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
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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
20.7%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of matjack85
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of kmpitz2
2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. The brew is a solid copper color with an apparent lack of head and a lack of carbonation. Clarity is excellent. The nose is a little peppery in the hop and there is a mild caramel. I find it a little bland. The flavor is very strong in the caramel, with a more mild peppery hop and a strong metallic finish. I am not really impressed with the apparent lack of hop and the metallic finish. Mouthfeel is a light moderate with a lighter carbonation. Nothing really exciting. I am fairly underimpressed here. The beer just is lacking all around.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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

I was very suprised to find this at my local Shaws Supermarket here in Keene, NH...any new or different beer that comes through here is a suprise because we have such a crappy selection since we have to buy our beer in Convenience stores and or Supermarkets. They only had 12 packs of each Lager, Light lager & Pale ale so I took a sample of each one and made myself a mix-six pack.(You gotta improvise when the selection is so bad!)
Lable states: Flight 3 Citrusy hops and full bodied.

AP: Pours a clear, very bubbly pure Amber color with an 1/8' deep, scattered covering for a head. Leaves some sticky lacing all around the glass.

Nose: Fruity and citrusy hop(they were'nt kidding) with an herbal and nutmeg-like sweet malted scent. Decent aroma overall.

Taste: A rather complex, herbal abd citrusy bitter-hop flavor that is well balanced by the oak-wood nutmeg malt flavor that finishes with a smoked and herbal hop flavor that becomes leafy and earthy in the aftertaste.

MF: This is a medium to full body Pale Ale that feels crisp and rather heavy. It displays a nice mellowing feel as the flavor settles on the palate.

DA: This is a decent Pale...stands up to some of the best I feel. Look out Sierra Nevada!! (tehe)

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium orange with a white head that disappears. No lace.

Toasted malt and some caramel in the nose.

Toasted malt, some caramel sweetness, some surprise citric hop notes, but not enough to balance out the fairly pedestrian malt profile. Malt goes a touch bready and has a slight sour taste as the palate clears. Bitterness in the finish is mild.

Medium to medium light in body. Ok carbonation.

They made up for shortcomings with some hops. You get the feeling they know they are a bit lean in the malt dept. A beer going in the right direction with some stumbles on the way. Better than some, worse than others. I'd get a bit bored after a couple, but still worth drinking. This is more grilling beer than anything.

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Photo of portia99
3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - Pours a perfectly clear pale amber color with a thin fizzy half finger of off white foam that falls rapidly leaving behind only a light collar and no lacing.

S - Caramel and bready malt, a bit metallic. Hops are light and a bit earthy...less hops than I have come to expect in APA.

T - Flavor follows the aroma pretty closely. Filled with caramel and bready malt. Hops are also quite low in flavor too. What hops exist are earthy and maybe a bit herbal. Behind it all, some buttery diacetyl.

M - Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation that is fizzy and a bit soda-like in feel. Malt sits on the tongue throughout every sip and well into the aftertaste.

D - Not a huge fan of this one. Well crafted but not really to style. No freshness date on the bottle so I have no idea how old/new this is, but the bottle hypes citrusy hops and I'm getting none of that here. Would be fine in the absence of a selection of other craft beers, but I'm looking at this as a one time experience. Happy to have tried it, but...on to bigger and better beers.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of HalfFull
2.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, this beer shows a slightly hazy orange amber in color with a thin head. Retention is light and lacing is present but brief.

Smell is of citric sweetness and extremely reminiscent of Firestone Pale Ale, a bit too nectar like. Taste seems a bit more bitter and with a bit of a chalky finish. Dryness carries through to the feel and to the finish. You can have this one as I assume it's another contract brewed knockoff of a beer that wasn't very good to begin with. I think a friend picked it up at Albertson's, perhaps a 'house' brand. Will confirm and update. Either way, I would avoid this debacle.

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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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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of jwinship83
3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with no freshness information drank from a standard american pint glass.

A- this one pours out a clear light copper colored body with a small off white colored head. the head lasts a little bit and leaves behind irregular spots of lacing.

S- sweet caramel and bready malts up first, and then some floral and citrus hops. a little bit of grapefruit.

T- the taste opens up with sweet bready and caramel malts and ends with a nice dose of hops. floral, grapefruit, and a little bit of orange.

M- medium bodied with too much carbonation.

D- compared to the other offerings from this brewery's line, this one isnt all that terrible. something i can see picking up to go to a picnic or bbq with. a somewhat nice bargain.

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Photo of jp32
3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

It pours a dark auburn color with a small head.

The aroma is a hop-kick in the sinuses. This one is loaded with piney and citrus hops. Absolutely loaded.

As expected, the taste doesnt waiver far from the aroma. Very citrusy and hoppy.

The mouthfeel is almost heavy, especially when considering the style. Drinkability is alson decent, but as most hoppy pale ales that cross my palate these days, one or two is all I care to put down in a sitting.

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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 dansmcd
2.86/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a misty mid-amber under half a finger of creamy white head and then short rings of lace.

S - Very low on hops, I'm getting some hay. Clean and lightly floral.

T - Slightly vinuous, green apple and lemon. Bland.

M - Light to medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.

O - Pretty disappointing. Leave it on the shelf.

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Photo of erosier
3.65/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice pale ale witha beautiful amber color and a very creamy and fluffy white head. The aroma is quite citrisy and hoppy. The beer is medium bodied but tastes lighter than it looks. The citris taste really mellows the flavor of the hops and lets the malt come out. If it were a bit more carbonated it would be a really great pale ale. It is very drinkable and I would drink a few before the day was done if I had the choice to. Enjoy this one, it's a good pale ale.

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Photo of fox227
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.92/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown screwtop bottle bought at Shaw's in Augusta of all places. I have to say the label suggests they know their prospective customers. The label itself is good looking enough, but it says right on it "citrusy hops and full bodied." I know some craft brewers do this too, but not many that can be acquired here do. Anyway...

Orange, more red really, slightly murky body with thing and quickly dissipating head. Smells not that strong, but hops dominate the aroma. Much hop bitterness is present, but there's a faily decent malt backbone there. Still a hop-forward beer, though I'm not sure I'd say citrus as much as pine and planty, but not in a bad way. Rather tasty. Not as full bodied or flavored, but medium to slightly over medium on both counts. Tasty, but not as overwealming as APAs can sometimes be. Fairly drinkable.

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Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of SmashPants
3.88/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: brown 355mL bottle, funky and classically styled label.

Appearance: light amber colouring with a big, bubbling head. Crisp, clear and very enticing.

Aroma: a reasonably strong aroma of citric hops.

Taste: the citric hop flavours maintain, but also a clean, light malt.

Aftertaste: that lovely hops flavour lingers over the citrus.

Mouth feel: moderate body and carbonation, suits the style well and brings the flavours forward.

Overall: very nice American Pale Ale. Nicely hopped, nicely combined flavours. Lovely sessional beer if in the mood for a sweetish citrus beer with some nice hops bitterness undertones.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger and a half width head. Bubbly off-white head. Orange color.

S- Heavy floral hops, some straw smells as well.

T- Light tastes, floral hops that finish sweet and smooth.

M- Light and well carbonated.

O- Something isn't right about it. Soapy and grassy. Not too bad for a cheap beer though.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.46/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a nice dark amber with a thin head that dissapates. Aroma is of sweet malts and citrus, the same can be said for the taste with a hint of smoke. Has a medium mouthfeel that seems full bodied with a good amount of hops and carbonation to give it that spike. Not great, but it has character to try.

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R.J. King Wingwalker Pale Ale from World Brews
3.14 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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