Ace IPA | Wingman Brewers

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Ace IPAAce IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wingman Brewers
Washington, United States | website

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barleywinefiend on 09-04-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
32.32%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
2.81/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep orange hue with a touch of haze to the body and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam.

Smell: interesting phenolic aroma comes up right away with bubble gum, band-aids and pine trees. Not sure if that last one is due to the yeast or due to the hops. Like earlier reviewers, I'm not sure what the intention of the brewer was here. It's not bad, but it's a little weird and I don't love it.

Taste: like the aroma, but with a hint of cidery quality, like maybe there was sugar added in the brewing process. Bitterness is kind of low considering the beer's overall size. It's got a kind of mediocre-homebrew feel to it, though it's not disgusting: I'd rather drink this than a whole slew of macros, but I'm not going to go out of my way for it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and decent creaminess.

Overall: overall, this is a below-average IPA. I will not be going after this again unless there is some kind of reformulation.

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Photo of Beerisforlovers
1.81/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This really should be labeled as a White IPA or a Belgian IPA, not an American IPA. Not expecting this, I was taken aback when I first had a sip. I don't enjoy White IPAs and had no warning this is what I was expecting.

I really hope Wingman releases a more traditional American IPA because I'd love to support this local brewery, but for me, the taste is quite unappealing.

A: Orangish color with nice carbonation.

S: Immediately noticed a bit of a Belgiany scent

T: Shocking, not expecting a bread/wheat taste. Noticed a bit of banana I think?

M: More like a Hoegaarden mixed with an IPA.

O: Not very good.

On a side note, brewery and tap room were nice as was the brewer I talked with briefly. I'm looking forward to future releases, but really am waiting for a traditional IPA!

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a reddish orange color with good carbonation and a little white cap

S: Plenty of citrus, almost a hint of spice, little booze on the nose

T: Citrus, light banana a bit of dry bittering, bubblegum feel, bready and weird

M: I thought the body was pretty on target. Very much a hybrid IPA

O: Not great, not bad.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of RenzoD
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
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 Kevlee722
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Spikester
3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
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 Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.51/5  rDev +7%

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 -7.3%

Photo of jhavs
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Presto82
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of nkeckhar
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of mactrail
2.7/5  rDev -17.7%

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 msylvanus
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garrettpalm
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of FederalOC
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of NickThePyro
3/5  rDev -8.5%

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