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Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Alphadelic IPAAlphadelic IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lighthabit:
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -2%

pours a light copper orange/wheat color, thick dry head dies down to a persistent layer across the surface, moderate lacing throughout the glass. a tad bit of haze, but not much. hop forward smell, hints of malt, and drinks the way it smells. very clean, simple ipa. nothing terribly fancy going on here, but what's been done is done pretty well. ends with a sweet, dry finish. i'd like it just a bit more chewy, but it's by no means bad the way it is. not terribly memorable, but overall a solid B+, with points for not throwing any curve balls at me.

06-02-2013 06:39:56 | More by lighthabit
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-21-2014 00:25:03 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-07-2014 04:23:16 | More by chossboss
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-02-2014 02:01:08 | More by BurdockBoy
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Kybartle


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-26-2014 00:58:30 | More by Kybartle
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

06-30-2011 23:31:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-11-2012 02:34:35 | More by Beer21
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-22-2014 03:31:47 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

07-09-2011 07:17:42 | More by biboergosum
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jeffdevries

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-26-2014 03:21:41 | More by jeffdevries
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Rivenin

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-28-2013 22:06:07 | More by Rivenin
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DSTUR001

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-25-2014 02:42:19 | More by DSTUR001
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mriley1984

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-24-2014 13:23:08 | More by Bunuelian
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Spikester

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

01-04-2011 05:45:50 | More by Spikester
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-28-2013 17:06:16 | More by jaydoc
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-10-2014 01:11:25 | More by Dcbelkot
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

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!

12-16-2010 08:21:07 | More by djeucalyptus
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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RISeth

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-31-2014 02:58:15 | More by 80x2HopHead
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wlynch

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-06-2013 17:27:00 | More by wlynch
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.