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R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale | World Brews

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R.J. King Wingwalker Pale AleR.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scruffwhor on 07-08-2006

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Reviews:
62
Ratings:
85
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
24.2%
 
 
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Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 85
Photo of DogFood11
3.85/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at major supermarket chain and I hope they keep it coming. Heres why. Poured into a pounder glass it forms a good sized loose head that leaves some ring lacing and eventually just a small island. Light copper body.

Citrusy and fruity but not annoying at all as the hops have good body and some drying power. Clean and crisp. Not much else to say as its pretty straight forward leaning on the hops with a smooth, sweet malt backdrop that doesn't get in the way.

Notes: Admittadly I was happy to find an Ale at a supermarket that was cheap, but I wasn't expecting such a fine product. Its an easy drinking pale that hits all the major characteristics in stride.

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Photo of Manosbeeroffate
3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First time I ever heard or seen this, really vague labeling trying to pass itself off as a sophisticated micro. Pours a clear brown color. Smells quite sweet. Taste is like the bottle says, citrus, sweet citrus. Not overly sweet but not as dry tasting as your usual IPA or APA. Overall it's allright, nothing to get excited about.

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Photo of jettjon
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into the pilsner a somewhat dirty looking brownish gold color with many tiny bubbles floating up to fuel an impressive medium tan head. Head fades away at a very casual rate, leaving behind a good amount of lacing. Nose is citrus, hops, and yeast pretty much in equal portions. So far, better than I expected from the “new kid” craft beer. Taste is solid on the hops, very decent, with some citrus in the background and a bit of perhaps too-sweet malt cropping up toward the end. Finishes on a moderately bitter note. Mouth is very good for a pale ale: semi-syrup and viscous, but watery enough to be drinkable. Good level of carbonation keeps it lively in the mouth. Drinkability is very good; this one smells good, tastes good, and goes down smooth. A good “chillin’” beer. Recommended.

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Photo of ruleof72
3.67/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Medium golden color, slightly cloudy with thin head that sticks around
S- The best part, nice hoppy and grassy smell with hints of cinnamon?
T- slightly sweet with floral and grassy components, aftertaste is there but not too strong
M- Light to Medium
D- Above average but not super drinkable. A couple at a time, no more.

Overall I liked this beer. It has a nice hoppy flavor that is prominent enough. The taste is good with a slightly sweet and toased malt character. It has a good mouthfeel, kind of substantial without being overbearing. I could drink a few of these.

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Photo of drotski
3.97/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear amber color with 1/2" head. The head has great retention, with nice lacing.

Very nice aroma, very hoppy with lots of bright citrus undertones.

As expected, a very citrusy and hoppy flavor, that was fairly well balanced. Not a bad tasting beer, definitely worth a try.

Nice mouthfeel, not too thin, not too thick. Proper carbonation.

Overall, a very drinkable beer. Well rounded, and I will be buying again.

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Photo of TechMyst
4.04/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Container Volume: 355ml

Container type: bottle

Fresh: y

Purchased @: j-o

Cost: $6.5/6pack

Head: 1/8 " head lasting throughout

Lace: slight (falling slowly)

Color: medium amber

Aroma: excellent - citrus/pine

Mouthfeel: medium-full bodied

Palate: adjusts well

Comments: Highly hopped. Not sweet, but citrusy. Jewel-Osco seems to be carrying these...I'm the 10th rating here as well!!! they're at 83%

Conditions:
Mowing/Working on car- maybe
With Friends- y
Sipping- y
Get my buzz on- y

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Photo of RJLarse
2.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a six-pack of Wing Walker Pale Ale at a grocery store to taste, review and enjoy. I poured this beer in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale copper color and is hazy. A foamy one-finger white head forms, and dissipates quickly to a ring around the side of the glass. The head produces a little lacing on the sides of the glass while drinking.

The smell is fairly faint and typical of the style. Hop aromas and some pine fragrances.

The taste is very acerbic. The label says “citrusy hops and full bodied.” I would agree, but I think the bitterness is overdone, and there is a hint of skunk flavor.

The mouth feel is full-bodied and dry.

This is a drinkable beer I guess? The second and third are better than the first, so perhaps it’s an acquired taste? All in all it’s a bit more acid and bitter than it needs to be, and the flavors are not real well balanced. I’d pick a lot of other pale ales over this one.

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Photo of leadguit1
1.82/5  rDev -42%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

looks good after pouring into glass

smell is all malt almost "stale" , didn't like it

taste was very much like "paste " from first grade ...sorry, i dont mean to be rude or mean, ,, it just was real bad. Pale Ale has a taste, floaral, for example , bitter, for example this is not Pale Ale.

foamy mouth, good distribution of taste.

would not want this beer to be the only beer around

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Photo of Tang07
3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks good in a glass. It pours a nice orange/amber with an OK head.

It laced the glass all the way down.

The smell is very light on the malt and a solid citrus/pine smell of hop.

It's very well hopped. There is a nice piney taste, but it could use a bit more malt to balance it out. It tastes like they wanted it hoppy but didn't bother to balance it with some solid hop.

the mouth feel was OK. The cabonation is a bit coarse and and it lacks body.

It is quite drinkable. It would be good cool weather beer paired with something sweet or spicey.

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Photo of Zorro
3.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange colored ale with very little head formation.

Smell is sweet and malty with a notable amount of cascade hop in the smell. The scent is a bit spicy and there is a vanilla scent here.

Taste is sweet and a little spicy at the beginning. There is a fruit flavor here of apricots for some reason mixed with the taste of tea. Quite an interesting and lively tasting ale. The taste of this is a great deal like DFH Aprihop.

Mouthfeel is good.

Much more drinkable than I expected. The taste is basically a clone of DFH Aprihop, so if you like that you will like this.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

after the last beer from this brewery I am not looking forward to this at all. Again the appearance is right on form, amber beer with a large frothy off white head. The aroma is ok to, average for style slightly toffee malts and a whiff of hops. Hmm quite hoppy APA, very little malt backbone, as it says citric..and a creamy sort of body but its sort of strange..the malts are almost gone..not really balanced but really not that bad a taste Palate was all over the place watery, creamy, bitter ..etc strange. Overall quite a weird beer and slightly better than what I was expecting.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- A one and a half finger head that recedes at a rate thats a bit too fast for me. Colro is a good middle ground amber with only a small, singgle stream of bubbles coming to the surface and no Brussell's lacing.

Smell- Definetly cascade hops and amber malts. Gives a bitter biscuit aroma.

Taste- A little too IPA for an APA. Toomuch hops for even an APA in my opnion. With that in mind, the malt makes a good connection with the hops. Makes me think of Polisj rye bread.

Mouthfeel- Defineltly astringent and palate cleansing. Leaves a slow aftertaste.

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R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale from World Brews
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