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:
51
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
18.54%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
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0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of bigdaddyvoodoo
1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

Photo of djr323
1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of Sponan
2.23/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Edit from a more recent tasting, as the head brewer contacted me directly and suggested I give it another try. It had improved, as the vegetal notes had decreased and there was a little citrus floating around in the nose and taste. However, it still was medicine like. The finish was very bitter with little flavor. I still found this to be very unimpressive. Definitely well below average. I can only think of one IPA I like less.

Served in a pint glass. Nice orange hue, but the head is lacking and fades quickly. Smells medicinal, with windex and a hint of vegetable. Faint for an IPA.

Taste follows smell, with an initial hit of medicine/windex followed by a hint of malt and vegetables. Then a hit of hop bitterness, like chewing on aspirin. Thin in the mouth.

I did not enjoy this beer at all. Finished about half the pint and ordered something else.

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Photo of JasonTaverner
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of Jaredy89
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Lots of hop. Strong.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of curtisjoseph
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SCanthony
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of pheelingIt
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Nolen12
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of taospowder
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Beerparrot
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TripelMark
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into pint glass

A- pours a hazy amber orange color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely after the pour

S- citrus & piney hops with a toasted grainy malt backbone, a hint of grass

T- citrusy grapefruit hop up front eventually transitions into a sweet and bready underlying malt, crisp and grainy finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- this drinks more like a pale ale. There are some citrusy hop notes, but they need to be a little more pronounced

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Photo of Gwitt
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Plenty of dry grapefruit. Usual for an IPA. Finish is clean, makes one want another sip. Some tang in the aftertaste, but not aggressive. Very American IPA. Could do well with some finishing hops of a high standard to bring the bite forward, or malt to make the abv stronger. I see the medicinal taste from other reviewers, but it's welcoming for the clean palate. Best with a spicy food, like a chorizo taco with fresh red cabbage and avocado. Good, middle of the road IPA. Good camping beer.

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Photo of Sunstealer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davet100
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of pjs234
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of smcolw
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Impressive four-finger, egg shell white head. Slow to recede and it leaves abundant lace on the glass. The liquid is amber in color with a suspended chill haze.

Darker malt start to the smell--toast and mild nuttiness. Nearly no hop bitterness smell.

The malt is subdued with a moderate hop bittering bite until the aftertaste, where it becomes quite strong and long lasting. It's a pedestrian IPA--good for the masses but not for the connoisseurs. The body leans light and the carbonation leans high, making this a thin IPA overall. I get some yeast taste in the swallow.

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Photo of cwbern
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Troopers Alley IPA from Wolf Hills Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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