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Wilma's Wandering EyePA | Double Barley Brewing

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Barley Brewing
North Carolina, United States
doublebarleybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ygtbsm94 on 11-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,588
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
41
pDev:
8.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a caramel coloring, light, with a filmy, clingy, white head. Nose of caramel and biscuit forward, with a subtle resinous hops characteristic in the backbone. Flavors are boozy forward, with a tropical fruit backbone, subtle hops resinous highlights, and a caramel sweetness. Smooth, robust body, with a tropical sweet aftertaste. Smooth, slick finish. The booze characteristics really build while you drink. This is a heavy beast, and pretty damn tasty.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a becker a clear brass color with a thinner quick to fade white head atop.Sweet booze and herbal hops oils in the nose along with some mild nuttiness,the sweetness is big but so is the deep leafy hops,honestly to me it seems like a big more hopped up English barleywine wich might seem sorta odd.Sweet caramel and booze on the palate with some resinous hops coming late in the finish,alot of booziness.I like this beer but it just isn't the right style profile for me,again I like it but seems much more barleywine-like than DIPA...in my opinion.

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Photo of KirkFrancis
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm getting quite a few off flavors. A strange creamy, almost lactic note. Perhaps an issue with yeast? Not sure. The hops aren't as pronounced as I was hoping either.

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Photo of lzepplin01
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersdmf17
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bob-McFetridge
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hoppyishappy
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is most "refreshing" 12.2% ale you'll ever taste. It is not very hop forward as I expected, nor overwhelmingly malty finish. It is very well balanced and drinkable, unlike some very high gravity ales (10%+). Appearance was a fairly typical golden clear ale, feel was somewhat less than expected knowing the ABV beforehand but very satisfying none the less; overall an excellent ale. I should mention I had it on draft. I was also pleasantly surprise to see it is a local brew (NC).

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Photo of Sebas
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams beer glass, color was as expected for the style, however, that's where any similarity with an IIPA ends! Now before I go any further, I am digging this offering by a NC brewery on its way up! After the pour, the first sense engaged is smell, which returns a sweet note of fruit and toffee, reminiscent of a Barley Wine, in fact, the first taste followed suit. The 13% abv was evidently, but well-masked by the smooth aftertaste. I am comfortable in going out on the proverbial ledge and favorably comparing Wilma to Bigfoot (now that SA is operating in the "Ol' North State", could it be our water???? LoL)...in all seriousness, if you're looking for hop-bomb, this isn't it, but if you like the Barley wine style, give Wilma a go, you'll be glad you did!

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of kruky
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of RyanAU
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of davet100
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Wilma's Wandering EyePA from Double Barley Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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