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Alpha Ale - Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Swift989, Jan 06, 2014
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dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

dwren89, Aug 05, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

tone77, May 17, 2014
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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.

smakawhat, Dec 30, 2013
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Alpha Ale from Wild Wolf Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.