Yeast Wrangler
Holy City Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #753
ABV:
10%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,480
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 9.35%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
69
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Holy City Brewing
 
South Carolina, United States
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 69
Photo of KidDoc
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep Amber color with minimal head and little lacing. Big body with some viscosity (the bubbles rise slowly). You can smell the alcohol but otherwise nicely balanced aroma. Taste is nice and reminds me of other big dipas like the old Stone Ruination ale. Overall a nice dipa. Certainly not the kind of beer you can session.

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Photo of cab4514
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great American Double IPA. It's 10% but it doesn't taste like it. Murky amber look with slight foam. Definitely recommend it on tap. Not usually a double IPA guy, so this was a find for me.

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Photo of ordybill
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the tap at Holy City Brewing. The appearance is a murky amber.
This is a fantastic American DIPA, If you are in Charleston, SC try this (or most any Holy City beers). A must try.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky deep gold/pale amber producing 2 fingers of eggshell, moderately lasting, frothy head that leaves a nice coating of streaky, webby lace. Aroma is an off center balance of sweet caramel malt mixed with floral, resinous pine, humidor cedar & pithy citrus hops with background hints of honey & want to pick up as woody vanilla (where does that come from). Taste is fronted by sweet caramel malt, orange, grapefruit & floral hops swimming in a sea of pineapple & other tropical fruit hoppiness. Alcohol is well hidden. Nicely bitter but moderately balanced finish, gravitating to sweet & becoming a balanced bitter/sweet aftertaste deep into which it becomes mostly bitter. Mouthfeel pushes heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, chewy, rich, slick but mildly creamy with an astringent aftertaste.

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Photo of The_Gingerhead_Man
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours amber, hazy/cloudy. Nice white, foamy head, maybe two fingers tall. Dissipates pretty quickly.

S: Wonderfully robust and smooth bouquet. All sorts of hoppy, citrusy, floral, spicy notes mingling. Not so much piney or resiny.

T/F: Subtly sweet, well balanced. The hops and the booze begin to take over after a few moments, nicely balanced. Finishes with a disappointing isolated sourness and bitterness on the back of the tongue not really typical of most IPAs. The feel is light and a little thin, with moderate carbonation that really begins to come through after a few seconds. Nice.

Overall: I liked it quite a lot. I have not been very high on Holy City offerings in the past, so it's not much of a stretch to say this is my favorite beer I've had from them. I will definitely have this again.

If I could compare it to anything similar, it would be Dogfish 90 Minute, but with a better nose and stronger hop notes. The out-of-step bitterness and sourness at the end is the only knock I have on the overall experience.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can purchased at CBX.
A: cloudy medium golden body, looks like some sediment in the body, carbonation, +1 finger white foam head, some spotty lacing,
S: sweet tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus, really pops, hint of lemon
M: medium body, carbonation and some resin sticking on tongue
T: grapefruit rind, pineapple, citrus, large pine resin, biscuit, light malt, white pepper near the finish, earth bitter finish
O:another solid brew from holy city, hop heads will enjoy.

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Photo of tawoodwa
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

it was a cool spring evening when this beer first graced my lips. This would prove to be a transcendent moment in my life, liken to the feeling you get when you turn 18 and officially become a man, but i digress. this beer is equivalent to drinking the jizz of The Lord Jesus Christ, and for a moment i think he actually apparated in front of me and gave me a hander. 10/10

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Photo of everythingiszen
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional DIPA. High ABV without any bite. Smooth, bitter, and dangerously drinkable. Pours a pretty orange. Light foamy head diminishes into persistent lace. Full resinous pine hop in the nose, even deeper of a flavor. Extremely well balanced hop and malt profiles. My fav DIPA, far and away.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tulip, the beer is a hazy, bright, orange-copper coloring with a frothy, filmy, clingy, off-white head. Nose of bright citrus, tangy caramel, pine tassel, cut grass, and subtle tropical fruit sweetness. Wow! Flavors are smooth tropical fruit forward, with a subtle caramel backbone, spicy hops profiles, grass, and lemon pepper. Light and refreshing for the style, which is very impressive despite the bold flavors. Smooth and robust bodied, with a tangy sweet and tropical fruit aftertaste. The finish is smooth, light, and resinous, with a good linger. Great brew!

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Yeast Wrangler from Holy City Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 69 ratings