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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA - Alameda Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
86
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HumuloneRed on 08-11-2009)
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timsoder

Utah

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

08-22-2014 01:55:53 | More by timsoder
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-16-2014 03:13:47 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Billolick

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2014 00:30:44 | More by Billolick
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laituegonflable

Australia

2.85/5  rDev -26%

Pours an orangey amber, very cloudy, not quite opaque. Head is white, whispy, not a lot left after a short while; lace is decent but not great. Overall decent.

It's a tale of two smells: first whiff was sweet, milky, buttery, but second has a nice tangy hop character: citric and passionfruit. But yeah, sweet, nutty buttery malt still pervades, and it's not that alluring. Could use more aggressive hops.

Tastes slightly odd. Bit of buttery, sticky sweetness upfront, then massive hop bitterness, with very little flavouring hop for lightening or easing us in, just broken down, ashy bitterness that lingers long after its welcome. Quite American - there's an edge of lemon pith on there, but it's a bit unbalanced and very unnuanced, like a first year brewing scientist's hop experiment gone wrong. Can't say I'm a big fan.

Hops are puckering and pulling from the mid to the end, so it's very, very dry. Not a bad body upfront but I've forgotten it by the finish.

Could use more malt and more early hopping, as it is. Otherwise they could really lighten up on the hops to make a decent pale ale.

08-05-2014 06:31:30 | More by laituegonflable
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-03-2014 16:40:24 | More by JoelClark
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-02-2014 00:01:39 | More by tonytanneremo
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-01-2014 00:26:26 | More by artoolemomo
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mwegener

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2014 20:37:23 | More by mwegener
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-27-2014 08:47:50 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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cherche

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-26-2014 21:40:45 | More by cherche
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BIll_Currie

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-24-2014 17:51:12 | More by BIll_Currie
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-13-2014 19:24:12 | More by FadetoBock
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-08-2014 15:17:18 | More by GClarkage
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-02-2014 05:59:00 | More by Shark_Mandro
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hydrate

California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-23-2014 06:18:28 | More by hydrate
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-23-2014 00:11:54 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-04-2014 00:59:42 | More by Kmat10
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-15-2014 06:36:53 | More by schnarr84
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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StJamesGate

New York

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%

Tarnished brass with a steady off-white head that speckles.
Floral, grapefruit skin, and fresh hop lead nose with a touch of must – booming.
Sugar cookies then lemon rind, grapefruit sorbet, evergreen and nectar hops.
Grapefruit rind finish and bitter linger.
Lt-med, crisp, oily.

Fresh – all the light citrus hops notes are there. The pale and bright school of DIPAs, but with decent fruit (as opposed to just IBUs) and a bit of body. Light and sparkly, with enough bitterness kicking in at the end. A solid yet delicate hop bomb, and very drinkable.

04-29-2014 05:41:05 | More by StJamesGate
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StanleyCV

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-06-2014 03:14:24 | More by StanleyCV
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-22-2014 19:28:44 | More by Kylemif
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-13-2014 05:22:57 | More by megamass
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-12-2014 10:49:52 | More by GrantBrennan
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2014 10:19:17 | More by brewtalthrone
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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA from Alameda Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.