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Alpha Ale - Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%


Brewed by:
Wild Wolf Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.69% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 11-09-2010)
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Daktah

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-03-2013 15:34:50 | More by Daktah
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Laulau

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-12-2014 21:10:06 | More by Laulau
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-17-2014 19:11:45 | More by bigbutter
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klesniew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-16-2014 00:34:48 | More by klesniew
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randomjazzr

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-16-2014 05:23:40 | More by randomjazzr
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a copper reddish body with decent head and lace on top of an aroma of dry, earthy hoppiness with citric hop notes and a decent malt base. I get mostly the grainy, bitter hops with minimal citric notes and a touch of caramel sweetness but the hops seem to be the dominant feature. Finishes real crisp and dry with heavy carbonation, an almost sharp carbonation that leaves a bitter aftertaste.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 20:46:03 | More by clayrock81
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-04-2014 23:32:03 | More by Kegatron
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nofunyons

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-01-2014 03:04:29 | More by nofunyons
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JayQue

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good, sessionable APA. Pours a crystal clear light copper color into a pint glass. Medium size white head with very good retention. Thick bands of lacing on the glass.

Strong hoppy aroma, very pleasant. Good taste, mostly hoppy but with some light caramel malt for balance. Lighter than an IPA, the hops bitterness is not as intense.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a good balance between hops and malt.

This is an excellent sessionable beer. The fact that it is in cans makes it more versatile. Nice job!!!

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 02:06:03 | More by JayQue
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-25-2014 23:25:21 | More by Hanzo
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Capitals82

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-15-2014 16:43:33 | More by Capitals82
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-06-2014 05:04:03 | More by Swift989
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass, date October 28th 2013.

Deep copper amber red and quite clear. Not much noticeable carbonation, and only provides about one finger of fine light tan bubbles. Does manage to stick around a bit with some retention, but settles to a good thin puck and thick collar.

Nice toasty aroma akin to brown ale, some mild hop senses (probably a bit faded) mixing slightly with some sticky caramel sensations that seem a little more downplayed. Mild sensing sweetness but the toasty bread sense dissolves into more caramel sweetness over time.

Mild caramel and nice grapefruit punch on the first sip. Steely and mineral finish with pine hop bitterness that really sticks. Good caramel sweetness with a nice thick and proportioned malt backbone. Nearly juicy with a good quenching hop citrus and tropical qualities.

Really diggin it, but perhaps past ideal prime, a beer worth revisiting but still a solid pale ale.

Serving type: can

12-30-2013 02:39:20 | More by smakawhat
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-09-2013 07:35:03 | More by kristougher
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-07-2013 19:26:45 | More by dmk91
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-30-2013 08:09:06 | More by clfrost
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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hornsup

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-19-2013 03:55:24 | More by hornsup
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-21-2013 23:06:07 | More by gabrielsyme
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davet100

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-19-2013 20:56:47 | More by davet100
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-17-2013 04:01:57 | More by redfox405
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-09-2013 00:43:03 | More by cjgiant
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MorganH

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-01-2013 01:54:24 | More by MorganH
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KomodoDragon

Virginia

2.46/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - crystal clear amber

S - Pine, sweet

T - caramel sweetness, overly bitter and puckering finish. flour and grainy feel. Citra adds some grapefruit essence, but flavor mix is harsh and unbalanced.

M- some fizzyness and much sweetness

It seems the efforts to please hop heads like myself in a pale created more a hodgepodged mess.

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 03:21:23 | More by KomodoDragon
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Alpha Ale from Wild Wolf Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.