Wicked Weed Brewing

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IPA - American
Ranked #2,506
Ranked #16,995
3.94 | pDev: 9.9%
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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Southern_Yankee from Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
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Shiredave from New York

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a clear yellow color with a modest white head. Some citrus in the nose. In the mouth, it is smooth and has light citrus flavor. Decent session beer!

Aug 21, 2020
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Kinger22 from Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very transparent, yellow beer, this one doesn’t have a very big head. The nose is pretty floral with some citrus notes. As for the taste, it leads with cascade hops and follows with pleasant, yet subtle, citrus. This is a very easy drinking beer.

Jun 26, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
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

Dec 23, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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

Jun 23, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +3%
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

Jun 21, 2019
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Mar 18, 2019
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Clemson_OB from South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
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!

Mar 16, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
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!

Jul 20, 2018
Appalachia from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 50 ratings