Alpha Brewing Company Reviews




tfontana
2.6
Alpha Elder Joe
Bottle pour into pint glass from Friar Tuck. Appearance is hazy golden yellow with trace white head, decent sparkle, no lacing. Aroma is coffee, caramel. Taste is coffee and caramel but also a sour element that doesnít fit. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, soft-to-flat carbonation, bitter coffee and sour finish. Overall, this started with promise, like Stoneís Master of Disguise, but an odd sour element and an unpleasant mouth feel are major detractors.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

jandd1983
3.1
Alpha Rogue Biere
Tap. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, raspberry and a touch of oak. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, chocolate and fruity raspberry. Not bad.
Friday, July 01, 2016

bhensonb
3.9
Alpha Braun
Bomber from Wine & Cheese. Pours hazy red/brown with a beige head. Aroma is lightly earthy/musty/woody/sour red berry. Med body. Flavor is a light version of the aroma. Itís a mellow, laid back sour/brown. I could drink it all day. Not by preference perhaps, but why not.
Monday, June 20, 2016

marcus
3.6
Alpha Braun
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish amber wth a thick beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a slightly sour earthy brown malt flavor.
Monday, June 20, 2016

marcus
4
Alpha The Sagwa Imperial IPA
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy gold with a nice off-white head and a strange fruity aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a dry earthy Mosaic finish. Nice hop profile.
Monday, June 20, 2016

bhensonb
3.9
Alpha The Sagwa Imperial IPA
Bomber from Wine & Cheese. Pours hazy dirty gold with a white head. Strong, indeed pungent, aroma of hops with a hint of caramel. Aroma suggests pale fruits, graham flour and white berries. Med + body. Flavor is nigh dank hop - earthy, fruity, maybe citrus. Itís kind of a hop muddle, but it is hoppy and bitter, balanced a bit with some sweet maltiness. Maybe a tobacco note in time. Seems disconcertingly complex.
Monday, June 20, 2016

jandd1983
3.2
Alpha The Sagwa Imperial IPA
Sampler. It poured a cloudy golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of earth, sweet malts, hops candy and some pine notes. The taste was similar to the aroma with some booze, earth, sweetness and finished sweet and boozy.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

jtclockwork
3.4
Alpha Sunkín Treasure
Bottle - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of sea salt, lemon, lactose sourness, roasted peanuts and tart acid - light body. Peanut note is weird but dissipates as beer warms.
Friday, May 27, 2016

hayduke
3.7
Alpha Imperial Smoked Black Ale
Sent to me by Strykzone. Poured dark brown with a beige head. Good lacing. Nose of chocolate malts and booze. Medium body. Flavor is roasted malts, with chocolate and vanilla. There is no smoke but wood and of course the whiskey is quite present and stay with you to the boozy finish I found this very nice.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

hayduke
3.8
Alpha Troll
This was courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours a copper gold with a very robust beige head. Good lacing. Nose is floral and fruity. Medium to full body and nice mouth feel. Alcohol not detected. Flavor is a good mix of hops and fruit flavors along with spice. Finishes with the fruit. Delicious.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

jtclockwork
3.5
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Atheist Ale
Bottle - pours yellow gold white head - nose/taste of bubblegum, lemon, brett, wet grass - medium body
Sunday, March 27, 2016

bhensonb
3.9
Alpha Hunny Do Brew Quad
Bomber from Wine & Cheese. Pours a very light copper with a slight head. Aroma is nose arousing honey with some yeastiness. Med body, but not likely more. Flavor is honey, Belgian yeast, spice note, and maybe banana. All the flavors are rather light. The odd thing is my tongue is burning a bit - nothing else tho. Is that a heat affect? Itís rather smooth. But no strong individual flavors. Easy sipper. Suddenly, graham cracker? Hmm.
Monday, March 21, 2016

marcus
3.8
Alpha Hunny Do Brew Quad
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours honey with a tiny white head and a fruit and honey aroma. There is a fermented honey flavor with a warm alcohol trail. Interesting stuff.
Monday, March 21, 2016

jtclockwork
2.2
Alpha Braun
Bottle. Pours brown tan head - nose/taste of sour caramel and sour dirt - medium body.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

vtafro
2.8
Alpha Braun
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Hints of dark fruit, herbal, earthy, dirt aromas. Cherry, vinegar, dirt and wine Flavors.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bif
3.4
Alpha Braun
Bottled- Feb 2014. Pours a cloudy mahogany color with a foamy head that fades. Aroma of dark fruit, citrus and bit of caramel. Taste of tart cherries, some caramel sweetness and oak. Has a sharp tart nip that lingers into a dry finish. Medium body, quite tart, but still nicely balanced. Not one of my favorite styles but was much better than I expected.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

oRos
3.6
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Wicca Wheat
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours copper with white head. Taste is wheat with a slight hop back. Crisp an easy to drink. Decent mouth feel.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

bhensonb
3.7
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Wicca Wheat
Bomber from Wine & Cheese. Pours translucent perry color with a transient slight white head. LIght pedio aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is light pedio, hint of brett, and some fruit notes. Not strikingly strong in flavors, but it is as described. Except perhaps for the great part. Interesting tho.
Monday, December 28, 2015

