Wicked Pissa IPA | Power Marketing / Wicked Pissa

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Wicked Pissa IPAWicked Pissa IPA

Brewed by:
Power Marketing / Wicked Pissa
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by fmccormi on 09-16-2012

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 39
Photo of Blksab99
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Won this last night at a cristmas party grab bag. The Pats are playin NYJ so figured I'd give it a go. Poured into a 22oz oz mug and is pretty hazy with a one finger pillow like head. Smells of floral like hops maybe a hint of the malts in the background. Definite hop forward tast with a sharp bite that lingers. What you should expect from an Ipa in terms of bitterness. Nothing stands out with this beer but nothing really wrong with it either. It stikes me as more of an english style IPA than an American hanging with Long trail or Harpoon IPA. Good cheaper option that would go great pregaming for the big game. Well the boys are drivin after a pick trying to take homefield for the playoffs..Kippis!

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Photo of jdhilt
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%

Pours a four finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving an excellent lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Floral hoppy nose. Flavor is piney hops, malts are hidden. One redeeming quality of this beer is that they donate a dollar to breast cancer awareness. $3.49 for a 22oz bottle from Chase Street Market & Deli Plymouth, NH.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the special Breast Cancer Awareness bottle with proceeds to benefit Susan G. Koman for the cure. Sampled on December 26, 2013.

It is a medium amber-orange pour with a touch of olive reflecting in the glass as well. Modest off-white head that lingers momentarily.

Caramel and biscuit malts are first to be picked up on the nose but it does not take long for the earthy and slightly floral hops to kick in the balance everything off nicely. But It is all very subtle.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is like the nose with a quick caramel malt character at first then evolving into a moderately bitter, lingering hop finish. But it is not overly hopped.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

Deep orange amber color produces a thick foamy 2 finger white head that slowly recedes with decent glass lacings

Aroma of citrus & floral hops and sweet malts.

Very hoppy. Opens with strong hops bitterness followed by citrus and mild caramel malts.After-taste has hoppy bitterness.

Crisp and smooth, medium mouthfeel.

Good IPA if you are in the mood for a bitter beer. Smooth and worthy of a repeat.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance that increases as you continue to drink the beer. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of DrinkNewport
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A very Buzzards Bay Brewing IPA. It's very hoppy, with some serious bitterness up front, but that overpowers everything else.

There isn't much body and the aftertaste is just that incredible bitterness you get on the front end.

I don't want to say that Wicked Pissa is a marketing gimmick, but it would survive without its Red Sox theme.

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Photo of JAFoley
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Orange and semi-transparent with two fingers of moderately dense head and very nice lacing.

S - Very fragrant citrus hops and bready maltiness.

T - Very hop forward pine, floral, and lemon zest. Deep malts underlying and alcohol not too present. Aftertaste recedes quickly leaving the subtle flavor of pine and floral hops.

M - Quite thin and watery actually. Moderate carbonation but not a lot of body.

O - This beer is pretty one note for me. There's a big punch of bitter hops at the start and that's about it. There needs to be more balance or complexity in the hops, and the thinness of the beer means the flavor washes away "wicked" fast. Overall this beer is about as weak as Brady's offensive line last Thursday!

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Photo of smcolw
3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Impressive starting head, leaves some webby lace and recedes lumpily. The color is dirty golden with some cloudiness.

Earthy with some darker malt aromas (despite the color). Light hop for balance.

The flavor is closer to the pale malt color--still some earthiness but not overly so. Strong hop kick in the swallow, lasts for a long time. Rich body with an elevated carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid IPA but an unremarkable one.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange color with a good sized head, fades at a decent rate and leaves some patchy lacing on the glass.

Smell has a large amount of piney hops, behind it all I can make out a touch of sweetness from the caramel malt.

Taste starts out fairly bitter, pretty much all piney and earthy, could have used a touch more citrus to round out the hop presence, sweetness from the malt kicks in the aftertaste and removes a good deal of the lasting bitterness, body is decent with appropriate carbonation and creaminess.

Nothing stands out but pretty decent for an IPA, gotta love the bottle if you're a Red Sox fan.

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Photo of jlindros
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice creamy 1+ finger head that fades semi slowly with sticky lacing, semi hazy reddish honey orange beer.

Nose brings some earthy hops, light spicy, hint of candied orange, and hint of pine. Then reddish copper malts with a hint of caramel.

Taste brings more earthy hops, slightly herbal and grassy, with hint of pine and candied orange, grassy herbal taste with the earthiness. Then reddish toasty copper malts again, light caramel and malty sweetness, with a hint of a booze like taste almost. The bitterness is quite strong and builds as it goes. When it finishes it gets even more bitter and borderline astringent, with long lingering spicy chewy hops and earthiness.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, good carb at least.

Overall meh, just a beer with a few reddish malts and a ton of bittering hops, nothing really good about it, very boring, no depth, lots of bitterness without much hop flavor, and even astringent bitterness, and barely drinkable.

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Photo of plaid75
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy light copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured toasted caramel malts and an herbal hop.

The taste consisted of toasted malts, soft caramel and a cleansing herbal hop. Pleasant residual hop spice and toasted malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and well balanced ale. More ESB than IPA.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into HF tulip. Pours an orangey color with a bit of white foam. Sweet malt aroma coupled with some citrusy/grapefruity hop aromas. Taste is very similar...sweet malts, but evenly balanced with some citrusy sweet but bitter hops. Its a decent IPA. Easy drinker and very palatable; which is its best characteristic. Its good, but not amazing...but I have to say, I was actually surprised that it didnt taste like crap...it just seemed gimmicky. It was ok, but id never reach for it again if I saw it on a shelf.

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Photo of fmccormi
2.99/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to a 25cl Duvel Single tulip; no freshness info evident.

Appearance (4.0): There’s a nice, pretty-solid two fingers of light tan head that comes off of the pour, a mix of fine and a lot of very fat bubbles on that top. It recedes slowly to a rocky cap, leaving some pretty decent webbing on the glass as it goes. The body is a nice orange-amber, with just a slight chill haze. Decent looking body, head / lacing is good, too.

Smell (2.5): There’s an apple cider-ish caramel malt tone that comes out first, but the hops do contribute a floral, grassy character. The hop profile is really kind of weak, though. Below average, not terrible.

Taste (3.0): Quite a bit more in the way of hops on the palate: mostly vegetal / herbal in character at first and moving into an abrasive citrus pith as it warms, they come off moderately strong and finish more medicinal than I’d like. Really quite medicinal in the finish, actually, which hangs on for a while. The malt body is simple, kind of a low caramel character that hangs in the back: not really bready, not very sweet, just kind of there. No alcohol or yeast character evident here—very neutral. Supposedly this is brewed with Columbus, Cascade, Liberty, and Zeus hops, but I’m not getting any of the flavor characteristics I’d expect from those hops—must be almost all bittering.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Very dry in the finish, with a body that’s JUST on the light side of medium; the carbonation is subtle but does provide a cascading tingle / foam-up as it goes.

Overall (3.0): The individual components of this beer aren’t necessarily that bad, but overall this comes off as average, for the style. I get the impression that there’s not a lot in the way of flavoring or aroma hops, which I think really would have made the difference here—solid bitterness (albeit not quite in my preferred style), good appearance, and a decent feel, but the aroma isn’t there, the malt body is lacking at best, and there’s no integration between hops and malt body, which is where the style can excel by pairing the right kind of malt character with spicy, earthy, floral, or fruity hops. But that just isn’t happening here. It’s okay beer.

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Wicked Pissa IPA from Power Marketing / Wicked Pissa
3.47 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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