Wishbone Session Double IPA
Shmaltz Brewing Company

Wishbone Session Double IPAWishbone Session Double IPA
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From:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 9.74%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
79
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 02, 2020
Added:
Apr 27, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  30
SCORE
86
Very Good
Wishbone Session Double IPAWishbone Session Double IPA
Notes: 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!
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Rated: 3.74 by markallmon from Tennessee

Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by Gasp262 from Canada (AB)

Apr 29, 2018
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Reviewed by beyondthepalace from Florida

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
Nov 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by DamienI from Washington

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by ckollias from Maryland

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by kinmundy77 from Illinois

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 2.5 by BeerTest from Florida

May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by BigTrent from New York

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by RBorsato from Virginia

Dec 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by mikr from New Jersey

Nov 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by sd123 from Georgia

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.27 by mattsucks from Ohio

Oct 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

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.
Sep 13, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Sep 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Sep 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2016
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Reviewed by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

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.
Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by oldvines from Illinois

Aug 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by Marklaker from Florida

Aug 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by TaoOfPoo from California

Aug 02, 2016
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

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
Jul 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by Jlabs from New York

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by j0hnc2468 from New York

Jul 07, 2016
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Reviewed by DavidS333 from Virginia

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.
Jul 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by SpaethJam from New York

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.3 by thisXwar from New York

Jul 02, 2016
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze with bubbles racing upwards; white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of citrus and malts. Lots of orange notes. The flavors are clean with a sharp bitterness. Lots of fresh grass and fresh pine needles. Grapefruit is definitely in the mix. It's slightly spicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very smooth, crisp and refreshing.

This is a solid DIPA. It might not be flashy or anything too crazy, but it's well crafted and enjoyable stuff. Not bad at all.
Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jun 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jan 24, 2016
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Some caramel aromas, too. It tasted of sweet caramel with orange and grapefruit flavors.
Jan 16, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle, part of the He'Brew hoppy mixed pack currently available around these parts. A 'sessionable' 8% ABV brew? These cats are certifiably meshuga!

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two skinny-ass fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some minor randomly streaky lace around the glass as things quickly get a move on.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy caramel malt, a twinge of biscuity toffee, blood orange and white grapefruit flesh and pith, a soft earthy flintiness, and some further leafy, weedy, and piney hop bitters. The taste is acerbic underripe grapefruit and pineapple citrus and piney/leafy hoppy notes right off the top, with some grainy, and cereal-informed caramel malt, a bit of reduced brown sugar, and more acrid weedy, floral, and musty hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its supportive and occasionally frolicking frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and more or less smooth, those big hops showing a soft spot here, for some unknown reason. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness of the hops so damned robust that it doesn't seem to swing either way too erratically.

Yeah, I feel like I've got orange or grapefruit juice pulp (the MORE pulp version) to pick out of my teeth right now. Good and bitter, from said citrus and its greenery cohorts, but somehow balanced by the unloved malt, and barely a lick of alcohol astringency (but you know it's there, just biding its time). Good stuff, just lose the stupid marketing angle.
Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerOps from Illinois

Dec 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Long813 from Canada (ON)

Dec 16, 2015
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a slightly hazed amber with 2 fingers of eggshell colored head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Sweet fruittyness, lychee sounds about right with a little pineapple & sweet breadyness

T: Follows the nose, some oniony hops & a little grapefruit & aspirin up front. Woody & herbal hops mix with onion, plus breadyness, a little bit of pineapple as this warms, not a great marriage of flavors. Finishes with bready sweetness, herbal bitterness & a touch of onion

MF: Fairly chewy, light carbonation, okay balance

Drinkable, but not really working for me. Perhaps too old, can't find a date on the bottle
Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by OB1 from Ohio

Dec 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by briandaube from Delaware

Nov 29, 2015
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