Wise Man Brewing
Mountain Calling India Pale Ale
American IPA
North Carolina
16oz, 4-Pack
Pours a large three finger plus head of orange tinted tan foam, like an orange creamsicle, fairly dense foam with an uneven surface, the lacing is unexpectedly wispy with little stickiness. Cloudy coppery orange hued liquid, translucent, only the rare solitary bubble visible. Clean and well spaced out nose, the flowers, orange citrus, and pineapple, mango, peach fruit distinct from each other, light wet leafiness but not really all that dank per se, average staying power. Medium-bodied, creamy attack with a distinct stiffening and drying sensation through the finish. Carbonation is pretty good but not prickly. Pepper and salt, mineral water, tar and black tea leaf, not finding more than a thin layer of caramel or toffee malts, no breadiness. The pineapple, papaya, nectarine to peach fruit has a tropical profile if not the sweetness. Again, the parts are clearly distinguished which seems to keep it lighter on its feet. Its very drinkable and although nothing truly stands out about it you'd have no problem reaching into the fridge for another.
4 out of 5