Alpha IPA - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.59/5 rDev +17.1%
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!
02-12-2014 03:23:28 | More by ccrida
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
02-18-2013 15:51:54 | More by John_M
4.23/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
02-20-2012 03:13:41 | More by bbb099
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
Clear golden colour with a creamy, white head. Good head retention and great lacing.
Rich grapefruit and pine aroma. A touch herbal. Very appealing. No malt.
Sharp, crisp American hops with a big dose of bitterness. Good, unsweetened grapefruit.
Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. A touch less body would be better.
A firm, hop forward West Coast IPA. Lots of bitter hop flavour with the malt nicely laid back.
07-13-2011 19:59:09 | More by dgilks
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
I make down to Corvallis about every other month for some funtion or another and Block 15 is always on my list of places to stop. They always have at least three differnt beers from my last visit, pretty fine rotation. Anyways, their Alpha IPA is my go-to beer when visiting. A fine IPA, pours a golden hued, slightly hazy pint with a nice white head that lingers for 1/2 the pint. Block 15 has really nailed the aroma on this brew, you can smell the hops within two feet of the brew, nice piney, citrusy hop party. Flavor is hop forward with a strong, but not overly strong bittering finish. The malt backbone is there, supporting the hops without being in the way. I can't really want anything more out of this IPA, yes I'll have another.
06-29-2009 17:42:45 | More by Sharpie30
Alpha IPA from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.