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Troopers Alley IPA - Wolf Hills Brewing Company

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Troopers Alley IPA
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80
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 21.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wolf Hills Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 11-09-2010)
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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

bigdaddyvoodoo, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of djr323
1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

djr323, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Sponan
2.2/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Edit from a more recent tasting, as the head brewer contacted me directly and suggested I give it another try. It had improved, as the vegetal notes had decreased and there was a little citrus floating around in the nose and taste. However, it still was medicine like. The finish was very bitter with little flavor. I still found this to be very unimpressive. Definitely well below average. I can only think of one IPA I like less.

Served in a pint glass. Nice orange hue, but the head is lacking and fades quickly. Smells medicinal, with windex and a hint of vegetable. Faint for an IPA.

Taste follows smell, with an initial hit of medicine/windex followed by a hint of malt and vegetables. Then a hit of hop bitterness, like chewing on aspirin. Thin in the mouth.

I did not enjoy this beer at all. Finished about half the pint and ordered something else.

Sponan, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of JasonTaverner
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

JasonTaverner, Sep 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

ygtbsm94, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Sludgeman, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

pheelingIt, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Mantooth, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

BlueMoon10, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Nolen12, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

taospowder, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Gwitt
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Plenty of dry grapefruit. Usual for an IPA. Finish is clean, makes one want another sip. Some tang in the aftertaste, but not aggressive. Very American IPA. Could do well with some finishing hops of a high standard to bring the bite forward, or malt to make the abv stronger. I see the medicinal taste from other reviewers, but it's welcoming for the clean palate. Best with a spicy food, like a chorizo taco with fresh red cabbage and avocado. Good, middle of the road IPA. Good camping beer.

Gwitt, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Sunstealer, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

davet100, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ncaudle, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

pjs234, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of rangerred
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Arrived a slightly hazy copper with a tiny head that I attribute to it being extra cold.

Smells very bready with a big shot of earthy and piny hops.

The taste starts out with a strong hop bitterness but not strong enough to overwhelm the malt. Some caramel and biscuit comes through along with some rye. Earth and pine from the hops is very up front and nicely balance.

Overall I am really impressed with this beer. All the flavors are nicely balanced but my one complaint would be the mouthfeel. It is very watery. If that could be improved I think this would be a top of the line beer.

rangerred, Apr 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

cmpashia, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

CM31, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of dbell23
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this growler at the brewery a few days ago so the brew is fresh. Poured into a tulip glass. If poured aggressively there is a two finger off white head. Not much head retention but very nice lacing. Color is clear amber. Looks like an ipa.

Smell is grapefruit rind. Maybe a little malt but good citrus ipa smell.

Taste is good. Starts with citrus hop, a little hoppy malt in the middle and grapefruit hop to finish. Tastes like an ipa.

Mouthfeel is good as well. Good carbonation and smooth finish.

Overall a good ipa. Not the best I've had but certainly drinkable. I really wanted to try the Wolf Hills double/imperial ipa but it wasn't available.

dbell23, Oct 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

swva, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

ChaelCox, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

4Socialanxiety, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

addiwilliams, Sep 23, 2014
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Troopers Alley IPA from Wolf Hills Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.