Refuge IPA | Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co
Arizona, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bsuedekum on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
131
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
36.27%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 131
Reviews by laglocal:
Photo of laglocal
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Probably the best beer I have ever had brewed in Arizona. Appearance near a translucent light amber with an eggshell white head that lingers. Smell is of hops and a bit of bready malt. Not overwhelming in the nose like Dos Cabezas DIPA. Citrus hits the palate first with a bit of malt in the middle and finishes with a crippling herbal bitterness from the organic Simcoe hops. Mouthfeel is perfect. This beer is one of my favorite IPAs and I would liken it very much to the Row 2 Hill 56 that won over my heart at good ol RRBC. Bravo

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a crowler into an oversized tulip.

Copper color indicates a considerable malt presence. Lacing and head are fine.

Smells of tangy citrus, but lacks a hop pop and depth. This carries on to the taste, which is one-dimensional and takes its sweet time to make an entrance. The front of the tongue seems to get no flavor at all.

The feel approaches full-bodied but there's a spritzy carbonation here.

Not bad, but didn't wow me in anyway.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bisq
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HenryCrow
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange with a foamy white head. Aroma Aroma caramely malts, toffee, pine and resin. Taste is smooth, sweetish and malty with some caramely notes. Finish is smooth, sweetish and malty. Okay.

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Photo of AlexChillton
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Complex big ipa with lots of carbonation. Grapefruit and orange hop flavours. On tap at the source. This will be their first can. Ordinary looks and mild aroma.

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Photo of SunDevil12
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kylo76
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An aggressively sweet and bitter combo here, with a sticky sweet nose. It's obviously going after that tropical fruit vibe that's so du jour these days, but I don't think it quite nails it. It needs to dry out a bit.

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Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of terpinsd
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of AZDanB
4.76/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of trevorpost
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nwrightjr
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DblDiamond
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of finstick
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade...new 32oz can! The can gives you the message that it needs to be drunk now...don't wait!! Wow that wonderful smell hits you when you pop the top. Taste is grapefruit all the way with a great mouthfeel. Excellent trade!

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Photo of alwaysplayin
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Geuzedad
4/5  rDev -2%

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Refuge IPA from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co
4.08 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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