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Refuge IPA | Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

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Refuge IPARefuge IPA
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4.08/5
Exceptional
151 Ratings
Refuge IPARefuge IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
azwbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
West Coast IPA brewed with Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, and Columbus hops


Added by bsuedekum on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,526
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
151
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
23
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 17
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
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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 AZBeerDude72
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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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 JamFuel
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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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 GoffmanvsDuffman
3.49/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Rammed96
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Refuge IPA from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 151 ratings
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