Red Wagon IPA | Fire Island Beer Company

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Red Wagon IPARed Wagon IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fire Island Beer Company
New York, United States
fireislandbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 11-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Antc2382
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bogues1
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.09/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served at the Mermaid Inn, UWS, NYC on 2/23; decanted from a bottle into a Stange glass. Poured an amber to orange color with minimal off white head which dissipated quickly. Citrus and malt nose initially, but a grapefruit flavor was influenced by a subtle but notable sickly sweetness; somewhat bitter finish. Medium body. I usually like American IPAs but I felt the balance here was off. Not a wonderful example of the style.

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Photo of ConorGolden
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moodenba
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Red Wagon IPA draft tasted at restaurant before dinner 4/14/16.

Amber beer with a balanced flavor. Agreeable malty character with subdued hops (for an IPA). This goes well with food.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calitrie1486
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After downing a sip of sunshine and a 2nd fiddle I made the mistake of cracking this open bc it was the only 12oz beer in my fridge. That was not a good idea! Took 1 sip and realized it was not good, took a 2nd sip and realized I could not drink it anymore and drain poured the rest!

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Photo of breardon1776
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep redfish Amber. Nice foam head and lacing. Good flavor and considerably smooth.

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Photo of dannylee
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Oswick
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.57/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 11/19/14. I did not look at the date when I bought during a recent road trip through New York. Sampled on July 4, 2015.

Murky, sediment filled brass-orange under a big, lingering off white head. Usually I like sediment deposits but these were floating everywhere.

Any of the hops in the aroma have probably faded due to the age of this beer so I picked up more of a roasted malt character and an extremely thin hop profile.

Medium body.

The taste is far more malt forward than hop forward but again I think that is based on its age. Hopefully if I am back in New York at a later date I can find a fresher bottle.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft. Copper in color. Earthy hop flavor, fairly restrained flavor. could use some more boldness in the hop flavor. good balance though, and hits the expectation for body.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBRich
2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not awful, but nothing special in any way.

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Photo of Icemann383
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmbeer
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andy88488
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njtmayhem
3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not the best or worst IPA I have had but def not something I'll buy again.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy - a lot of sediment suspended - no mention of bottle conditioning on the label; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin, uneven cap; very nice lacing;

S: restrained; malt come through as caramel; hops comes through as musty;

T: not a lot of flavor; what's there is balanced; bottle is 8 months old, so I'm surprised there is any hop character; malt is dominant up front; floral and citrus hop comes in mid-palate; bitterness without any real flavor at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: at some point, I'll try to find a fresher bottle; not much in this sample that would make me want another;

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Photo of drews240
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelLamb
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Red Wagon IPA from Fire Island Beer Company
3.42 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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