American Scream
Wander Brewing

American ScreamAmerican Scream
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.5%
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3.81 | pDev: 2.62%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
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Wander Brewing
 
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superspak from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from beertunes. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/10/2019. Pours very hazy deep ruby red/orange/pink color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky light pink head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy red raspberries, fruit skin/seed, red grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of raspberries, citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy red raspberries, fruit skin/seed, red grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness; and berry tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seed, red grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitter/tart/tangy balance, and no astringent hop/fruit flavors. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/tart/tangy. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an excellent hazy fruited IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/tart/tangy/drying finish; not overly aggressively bitter/tart. Feels like Citra, Mosaic. Very juicy/vibrant/jammy hops/fruit, with some dank/earthiness notes; with a nice wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressively well made style example. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

Dec 24, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazed, pale, berry-colored Kool Aid with two-and-a-half fingers of airy raspberry-tinted head. Soapy lacing.

Clear raspberry up front in the nose, with hints of pine and lavender behind.

Raspberry up front in the taste as well. Light earthy hop bitterness and a hint of toasted malt. Ghost of citrus, too. Certain crispness and lager-like floral quality to it.

Light to medium bodied with great soft fizz in the carbonation.

Very easy-drinking. Flavors a bit on the thin side to let the fruit shine, while still maintaining a more-traditional “beer” character. Canned on 10/17/18.

Nov 18, 2018
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kemoarps from Washington

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ruddy blush the colour of cranberries on a body that's not really clear but wouldn't be mistaken for any of the haziness that this day and age demands. Decent finger of head that is the colour of a white shirt washed with a red table cloth.

Nose is fresh raspberries first and foremost. Mmm... I can veritably feel the berries in my fingers and see the red stains on my finger tips. Not much from the IPA side of it, but man the berries take care of their part and mm mm fresh. Hops maybe have some citrus, maybe some floral. But again, this is all about the raspberries and it delivers.

Really interesting here. Raspberries again are the dominant flavour, but it's no longer a one trick show. Mingling with the berries is there are citrusy and bright floral aspect to the hops. There's even some of the starburst character I get in many of the hazies I've tried. This is a really unique one, and kind of hard to pin down at points. Finish culminates in a decidedly bitter pine finish. There's even an almost sour/tart aspect that I think is the interplay between the berries and hops. Really unique. I like it though.

Sticky finish with an encore of all the notes listed above.
It's really quite unique, though if I were pressed to give a final synopsis it's got elements of the hazies as well as some classic IPA bitterness, but all brought together over an incredible fresh raspberry flow.

Nov 12, 2018
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in 12oz goblet. Poured a deep pink color with a 1/3 inch of white head that had moderate retention and good lacing.

A huge blast of Whatcom county raspberries hits the nose, the beer just howling berries, and had gentle, floral hops around the edges. Pretty similar on the tongue, with the hops popping out more brightly, and a nice raspberry tartness on the finish.

The body was smooth, with a little bit of sticky-sweetness across the middle, and a semi-dry finish.

Drinkability was awesome, especially if, like me, you love raspberries. Overall, another very fine job by the crew at Wander, a must try if you see it.

Oct 25, 2018
American Scream from Wander Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 6 ratings