Driftwood | Wolf's Ridge Brewing

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3.95/5
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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:
#12,470
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
pDev:
7.09%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/1/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with an great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected if 4.6%. Overall this is an excellent session IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Great vibrant, juicy, and dank balanced hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. Nice body for the ABV from wheat and oats. Great Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hop profile. One of the better SIPA I have had for sure. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdwpgh
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjwarren
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -0.3%
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 +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zanico
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dextermcgurk
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsidonis7
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -6.3%
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 -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crewfan1952
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtanoury74
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +3.5%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Driftwood from Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 39 ratings