Alpha Bits
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #344
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,731
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.01%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
70
From:
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  3
Gots
  6
SCORE
91
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 70 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of REVZEB
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden pour with two fingers of white foam. Smell is full of peach, orange, clementine, pineapple, and mango, all slightly sweet, with decent hops on the back end. Taste is pretty much the same, but not as pure, malts muddle a little with what I can best describe as caramel grass. Feel is smooth, creamy, and sneaky dry. A nice neipa

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellow orange color with a very thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Has a nice, big, juicy citrus aroma with very little bitterness. Very, very slight piney resin. Great taste. Definitely juicy but not like most NEIPAs. Does have a good amount of piney bitterness at the end. Aftertaste is a little bitter. Medium bodied with mild to moderate carbonation. It is an impressive beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Acquired from Beersempty so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruity citrus and caramel. Then a strong grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of CBlack85
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a New Belguim Globe Glass

This beer pours a very hazy yellow color, with a big fluffy white head, that lasts seemingly forever. The head fades, slowly into a small, nearly nonexistent amount of lacing...

The aroma is mainly pineapple and mango, with some slight hints of grapefruit. There is virtually no malt presence to be found. While pleasant and somewhat inviting, it can seem a bit cloying

The flavor seems to mirror the aroma; pineapple, mango, some grapefruit, and just a minor yeasty finish. Good stuff, if just a little one dimensional

The beer is moderately carbonated, and slightly slick on the tounge. The yeast help add body to the beer despite the lack of a malt backbone.

Overall, this beer is quite good with just a couple of small flaws. I could stand for the beer to either have a bit more maltiness, or a little less yeastiness. The beer begs to either keep the flavor profile and be bone dry, or add a malt sweetness and keep the medium body. Seems like a bit of a contradiction, but then that seems to be the calling card of the modern "juicy" IPA. All in all, i quite enjoyed the beer

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Photo of Prager62
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A pint can dated 08/16/17 purchased at Wyatts in Longmont. Pouring it in a nonic pint because it's all I have on the road.

Look- Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow producing a generous finger of creamy white foam. It gradually settles to a thin layer leaving some thin lacing behind.

Smell- Passionfruit, floral, mango, pineapple and grapefruit.

Taste- Dank weed, floral esters and spice, grapefruit.

Feel- Pillowy soft and creamy up front yielding to a dry finish.

Overall- I enjoyed Juicy Bits last year so this was a no brainer purchase. It's slightly transparent for the style, but the feel is on and the taste while more dank than juicy is not an issue for this hop head. A solid beer all around.

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Photo of SFACRKnight
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So many neipa focus solely on the over ripe fruit flavors, finally one that embraces the pine flavors I love in an ipa. Everything is pretty par for the course. Pours a hazy straw body with a fluffy white head. Some fruit and pine on the nose, flavor is stone fruit up front that quickly disappears behind pine sap and resin. Mouthfeel is full, overall.... I am not the biggest haze bomb fan boi, but I really enjoy how this beer bridges the gap between hazy fruit smoothie and piney bitter west coast ipa. I love it.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, canned on 8/16/17. Pours very hazy yellow gold with a big fluffy bubbly white head that retains fairly well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet and juicy, fruity and resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet and juicy fruits with balancing bitter piney resiny hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a nice fruity, balanced NE IPA. I like this a lot better than the 7, and it's up there with the 6 from what I can remember.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy straw, not as opague as expecting but extremely hazy.

Nose is heavy on the tropical fruits, but not overly pineapple with some subtle dankness and pine.

Dry and bitter on the tongue with a sweet maltiness. Grapefruit juicyness and possibly passion fruit flavor.

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Photo of Tommo
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a review for the new cans being released going forward (can dated 8/16/17, drank 8/20/17)

This was very underwhelming given how awesome the other beers on draft were. While its a nice NE-esque ipa, it pales in comparison to the other IPAs weldwerks makes. Low malt, low bitterness, some dry hopped citrus flavors on the nose, but the palate just doesnt do ti for me and the body is medium-light. Flavor is muted hops with some odd after taste. Overall disappointing given how great their other beers are

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hops and Pie, not sure which iteration this was. Murky orange as expected, good head. Aroma is hoppy, flavor is hoppy, juicy but not quite as good as Juicy Bits in my opinion.

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Alpha Bits from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 70 ratings