Self Starter | Warped Wing Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Warped Wing Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
warpedwing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,330
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
41
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 41
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.26/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lukass
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prototypic
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz beer on tap at the brewery, served in a Nonic glass, or the brewery equivalent of a nonic anyway.

Appearance: Bright copper-amber. Persitent thin off-white rocky head with some good sized strands of lacing left on the glass as I drank it down.

Smell: Nicely aromatic for a "session" IPA. Fresh cut citrus and sweet tropical fruit.

Taste: Mild, but solid, hop citrus flavor up front, a very mild malt middle - cracker like and barely there, and a mild bitter finish which is a bit crisp, but not overly so. The bitter finish is part citrus rind, part mild pine.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, surprising dry finish. Not sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Easily drinkable and just flavorable enough to be notable, but not a "wow" IPA. In a way....this may be a starter IPA for an evening. It warms up the palate, it enjoyable, but doesn't slam it so that the by the next IPA you don't know what the heck your drinking because the first one was a total hop wallop. I find the name is aptly appropriate for the beer - I was tempted to get another one of these but then I got distracted by one of the higher octane beers on the menu and didn't come back to this one. But that being said, because this wasn't that strong, but was still just flavorable enough, it works well for a session beer to enjoy and stop, or, to have before moving onto something else.

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Photo of Zanico
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffrey2310
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moodyxc9
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bill235
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of McBAINx
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of DeFaz
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In search of a great session beer, this was recommended. I like that it's served in cans, and the smell and appearance when released from the can is great. Unfortunately, it has a somewhat odd taste, and it's not memorable at all. It has something a little bit off with the taste--the cans were fresh, but something just tasted kind of weird, although there were some nice IPA flavors there too. The biggest problem: for a session IPA, 5.2% ABV is a bit much for such a thin beer. I'll stick with my two favorite sessions: Even Keel by Ballast Point and Sunshine Daydream by Fat Head's

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Photo of Iparedman
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Johnroby
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Self Starter from Warped Wing Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 41 ratings