Troopers Alley IPA | Wolf Hills Brewing Company

Troopers Alley IPATroopers Alley IPA
BA SCORE
44.2%
Liked This Beer
3.5 w/ 52 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by on 11-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,311
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
52
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
18.57%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
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 GarthDanielson
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Treyliff
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
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 Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of ordybill
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of rangerred
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
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 taospowder
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of pjs234
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nolen12
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of TripelMark
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
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 davet100
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of obywan59
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
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 JasonTaverner
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of SCanthony
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of kgammell1
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Troopers Alley IPA from Wolf Hills Brewing Company
Beer rating: 44.2% out of 100 with 52 ratings
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