. Finish is lightly bitter and floral.

Body is nice, good carbonation as well.

Overall, this is a pretty solid and sessionable beer.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a shaker pint at Pizza Paradiso DC. Listed as a pale ale.

She has a dark solid gold body with visible carbonation. Real nice creamy off white head. Body is slightly cloudy, just a hint. Drink leaves a small amount of lacing while drinking but not much.

Bouquet is a small faint citrus grapefruit, but then goes to a soft spicy hop profile. After some more examination there is a hint of slight dense bread dough.

Taste is super fruity, with a sharp spiced hop finish. Very light bodied although a bit carbonated. Real surprising pale ale filled with lots of flavor. It is a little wet feeling though in the palate.

It's real hard for me to score this one cause it feels like a bigger beer than what it offers and that is what is most impressive. This is a strong hop forward pale ale that could totally pass as an American IPA, it feels very big. Now having checked how it is listed... well.. this is an American IPA. More importantly it is incredibly low in abv but feels full of flavor and larger and higher. You really do get the impression of drinking a strong IPA with this that could be in the 6.5+ abv range, real good and super session-able. Onward ho!

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Photo of Blanco
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes last night on tap. MAY have been on firkin, but could not verify.

Golden color with white head. smell is somewhat muted, but can pick up some floral hops. taste is sweet with an underlying fruitiness, more reminiscent of fruit flavoring in morning cereals than what is commonly associated with hops. The malt also has a strong present. Taste is also somewhat "lagerish." The mouthfeel is a bit light bodied. Overall, this is a nice offering. The pure sessionability of a refreshing *somewhat* hop forward beer makes this one a winner.

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Photo of henrysunset
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really clearly filtered and light for an IPA. Very clean bouquet of clear and fresh hops. Cascade? Planty smelling.

Super dry, earthy and hippy. Finish is light and well balanced. Extremely fresh and enjoyable.

Served I. A pint glass at brouwers.

really tasty, clean and enjoyable

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden orange, brilliant clarity. White cap of foam that laces nicely. Lasting retention, an initial crown of delicate lace, with some random spottiness on the opposite side of the glass.

Pungent grassy green hop aroma, resiny for sure. More on the herbal end of the spectrum. Grass clippings and summer weeds.

Flavor packs a bitter resiny punch, dry finish, with a big pale malt presence. Some bitter orange peel comes through, but overall it's not especially citrusy. Bitter grass and traces of dry aspirin. Light bodied, more of an APA in feel, somewhat one dimensional yet interesting. Packed full of bitter resiny hops, sessionable for the hop inclined.

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Photo of drummstikk
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear burnished gold. Smells of pungent earthy hops. Medium body, very full for a session beer. Taste begins with a fresh lemonyness, followed by immense earthy pungent American hops (Fal Allen told us it was Chinook and Columbus) in the middle, marijuana-like, earthy, and spicy, with delicious sulphurous compounds and no harsh resins or cattiness. Finished with a balancing lemony freshness that comes from lemongrass, fruity and dry, with lingering hop spiciness. Throughout, malts are subtle and toasty. Can hardly believe this beer is a low-alcohol session beer, because it fully supports the complex and wonderful pungent (not citrusy) hops in the middle. Fabulous and innovative! A hop monster you can actually drink, with unique and complex hop flavors, balanced by a well-chosen spice.

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Wee Geech from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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