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Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Alphadelic IPAAlphadelic IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

43 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 43
Hads: 203
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 47 | 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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Reviews: 43 | Hads: 203
Reviews by lighthabit:
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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. (552 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BurdockBoy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BBaltus
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Good mouth feel and finish. (38 characters)

Photo of Kybartle
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
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. (590 characters)

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of nhirsch04
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hammerhead18
4.79/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth ipa. Great taste and finish. (40 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz pint, on-tap at Henry's Tavern in downtown Portland, Oregon.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, pale golden amber hue, with one finger of broadly foamy, somewhat bubbly and yet kind of creamy off-white head, which leaves a wall of filmy lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of watery orange and white grapefruit citrus, softly bready caramel malt, further indistinct tropical fruit, and more piney, herbal hops. The taste is an immediate upgrade (no offense to the aroma), with some bitterly resinous pine, acrid citrus rind, crackery and faintly toasty caramel/toffee malt, a touch of grassy, floral hops, and maybe a wee bit of warming alcohol.

The carbonation is moderate in its swirling and probing frothiness, the body more or less average (I'm becoming stats-worthy) in weight, and fairly smooth, those hops taking a well-earned breather here. It finishes off-dry, but with the hops certainly still calling the shots.

It doesn't always have to be this way, but it's still rather nice when a beer gets better as the pint moves along. A big, brash west coast American IPA, is what we have here, and it's even better once the late afternoon music kicks in, while the easy-drinking bitterness continues to tickle my sundry senses. (1,265 characters)

Photo of jeffdevries
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of FreeBeer_Score99
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivenin
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DSTUR001
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (290 characters)

Photo of hopheadgeoff
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mriley1984
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Sanetuary
4.85/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can. Sampled on April 4, 2015.

Lightly clouded light amber with golden hues and a foamy cream colored head.

The aroma has a grassy, floral note with toasted pale malts underneath.

The body is smooth and medium.

The taste has a kind of barley malt base with a clean, crisp but grassy hop bitterness. Seems mellower than its 90 IBUs would suggest. (359 characters)

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Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.