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Alpha Ale - Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

fishguyac, Nov 03, 2014
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2.46/5  rDev -31.7%
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.

KomodoDragon, Aug 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

lupercmda, Oct 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

beernads, Oct 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Kegatron, Feb 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

ygtbsm94, Aug 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

themind, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

hornsup, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

embass, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Msh2960, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

bigbutter, Mar 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

clfrost, Oct 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Beejay
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Beejay, Oct 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Laulau, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Swift989, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Fusion7777, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

VeganUndead, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

JasonTaverner, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Tpitty23, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

bluetrevian, Apr 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

sebaastionb, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

randomjazzr, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Frank_TX, Jun 28, 2014
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Alpha Ale from Wild Wolf Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.