If you're wondering where you recognise the name Sharps from it's probably Doom Bar or Atlantic Pale ale as they're both everywhere and both pretty dull. Honestly if anyone can explain to me why Doom Bar is so popular I'll be most grateful as I really don't get it. Anyway I'm hoping for much better from Sharps Wolf Rock. Unlike their more famous beers Wolf Rock at least sounds like something a bit different as you don't get too many red IPA's. The beer comes in a 500ml bottle with a white label and contains an about average 4.8% alcohol.
Wolf Rock very much pours as you'd expect a red IPA to, it's a very dark red with a cream head that lasts reasonably well as lacing. The aroma is nice and fruity with a decent level of malts, it's all quite promising really. The body is that of a light IPA but to me the taste offers much more than the standard IPA versions. It's less hoppy than most, which for me is a relief, and the fruity aroma is also present in the taste, I'd say it's mainly blackberries. This is a beer that should keep most drinkers happy, it's got the light freshness of a decent IPA with the dark fruity flavours of a decent dark ale, it's quite an intriguing mix. I'm going to give Wolf Rock from Sharps a very impressive 8.5 out of 10. It's a little bit different, seriously easy to drink, tasty, and if this was everywhere instead of Doom Bar the world would be a better place.