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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HumuloneRed on 08-11-2009

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rather dark orange, totally opaque color. Head was a cream color, filled with big bubbles, nice retention and loads of spongy lace.

The aroma was bright citrus, some pine and flowers, orange zest and spicy hops.

The taste was big citrus kicks, an intense initial bitterness, light caramel malts.

Nearing full bodied, slight noticeable carbonation, a bit oily and dry finishing.

Not a game changer, but this is a solid, really drinkable offering worthy of having around.

Photo of cnthix
1/5  rDev -73.9%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of danwho
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at St Augustines in Vancouver.

A: Slight cream coloured head over amber liquid.

S: Slight scent of lemon and pine.

T: Grapefruit and pine up front with a lemon and earth finish.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: Average drinkability for this Imperial IPA.

Photo of canucklehead
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint at St Augustines in Vancouver. This was a very balanced DIPA that still strutted its stuff in the hops dept. The colour was very pale , almost like a Wit but the nose and taste was pure IPA with the added ABV and increased grain bill. I really liked how there was a delicate sense to the flavours for such a big beer. Will purchase it in bottles as it is in BC now.

Photo of Asshole
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Unfiltered beer has never let me down for some reason. And the YW is no exception with the cloudy yellow appearance.

I expected to taste to follow the aromatic smell and I was not disappointed. One of my top 5 IPA's I have ever had. But hey, i am a beginner.

Grapefruit and Cannabis flowers! I have seen comparisons to Pliny, and they are not too far off. I couldn't taste much Malt if at all.

Kegs can go so quickly and vary in quality as well. Second day I tried this beer again and it dropped a lot of it's qualities. The Dude abides!

Photo of harrymel
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of scootpolute
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
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!

Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of imbuckeye
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -17%
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.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.83/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of fitius5150
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of johnnyboy76
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of djbreezy
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of EinWeizenbitte
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of greid
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of pdxbeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dirtylou
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
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

Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA from Alameda Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.