Little Wolf | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for the translation of the hop plant species “Humulus Lupulus” which got it’s name because it was small but feisty. We think this beer fits that description pretty well. This Pale Ale was brewed with barley, oats, and a fine blend of hops featuring Horizon, Citra and Mosaic.

Added by acurtis on 02-06-2015

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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of juicebox
4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattybuchs
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery "Little Wolf"
12 fl. oz. can, "05/31/16" on 06/05/16... brewery fresh!
The label reads "4.7 ABV 40 IBU"
$2.40 @ Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep amber body beneath a short head of off-white. Head retention and lacing are average, most likely based on it's slightly light body and restrained carbonation level.

Aroma: Mildly citrusy (orange), floral, and spruce-like hops over a sweetish, grainy and medium-caramel malt base.

Flavor: Follows the aroma with the malt stepping forward. Really nicely rounded, and balanced, although it does lean towards malt through the middle. Its stiff bitterness brings round a dry finish in the end though.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium in body with a moderate carbonation that lends it a smoothness, and adds to its drinkability.

Overall: I was expecting another cookie-cutter APA but this is unique. The malt slightly edges out the hops, but the unique character of the hops allows that to work as they blend really well together; and they also appear upfront, and then again in the finish, which leaves the bump of the maltier middle section to break it up a little rather than delivering more of a "one flavored" or "start to finish" beer. The lingering orange and spruce hops in the finish take you back to the start and remind you that you've got another sip to take! Dangerously drinkable in my mind, even at just 4.7% ABV. Nicely done!

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at American Flatbread. Served in a short pint. A bit of haze. Orange body. Lots of lacing. Smell is musty orange hops. Grapefruit. Toasty and bready malt. Taste has much more oat flavor. Orange hops. A touch of sweetness. Toasty malt and mild bitterness. Feels much fuller than a 4.7% pale. Medium body. Not every day you find an oatmeal pale.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy translucent orange, with a small off white head that remains as a small ring and some foam. Spotty lacing is left behind.

S: Ruby red grapefruit, blood orange, orange peel, caramel, coconut, banana bread, vanilla, mango, papaya.

T: Blood orange, mango, coconut, caramel, vanilla, orange peel, hints of spice and pine. Grapefruit. Finishes lightly dry with stocky hop resins.

F: Medium, smooth, lightly creamy, well-carbonated and rounded. Finishes lightly dry and sticky. Super crushable.

O: For a low-abv pale ale/session IPA, this is spectacular.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a slim layer of white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Barely any lacing. The smell had some sweet oats, pale malts, light citrus and some nuts blending nicely. The taste was mainly sweet, shows a light reminiscence to an English pale ale. Lingering sweet oat to bready aftertaste. Smooth sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth and light. Overall, this was a pretty good pale ale probably leaning towards the English side. Would still have again most likely with its respected food.

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Photo of Holderness
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice fruitiness in the aroma (and somewhat in the flavors) thanks to the mosaic hopping. A good amount of grassy and earthen notes in the flavors. Dry. Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb. A little watery around the edges


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Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazy yellow color, mostly clear, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells pretty simple, but not too bad- moderate strength piney hops, bready malt, lemon, and orangey hops.

This is definitely a bit watery, but that's kind of to be expected given the ABV. It's got a nice firm bitterness, with a slight lemony/orangey hop flavor, and a sturdy malt backbone. It's watery, but at least the malt character keeps this from being thin. There is a difference.

This is light bodied, crisp and very clean, with a very high level of drinkability.

This won't knock any socks off, but it definitely wins points for balance and drinkability.

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Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops—oranges and tangerines seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with notes of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and is very citrusy, except that there seems to be less of the piney hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA is bursting with lots of citrusy aromas and flavors from the hops but isn't overly heavy on the palate. I would consider this beer to be sessionable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of TonyY
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MenardMa
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichIron883
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had at Zero Gravity's Pine Street Brewery, Burlington, Vmt., on sample-size draft into snifter as part of $8 Flight of 4. Fairly standard, balanced APA, with perhaps a bit of slickness from the oats.

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3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cameronsavage
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

6-pack cans from City Market in Burlington VT - heads up, description on BA says 5.2% but the can says 4.7%

Great session-y pale ale. Reminds me of a super session #2 but more Amber colored and a little more malt/wheat bite. Could drink 6 of these way too easily. Would be a great beer for a IPA novice or just a hop lover looking to have a longer day of drinking!

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Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at American Flatbread, Burlington, VT.

Good appearance, light amber, cloudy, small white head. Aroma of mild hops and toasted grains. Straightforward taste that largely reflected the aroma, toasted cereal grains, grassy and floral hops. Light-medium body. Average APA, and a good drinker.

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Little Wolf from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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