Golden Zoe IPA | Thr3e Wise Men

Golden Zoe IPAGolden Zoe IPA
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Golden Zoe IPAGolden Zoe IPA

Brewed by:
Thr3e Wise Men
Indiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JamesS on 01-25-2011

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of kylehay2004
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden Zoe was brought to me by my Bro---in law....yeah baby. The beer poured a clear copper color with froathy white head that is lacing wonderfully. The scent is faint definitely some fresh hop that lean more toward earthy notes...and I think this is more of a English style than American. The taste is a touch bitter not much in the way of pine of citrus, which leads me to believe this is more English style. The mouthfeel is medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall its a nice sessionable beer.

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mynie
2.7/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I'm starting to gather that consistency and quality control are issues at this place. Remembered enjoying a pint of this at West Lafayette's food festival this past summer, so I filled up a growler before leaving the pub.

Came home and cracked the growler open. It looked and smelled fine, but the flavor was drug down considerably by a thin body and surprisingly syrupy back end. It seriously had the same bad sticky maltiness you get in not-so-great double IPAs, but without the gigantic hop and alcohol wallop to make the weirdness more tolerable.

The hop profile is still solid, and it was drinkable, but the Thre3e Wise Men have to start brewing more consistently--and not releasing off batches--if they wish to keep up with Sun King and Flat12.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I actually happened upon this place on accident...Brugges Brasserie across the street was closed (don't know why) so I came here. Glad I did! Food was awesome. But the beers are top notch!
Of note ABV should read 6.2 and 82 IBUs - per chalkboard.
Nice IPA with a great flavor! Sweet, citrusy... musky??? I don't know, but it was a solid IPA. Just get it.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of JamesS
4.43/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a great mid-deep copper color with nice head and very nice lacing throughout. Nice deep malt backbone for a sweet scent, and a nice citrus-floral hop aroma in the nose. Great flavor, with a great malt sweetness, slight caramel flavor, and a wonderfully excellent citrus (centennial) hop finish that has a great lasting aftertaste. Goes down quite smoothly, with just a bit of hop roughness.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of jroberts8811
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmarsh123
2.46/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Scotty's in Bloomington. My first foray into 3 Wisemen outside of tastings at festivals.

Pours dark gold with a small white head with little retention.

Some citrus on the aroma, but really very bland especially considering the style. Toffee malts come through a lot more than the hops. Smells more like a red than an IPA.

Again not nearly enough hoppiness in the flavor and what is there is astringent. The body is decent, but with such a low hop presence it finishes way too malty and also has a weird metallic aftertaste.

Medium bodied medium carbonation.

Don't know if this is a bad batch or what, but it was hard getting to the bottom of the glass. Way too malt forward especially considering it's only 5.0% with an aftertaste that doesn't make you want to go back for more. Hopefully this is just a bad batch so I'll give it another shot in the future.

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Prager62
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Scotty's Brewhouse in Indy. Served in a nonic pint glass.

Look- A very dark gold with a generous finger of creamy white foam. It settles rather slowly revealing thick lacing.

Smell- Onion, spicy/floral some pine and malt.

Taste- Grapefruit, pine and floral notes followed by a thick malt backbone.

Feel- Starts creamy and easy drinking with a pronounced hop bite in the finish.

Overall- A decent easy drinking IPA that's reminiscent of something I may have drank 15-20 years ago. In other words, very old school. It was good enough to wash down the pulled pork sliders I had here.

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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Golden Zoe IPA from Thr3e Wise Men
Beer rating: 31.1% out of 100 with 61 ratings
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