West Coast Wizard
Miskatonic Brewing Company

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IPA - American
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3.87 | pDev: 9.3%
Miskatonic Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Notes: Classic resinous hop tones meld with impressions of ripe melon and peach in this bright, easy drinking West coast IPA. Get back to your roots!

63 IBU
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Update 02/19/21 a significant uptick in quality.

The look is the same as last year.

The aroma has lost the floral note and focuses on pine and grapefruit.

Soapy taste is gone, thankfully, allowing the fruity grapefruit bitterness to shine with the pine.

Mouthfeel is full but still fails to bite like I expect, more like juice than IPA.

Original review with score follows:
12oz can poured into a pint glass has a clear straw color and floats a 1/2in cap of mixed bubbles gradually falling to a large island and edge hugging ring, leaving random spots of artistic lacing. 3.75

Aroma is pine-adjacent, with a slight floral note, and flows into similar flavors adding a soapy impression. 3.5/3.25

Mouthfeel is softer than expected, but drying. 3.

Overall a middle of the road IPA. 3.25

Apr 20, 2020
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arlingtonjoe from Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had 2 beers over the past 2 nights and just get into it. I wish I knew the hop profile, kind of reminds me of centennial and I am not a big fan. West coast is all about the hops but I don't think this beer has enough malt bill to make it complete. Very lemony on the finish. Had to buy a six pack but I will pass some around and see if anybody else likes it.

Jan 26, 2020
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MostlyNorwegian from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perhaps this is a clone beer? It gets poured from a brightly colored can with palm trees and a goofy grizzled kilt wearing wizard / old hippy cruising along on a long board. Pours CLEAR, like a west coast IPA should. The color is blond, and on the lighter side of the SRM's for a true school WCIPA. It's also pretty highly carbonated by the looks of the extremely dense froth that comes from an aggressive pour. Its lacing is fairly I get a mix of pine, and yeast coming through in the aroma. There's kind of a seltzer brightness on the palate. Decent drying sort of bitterness. This beer wants you to have tacos with it. Abide.
Pretty well done.

Jan 11, 2020
West Coast Wizard from Miskatonic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7 ratings