No Wake India Pale Ale | Geneva Lake Brewing Company

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No Wake India Pale AleNo Wake India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Geneva Lake Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Florida9 on 11-24-2012

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Reviews by Florida9:
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3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Old Fashioned in Madison. First beer and first review for this brewery.
Served in a standard shakers pint glass. Slightly hazy yellow gold. Served with a small, creamy, but very stable off white head lots of lacing. Aroma is pleasant, but light. Mostly citrus and pine. Grapefruit. Taste is similar. Pine and grapefruit dominate, but feels a bit watery. Earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Moderately astringent bitterness seems out of place.
A decent first beer. Respectable everyday drinker presumably brewed for the hoards of tourists in the Lake Geneva area.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

8/2/16 from notes....pours brownish amber with white foam. Lays on top. Mellow malt nose, very faint. Light bitter pine taste. Toffee and breads. But mellow. Simple easy drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz, no freshness date.

Pours into a large tapered mug with a finger of cream colored foam on top, which settles to a patchy skim with minimal spotty lacing around the edges of the glass. Color is a dark hazy orange, not quite opaque but sufficiently murky. Tiny micro-sediment in suspension when inspected closely.

Faint aromas of caramel malt and citrus peel, fairly textbook.

A little citric orange peel bitterness arrives and lingers a little into the aftertaste. Pale and caramel malts comprise the base of the beer, balancing the adequate hop character. Medium bodied with trace malt sweetness at first, quickly becoming bitter. Overall it's a pretty good IPA, but similar to so many others on the market.

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3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very hazy orange copper, unable to see through it, with a 1-2 finger white head floating on top. Nice lacing on my Duvel tulip. The bottom of the bottle reveals many floaties for this unfiltered IPA.

S: A very subdued aroma. Faint floral, citrus, more malt.

T: Surprisingly there is a big wave of bitter and citrus followed by a nice sweet malt. Finish is pine bitterness. I did not expect this because of the faint nose. Hint of onion like flavor? The more I drink this, the more I enjoy it.

M: Mouth feel is where it should be on an IPA. This one has nice carbonation and a lighter feel with a slight stickiness and overall dryness.

O: I picked this one up out of curiosity because it is a local micro brew that just began bottling their beers. At $4-$5 a bomber it is one I will pick up from time to time as long as I know it is fresh. The bottle was not dated. It is a slightly above average, yet very drinkable IPA that will be nice to have around this summer. I recommend it given it's price.

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4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed golden with a thin head that lasts. Some lacing sticks.

The smell of citrus and herbal/spicy hops come through as strong as the bready, caramel-ish malt. Some black pepper from the alcohol mixes in. Mild, but pleasant overall.

The taste is of herbal/floral spicing - with a touch of citrus. Caramel and bready/grainy malt balance it. Alcohol is quite noticeable, though not overbearing, in the finish.

The texture is slightly watery, but bitter taste is not washed out.

It's a more "balanced"/more mild IPA, but still enjoyable. Pretty easy to drink despite some heat from the alcohol. Overall, a pretty solid take on a standard American IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from draft at Firkin on January 22, 2015.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of my great pleasures in recent memory is an at-least once a year visit to Madison, Wisconsin. It was during one of these forays that I stopped in at Riley's Wines of the World in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). They are always acCANmodating to me & I look forward to my next visit.

From the CAN: "No Wake IPA is the pioneer beer for the Geneva Lake Brewing Company. A long-time favorite of the head brewers; this IPA delivers on all the flavor and finish craft beer connoisseurs expect of a quality IPA. Whether you are cruising the lake or docked at home; throw your gears into idle, slow down and enjoy!"; "Local Crew [-] Local Brew".

The Crack! unleashed some foaming action through the vent, so allowed it some calming time whilst I CANducted other business. Once it settled, I CANmenced a very gentle Glug so as not to rile it back up. There is strict signage about "No Wake on Lake Geneva" & I really do not want to run afoul of the law. An in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, fizzy, tawny head that sat back down as quickly as it had stood up. Color was a very slightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), but it seemed to be clearing, so maybe it was simply chill haze. Nose was an interesting admixture of cool, pine-y hops & both caramel & earthy hops. It was like the middle ground between an EIPA & an AIPA, but the hops told the tale. Mouthfeel was medium. The hops were explosive & biting on my tongue! I am a self-avowed/self-described/self-involved hophead & this was right in my wheelhouse. The slightly-high ABV also CANtributed to the frontal assault on my tongue. Taking a deep breath, I got a cool mintiness from the hops along with a citrusy bitterness that was beginning to come to the forefront, but tempered with caramel & earthy malts. Finish was dry, but not simply because of the hops. The earthy malts also CANtributed. Once more - AIPA or EIPA? Plus, the ABV leads me to ask where AIPA ends and DIPA picks up. This is a pretty big, intense beer for a flagship. Do not misunderstand me - I have no problem with it, but it could pack a punch from the cooler.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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