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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA - Alameda Brewhouse

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 73
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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.

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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.

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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA from Alameda Brewhouse
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