Royal Reliever White IPA | Wormtown Brewery

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Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer was brewed with MLB relief pitcher (for the Kansas City Royals) and Worcester native Tim Collins.

Added by rudzud on 01-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of jlindros
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Big creamy 1 finger head fades semi slowly some lacing, hazy golden straw color.

Nose fresh hops, light resin, bit of citrus and tropical fruit, light tangerine, grapefruit, guava, and some light malts underneath.

Taste is light, a hint of malts to base it up, with a light nutty like malt, then hops. A decent bit not big bitterness, light resins, hint citrus, but more fruits mostly tropical, hint grapefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, etc. a very light almost saison like funky yeast adds an interesting character. Finish is drier but not much, then hops and bitterness. It gets a bit astringent and salty like on the big spicy hop, no more fruit but a hint of resins, mostly earthy and a bit spicy.

Mouth of med bodied, good carb.

Overall ok but not their best, hops start nice but font finish where they should. Malts are almost nonexistent, and big biter astringent finish gives it the final meh. However, still fairly tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a nice style merger of a Belgian style white and an American IPA as dreamt up by MLB relief pitcher and Worcester native Tim Collins. Massachusetts grown wheat, orange and lemon peel, and coriander from white ales and Sorachi Ace, Cascade, Crystal, and Chinook hops.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a hazy golden orange with a light white one finger head that left nice side lacing, clouding, and a solid thick halo.

S - Aromas of wheat hit nicely with a solid, fresh lemon/citrus to back it. Some super subtle hop bitter citrus rounds the nose out. Really smells like someone poured half a white and half an IPA into this pint.

T - Wow this is something. There is a battle going in in my mouth. Big hoppy citrus battles with wheat for dominance. One moment there is nice potent citrus and the next its earthy wheat. That bitterness lingers through the middle as the wheat fades. Both turn to a slight coriander and lemon peel finish with more wheat and bitter hops on the aftertaste.

M - Nice and almost gentle/soft. There is some slight hop sharpness but its very smooth thanks to the wheat and yeast with a good bitter mouthfeel. Perfectly carbonated for this style.

O - Overall I felt this was an incredibly nice combination of styles. Really the high points of both styles here. The wheat lends such a smooth mellowness to this beer. Super drinkable, definitely sessionable and worth having a few pints of.

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Royal Reliever White IPA from Wormtown Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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