Ace IPA | Wingman Brewers

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Wingman Brewers
Washington, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by barleywinefiend on 09-04-2011

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Photo of DOCRW
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jhavs
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beer-fan-1
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spikester
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge white fluffy head that leaves copious lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell is malts and band aid.
Taste is bitter hops good amount of bready malt. The hop notes are leathery and have a touch of pine.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with just enough carbonation. Finish is bitter and dry.
Overall I'm not sure what this beer is trying to be but it is an alright IPA.

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Photo of fitius5150
3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RenzoD
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Listed here as a Belgian IPA. If that is the case then I believe this is my first time having one. Poured from a very cool looking pint can. When first opened, it had a nice bright floral aroma with subtle hints of citrus hoppiness. As the beer was poured the aroma wasn't as prevalent which was a dissapointment as it was very enjoyable. It keeps a nice lace on the glass and a nice thin white surface. Beer is notably pale, grassy appearance.
Taste starts a little bready, then piney, with a pretty intense dry finish. Hop heavy. Greapfruit. Very bitter. Very little malt presence, If you're in the mood for a full blast NW IPA then I don't think you will be very disappointed with the taste. Bitterness does remain in the mouth maybe a little too long, could possibly use just a little more balance with the malts, but I think the hops blend very well. It really isn't that bad. Enjoyable feel, light to medium bodied.

This is really much better than the ratings here lead one to believe. I have had many worse IPA's and think that this one is far above "okay." Very enjoyable. I recommend.

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Photo of Brittonnash
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average. Not spectacular. Would try again.

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Photo of garrettpalm
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mr-jj
2.91/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz can.

Color is hazy amber with a two finger white head. Decent retention and some lacing. Smell is yeasty bread, phenol and some spices. Flavor is similar to the nose - pretty malty with some mild spice and a generic bitter finish. Body is light/medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall its just okay. Not something I'd seek out again.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains hops, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, some hops and some spice.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, citrus and a little pepper. The hops presence is decent for the style and provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of eparsley
3.04/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mactrail
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%

Poured into the tulip and thought the foam looked nice enough. Hmmm.... kind of murky. Wiped the glass and it's still hazy. Took a sip. Then I noticed the floaties swarming in the glass. Maybe I'm just squeamish.

Watery body. Moderate hop burn with decent aromatics. Acidid with a malty base.

Glad I don't have to drink this stuff. From the 16 oz can purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way. The other two different Wingman brews that I tried in cans were spoiled. This one is just bad.
2.0 3.0 2.75 3.0 2.5

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Photo of woemad
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

16oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.99. I first saw this beer back in January when I was in a World Market in Olympia, but this was the first time I saw them available in my neck of the woods. On the label, which is different than the one pictured here on BA, it is called a "Premium India Pale Ale," rather than a Belgian IPA. FWIW, when I looked this up after I bought it earlier this week, I swear it was listed as a standard American IPA.

Poured into a Jones Radiator mug, this was an orangey-amber color, with a HUGE, white head that left lots and lots of lace and necessitated three separate pours.

The aroma was of citrusy and spicy hops. The spiciness was reminiscent of a Belgian IPA, but it didn’t strike me as being as strong.

Citrusy, but not massively so, and spicy but with the same caveat. It tasted like an easygoing, mellow version of a Belgian IPA. There was a bigger malt backbone that I would have expected. The finish was more muted than most IPAs.

Medium bodied, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Not bad, but odd. It’s relatively easy drinking for something labeled as having 83 IBUs. It’s sort of like what a session version of a Belgian IPA might taste like, but at the same time, the mouthfeel and body are a little high for something that would be sessioned. Of course, it’s abv percentage moves it out of the sessionable category entirely. I would drink this again for the right price, but even then, I’d probably pass on it in favor of any number of other IPAs.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of snohojimbo
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of treylikeshops
4.44/5  rDev +31.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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Ace IPA from Wingman Brewers
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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