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Wolf Hills Troopers Alley IPA
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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In 1777, some former lands of Dr. Thomas Walker were laid out into lots along Main and Water streets. On Main Street, numerous hotels and small lodges were established to house the itinerant men who traveled along the Great Road. Hidden down the hill in between Main and Water was a small sidestreet named Troopers Alley. Stepping out the back doors from those Main Street hotels into the Alley, men could find dens of “evil fame,” gambling, and strong ale. Like those establishments, the intense hop bill of this American-style IPA will tempt you with citrus aroma and bitterness. A discrete malt bill of 2-row Pale Malt forms the backbone and a blend of Crystal/Caramel 40 is added for slight sweetness and color to draw you in to the varied hop experience. Simcoe and Columbus hops added throughout the boil provide an alluring bitterness. An enticing blend of Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial balances the bitterness with a fragrant aroma and pleasing finish. 135 IBUs, 9 SRM, 5.9% ABV, American pale, Crystal and Caramel 40 malts. Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial hops.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1258) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Trooper’s Alley IPA pours a medium copper with a small head of white bubbles that leaves a nice lace. Nose is spruce hops with a hint of citrus. Taste is crisp hop happiness with a nice tantalizing orange zest kiss. Body is fizzy but not overpoweringly so.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1998) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a clear golden orange from the can with minimal ring of off-white head. Aroma is nice west coast hops with a hint of pale malt. Taste follows, kind of a creamy oat mouth. Light carbonation, well balanced. Solid beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (396) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Red dark amber color, aroma of lemon. Grapefruit, pinesol, lemon taste. A bit too hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (401) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
From the tap at the brewery came a golden copper brew wih a nice, thin white head. Aromas or grapefruit, cat piss, and stink foot. Medium/full bodied with flavors of malt, grapefruit, and a lingering hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Tap. Copper with thin head and light lacing. Fresh piney, grape fruity, caramelly smell. Nice light hoppy flavor, blossoming into a fuller hop flavor. Clean, nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Caramel malt and floral hops on the nose. Sweet malty start with a nice citrus bitter with bready notes. Medium body with good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at the Cellar in Blacksburg twice in last month. Solid American style IPA on the dry and low alcohol side of the street. A nice sessionable IPA in the piney-dryer style. I like this one quite a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with a moderately bitter hops character and flavors of grapefruit and toasted malt. The finish is hoppy with a short fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Poured on draft at the Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Pours a nice hazy orange with a white head of foam. The aroma is pretty piny with some citrus persuasion. Taste is bitter and piney with a sweeter middle and finish. Nice spritzy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2012
On tap at The Cellar Blacksburg Va. Pours clear gold with a decent white head. Pine & citrus hop aroma. Nicely bitter, long finish. Good solid IPA that I could session anytime.


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