Review: WeldWerks Brewing Co. Alpha Bits #5 | Craft Beer & Brewing
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Alpha Bits #5
95 out of 100

Style: New England-Style Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.2 IBU: 68

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

WeldWerks Brewing Co. Alpha Bits #5

What the brewers say

“An iteration of the Alpha Bits series, Alpha 5 is a New England–style double IPA brewed with more than 6.5 pounds of Citra, Mosiac, and Amarillo hops per barrel.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A healthy mix of pineapple, mango, papaya, citrus, strawberry, and a dankness that is less ‘grow house in north Denver’ and more ‘gym bag funk.’ Some light malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “Bright and rich fruity flavors of ripe pineapple, candied orange, and mango. The dankness is much more subdued and provides just a touch of complexity. Nice malt sweetness and creamy mouth feel. A touch of bitterness that grows after the sip, but malt and juicy hops flavors dominate.”

Overall: “This beer evolved significantly from the first smell to the final sip, and every step along that path made for a more pleasant drinking experience. Very good example of the style, although it could be a bit fuller to be ‘imperial.’ “

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