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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA - Alameda Brewhouse

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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPAYellow Wolf Imperial IPA

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very good

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

harrymel, May 10, 2012
Photo of scootpolute
2.85/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 Pint, 6 FL OZ. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Unfiltered, deep tawny color, light haze with a thin bubbly lace.

S - Spicy herbal and lightly pungent hop aroma, fruity and oily.

T - Medium crispness, hoppy palate with a big grapefruit flavor. Big punch of oily hop pungent flavor with some spicy (alcohol) flavor finish...

M - Med-bodied, kinda weak for an imperial ipa...carbination a bit weak too...

O - Not a big fan of this x2 IPA, drinkable, but kinda bummed :~(...Chasin' Cheers!

scootpolute, May 05, 2012
Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, dirty straw with plenty of yeast sediment. Some head retention, leaves a nice lace.

S: Very dank, piny, nectarine, orange rind, papaya and mango.

T: Solid bitterness, but it's not overbearing. Nectarine, pine, candied pineapple and papaya, grapefruit, a bit of melon and biscuit. Alcohol is subtle.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body is smooth with a light hop acidity.

D/O: A nicely balanced DIPA, very drinkable for its weight.

Derek, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into Half Acre tulip.

A- Pours a dark copper with a 2" off-white head. Lots of lacing remains on the glass.

S- Sweet caramel, some citrus, and grassy/weed.

T- Sweet malts, caramel, citrus and some bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Nice creaminess and slick finish.

O- Like the sweetness of this dipa, but its lacking some bitterness that other dipa's have. Worth the try but not a go to for me.

kawilliams81, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of imbuckeye
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

imbuckeye, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a semi-hazy golden yellow with just a thin cap of white head that had low retention and lacing. The aroma was mostly a nice blend of hops with just a bit of malt in the background.

The flavors were fairly typical for the style, some maltiness and that mix of hops. There was a bitter, citrusy finish that lingered a bit too long for my tastes. The body was also fairly average, perhaps a bit fuller than a lot of examples of the style. Drinkability was pretty good, the beer went fairly smooth and easy. Overall, a nice, average example of the style. Worth trying if you see it, probably not worth a lot of effort to find.

beertunes, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge frothy head of foam sitting on a hazy medium golden coloured brew that, as it slowly shrinks, leaves some nice lacing.

There are big notes of pine and grapefruit with a minimum of any malt presence. The smell isn't balanced like a lot of others of the style.

The taste does bring out some malty sweetness and works well with the ample hop bitterness of the pine and light grapefruit and even a hint or 2 of tropical fruit.The finish is bitter and somewhat spicy and leaves a nice aftertaste.

Fairly light bodied for the style with just the right amount of carbonation, this is a tasty and nice DIPA from a brewery that I had never heard of before I ordered it from LetsPour.

Bitterbill, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of fitius5150
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

fitius5150, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of johnnyboy76
4/5  rDev +4.2%

johnnyboy76, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev +4.2%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +4.2%

shelby415, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of djbreezy
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

djbreezy, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

twelveinches, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of EinWeizenbitte
4/5  rDev +4.2%

EinWeizenbitte, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of greid
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

greid, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of pdxbeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +4.2%

pdxbeerdrinker, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle

appearance; served in great lakes chalice, bright golden-orange body, nice foamy white froth

smell: bready, citrus, a bit metallic

taste: always a fan of increased distribution but Alameda is 2/2 on providing a mediocre beer that isnt worth a repurchase. Metallic, bready, dry, bittter citrus rind, grassy

mouthfeel: dry, bitter

overall: pretty Meh for a west coast IPA

dirtylou, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of switzer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

switzer, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of SanDiegoBeerLove
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

SanDiegoBeerLove, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Vancoubeer
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer and for under 5 dollars you cannot go wrong for a bottle at the huge abv in this beer.

A: When poured, it looks like an imperial IPA should. Its got that golden quasi filtered look to it with a white sticky head. Nothing special here but looks tasty.

S: This smells great. Its got hops and hops and more hops with a hint of malts to balance it out. Very pleasant but not as high as its competitors. You do get a hint of citrus and pine but the latter is very subtle.

T: This is a great tasting beer. There is no way that this beer is that strong. you do not taste it. You get that west coast citrusy flavor but there is a ton of hop bitterness so its not that sweet. I really like the taste of this beer. Very easy drinking and not a sipper of an Imperial IPA. For those just getting into IPAs this may not be for you unless you like the punch in the face that this beer will give you at the middle of the tongue and the malts are there but not as much as you would think. There is a bit of a acidic but pleasant linger after the sip which I will explain next.

M: This is a pretty sticky full mouth feeling beer. There is this not unpleasant acidic citrusy tingle left after each sip of the beer. It actually makes me want more because it tastes good. Not bad at all.

Overall: I really like this beer. For the price and the abv mixed with the taste this is a very high class beer. There are some on the market from the local breweries and others from the USA that can cost way above the $4.69 that I paid for this beer. You really cannot compete at this price. This is totally on the top of my list if I want to have a hoppy imperial IPA and not break the bank. If it was like a 7 or 8 dollar bottle, I would rate it at 3.5 but for Portland, you cannot find a beer this good at this price at this abv. And its available all over the place from gas stations, bottle shops and grocery stores that sell craft beers.

Vancoubeer, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of sukwonee
4/5  rDev +4.2%

sukwonee, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear light orangish golden color with a small soapy white head

S: Some light floral hops, bread and booze

T: Bready with grass and floral notes, booze and bitter on the end, pretty dry too.

M: Medium body and no carbonation issues

O: A pretty decent IIPA but not one I would go back too

barleywinefiend, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -21.9%

pperez38, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA from Alameda Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.