Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +13%
The menu says, "A true NWIPA with an orange/copper hue for a citrus nose leading to an abundance of Northwest hop flavor and enough malt to back it up." A bit wordy, but otherwise not a bad writeup for a menu placard. To that I would add that the beer's (intentional?) undercarbonation feeds a big puffy mouthfeel similar to a cask conditioned ale. It has solid balances with a graceful hop medley (from Cascade, Cluster, Palisade, and Simcoe) and the flaunted lace characteristic of Hop Valley beers as a whole. An excellent example of the style.
07-29-2009 01:44:46 | More by RedDiamond
4.2/5 rDev +7.1%
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
4.19/5 rDev +6.9%
12oz can. Pours a semi translucent burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is juicy grapefruit, lemon, lime and pine hops. The taste is more of the juicy citrus. Grapefruit topped with sugar, lemon and a light hint of pine. Some light malts as well. Finishes with bitter grapefruit and lime. More pine notes as it warms. Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Fairly noticeable alcohol presence which is surprising since the ABV is really high. Overall, really good IPA.
08-14-2014 00:10:07 | More by PicoPapa
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured from a can into SN Tulip
- Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger thick beige head that slowly fades into a persistant thick cap that remains to the end leaving massive lacing.
- Smells of hops, tons of hops, resinous, black pepper, papaya, tangerines, pine cones, alcohol, toasty sweet malts, biscuits and crackers.
- Taste mirrors the nose, crackers, pepper, papaya, grapefruit, resinous hops, alcohol, biscuits, guava, and caramel. Bitterness is deep and persistent.
- Smooth, bubbly, but not spritzy, dry bitter finish.
- Very impressive IPA, very drinkable. Dry bitter finish lasts w/ great malt backbone & lots of hops in the nose, flavor, and bitterness.
10-19-2011 18:22:37 | More by jbakajust1
4.11/5 rDev +4.8%
22oz bottle from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $3.99 pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a rough and tumble bubbly off white head. Very healthy hop aromas to this one,citricfruity an juicy hop i am assuming this is fresh! Taste is the same as the aroma but with a strong burnt toffee backing very good. Good palate does not let the beer get boring. Overall an excellent PNW IPA
06-12-2013 21:36:13 | More by Reidrover
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
Pour - out of the can, Alphadelic fills the glass a soft golden color with a rich, thick white head floating on top. Super clingy foam sticks on the walls of the glass. This has the makings of a fine beer.
Aroma - loads of sweet citrus, cotton candy, bitter lemon, pineapple and passion fruit. No shortage of aromas to take in as this one settles. As it warms a tad those aromas increase and those aromatic hop driven smells really come out.
Taste - can't help but start with a big sip. This smells great and has been leading me on a bit. Lots of grapefruit taste right off the bat, something I will always love about some breweries take on this style. This has the citrus, the dankness, the bitterness and the floral and raw hop flavor that drives a great IPA - and yes it really does have enough malt to back it all up. Really enjoying this beer and wishing I had more of them...
Overall - when you call your brewery Hop Valley and your based in one of the most historic hop growing areas of the country than you know people are going to expect a LOT from your hop focused beers. Alphadelic IPA does not disappoint. This was a beer I really enjoyed and would love to get out to Springfield and have it on tap while learning more about the regions hop-growing history.
05-05-2012 17:30:36 | More by indiapaleale
District of Columbia
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
I enjoyed this beer, thanks to ahalloin for bringing this one to share, thanks Tony.
The beer has a very nice sudsy IPA apperance with plenty of lacing, and some nice head. Semi hazy orange color.
The smell has a bright hoppy smell, a touch of tropical fruits and nice hop resins, maybe with a touch of sweetness. The taste is quite balanced, maybe over balanced to a hophead like me who really likes a hop edge, if you know what I mean. Lots of well integrated hop favors perfect with light biscuit malts and slight sugar. Some nice tempered citrus from the hops.
The feel is again sudsy with nice body. Great feel for an ipa, and the overall impression is great.
05-21-2012 01:23:48 | More by Dreadnaught33
Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.