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Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Alphadelic IPAAlphadelic IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DiabolikDUB on 05-21-2009)
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DMay, Nov 19, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 22 oz bomber.

Color is clear gold with a two finger white head. Good retention and lacing. Smell is citrus and juicy - orange and lemon with some floral aroma. Flavor follows the nose - some juicy citrus with a bit of a caramel backbone. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness. As it warmed, more of the Citra lemony flavors started to come out. Body is medium with a lot of oil hop resins.

Overall, better than I expected. Very good.

mr-jj, Nov 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

420Rick, Nov 01, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

drinkin-beeers, Oct 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

enznevr, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

StoutIrish, Oct 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Dneub, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a large mug. 40720E0012138 is the code printed on the bottom. Wish I knew what that meant.

Pours fairly clear golden with almost no head. Very little carbonation. Smell is inviting but not noteworthy. Some floral, some citrus.

Taste is good but not terribly noteworthy either. More of the floral and slight honey. Strong clinging bitterness.

Mouthfeel is too flat. Overall, it's pretty good, but not great, and not exciting.

snaotheus, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht

From a bomber into a snifter
IBU: 90

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking white head with decent retention. Head fades to a foamy cap and clings to the sides of the glass. Hazy gamboge body with lower levels of carbonation evident. A half wisp remains leaving some nice splotchy lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pineapple, mango, citrus lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Pale malts and honeydew melon as well. Much like their imperial IPA.

TASTE: Piney in flavor. More so than the nose had lead on. Pale malts, mango sweetness and piney hops up front. Bitterness at the swallow, moving into a lingering and flavorful finish of grapefruit, citrus, piney hops and more hop bitterness. A hint of mango sweetness is there, but this is more dominated by the piney, bitter hops.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry on the palate. Very nice. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This is very bitter, though luckily it is not simply bitter for the sake of being bitter. There is more than enough hop flavors here to make this one a very enjoyable brew, but at this ABV, it could be a touch less bitter so as to let some of the malt and hop flavor play a larger role. The nose showed more depth and variety here than the flavor profile, which was too dominated by the bitterness. Still, this is an enjoyable brew, just not all that complex.

Jeffo, Oct 06, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

SawDog505, Oct 04, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

MLaVioletteJr, Sep 29, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

Beardo, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

twelveinches, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Ewhite2121, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

apf, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

cshafer7, Sep 22, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a healthy two finger head that dissipates to a thick cap, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, piney and slightly dank hops and bready malt. Flavor is semi-sweet mildly caramel malt, high alpha citrus hops with a light piney component; finishes semi-dry with grassy and grapefruit rind citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A nice, strong IPA that has more alpha bitterness than herbal flavors and a supportive, but non descript malt body. Lots of hop bitterness here and enjoyable for my hop fix, but wishing for a bit more flavor character either from the hops or malt.

LiquidAmber, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Hopmodium, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Ludwigkpa, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Sexy_Jonathan, Sep 18, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

unclemole, Sep 13, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

dnwold, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Nichols33, Sep 06, 2014
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Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.