Refuge IPA
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

Refuge IPARefuge IPA
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Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
American IPA
Ranked #636
Ranked #7,931
4.07 | pDev: 10.57%
Apr 29, 2022
Oct 20, 2013
Refuge IPARefuge IPA
Notes: West Coast IPA brewed with Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, and Columbus hops
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
32oz crowler served in a footed pilsner glass. Wife bought it at the brewery on the 25th, and brought it home in her luggage today. I chilled it in a bucket of ice over the last couple hours.

Pours a mostly clear dark bronze-gold with a humongous head. Head collapses to about an inch and a half, stiff, coarse, with lots of clumpy lacing. Smell is west coast pine resin. Some cut vegetation, maybe a hint of flowers.

Taste is similar -- west coast pine resin, but a little softer than the aroma. Fairly bitter, reminiscent of old school IPAs but lacking the kick in the teeth. A bit of a mineral flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium, maybe a bit still. Overall, it's pretty good.
Apr 29, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by BarrelAgedG from California

May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a golden orange with a small quickly dissipating head. Smells very fruity, tropical, hoppy. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, maybe peach, nicely bitter, pretty dry, and enough malt to keep it balanced. This is their Flagship IPA and I had it at the brewery about this time last year before things went sideways and it’s a good beer that drinks big for it’s sub 7 abv, cheers!
Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jan 29, 2021
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
No canning date

Pours a hazy burnt orange body with light golden accents, and is topped with multiple fingers of thick, rocky, off-white foam; excellent head retention leaves a finger of craggy cap, a dense, frothy collar, and a consistent veil of spotty/ringed lacing.

Aroma shows herbal lemon coursing just behind waves of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and pine to contribute a fresh 'zip' to the bouquet at-large; a soft underlying yeast presence along with ruby red grapefruit and dense hop oils round out no shortage of depth and easy harmonization.

Taste opens with a quick burst of pine and flaky caramel malt before phasing into fresh, tropical tones of mango and peach light on the mid-palate, with grapefruit juice and lemon zest contributing a steady intensity; ruby red grapefruit, flambéed orange peel, and earthy pine round out the back end, offering a flavorfully stiff yet drinkable swallow.

Mouthfeel features a body in the lighter side of medium and a fluffy, moderate carbonation; the texture remains crisp and drying, with a soft hint of juiciness building along the palate; subtle bitterness along the back end maintains a rounded, taut prominence into the swallow.

A comprehensive type of flagship highlighting an old-school hoppy aggression tempered only by a quiet advancement of fruitier hop tones alongside a staunch yet soft malt presence; overall, a great show of power and drinkability in a sub-7% IPA.
May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass via draft at the brewery on 1/1/2020

Color is a murky yellow with off white color foam

Smell is dank citrus

Taste follows the nose mostly as the citrus is more bitter than expected

Carbonation is medium

Mouthfeel is light

Solid ipa
Jan 08, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by Boone757 from Virginia

Dec 19, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Nov 08, 2019
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Smells of citrus and piney hops. Tastes of citrus and earthy hops, very nice balance with some sweet grain. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.
Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by craigbelly from Iowa

May 08, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by rpjterp from Virginia

Mar 20, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Lelampp from Ohio

Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Nunya from Ohio

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by DaveCash from New York

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by JerryHelper from Arizona

Jun 07, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by Korymiller from Arizona

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Noles9585 from Washington

Mar 01, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My first ever beer from Arizona!

Pours an unclear orange with soft, thick foam that leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell is very fruity with huge notes of orange, grapefuit and melon, with some pine in the back. Perfect balance, and a really great level of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, quite sot, and well carbonated.

Overall, this was an outstanding beer. Perfect balance, and just so damn tasty.
Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by BeerBeast from Florida

Oct 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by nearengine from Arizona

Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by DrinkThemAll from California

Sep 14, 2017
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a very hazy yellow gold, thick sticky head and glue like lacing. Canned on 8-31-17 this sucker is a day old. Smells wonderful, citrus, pine, hops. The taste is so good, full flavor IPA, loads of hops and balanced with smooth citrus, pine, and some dryness. A very refreshing IPA. This is a medium beer and great out in the sun, very enjoyable IPA.
Sep 01, 2017
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Rated by sunsjammer from Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
on tap at the QuikStop on 8/24.
Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by raspy22 from Arizona

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 5 by AzIpaGuy from Arizona

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by Rammed96 from Maryland

Jul 15, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by denver10 from New Mexico

Jun 08, 2017
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can poured into a Sierra Nevada Brewing Co pub glass

A: Pours slightly hazy deep golden orange with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Earthy, piney, grassy, and herbal notes hit first, but are soon overpowered by tropical fruit and citrus, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Juicy, tropical, lots of passion fruit, citrus, lemon and a little grapefruit, pine, a bit grassy, underlying earthy slightly herbal notes, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, soft on the palate.

O: You really have to let this one open up. First sip the earthy/herbal/piney side dominates, but before you know it the tropical and citrus notes come out to play. Really dig this one.
Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by oldvines from Illinois

Apr 05, 2017
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 32-ounce crowler into Riedel stemless chardonnay glass. Appearance Is stunning. Hazy light copper color, voluminous white head, tons of lacing. Nice burst of pine upon opening the can. Aromas and flavors of bready malt, pine resin, citrus zest, and bubble gum. Dry finish, with lots of lingerimg bitterness. Delicious and drinkable, very well done.
Mar 22, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by 2beerdogs from California

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by loganburgh from Michigan

Mar 01, 2017
Rated: 3.49 by GoffmanvsDuffman from Arizona

Dec 21, 2016
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