R&D Wild Bitter
New Glarus Brewing Company

R&D Wild BitterR&D Wild Bitter
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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Wild Ale
4.03 | pDev: 9.68%
Aug 12, 2020
Apr 19, 2015
IIPA brewed with Wisconsin malts, Yakima Citra and Sterling hops. Aged 9 months in Wild Fruit Cave. Dry hopped with Solvenian Savinjski. Spontaneous secondary fermentation. Final third fermentation in bottle.
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Another beer from the elrogish camping trip in August 2017 in Oregon. Damn shocked the label says 10% abv on this.

Pours an amber color. Amassed a respectable 2/3" white head on it, especially when you consider the style and strength of this beer aren't too conducive to a nice head formation. The aroma was all over the place in a good way, you have the typical hop nose grapefruit/pine, but there was a dense oaky/woody mustiness to it that was not derived from hops, alongside the usual sour lemon notes. Lot going on as the kids say.

I've had a few wild ipas, but this was the first that managed to push a hefty amount of bitterness alongside a hefty amount of sourness. Usually the hops take a back seat, but not here. In fact, this is the first that seems to have a bigger hop/bitterness push than sour push. Has that 'leather bound books' feel to it. Not as dry as some reviews indicate. Carbonation is such that it is crisp, but not necessarily dry. Did hide the alcohol amazingly well.
Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by SteveTheBrit from Illinois

Jun 22, 2017
Rated: 4 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jun 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Dicers from California

Sep 25, 2016
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a slightly hazy orangish golden color with ivory colored head. Funk, citrus, light maltiness, tartness and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with lightly tart citrus and floral notes followed by some light malt.
Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by Stolenface1 from Virginia

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by rossracing from Illinois

May 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

May 29, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by Ginepiece from Wisconsin

May 17, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by shehateme from Massachusetts

May 15, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by dheldman from Minnesota

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4 by winningwes91 from North Carolina

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 3.55 by neutralaction from Connecticut

Feb 11, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by w5baron from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2016
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Reviewed by emyers from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16.9 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Pours a cloudy copper color with a 2 inch billowing white head. Leaves a ton of lacing down the glass.

Quite a bit of complexity in the nose. Distinct spicy character with lemon zest and quite a bit of barnyard funk from the Brett. There is a hint of tropical fruit from the citra hops that barely manages to cut through the funk. Very interesting.

Lots of earthy, mineral character along with hints of citrus and tropical fruit, more barnyard, and clove in the flavor profile. Hints of black pepper on the finish along with lemon and more barnyard. No alcohol presence. Certainly one of the more unique flavor profiles I've experienced.

Mouthfeel is dry and very light for a 10% abv beer. Extremely drinkable.

This is certainly up there among the more interesting beers I've tasted, and as odd as a Brett DIPA sounded at first, it works.
Jan 18, 2016
R&D Wild Bitter from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 220 ratings