IPA (India Pale Ale) | Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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86
very good
91 Ratings
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IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
Alberta, Canada
wildrosebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild Rose IPA (India Pale Ale) is a beautiful copper-coloured ale, rich in caramel malt character and well balanced with plenty of hops. An authentic India Pale Ale, this IPA is handcrafted for the true ale drinker.

Recipe change in 2013 from English to American IPA

45 IBU

Added by MAB on 10-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of KeiferJennings
3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decently drinkable, local IPA. Picked one up with the Wild Rose Anthology Sampler. Fairly decent look when poured into a beer chalice, copper but ever so slightly cloudy. Semi-fruity aroma (lime or grapefruit? Still developing my palate). Nothing overly exciting taste wise, fairly standard IPA. Wouldn't buy again but overall not a bad brew.

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Photo of cknoch
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keistler
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPNesker
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a well balanced IPA. Just the right amount of hop bite followed by malt sweetness. Aroma is fruity with a slight dankness. It's quite sessionable compared to others.

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Photo of jcubz
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LanceH
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilkLeg
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sherpahigh
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Niceroad77
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Koldfusion
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Damacdon
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A semi-aggressive pour from the bottle nets about two fingers of foam that recedes to one finger and then a thick ring, but persists decently (and leaves nice lacing). Colour is an amber/copper, ever-so-faintly cloudy, but lighter around the edges.

Smell is citrusy hops (grapefruit especially) with a slightly toasted malty backbone. There's a faint, almost candied sweetness that I'm having trouble parsing. Taste is surprisingly well-balanced, with the hops present but the malt component really holding its own. Burnt orange, decent bitterness. A slightly citrusy, perfumey, slightly earthy, toasted flavour going on. Wish they would dial back the carbonation just a touch. But it's a fairly solid IPA generally: not flashy or in your face, but tasty and decently drinkable.

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Photo of Sathanas
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of artemh
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leif_Eriksson
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

This is a very solid IPA. The hop balance, grapefruit nose and malty finish make for a very enjoyable brew. If you want an even and well flavored IPA, this is definitely worth a try!

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Photo of Gobstyle
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ThomasT
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Appearance: Amber with slight cloudiness. Decent head retention and lacing.
Smell: Loads of grapefruit and sweet malt.
Taste: Sweet caramel maltiness is present in the front, tons of grapefruit in the middle, and a crisp, slightly roasty finish. Very balanced and not too sweet.
Overall: An excellent grapefruit and caramel IPA with complex and balanced flavours.

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Photo of Slongie
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
3.87 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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