Wandering Camel IPA | Barkerville Brewing Co.

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3.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barkerville Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
barkervillebeer.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rdo on 08-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,660
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
14
pDev:
13.75%
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 1
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Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle - apparently, camels can be some mean muthas!

This beer pours a cloudy, medium golden amber hue, with two emaciated fingers' worth of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some splotchy inkblot lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of dank pine resin, bready caramel malt, musty yeast, muted grapefruit and orange rind, a bit of dry Riesling gasohol, and further herbal, leafy, and weedy hop bitterness. The taste is big on the musty, overripe citrus peel at first, before a crackery, grainy pale and caramel malt, er, 'sweetness' comes abeam, along with that yeast that just doesn't know when it's time to punch out, an ethereal petrol astringency, and the same plain earthy and herbal bitters of noble hop design.

The carbonation is quite solid, in a typically supportive, no-nonsense, and stiff upper lip manner, the body a decent middleweight, but more than a tad clammy in its game attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, just, as the grainy caramel character continues melding with the lingering yeast, and the fruity character of the hops comes to a detente with its bitter better half.

Overall, a pleasantly flavourful, and dutifully English IPA, one which gives a wink and a nod to the New World, but doesn't go and try to span the lost in translation chasm. Funny, then, that this is made within (Western Canadian) driving distance of the veritable West Coast, and all the hop schedule temptation within. Good stuff.

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Photo of Rempeba
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ghrymm
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Nice dark amber colour good nose. Very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ZachT
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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1.96/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Wandering Camel IPA from Barkerville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 14 ratings