Nolan The Wanderer

Georgia
United States
Nolan The Wanderer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Champagne-style India Pale Ale. Highly carbonated with notes of melon, pear, and apple followed by a dry champagne finish.

Profile

ABV: 
7.2%
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Nolan The Wanderer by Reformation Brewery is a Brut IPA judged as a Specialty IPA (BJCP sub-category 21B). It poured gold and slightly hazy into the glass forming a thin white quickly-dissipating head. The aroma featured a strong citrus hop nose that, like the initial head, waned within moments of pouring.  The flavor began with a fruity-juicy combination of hop bitterness and fleeting flavor with supporting esters from the base (pale) malt and American ale yeast. The mouthfeel likewise did not have any outstanding character – medium body, modest carbonation, no creaminess or alcohol warmth, a mostly dry finish, and only the lingering hop bitterness as a contributor to the slight lasting astringency.  It is unclear whether this beer warrants the adjective Brut, but it is certainly no Brute in the wider market for American IPAs. A drinkable beer, but lacking anything to keep most drinkers coming back for more rather than trying the next tap.

Brewery Introduction

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When we started as home brewers in Nick's basement, we had a simple goal. Brew the beer we loved. We had no idea that humble wish would inspire a community to gather around us, one that would lead us to share our best gifts beyond our backyard. Now with three locations... Read More

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