marcus
3.4
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Wicca Wheat
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours blobde with a modest white head and a sourish wheat aroma. There is a moderately sour fruity flavor with a dry finish.
Monday, December 28, 2015

marcus
3.6
Alpha Sukkot Saison
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours hazy golden with an attractive white head and a floral aroma. There is a sourish light malt flavor with a lemon finish. Refreshing and pretty tasty.
Monday, December 14, 2015

bhensonb
3.6
Alpha Sukkot Saison
Bomer from Wine and Cheese. Pours bright translucent gold with a white head. Aroma of mildly earthy citrus. Med body or so. Some lemony citrus sourishness. Finishes less than dry, but itís an ok thing. Quite drinkable.
Monday, December 14, 2015

marcus
3.4
Alpha Elder Joe
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours golden with a modest off-white head and a coffee and toffee aroma. There is a light-bodied pale malt flavor with a lot of coffee.
Monday, November 30, 2015

bhensonb
3.6
Alpha Elder Joe
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours gold with a transient head. Aroma is very coffee. Med minus body. Flavor is coffee and light treacle/caramel. Recommended for coffee addicts.
Monday, November 30, 2015

bhensonb
3.8
Alpha Troll
Bober from Wine & Cheese. Pours golden copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is sort of sweat sox hop. Med + body. Flavor is earthy, Pretty hoppy. Lots of exotic aspects as well. Heat is not notable. Sort of relaxed hoppy fruit wonderfulness. Tho it took a bit of consideration to decide on wonderfulness.
Monday, November 16, 2015

marcus
3.6
Alpha Troll
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours golden with a thick off-white head and a citrus and other fruit aroma. There is a bittersweet earthy malt flavor woth a fairly bitter finish. Canít really notice any Belgian yeast influence, nor is the abv apparent.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Strykzone
3.4
Alpha Troll
Bomber. A nice soapy almost white head on top is over one finger and stays put. Thick lacing. The beer is amber and opaque. A nice beginning aroma of fruit and spices from the hops. That is also tasted. Some heat here. Wheat can be tasted as well as felt in the mouth. This is resinous and rich. A little spice that is almost rye. Malts are pale and are quite big adding a lot of sweetness and fermentables. This stays consistent
Friday, October 30, 2015

Strykzone
2.9
Alpha Elder Joe
Bomber. I rolled the bottle that and some sediment was loosened. The beer is honey gold and hazy. Just a little foam. Big coffee aroma with a little caramel under that. Those are tasted but they along with some hop bitterness. This seemed to be in my wheelhouse but falls short. Too thin and flavors donít work together at all.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Strykzone
3.1
Alpha Imperial Smoked Black Ale
12 ounce bottle. Quite dark with a fizzy and noisy beige head. The aroma brings fruit and less smoke. The flavor is a confusing. It has spicy hops that also bring bitterness, chocolate syrup, dark fruit, and some heat. Whiskey is not really tasted and neither is smoke.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

alexsdad06
3.9
Alpha Rosť Saison
22 oz bottle shared by Greg at 50 W. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart fruit, nice saison funk, wine barrel, oak, vinous, acidity makes this pop at the beginning, fades a bit into the finish, solid overall.
Friday, October 23, 2015

nuplastikk
3.5
Alpha Braun
750ml bottle shared by Madvike. Deep red-burgundy unfiltered body. Thin, oily off-white head. Nice delicate mouthfeel. An interesting mash up between the brown malt and sour tones. I donít really enjoy the aroma. The wine barrel gives it some depth. Really grew on me, pretty solid US sour. Biting dry sour tones. Smooth cherry Oud Bruin/ Flanders Red feels.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Patrickctenchi
3.3
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Atheist Ale
Draft: Cloudy, light yellow, with a white head. Lemony, grapefruit scent. Taste has a little yeast, musty grapefruit. Almost wit-like...a hoppy wit....peel-bittering. OK.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

gregwilsonstl
2.1
Alpha Pope Mobale Brett Cream
Eww. Smells. Funky. Worse than mediocre. Corn gone bad. Tasted at my Whales and Whimps bottle share. Not a fan. Thx Carter. In looking at the label, seems like they focus more on shock for publicity. Table of six poured it out after each having a sip......Surely this was infected, and just a bad bottle.
Saturday, September 05, 2015

edgallow
3
Alpha Elder Joe
22 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, coffee and some grass. Taste is caramel and coffee.
Monday, August 31, 2015

coachd
3
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Atheist Ale
On tap at alpha. Great Belgian/pine hop/apricot aroma. Appearance is a little light and cloudy with a pale white head. Tastes slightly Belgian with a dash of hops, apricot and a funky aftertaste. Decent palate. Overall ok, Belgian IPA is a hard style to pull off, and I have had better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, August 29, 2015

