Wreckless (Pale Ale) | RedWillow Brewery

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Wreckless (Pale Ale)Wreckless (Pale Ale)
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Wreckless (Pale Ale)Wreckless (Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
RedWillow Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 05-27-2013

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of vinicole
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy straw. Thin wispy heads.
Hoppy aroma. Tropical and citrus fruits.
Taste follows suit. Zesty. Initially sweet and then bitter.
Refreshing. The carbonation is soft but noticeable.

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Photo of Martine
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of charlatan
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On cask at the Glasgow Real Ale Festival. Passion fruit and orange nose and a somewhat oily feel. Taste is quite orangey to start, but subsequently the flavour is more passion fruit. Not sweet, but very good.

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Photo of mytu420
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy light orange color with white head. Aroma has a really fresh hop character with sweet lemons and also floral notes. Taste follows, bright and citrusy, really balanced. Hoppy but not really bitter, just a bit on the finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Overall it's an extremely drinkable pale ale, bright, citrusy and fresh.

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Photo of hdtrice
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wretchedabyss
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jackstubbs7
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very well made APA style pale. Solid, hop forward with a great balance of the Citra/Amarillo hops and a malt backbone that supports rather than overwhelms. Extremely drinkable at a decent ABV.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Jungleyors
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of KoG
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled and bottle conditioned
Pours a clear dark blond beer, creamy white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, bit cheesy, mango, citrus, sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, pineapple, resinous, nice bitterness

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale bronze with pocked steady off-white foam that settles to a rimming carpet and cathedrals.
Musty Citra grapefruit on the nose with some flowers and shortbread - just all a bit faint.
Fresh OJ pushes past bread dough, turning to tarter citrus as hops kick in at the end.
Bright Berocca finish and tightening sherbet linger.
Round, lt-medium, some chew, very creamy.

Citra on the nose, Amarillo on the palate. Very much an APA in its cleaness, drinkability (ABV), and restrained hopping that stresses aroma.

Simple, but deserves the plaudits.

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Photo of wl0307
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the BeerRitz online beer shop; bottle-conditioned in a 500ml slim brown bottle, BB March 2014, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: according to the website of the brewery, Citra and Amarillo hops are used in this brew. Also, it has won a Gold medal in the SIBA National Champion 2012 challenge in the Premium Bitter category, and is awarded Silver in the Supreme Champion category.

A: pours a dark golden colour, with sizable bits of yeast sediments floating in the beer, as the constant flows of carbonation buttresses a well-lasting, thick layer of off-white frothy head.
S: very aromatic and estery, almost like a cross between those exotic-fruity and yeasty Belgian pale ales and hoppy (but very pale take on the) American pale ale style; the hop mixture shows sweet white grapefruits, green mangoes and passion fruits, underlined by a rather substantial aroma of mildly lactic yeastiness much in common with a Belgian strand of ale. Intensive sweetness comes from very pale malts in the background. All in all, lively hoppy and estery, not without a good input from the pale malts.
T: effervescent on the palate, the foretaste is pleasantly hoppy, showing signs of sweet grapefruity notes from the American hops on a par with thin-bodied maltiness; as the flavour settles, the mildly spicy and citrus-peel-like tannic bitterness creeps up but only in a moderate manner, lightly chewy, just about enough to render a good depth. Pretty “quiet” in the aftertaste, where the remaining exotic estery elements serve to prolong the enjoyment by a small margin. A few sips down the throat, interestingly the bitter feel of the hops comes more forward.
M&O: refreshing on the palate as a result of successful bottle-conditioning, this medium-bodied and deliciously hoppy pale ale shows a more pronounced nose than flavour profile, but all in all very clean, balanced, and a good candidate for a session type of APA. A well-deserved winner on the SIBA awards, but I suspect those are for the draught version. I can’t wait to try it on cask!

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Wreckless (Pale Ale) from RedWillow Brewery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 18 ratings