Troopers Alley IPA | Wolf Hills Brewing Company

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Troopers Alley IPATroopers Alley IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wolf Hills Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
wolfhillsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by on 11-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
18.54%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
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0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of vangambrel
4.65/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy the hoppiness and bitterness of this beer. It goes really well with anything I like to eat, especially a hamburger with peppers or chicken dishes. Delicious! I would strongly recommend trying this one when you find it, it's a wonderful IPA.

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Photo of Mao
4.62/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy the hoppiness of this beer. It has lots of hoppy aroma. It also has a very pleasant and pleasing mouthfeel. I tried the beer at the brewery in Abingdon and encourage everyone to stop by during their growler hours to try this and their other styles.

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Photo of Hedgehog
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jolgrenjnt
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am a regular of the Wolf Hills Brew pub, and I like to support local brewing. All this aside, Troopers Alley IPA is a great draft daily drinker. It has a great citrus nose, and a smooth IPA style grapefruit finish. It doesn't compare to thier Imperial IPA as far as teeth and claws go, but it is much better of a dinner beer.

This is basically all I drink when I go out. If its available.

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Photo of addiwilliams
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Way underrated. This is a gem

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Photo of dengledove860
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of ordybill
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. Great hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is a real good blend of citrus, hops and pine. The flavor is full of hops and citrus with a hint of malt, very nice. This is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A real good IPA, highly recommended.

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Photo of dbell23
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this growler at the brewery a few days ago so the brew is fresh. Poured into a tulip glass. If poured aggressively there is a two finger off white head. Not much head retention but very nice lacing. Color is clear amber. Looks like an ipa.

Smell is grapefruit rind. Maybe a little malt but good citrus ipa smell.

Taste is good. Starts with citrus hop, a little hoppy malt in the middle and grapefruit hop to finish. Tastes like an ipa.

Mouthfeel is good as well. Good carbonation and smooth finish.

Overall a good ipa. Not the best I've had but certainly drinkable. I really wanted to try the Wolf Hills double/imperial ipa but it wasn't available.

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Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of clivedom
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: The beer had a very prominent citrusy hop aroma.

Appearance: A medium goldish copper color. The off-white head had great retention.

Flavor: This is really well balanced with definite grapefruit notes.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth medium-bodied beer that is appropriately carbonated to style.

Overall: Awesome. This is a great IPA that is beautifully balanced while still providing loads of bitterness. Delicious. I'll be drinking one of these whenever I find it on tap.

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Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbyrd4088
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of kgammell1
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of obywan59
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden orange with a firm 4 finger head that towers over the glass like whipped cream. Receding slowy, becoming incredibly chunky, and leaving amazing lacing that almost covers the back 2/3s of the glass.

Citric, grassy hops with nutty malts. The 2nd glass (which was colder) exhibited more piney than grassy hops.

Big on the grapefruit. Bitter tart citrus with grassy hope in the back. Just a hint of sweet malts.

Decently crisp and of medium body. Slightly numbing to the tongue.

A good IPA. Much better than I feared from some of the reviews. Good flavor and aroma with an awesome head. I'd definitely try this again.

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Photo of JWhat
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McClinton
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmpashia
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CM31
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of swva
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Beer_4_brains
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ChaelCox
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rangerred
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Arrived a slightly hazy copper with a tiny head that I attribute to it being extra cold.

Smells very bready with a big shot of earthy and piny hops.

The taste starts out with a strong hop bitterness but not strong enough to overwhelm the malt. Some caramel and biscuit comes through along with some rye. Earth and pine from the hops is very up front and nicely balance.

Overall I am really impressed with this beer. All the flavors are nicely balanced but my one complaint would be the mouthfeel. It is very watery. If that could be improved I think this would be a top of the line beer.

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Photo of SoccerSeuss
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into pint glass. Had a golden hazy color with a nice white head and carbonation bubbles rising, nice lacing. Smelled slightly of citrus and with maybe a hint of pine. Mild hoppy/bitter taste on the front with a nice semi-sweet finish. Light to medium body with crisp finish. A decent IPA.

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Troopers Alley IPA from Wolf Hills Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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