Alpha Ale | Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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Alpha AleAlpha Ale

Brewed by:
Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

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

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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of DrJay
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redrock
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of Citra, Columbus and Cascade hops make for a great hop profile, and the malts balance this beer out well. Definitely an enjoyable session like brew.

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Photo of JandJMD
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of RGPeters
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of markjarema11
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of RyanAU
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of fishguyac
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of seanchai
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of sanzenapocalypz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of embass
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Beejay
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Mold on the top of the can. In fact, mold on the top of every can in the six pack... Definitely a ding on points for that. Sure I can wash it off, but what else might be on there? After mold removal the brew pours iced tea brown,and clear, the head dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Pine and grapefruit. A little caramel sweetness, but moslty just a big hit of hops.

T: Pine and grapefuit come out, with a touch of orange peel in the finish. The bitterness is pretty formidable, there is a little bit of a grainy bread flavor in the finish, but this brew is certainly about the hops. I actually wish there was a little more malt flavor, the heavy handed hopping almost makes it feel a touch watery.

M: Mouthfeel is medium, with fairly high carbonation. Finish has a long bitter linger.

O: Overall pretty good, a touch too hop centric for my tastes on an APA, but still tasty. The QA seems to be a little lackluster, not sure if this is something at the brewery, or in distribution. Regardless it does take it a peg down for me.

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Photo of TomT2
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of dankjohn
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of IMFletcher
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Tim81883
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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 MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JakeDebus
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Quafftastic
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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