Astronomical IPA | Wicked Weed Brewing

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4.06/5
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13 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by baklo on 03-26-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,600
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
13
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Dmbpir8
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thomasarose
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

CANNED: 03/12/18

Lightly hazed gold with a massive, persistent head of dense foam. Floral, slightly spicy hop aromas upfront...orange, pear, honeydew, light pine sap. Oily hop, fruity juice flavor - less tropical and more orchard fruit. Creamy melon, lime, cherry blossom, light grass. Silky smooth, fluffy feel. Not my favorite hop character, but an interesting blend of flavors for sure.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bbock13
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Soft candy like fruity hopping with a more West Coast IPA sensibility. Orange and lime with softer pine hop aromas and flavors dominate but the malt base is solid and provides excellent support to the hopping. Dry finish yet satisfying. Good effort here by WW with a very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of RollDamnTide
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reef
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this at Cream of the Crop Beer Festival and took home a growler. Enjoyed in a Duvel stemmed glass.

Very clear golden copper. Tight half inch of white head. Curtainy, persistent lacing.
Dominant melon aroma, some pineapple, tangerine notes behind that.
WW bills this as a Calypso hop showcase. I get the honeydew melon, pear and apple flavor notes. I think this IPA is better balanced with the malts than Freak, but with a muted array of flavors.
Goes down very smoothly, no alcohol burn, light body for 7.7 ABV.
Haven’t seen this one on the shelves. The website shows a 16 oz. can four pack, which seems like an appropriate choice. I’ll buy it again.

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Photo of baklo
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Astronomical IPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 13 ratings