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Wishbone Session Double IPA | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Wishbone Session Double IPAWishbone Session Double IPA
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3.8/5
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104 Ratings
Wishbone Session Double IPAWishbone Session Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wishbone pours a clear, bright gold with a fluffy white head and light, sticky lacing throughout the glass. Wishbone’s nose boasts tropical citrus notes of pineapple, lychee and brilliant pear accented by a light pine resin. Wishbone offers a medium mouthfeel with big, sweet hops balanced by a bready finish offered by mostly pale malt with a touch of Brewer’s Oats, Maris Otter and Victory to add just enough backbone to support the intense hop quantities. With an aroma and taste more sessionable than it’s 8% ABV body lets on, Wishbone: This Bone’s For You!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,135
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
104
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Gasp262
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beyondthepalace
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gold-ish orange into a snifter. Medium lacing. Strong hop nose and good bitter bite. More earthy than piney IMO but the pine still exists. The alcohol does come through which might turn some off. This is certainly one of the more aggressive Shmaltz brews but still super delicious

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Photo of DamienI
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerTest
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BigTrent
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsucks
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Gebhard's Beer Culture, NYC, a new craft beer bar I'm happy to have discovered.
Pours an amber orange with a creamy head and collar. There is some sticky lace.
In the aroma: biscuity malt, sweet juicy tropical fruit, mango, citrusy, grapefruit.
Bold sharp piny hops are a feature. Sweet malt backbone fills up the body and provides sweetness, juicy and citrusy grapefruit like finish. Good balance between sweet and bitter. Big resiny aftertaste. Dried up mid palate, pine becomes more pronounced. Medium bodied and easy to drink.
A solid IIPA overall, juicy and hoppy. I would have it again.

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Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden orange with slight haze, thin white head fades leaving soapy lace. Sweet caramel toasted bread aroma, some pine notes there. Sticky sweet taste, caramel malt and resiny pine hops. Some alcohol burn in the piney bitter finish. Medium semi soft feel. Better Han I we expecting, but the alcohol presence holds it back.

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Photo of oldvines
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marklaker
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TaoOfPoo
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose along with some hints of tropical fruits.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of pine resin from start to finish and also has some underlying notes of lychee fruit and faint bits of underlying caramel malts. There is a moderate to high amount of bitterness. As the beer begins to warm up, a little alcohol starts to become noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice crisp bite and has plenty of bitterness, but I wouldn't classify it as a "Session Imperial IPA" since the alcohol and strong bitterness affects its drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Jlabs
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidS333
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wishbone Session Double IPA is a tasty brew. Its taste is succulently, and sweetly piney. The initial taste really sort of "lights up" the outer side edges of the tongue, followed by a nice rich tip of the tongue piney aftertaste, which fades to a semi bitterness per se, in the back of the mouth.

It has a really refreshing aftertaste that reminds me of Dirtwolf type beers(in regards to the freshness of the aftertaste). The smell is much like the taste, sweetly/richly piney.

The color is a nice semi opaque harvest/amber gold.

The feel is smoothe, and of a not too thick and not too thin body weight per se.

Overall, a great brew.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thisXwar
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Wishbone Session Double IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 104 ratings