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Alpha IPA - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"A beer designed to showcase hops! We use hops all the way from first wort hopping to dry hopping. Magnum, Golding, Cluster, Chinook and Columbus hops create this bitter nectar with just enough malt in the background. 70 IBU's, 6.8% alc/vol"

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 06-11-2008)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draught attheir brewpub, appearence is burnt gold with scattered, foamy white lace, sticky.

Smell is hop bomb. Super resinous. Pine. FRESH.

Taste is DANK! Block 15 always comes through with the fierce hops, and this is their consistent showcase. Malt? Who cares? Intense.
I've got to rib JM and disagree that the west coast style is dank and oily more than dry and bitter!

Mouthfeel is oily, chewy, and yes, dry.

Drinkability is high, a fantastic IPA. Boom!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hop and Vine release the other day.

The beer pours a peachy gold color with good head retention and lacing. This beer really has a great nose, as I pick up dry citrus, tropical fruit, tangeine and pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though it's not quite as intense and exotic. The beer has good bitterness otherwise, though there's also a bit of heat/bite from the alcohol in the finish that I'm not entirely in love with. Otherwise, this is a pretty dry IPA (definitely not made in the so called East Coast style), and the finish is long and bitter, albeit with some noticeable alcohol at the end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied otherwise, with a good level of carbonation.

A very solid IPA, though I think a bit more malt sweetness would benefit this beer, and help to balance out the considerable bitterness.

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A - Slightly cloudy orange golden color with a light tan-colored head.

S - Grassy herbal hops with some citrus on the nose.

T - Citrus and floral hops with no detectable amount of alcohol considering its alcohol content. Finishes with some grapefruit flavors.

M - Medium bodied and average amount of carbonation.

O - Overall a solid and drinkable IPA. Went really well with the burger and fries I had at the brewery.

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Alpha IPA from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.