Wicked Weed Brewing

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American IPA
Ranked #1,877
Ranked #14,321
4.02 | pDev: 6.72%
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Notes: Appalachia is a very approachable, yet super-punchy Session IPA that features Motueka, Citra, and Mosaic hops. A portion of proceeds from this beer will be donated to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
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Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Wicked Weed Brewing, Charlotte Airport, Charlotte, NC

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin layer of white bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of orange citrus hops with little or no associated bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and is a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is pleasantly citrusy but is very easy to drink and sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice light golden amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has nicely balanced citrus hop hints
T-Taste follows the nose with a well balanced citrus hop flavor
M-A light bodied well balanced, well carbonated beer
O-A good IPA

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Photo of Buckeye55
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly clear golden color. Smells nice and fruity with some grass. Tastes smooth and citrusy with some hop bitterness. Full coating mouthfeel, strong for a session. Aftertaste is citrus with some hop. Just a hint above outstanding, very good brew

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Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from the Wall of Beer (Clemson, SC; $1.69) with a 2 February 2019 canning date stamp on the bottom. Great looking can!
Pours slightly hazy, pale golden with a white head of moderate size and life that leaves temporary sheets of lacing.
Aroma: lemony and grassy; bold for style.
Flavor: mild with some citrus, bread and grassy notes. Near moderately bitter for style.
Feel: medium-light body with medium carbonation; semi-dry finish.

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Photo of Clemson_OB
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great session IPA! Floral, hoppy, just the right amount of bitter, and a great malt backbone to balance it out. A lot of flavor for a session! On top of the beer being a great one, 10% of each sale also goes to support the conservation of the Appalachian mountains in NC and Tenn!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

it looks like they have used this name appalachia for a beer in the past, but that was a saison and this is a session ipa, and a mighty good one at that. for me it has always been all about the sours from wicked weed, some of the best and most inspired in the game, but when i visited the hoppy beers impressed me a lot too, and this might have been my favorite of them. its full of flavor and sort of rich for being so low alcohol, insanely fresh and juicy with the hops, but with some bitterness too, notes of honey and pine sap and fresh sliced orange, along with a fuller pale barley malt and a nice mineral complexion that adds even more to its character. the hops are juicy and ripe fruity, while the grain balances them really well, more flavor and texture than i am used to in the session ipa types, and this was killer with all the food i had in here, a gazpacho soup and some beef tartare. highly drinkable, still kind of dank and sticky, and enormously fresh and delicious. i would drink this all the time if it were available to me here in colorado, i hope they keep making it!

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Appalachia from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 27 ratings