gregwilsonstl
3.1
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It
Nearly clear. Rather light. Not bad for alpha. Not much going on with this. Thx tony b.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Patrickctenchi
2.5
Alpha American Kellerbier
Draft: Clear, light gold....small white head. Lemon, tart grain aroma. Taste is weak...grain malt, a little lemon-peel bitter. Weak and watery...not much to it.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

seymour
3.2
Alpha Pope Mobale Brett Cream
Sampled at their tap room and brought a growler home. It poured a slightly hazy yellow colour with moderate white foam and Belgian lace. Grainy flavor, hints of bread, toast, caramel. Faint citrusy, grassy, and floral hoppy notes. Nice earthy fermentation notes from the Brett, ever-so-slight tartness, but not excessively funky or sour. Light body, moderate carbonation, noticeable alcoholic warmth. Compared to the original award-winning Alpha Seymour Brett Cream Ale upon which this is based: Alpha Pope Mobale is bigger and boozier, but less attenuated and less well-balanced overall, with less grain complexity and was MUCH less hoppy. Sometimes session-strength is better. Not as good on tap as it shouldíve been, and rumour has it many bottles were infected. Címon!
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

djd07
3.5
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with smal white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citra, lemon zest, mango. Thin mouth, tropical fruit, mango and pineapple, crushable, very good.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

seymour
3.8
Alpha Parousia
Sampled at the brewery tap room. It poured a hazy light brown colour with short-lived off-white foam. Nice, round, bready maltiness with definite Dickel whiskey notes. Caramelly with hints of vanilla and toasted hardwood tannins, boozy. Sour, with some yogurty tang, very much like a Flanders Oud Bruin (except conditioned in a whiskey barrel instead of red wine barrel.) Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, pleasant alcoholic warmth. Complex and delicious.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Drake
2.9
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It
Bottle shared at the July MDF tasting. Hazy yellow, thin fizzy white head. Aroma of pale malt, tropical and citrus hops. The taste is dry tropical fruits. Medium bodied, off balance,
Thursday, July 09, 2015

hopdog
3.3
Alpha Apricota Anniversary Ale
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Spices, fruity, woody, earthy, and a lighter tart funkiness. This was not bad, but did not live up to the description.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

seymour
4
Alpha Imperial Smoked Black Ale
Sampled at their tap room, thanks Derrick. It poured a mostly clear brown colour with sudsy beige foam, lasting with lace. Very harmonious blend of aromas and flavours: grainy, grassy, bready, toasty, woodsy, citrusy, just a little roasty, just a little smoky, just a little vanilla, with just the right amount of bourbon barrel booziness. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel with a little ash and mineral essence, well-concealed alcohol, complex aftertaste. Very tasty.
Monday, July 06, 2015

seymour
3
Alpha Four Horsemen Cuveť
Sampled at their tap room, it poured a hazy reddish brown with weak beige foam. Fruity and peppery. Sour, funky, but not in a really good way. Seemed kinda off. Lots of complexity I suppose but it didnít all come together for me. Light body, moderate carbonation, thin mouthfeel, strong alcohol.
Thursday, July 02, 2015

vyvvy
3.6
Alpha Satanic Saison
Pours lightly hazy golden / orange with an off-white head. The aroma is a bit sour with stone fruit, light wine, some berries and light funk. It has a medium rich body with a light bite and mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with sharp berries, some sourness, underripe apricots, mild pepper and yogurt tang. The finish has heavier yogurt and lactic sourness. Pretty nice, but not sure if this is a sour ale or saison.
Saturday, June 06, 2015

jandd1983
3.1
Alpha Pope Mobale Brett Cream
Bottle. It poured a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of vanilla and something interesting. The taste was of vanilla, butter and lemon. It had a thin mouthfeel and a nice aftertaste. Nice.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

jandd1983
3.2
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It
Bottle. It poured a golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of citrus. The taste was of hop resin and malts. Nice.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

hayduke
3.8
Alpha Plem
Bottle courtesy of Strykzone. Pours a cloudy dull gold with virtually no head. Nose is sour and a great sour it is. Medium in body. Flavor is sour plum with a lot of brett. The finish is sour. I love good sour beers and this is indeed of them.
Friday, May 29, 2015

vyvvy
3.6
Alpha Pope Mobale Brett Cream
Pours fairly clear pale yellow with a white head. The aroma has pale malt, some stone fruit, light sulfur, dough, leafy herbs and some modest caramel. It has a medium body thatís a bit crisp and has some prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with some peppery spice, pale malt, light caramel, mild ripe peaches, sulfur, grass, paper and fall leaves. The finish has the brett contributing to almost an herbal tea taste balanced off with the beer malty trait for an interesting balance. Good beer.
Monday, May 25, 2015

charule
3.9
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It
Bottle thanks to BA trade. Poured hazy orange with white head. Aroma sweet citrus orange very grapefruit. Light carb med bod. Tastes mild dank funk yeast hop.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

jandd1983
3.2
Alpha American Brown Ale
Sampled at the W&C Beer Fest 2015. It poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma was very toasty and a bit nutty. The taste was sweet and malty with a decent dose of some lightly roasted nuts. Decent.
Sunday, May 10, 2015