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Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: DiabolikDUB on 05-21-2009

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool vibrancy to the orange pour, 1.5" head looks quite the part. Aroma was minimally hoppy, slightly disappointed by the lack of a better dry hop aroma. My standards are high for ipa's and aroma.

Taste, not bad, ample bitterness, better hop mouthfeel than aroma. Plenty of grassy and pine mixed in there. Good feel of customary hops and a nuance of new (simcoe?). They don't skimp on the bittering/flavoring hops, just maybe the aroma, but there's no dating on the label so who knows. Light enough body.

A good but not great ipa. Worth checking it out when it is $5 or less for a bomber.

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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Henry's Tavern in downtown Portland.

This beer appears a cloudy pale golden hue, with one finger of creamy white head, which leaves a wall of filmy lace around the glass as it sinks away. It smells of mild watery citrus hops, and soft bready caramel malt. The taste is an immediate upgrade, with some bitter pine, citrus rind, caramel/toffee malt, and a bit of warming alcohol. The carbonation is moderate, the body average (my sample size is becoming stats-worthy) in weight, and fairly smooth. It finishes off-dry, but with the hops dictating matters.

It doesn't have to be this way, but it's still nice when a beer gets better as the pint goes along. Good, once the music kicks in.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a hazy lighter straw body.
The aroma has orange, lemon, grapefruit, pine and background mango all wonderfully mixed up.
The taste is ramped up orange and grapefruit bitterness starting at the beginning with a long bitter finish.
The texture is crisp.
It's super hopped.

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Hazy amber gold with a very fat one finger of white head. Very good amount of lacing. Aroma is all floral resinous hops. Taste is big bitter pink grapefruit with a very good slug of sweet malts. Mouthfeel is good with just enough carbonation. Medium dry bitter finish. Drinkabilty is good for the style. Well recommended.

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

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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.

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Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.