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Alpha Ale - Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.7%
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:
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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.

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Alpha Ale from Wild Wolf Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.