Alpha Bits
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #354
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,875
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.01%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
70
From:
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  6
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Reviews by TychoNDC:
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TychoNDC from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 19, 2017
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Tommo from Texas

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

Aug 22, 2017
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Kolb from Montana

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 26, 2019
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Beaver13 from Colorado

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.

Sep 03, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

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.

Dec 26, 2017
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deereless from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sep 10, 2017
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ArrogantB from Colorado

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.

Apr 15, 2017
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GilGarp from Colorado

4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 07, 2016
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birchstick from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 12, 2019
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared by Khalil at Zwanze Day.

Sep 23, 2017
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

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

Jan 04, 2017
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JoeySchlitz from Colorado

3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 04, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 23, 2017
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seanchai from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 04, 2017
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CBlack85 from South Carolina

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

Oct 02, 2017
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krome from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 11, 2018
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taospowder from New Mexico

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 14, 2017
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carteravebrew from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 25, 2017
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 19, 2016
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Prager62 from Colorado

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.

Sep 29, 2017
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 10, 2017
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Amp from Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 03, 2017
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 14, 2018
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rkarimi from Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10-14

Sep 21, 2017
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benloho from Utah

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 27, 2017
Alpha Bits from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 70 ratings