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Alpha Ale - Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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Alpha AleAlpha Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: on 11-09-2010

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Photo of Beerparrot
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

It may not of been fresh as there was a slight tin taste from the can and when poured. I'll taste some more to compare. Overall good looking beer, just an off flavor. And I'll give it another chance for sure.

2nd can: Taking a more extended look at this and the 2nd can has changed my opinion some. I cleaned the top, snapped it open and it foamed up over the top. It poured a amber color and after a few minutes the bubbles are still rising from the bottom of the just washed glass. The head is thin and dissipating rapidly. The tin taste is on the back end, though the hops are coming through. It is a better APA than I first thought. I'll let it warm a bit to see if it softens up. Otherwise a good APA 2nd time around.

Photo of robebo44
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrJay
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redrock
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of Citra, Columbus and Cascade hops make for a great hop profile, and the malts balance this beer out well. Definitely an enjoyable session like brew.

Photo of JandJMD
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RGPeters
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of markjarema11
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of RyanAU
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of fishguyac
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of seanchai
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of sanzenapocalypz
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of embass
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Beejay
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Mold on the top of the can. In fact, mold on the top of every can in the six pack... Definitely a ding on points for that. Sure I can wash it off, but what else might be on there? After mold removal the brew pours iced tea brown,and clear, the head dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Pine and grapefruit. A little caramel sweetness, but moslty just a big hit of hops.

T: Pine and grapefuit come out, with a touch of orange peel in the finish. The bitterness is pretty formidable, there is a little bit of a grainy bread flavor in the finish, but this brew is certainly about the hops. I actually wish there was a little more malt flavor, the heavy handed hopping almost makes it feel a touch watery.

M: Mouthfeel is medium, with fairly high carbonation. Finish has a long bitter linger.

O: Overall pretty good, a touch too hop centric for my tastes on an APA, but still tasty. The QA seems to be a little lackluster, not sure if this is something at the brewery, or in distribution. Regardless it does take it a peg down for me.

Photo of TomT2
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of dankjohn
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of IMFletcher
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Tim81883
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden-amber with little head and minimal lacing. Smell is right in your face upfront with piney resin and then mellows out a bit. Taste is nice hop bitterness with a touch of citrus. Taste rapidly leaves the palate with a little hop and citrus that stays behind. Overall, good beer, almost there

Photo of MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JakeDebus
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%

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Alpha Ale from Wild Wolf Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.