Waymaker Brett IPA
Kent Falls Brewing Company

Waymaker Brett IPAWaymaker Brett IPA
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Style:
American Brett
Ranked #40
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,224
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 7.91%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
98
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Kent Falls Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
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Waymaker Brett IPAWaymaker Brett IPA
Notes: Waymaker leads you down the familiar IPA path, but soon diverges toward new horizons of green, vibrant flavor. A fermentation with undomesticated Brettanomyces yeast creates fruity, tropical flavors, delicately balanced with a subtle background of funk and juicy American (Centennial, Glacier and Chinook) hops to refresh in any season.
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 98 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MisfitIK-9:
Photo of MisfitIK-9
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of joe1510
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

This one come my way courtesy of the ever generous Patrick. Thanks, guy! This beer straddles the fence between golden and orange I finally settle on apricot in color. There's enough haze running throughout that there's no chance of seeing through the body but shadows are noticeable. A generous crown forms easily, two fingers in height, before slowly falling to a sturdy cap and chunky ring, spotty lace here and there. Nice lookin' beer.

The nose on this guy is deep and complex. It's big on the stone fruit, as a matter of fact, it's big on the fruit period. Morning, dew heavy apricots and the overall smell of an orchard kick things off in the most pleasant of ways. The brett brings about that slightly musty, pollen heavy wildflower quality that I so thoroughly enjoy. That mustiness cradles a fruit salad of slightly underrripe, somewhat peppery tropical fruits. A little bubblegum here and there. Soft, clean alcohol. Sugar cookie malt sweetness puts on the pretty little bow.

The flavor profile doesn't quite sing like the nose but it's not far off either. Kicking off with a pithy grapefruit nature the nose didn't hint towards it segues back to an orchard mid palate. A quick flash of grassiness passes through but some grassy bitterness lingers. Both the wildlower and musty brett qualities compliment along the periphery. The malt presence is pale and tough to decipher the brett ate up all the sugars but what emerges is a bit bready. I like this stuff, complex.

They did quite the number on the mouthfeel. The weight is just shy of medium with a great silky frothiness when it hits the tongue. The bubbles pick up on the swallow and add a Belgian-esque airiness along with near prickly carbonation. The finish dries up quickly helping accentuate the bitterness. The bitterness isn't high but it lingers while the dryness grabs at the inside of the cheeks. This beer could be drank all day long.

Waymaker is good beer and a fine introduction to Kent Falls. The nose is bright and complex while the flavor profile opens up even more doors. They nailed the mouthfeel. This would be a nice option to have available locally. Thanks for the beer, Patrick!

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Prime 16 in New Haven. First beer from Kent Falls that I've had.

Really nice funky smell coming from this one. Light, sweet, sour, bit a cheesy funk in the taste. Relatively little hop flavor coming from it since it is overpowered by the brett.

All in all, very well done for such a new brewery, would like to see more hops to counter balance the funk, though.

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Photo of malrubius
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Very pale hazy yellow even paler than straw with dense rocky head and lace. Beautiful. Woody farmhouse funk aroma with some horse balls and lemon. Light lemony grassy sweetness with pungent woody funk and fruity spicy bitterness. LIght body and lively. TOTALLY FUCKING EXCELLENT.

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Photo of pieface22
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good in a non-IPA way. "Discretely balls-y."

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Photo of Billolick
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mid sized bottle from DeCicco's in Millwooed, NY....Label says "drink fresh" but I can find no freshness/bottling date info...a beer this high quality and this expensive,($8.99 for the 16.9 oz bottle) deserves some dating info....just sayin

Pours heavily hazed yellowy dull grapefruit juice, fine bubble and delicate off white cap, leaving low sheeting and some strands of lacing.

Funked up nose with the brett flexing its muscles, notes of ripe fruit with lemon to mind.

Earthy, citric, more brett funk, a bit of gym sock, hint of sour...complex and highly enjoyable, especially if brett is your thing....

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Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Small head but great, chunky ring lace. Greenish hued yellow. Very cloudy.

Sour and earthy are my first impressions.

Starts like light cream; ends like sour cream. Strong carbonation. Little sweetness makes this seem relatively dry. Although an IPA, it really falls into the Saison category.

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Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 5/7/2017 at Mac & Walt’s in Norton, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wild Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, citrus, some spice and some floral hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wild Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by sweet flavors of bananas, citrus and some spice. The hops presence is mild for the style but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, decent representation of style but seems more like a Belgian IPA, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a bright cloudy straw/yellow hue. Completely opaque, and milkshake-like with a ½ inch white head. Looks like a blended energy drink. Very unusual. Aroma is all grapefruit, lemon, citrus zest sharpness with a hint of funk. Flavor is also very citrusy with an added mild sourness from the Brett. Pretty good Brett IPA overall, but I don’t think I could put away too many of these due to the tartness. More clarity would be nice too.

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Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense bright white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and thick lacing coating the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brett funk are present in the nose along with hints of pears.
T: The taste is a little funky from the brett but has stronger underlying notes of citrus and floral hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The brett funk lingers into the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a lighter body compared to other IPAs and feels more like the body of a saison, making it very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A white-golden color, cloudy with a admirable white cap and beautiful webbed lacing. The aroma is cloves and fruity hops bread. Very nice. The flavor delivers a nice grapefruit bite with a decided Belgian yeast appeal and more Clive. Well spiced with a spritzy feel that refreshes but goes down very easily. Crisp and tasty, very drinkable. Great hop brew from our new Kent Falls brewer.

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Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Abbey

Big foamy wispy 2+ finger head that delays the pour, fades slowly with tons of soapy lacing, murky cartoony pale yellow straw color.

Nose brings lemony Nelson hops, citrus rind, a hint of a Brett like funk, mild cereal grains, bright citrus lemon.

Taste starts with more lemon, Nelson hops again, lemon peel and lemongrass, little toasted cereal malt, grainy, but dry. Mild bitterness that increases a bit, no real Brett funk, perhaps just a touch of an earthy funk but very very little. Citrus rind, little pith, and a bit of yellow grapefruit, tart notes. Also there is a touch of a solventy ester profile from unhappy Brett but without much actual Brett. Finish dry, mild bitterness and grassy lemon citrus rind hops lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent fluffy carb.

Overall a bit of a letdown, hops seemed nice with lemon and citrus rind but didn't play well with the rest of the beer... And where is the friggen Brett other than off characters?!

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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a light yellow color and a thick consistency. There was a massive, creamy, extremely long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A sweet, light aroma of hops, citrus fruit, brettanomyces, and a little malt.

T: Tasted of a fair shot of citrus (lemon and orange, in particular), a moderate amount hops, some brettanomyces (gives it a nice funky quality), light malt notes, and pine as well. An interesting flavor on the whole. The brett gives it an added dimension and mixes well with the hops and citrus. Tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: I doubt this beer will please IPA purists, but for everyone else, give it a shot. Drinkable.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Pours hazy, bright yellow in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is pineapple juice, wheat, and brett. Sweet for the style, light bodied with medium high carbonation. Tasty, good first experience with the brewery. Has me interested in their other offerings.

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Photo of liquorpig
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kinopio
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smutty33
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Waymaker Brett IPA from Kent Falls Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 98 ratings