Driftwood | Wolf's Ridge Brewing

BA SCORE
3.96/5
35 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Ohio, United States
wolfsridgebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our session IPA is brewed with copious amounts of pungent hops and layered with wheat and oats to create a smooth mouthfeel and bright hoppy aroma and flavor. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo.

Added by Spider889 on 10-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,576
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
35
pDev:
7.07%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjwarren
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

If I didn't know this was a session I would never have guessed. Very robust for a session not watery at all probably due to the oats. Big citrus grapefruit presence. Nicely bitter and very refreshing. Will get this any time I see it.

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Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Slightly hazed orangey golden hue, lacing dress the glass quite well. Smells of orange zest, faint mint, and fresh grass. Smooth with a nice uptick of crispness, nor overly bitter but the hop do lay down some pungency. Lots of grass, zesty, earthy, and rind-like hop flavor. Just a kiss of breadiness from the malt, obviously a hop forward beer. In the big world of IPAs this is at least a half step ahead from the middle of the pack, certainly a beer I'd want to revisit often.

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Photo of durwood64
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zanico
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Driftwood brewed by Wolf's Ridge Brewing, with an ABV of 4.60% This American IPA pours out a cloudy amber color with a decent white head. This is an unfiltered brew, you can not see though it, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this IPA, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of driftwood is sour with hop bitterness. You also pick up on some nice earthly grains ,malts and citrus in the smell. Now for the taste, bold with flavors. You first pick up on the hop bitterness, them a nice citrus sweetness. There is also some nice grains and malts.Driftwood has a lot going on in this brew. This is a smooth drinking American IPA, there is nothing overpowering about this IPA. I really like how bold this brew is, but how smooth it goes down. The body of this American IPA is medium. This would go down nice on a hot summer day. The mouth feel of Driftwood is Bold, Rich, citrus, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Wolf's Ridge Brewing, did a nice job with this American IPA.

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Photo of billab914
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dextermcgurk
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsidonis7
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a six pack of driftwood just down the street from the new house. It poured a slightly hazy yellow with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent has pine and grapfruit. The taste leans bitter from grapefruit and finishes clean. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this may be the best session ipa ive had....ranks near 4hands.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a murky burn orange with a tiny cap of head without much retention.

S - Tropical fruit, dank, citrus.

T - Citrus hops, orange zest, juicy fruit, peaches, some malts present, but not balanced the best and leaves a bit of a harsh mouth feel.

O - Decent SIPA, that is worth a try. I'd like to try again a bit more fresh as I picked this up with a born on date about 2 months old.

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Photo of prototypic
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crewfan1952
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtanoury74
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a really great session IPA. Well above average for the style. Got sent this as a gift and a very pleasant surprise.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A grainy and yeasty aroma with some citrus. Lots of zesty flavor. Some lemon, sparking pineapple, and light pine. Crisp and light bodied, but not too much so like many low abv ales. Very enjoyable session that really doesn't taste like one.

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Photo of Brown120
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz draft
A: Light orange, 1/2 finger head
S: Bold pine & citrus zest
T: Bitter pine, citrus zest, not a lot else
M: Light-bodied, quite bitter
O: This shows what you can do with hops without a ton if alcohol for sure. That being said as much is there from the hops it needs either more malt or less hops to be balanced

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Photo of Joshhersh
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregcordle
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Driftwood from Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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