tia (916) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Amber with thin white head. Smells of caramel, nickel, peaches, and citrus. Sweet, then bitter and astringent. A little thin. Nice light dry and bitter finish.
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: can 355 ml GG
Aroma malty, hoppy, floral with musky hop feel. Lighter citrus followed..
Top: off-white medium plus top, rings on glass
Base: bright clear amber.
Palate : lighter carbonation, mid bodied.
Taste: quiet hoppy front, even bold. Pungent woody , leafy hop character. Soft mid. Chewy follow-up.
Other notes felt to heavy with bold hops to be very enjoyable.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of big citrus and pine. Taste has pine and light lemon. Not bad.
Beergeek23322 (2261) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/19/2014. sampled at the brewery. Amber color with a white head. Citrus, grapefruit aromas with caramel and malt. Semi-sweet at first, but with a smooth, hoppy finish.
mike5326 (907) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Murky yellow color, excellent white frothy head. Heavy yeast and dough aroma. Syrupy light to medium body very sweet beer.
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Luvystypotables (655) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light aroma of malt and dough. A big white head, mostly lasting, Light yellow colour. Sweet taste, slightly salty with a sour finish. A light body watery palate, moderately carbonated.
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Caramel malt with a clean citrus hop aroma. Semi sweet start with a nice citrus/resiny hop bitter. A dry finish on a nice beer. Medium full bodied but a tad fizzy. still a very nice beer
gendv138 (1328) - 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 (4734) - 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.