GenDV138 (3529) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Leesburg Brewing Company. Nice amber color. Aromas of toast and nutty notes. Tasting notes of citrus, toast, nutty notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
coadyvision (4) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked the aroma of this beer. It passes the eye test as well. It was the overall refreshing flavor that got me to give this beer such a high rating. Excellent stuff.
jgb9348 (5118) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice crisp amber coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of bright grapefruit, piney and resinous hops - a lot of them and a touch of malt. Medium-bodied; Strong herbaceous hop flavour at first with some perceived metallic and earthy notes along with a lot of caramel and sweet notes at the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of hop bitterness with grapefruit and piney notes clearly winning out. Overall, a very potent hop presence with a good malt backbone and some nice complex flavours - much more hops than I was expecting and definitely one of the best ’ambers’ I’ve had in a while. I feel like this is an APA, but if it stays in this category - find one, because it is a great beer for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce can after a hockey game in Arlington, Virginia on 19-March-2014 - Thanks JP!
Jonvision (4) - Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Alpha Ale doesn’t bring much to the table, but why risk your staple APA. The aroma is very mediocre and you don’t get many hint about what you are about to taste. It is a very plain looking and in my opinion a little too clear. The taste is very average for an APA/IPA. It’s got a mild hoppy taste with a medium finish. I wish the finish was a bit more abrupt and explosive, but it doesn’t quite get there. Great carbonation, I think this might be the highlight of the beer. Overall I think Wild Wolf played it a bit safe for a beer that gets drunken regularly. I think for someone who is not used to Pale Ales it is an easy transition to jump into, but for me who loves them, doesn’t quite get there.
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Terrible beer. Has a very mettalic taste and it is way bittter for an amber. I almost thought it was trying to be a pale ale too but it failed at that. Stay away.
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear dark gold, foamy head, hoppy aroma. Taste is a little off with awkward finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: Can at Leesburg Brewing Company. It pours a dark red color with a small off white head. The nose has little to offer outside a slight toasted note. The flavor has lots of toasted malt and even a hint of nuttiness. The bitterness is strong but there is no flavor addition from the hops, just an almost acridic bitterness. Seems like a borderline brown with too much bittering hops to me. Not worth seeking out.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a clean reddish amber with medium off-white head and soapy lace. Nose of roasted malt, caramel, piney hops. Medium body, lots of roasted malt, medium bitterness. Don’t get any citra. Decent
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can->SA. Light amber with thick white head. A: citrus and floral hops, malt undertones. T: bitter malt with citrus peel and resin hops. Somewhat messy, with lingering bitterness.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.