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Alpha Ale - Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by KomodoDragon:
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KomodoDragon

Virginia

2.46/5  rDev -32%

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.

08-25-2013 03:21:23 | More by KomodoDragon
More User Reviews:
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-07-2013 19:26:45 | More by dmk91
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dwren89

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Appearance: auburn with thick off white head, great clarity

Aroma: a little coppery with citrus and floral hop character

Taste: solidly hoppy with citrus and floral hop character on the tongue and a caramel malt kick to balance. A strong bitter finish

Mouthfeel: like a normal IPA, medium body, medium carbonation, smooth but a little prickly

Overall: A fine ale especially when found on tap. Nothing ground breaking but definitely a solid choice at a bar lacking in diverse beer offerings. Bitter but with balancing malt character and a coppery finish.

08-05-2013 11:10:28 | More by dwren89
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bdtva

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-12-2013 00:42:54 | More by bdtva
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-29-2013 01:29:43 | More by tabascosigned
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tanner1980


4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

08-31-2012 01:29:22 | More by tanner1980
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-28-2012 14:30:41 | More by rvajohn
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-06-2014 05:04:03 | More by Swift989
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cosmo332

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

06-16-2014 18:36:57 | More by cosmo332
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

A big shout out to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an amberish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, citrus. Taste is bitter up front, hops, a bit of malts at the finish. None of the citrus in the smell is present in the taste. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

05-17-2014 05:48:23 | More by tone77
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Fusion7777

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-01-2014 17:10:17 | More by Fusion7777
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-09-2013 19:25:13 | More by VeganUndead
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-28-2014 21:51:54 | More by JasonTaverner
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Tpitty23

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-21-2014 02:29:13 | More by Tpitty23
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-12-2013 20:14:03 | More by JMUbrewz
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-15-2014 19:42:45 | More by Stum-pub
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-30-2014 01:08:53 | More by yuenglingade
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-09-2013 18:32:38 | More by Rhettroactive
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-19-2013 00:04:40 | More by bubseymour
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jtd335

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2012 20:42:07 | More by jtd335
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-16-2013 00:35:52 | More by Mersh
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Daktah

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-03-2013 15:34:50 | More by Daktah
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Alpha Ale from Wild Wolf Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.