Alpha Ale | Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
wildwolfbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.69%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A super hoppy American Pale Ale with a ton of Citra, Columbus and Cascade hops. Deep amber in color with an extremely well rounded hop and malt character. The finish is slightly dry and refreshing to the last drop.

Added by on 11-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by Pharkle:
Photo of Pharkle
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a high quality example of American Pale Ale. Nice amber color. Rich creamy head that lasts in the glass. Beautiful spice/pine/citrus aromas from late hop additions. Nice malt sweetness with bread and biscuit flavors. Hop bitterness is moderatley high, but nicley balanced with the malt, and a lingering subtle grapefruit finish.

I have purchased this beer in growler form several times at the brewery. The quality is consistant, and has never disappointed anyone I have served it to. Very drinkable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Herze
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dankjohn
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of dmk91
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of dwren89
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: auburn with thick off white head, great clarity

Aroma: a little coppery with citrus and floral hop character

Taste: solidly hoppy with citrus and floral hop character on the tongue and a caramel malt kick to balance. A strong bitter finish

Mouthfeel: like a normal IPA, medium body, medium carbonation, smooth but a little prickly

Overall: A fine ale especially when found on tap. Nothing ground breaking but definitely a solid choice at a bar lacking in diverse beer offerings. Bitter but with balancing malt character and a coppery finish.

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can with a March 2015 canning date.
Clear deep amber body topped by a durable head.
This hoppy pale ale could easily pass for an IPA. The hops seem mostly herbal in the nose but emphasize citrus upon tasting.
Medium-high bitterness.

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Photo of bdtva
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of OldSwampy
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not exactly pale, but an interesting almost rosy color. Decent pale head. A piney pale ale with some flavor development profile but not the sort of malt base that I think a great pale ale needs. Hops were a bit narrow and left a distinct bitter aftertaste, almost metallic. Mouthfeel is not much more than neutral, very lightly slick and creamy.

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Photo of tanner1980
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Kegatron
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Laulau
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of hophugger
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden-amber with little head and minimal lacing. Smell is right in your face upfront with piney resin and then mellows out a bit. Taste is nice hop bitterness with a touch of citrus. Taste rapidly leaves the palate with a little hop and citrus that stays behind. Overall, good beer, almost there

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Photo of DKHNOVA
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of piratefrog
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Swift989
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of cosmo332
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zp6167a
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big shout out to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an amberish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, citrus. Taste is bitter up front, hops, a bit of malts at the finish. None of the citrus in the smell is present in the taste. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Fusion7777
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Alpha Ale from Wild Wolf Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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