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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our Alligator Ale is a rich mahogany colored ale with a surprisingly smooth finish. This beer is perfectly balanced with flavors of dark malts and hops.


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2002
The best of Hopís offerings but still not great! Nice color & taste. Really good with spicy foods.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Flight 1/22/09 (Tampa)-Pours a ruby brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee, and slight hops. Taste of the same with a bit of nut on the back end. This medium bodied brew was pretty well balanced and not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
About 4 oz. served into a tasting glass. From notes. A: Pours a dark brown color with a well-retaining khaki film. This one looks pretty good, even in such a dinky serving size. S: Itís got roasted malts...and thatís it. Pretty generic. T: Roastiness builds to an acidic, mildly watery finish. Meh. M: Like everything else Iíve had here, itís light and easy to drink. O: This wasnít very good. Maybe I let it get too warm? Wouldnít get again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PLundsgaard (389) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
Aroma/Malty-Ligth, Appearance Head/size-small, Head/Color-light brown, Head/Longevity-fully diminishing, Body/Hue-light, Initial Flavor/bitter moderate, Finish Flavor/bitter ligth, Palate Body/light, good beer

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (12950) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Draft. Dark brown, headless. Aroma of subtle chocolate. Taste us watery chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4093) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Burnished copper brown pour with ruby highlights. Yellow tan head. Grass/husky nose, nice grain character and roast with notes of coffee and cacao. Light sweetness and well balanced. Enjoyed this one too.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8678) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and a bitter hop finish. The taste is chocolate, nuts, roasted malts and faint hops. Thin bodied, just like all their beers. The best of the 6 I tried, but thatís not saying much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2011
On tap in Matthews nc, bland, boring and slightly Off again, I donít want to be cynical by this place really sucks. Wish they had a guest tap

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2011
On tap @ Hops Golden. Dark red/brown appearance with a tan head. Slight roasty dark malty nose but smells watery like all the others. A touch nutty, lightly roasty dark malty flavor. The best I had at hops but thatís like getting the silver medal in the special olympics.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at the Alexandria, Virginia location. Pours a moderate shade of brown with a thin off-white head plus a bit of a cap and collar as it settles. The nose doesnít start out too bad. Thereís some chocolate and roast character before a metallic presence starts to overwhelm all but the chocolate. The taste is similar. It starts out with a decent enough chocolate malt presence before being hit hard with a fairly-harsh metallic presence. Mouthfeel is overwhelmed by this. Probably the best beer I had at Hops, though it still was jot very good. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-20-2010

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4911) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Draft at Hops Grillhouse & Brewery, Alexandria. Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized dark tan head. Aroma was toasted malts, touch of chocolate malts. Flavor was roasted malts, like a thin nutty porter. Was probably the best of the bunch I had.


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