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Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA - Alameda Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 23:29:01 | More by canucklehead
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Asshole


4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 00:15:17 | More by Asshole
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harrymel

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-10-2012 03:00:29 | More by harrymel
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scootpolute

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 01:05:14 | More by scootpolute
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 01:35:18 | More by Derek
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 02:51:34 | More by kawilliams81
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-21-2012 01:23:37 | More by imbuckeye
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beertunes

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2012 22:25:58 | More by beertunes
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 16:04:46 | More by Bitterbill
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fitius5150

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-16-2012 04:26:02 | More by fitius5150
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-17-2012 04:52:16 | More by johnnyboy76
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2012 21:51:51 | More by sharpski
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-11-2012 07:29:05 | More by shelby415
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djbreezy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-11-2012 03:42:28 | More by djbreezy
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-10-2012 06:48:38 | More by twelveinches
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EinWeizenbitte

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-09-2012 03:49:11 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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greid

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-06-2012 00:45:19 | More by greid
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pdxbeerdrinker

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-27-2012 09:07:35 | More by pdxbeerdrinker
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dirtylou

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 17:49:18 | More by dirtylou
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switzer

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-18-2012 00:17:35 | More by switzer
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SanDiegoBeerLove

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-01-2012 04:52:28 | More by SanDiegoBeerLove
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Vancoubeer

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 05:41:02 | More by Vancoubeer
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sukwonee

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-17-2011 20:45:06 | More by sukwonee
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:40:14 | More by barleywinefiend
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-04-2011 17:06:13 | More by mhaugo
Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA from Alameda Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.