Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,133
Ranked #16,352
3.9 | pDev: 8.72%
Mar 24, 2022
Jul 20, 2018
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

On tap at sticks and stones into pint glass. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas and flavors of big grapefruit, tangerine, berries, lemon, lime, wood, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, light toast, herbal, floral, grass. Moderate pine, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium-high carbonation, light to medium body, and fairly crisp finishing. Balanced grainy malts, sticky hops, and some resins in the mouthfeel. Lingering resin dryness after the finish, no astringency. Not overly aggressive. No complaints. Great Motueka, Citra, and Mosaic profile. Very vibrant, dank, and fairly juicy hops; with a clean malt backbone.

Mar 24, 2022
4 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Jan 28, 2022
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3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jjamadorphd from Florida

As far as IPAs are concerned, this one’s pretty much middle-of-the-road. Nothing about this stands out to me, it was still enjoyable, definitely sessionable, just not special.

Nov 12, 2021
3.81 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2021
4.19 by DudMan from New Jersey on Sep 27, 2021
3.27 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Aug 29, 2021
3.87 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Aug 20, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by puck1225 from Texas

Had this beer at the Asheville brewpub earlier this month.

Poured from tap into a small snifter. Bright clear yellow color with good head and very nice curtain lacing. Very pleasant lemony smell, but this did not come through to the taste. Some citrus, but the taste of this beer was a bit disappointing, even for a session IPA.

Jul 28, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours clear and golden colored with a two finger head; average retention with squiggles of lacing

Smell: A touch of the biscuit and waft of delicate citrus

Taste: Just a touch of biscuity sweetness and then a sweet, lemony citrus flavor emerges; a bit tropical in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Could be a bit punchier but a pleasant session ale

Jul 27, 2021
4.02 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 05, 2021
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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up as part of a mixed 12 pack for $15.97 from the Ingles on Spartanburg Highway 6-14-21. Packaged on 5-26-21; drink by 8-9-21; consumed 7-1-21.

Beer poured a clear pale gold with a very nice white head that has some good hang time.

Nose has hints of lemon and floral hops.

Taste is a very light pale malt base with a touch of lemon, orange, and mango. Finishes well balanced with a light pine bitterness; 5/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is delightfully light and refreshing.

Overall a nice light beer that is not super flavorful like most ipa's but makes for a solid session beer.

Jul 01, 2021
3.25 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Jun 25, 2021
4 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Jun 19, 2021
3.99 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jun 18, 2021
3.75 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Jun 16, 2021
3.67 by Satsuma from Florida on Jun 13, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by MackT from Florida

Poured clear pale yellow, has decent foamy head, with retention. Smells lemony & of something damp. Some might say “gym towel.” Taste is light and surely easy drinking, a quenching brew that would be quickly consumed. Carbonation lasts. Overall, not a bad summertime indulgence. Not to be rejected.

Jun 08, 2021
3.47 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2021
4.22 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on May 15, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Poured a light straw color with a one finger foamy white head. Heavy lacing. Nose is very faint citrus. Pungent flavor of earthy grass, lemon zest, malt and light bitter hops. Moderate - light body and carbonation. Very easy drinking.

Apr 08, 2021
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear, straw colored appearance with a large white head and decent lacing. Aroma of lime and, to a lesser degree, an element of citrus. Zesty, berry-like flavor, some melon, moderately herbal. Aftertaste is a little spicier. Clean, dry, bitter finish.

Apr 08, 2021
4.3 by jchanley from Illinois on Apr 01, 2021
3.81 by nmann08 from Virginia on Mar 31, 2021
4.27 by Keith27614 from North Carolina on Mar 28, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

12 ounce can in a standard pint glass.

Most pale of pale light yellow in color. Pretty clean with active tiny bubble carbonation. A near 2F white foamy cap holds up well and leaves foam lacing.

Not much to the aroma but it’s fresh and clean. Freshly cut backyard green grass as sundown nears.

The hops come out. Fruit and pine from mosaic with some light citrus. Some light malt as it warms.

It’s light and easy with some hop bite. Clean dry finish with no aftertaste.

Solid backyard brew.

Mar 19, 2021
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

12 oz can from mixed 12 pack @ Rouses' in Mobile, AL, $16.99
Canned on 2/3/21
Drink by 4/19/21
Into Parish Teku.

A clear light golden lager color with a creamy cap of 3 fingers that leaves lace behind in webs that destroys the glass.

Aroma is sulfur, hay, and peppery grapefruit.

Flavor is pretty clean. Brings bright flavors of grapefruit pith and orange pith with some light pine intermingled. Some nice bready malt on the finish. A touch of sulfur. Slight hints of lemon wedge.

Feel is crisp and tight, with a nice soft to moderate carbonation, a little starch, and no alcohol heat. Dries out like a Brut IPA towards the finish.

Overall, a very solid session IPA that does not lack in flavor or body. At a puny 4.6%, this thing would be great to chain on a hot afternoon when no session sours were available to me. Highly recommended for sunny spring and summer afternoons.

Would buy again.

Mar 17, 2021
3.96 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Mar 10, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by tempest from New York

Solid session IPA. Mild haze, earthy citrus in the aroma and then bright melon and berry on the palate. Finishes dry with a pleasant, balanced bitterness over a kick of grapefruit and orange peel.

Mar 05, 2021
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3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Southern_Yankee from Maryland

Nice drinking IPA. Not too fruity with a good balance of taste, mouth feel and reasonably low alcohol content. It is really more a standard pale ale than a traditional IPA.
Overall a nice beer.

Jan 31, 2021
4 by Chasecrandell from New York on Jan 29, 2021
3.62 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Dec 20, 2020
3.54 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Dec 10, 2020
3.04 by jbexphys from Maryland on Oct 29, 2020
3.77 by Cheesehoops from Alabama on Oct 22, 2020
2.36 by bendukes86 from South Carolina on Oct 20, 2020
4.04 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Sep 13, 2020
3.28 by D_Mackavelli from North Carolina on Sep 08, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Shiredave from New York

Canned on 07-20-20 - Drink By: 10-03-20. That is a 75 day window the brewery puts on this beer. Nice turnover if you can get it.
Pale yellow with a dash of haze and a low white head, good lacing and retention.
The aroma is mild citrus and malt. Clean but weak and uninspiring.
Great balance of flavor in this lil IPA. No blast of juice or cloying oat starch but straight forward IPA flavors w/out the extra alcohol. Surprisingly good flavor profile despite having almost zero residual sugars to carry it off.
Light malt flavors up front, like not enough honey spread on a slice of white bread. Then pine and grass hop flavors bite the tongue in a wash that's faintly sweet but lacks body and heft.
The finish quick and dry, a lingering peppery hop tang warms the throat.
I understand calling a beer an IPA ensures sales these days but this just isn't an IPA. Call it what it is - an Extra Pale or Hop Forward Session Ale but for the same reasons you wouldn't call a Chuck Steak a Rib Eye, you can't call a thin bodied, 4.5% abv ale an IPA just because you think the letters I-P-A sell beer. Or at least brewers should know better.
If this keeps up soon beers like this will be sold in 30 packs and no one will remember what a real IPA from the west coast much less the UK even is.

Sep 07, 2020
3.73 by patre_tim from Thailand on Aug 31, 2020
Appalachia from Wicked Weed Brewing
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