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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA - Alameda Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
86
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
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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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +6%

A lighter-weight DIPA. Spicy and smooth. There's a fruity note like pears with a bitter edge. Blonde amber in the big chalice. Spritzy and tangy on the tongue. Pleasant grilled peaches taste with a little apricot jam. Just enough bitterness to balance the fruity sweetness.

Really drinkable, and maybe a little too drinkable. Light and not too sweet, but lovely fruit. The alcohol is not very evident. Delicious hoppy aromatics in the background. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way.
3.5 3.75 4.0 3.75 4.25

mactrail, Aug 28, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

timsoder, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BrazilianAussie, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Billolick, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
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.

laituegonflable, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tonytanneremo, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

artoolemomo, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mwegener, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

cherche, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

FadetoBock, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Shark_Mandro, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

hydrate, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Kmat10, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

schnarr84, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Rutager, May 03, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
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.

StJamesGate, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

StanleyCV, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Kylemif, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA from Alameda Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.