Red Wagon IPA | Fire Island Beer Company

Red Wagon IPARed Wagon IPA
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Red Wagon IPARed Wagon IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 11-07-2009

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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 53
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -49%

Photo of scootny
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice to look at with a clear fluid and a decent head with bits of lace here and there. Nose carries a good balance with sweet caramel malt underneath a solid core of pine and grapefruit. Taste is much the same with a balanced overall profile and substantial hop persona. A touch of lightly buttered bread slips in. Dry clean finish. Crisp feel has just enough weight to go with an excellent carbonation. A good solid hoppy ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: straight amber with a white head poured to maybe a 1/4" off the body.

Smell: light hops, ehh...smells good but not impressing.

Taste: now this is impressing, hops, burnt caramel and slightly floral.

Mouth: medium but with a feeling of heavy goes down easier than gravity.

Overall: great everyday IPA, satisfying and full of taste. Definitely would buy it again and so should you. Salud

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A touch hazy so it must be unfiltered with a light amber body and a 1/4 inch of head that turns to a thick lace ring. A nice sticky lacing.

S - Yep as suspected malt forward with slight bursts of pine and citrus hops. Does smell balanced.

T - Malt and hops are pretty balanced. Can't say the hops are too aggressive or the malt being too sweet and bready. Not bad. Slight linger of bitterness on the palate.

M - Light to medium quite good for the ABV.

Overall not as clean and refreshing as most of my favorite IPA's but not muddled and overly bitter like some I have had. Good beer but I couldn't see myself getting it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rodney45
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dirty Hazy Amber with a medium off white head.

S: Big hop aroma, crystal malt. Has floral, as well as cinnamon notes.

T: For an IPA this is very malt heavy. It has a caramel sweetness and roasted barley profile that ends with crystal malt kick. Some amounts of floral hops in the way of citrus and grapefruit notes. Very nice satisfying finish with warming alcohol.

M: Medium to heavy, with medium carbonation. Slight bitterness, but not high.

O: Wow, I was really impressed by this beer. Great balance of flavors which is hard to find in an IPA. A little under hopped for an IPA, but I would certainly recomend this beer. Not designed for the hop head. Im surprised it hasnt gotten the accolades it deserves.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An amber color hue thus red wagon is. On top sits a fluffy and dense off white head thats abit small. It fades to some nice lacing. Very lightly carb'd. Aroma is a mixed bag of hops and malts. Taste off sweet malts maybe even vienna since I can pick up fainted toasted malts. Hops are light. Medium weight on the palette, dry and a clean finish. This beer is pretty much just average at best.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +45.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

amber in color, light copper tone to it with a nice head of white on top that lasted for a good few minutes before settling down into nothing. Light citrus hops, well balanced against a solid malty back drop, really well done as it seemed to come together perfectly, Crisp, clean, light on the palate, this was asessionable, beer drinkers IPA that could be thrown down with great ease.

Very light and very drinkable

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a crystal clear amber color with a 1.5 finger tan head. The bubbles hold up for a descent amount of time.

S - Rich crystal malt, pine, herbal hops, doughy yeast, ruby red grapefruit juice.

T - Toasted biscuit, pine and herbal hops rides along the sweet malt and sticks to the teeth and gums. Some bitter lime peel, cranberries, and pecan shell comes out on the finish. The malt carries through but dries out on the finish.

M - Medium to full body, medium to moderate carbonation.

Slightly aggressive malt background but other than that a balanced and straight forward beer.

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Red Wagon IPA from Fire Island Beer Company
Beer rating: 25.9% out of 100 with 135 ratings
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