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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA - Alameda Brewhouse

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Sarmento, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

OCT 7, 2014
Bottled 9/11/14 consumed 10/7/14. Pouring a mildly hazy light orange with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is solid. Bright, pithy, zesty grapefruit with a mild grassy note. Bitterness is quite pronounced. Lemon oil, a little pine, a mild honey note are all present. Malt character is minimal. The palate opens other a bog,whopping bitterness, pungent, resiny, grassy and with a blend of grapefruit, orange, citrons and lemon verbena. Oily on the mid palate with mild flavors of honey, white bread and tutti fruitti. Light in body with a long lasting bitter finish with plenty of grapefruit and pine,this beer is moderately carbonated and quite excellent on the palate. Apart from the grassy notes, this is an excellent beer.

DefenCorps, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

AnalogErik, Oct 22, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +12.2%

sgn4779, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht. Reviewing this one from notes.

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 24 April 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with very good retention. A hazy gamboge color with lower levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foamy half cap. A foamy wisp remains leaving some chunky lacing down the sides of the glass. A little too foamy for the style perhaps.

SMELL: Pale malts, melon, grapefruit, lemon and orange peel.

TASTE: Follows nose. Pale malts, caramel, with a bitter, hoppy finish. Grapefruit, lemon bitterness, orange peel and plenty of hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Good stuff.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry. A spicy bitterness lingers. Good feel, and probably the best part of the beer.

OVERALL: A decent brew, but nothing overly noteworthy. Certainly worth drinking if it’s in your area, but not something I’d make a point about. Put together fine and the solid feel makes it an enjoyable drink.

Jeffo, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

BodyPolitic, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

apf, Sep 24, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JIMTRK16, Sep 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Hmmm not what I was hoping for. But perhaps exactly what the brewer was going for. I am finding if I go for hops taste I need to stay away from imperial IPA or it gets too malty for me. Going back to good old Siera Nevada

bobhhoffman, Sep 18, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of mactrail
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

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%

timsoder, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BrazilianAussie, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Billolick, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
2.85/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 -2.3%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tonytanneremo, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

artoolemomo, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mwegener, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cherche, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

FadetoBock, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA from Alameda Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.