1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Alphadelic IPAAlphadelic IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 119
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LandWorld:
Photo of LandWorld
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: cloudy deep gold pour with half inch head.

S: pine and apricot.

T: good but not overwhelming bitterness. Tastes of grapefruit. Malt is understated which is good. Does this beer have a little wheat in it?

M: very nice. If I could duplicate this at home, I would. Laces well down the glass. Carbonation is typical for an IPA.

O: a typical NW IPA. Except for color. They have to use carapils or wheat to keep the color and get this mouthfeel. First taste of Hop Valley. I like it.

LandWorld, Jul 25, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +2.6%

chossboss, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of BurdockBoy
4/5  rDev +2.6%

BurdockBoy, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Kybartle
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Kybartle, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.55/5  rDev -9%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Beer21, May 11, 2012
Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Fuzzycuffs, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

biboergosum, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of jeffdevries
4/5  rDev +2.6%

jeffdevries, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Rivenin
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Rivenin, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of DSTUR001
4/5  rDev +2.6%

DSTUR001, May 25, 2014
Photo of mriley1984
4/5  rDev +2.6%

mriley1984, May 27, 2014
Photo of Sanetuary
4.85/5  rDev +24.4%

Sanetuary, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Bunuelian, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Spikester, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jaydoc, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Dcbelkot
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Dcbelkot, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of djeucalyptus
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a coppery grapefruit juice hue with a decent frothy one-finger head that leaves behind ample lacing.

aroma is bright with citrus. grapefruits, lemon. hints of lime. citron. a hint of malt cracker comes through, but the powerhouse of citrus shines.

Whoah. citrus. grapefruits. maybe a hint of pineapple. a touch tropical, but still some interesting earthy, green hops to balance it out. enough malt and sweetness to keep this one from tasting like pure hops. although it's deliciously hoppy.

mouth is smooth, ample carbonation. moderately full body. enjoyable and great for the flavor. nice to have a strong IPA that's not heavy on the carbonation.

this is one impressive brew. interesting hop profile, heavyhanded on the hops but in a deliciously intentional way. Incredibly drinkable... probably a good thing I don't have a few more. Worth seeking out!

djeucalyptus, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.25/5  rDev +9%

BrazilianAussie, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.6%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of xdtfx
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

xdtfx, May 27, 2014
Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

freduardo, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of RISeth
4.25/5  rDev +9%

RISeth, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of 80x2HopHead
4/5  rDev +2.6%

80x2HopHead, Mar 31, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.