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Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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87
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of aquazr1
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of macpapi
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale-looking, yellowish color with a pretty thin and quickly dissipating white head.

Pretty decent aromatic mixture of pine and citrus--mostly grapefruit. Fresh malt is also there.

Lots of hop bitterness to go along with a moderate malt backbone. Both pine and sweet, bitter citrus fruits are notable in this one. Not the most balanced flavor, but it is pretty good nonetheless.

Moderate carbonation with a killer hop bite.

Overall this is a very drinkable and enjoyable Northwest-style IPA. No doubt this is a hop-forward beer, and it is one that non-hopheads should probably avoid. But there is a time and place for everything, and if your interest is a well-hopped IPA then it is time to grab one of these moderately priced brews and find a good place to enjoy it. Pretty nice brew overall.

Photo of Hammerhead18
4.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth ipa. Great taste and finish.

Photo of grnmtnman
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FreeBeer_Score99
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lookin4apg
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beardskii
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, a one finger ivory head that receded to a thin, uneven cap; nice lacing;

S: earthy with a little citrus in the background - not a lot of aroma;

T: floral with a hint of citrus and pine coming up at mid-palate; pine grows through the moderately bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; medium dry finish;

O: nice, but not exceptional;

Photo of Bustersuess
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stella77artois
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first hop valley. great beers all around

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dasauer
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryannosaurus
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured to tulip

Pours a dark gold with mild haze. 1 finger of off-white head with moderate persistence and definite stickiness

Aroma is a tad understated: herbs, pine, grass, orange peel

Flavor is an interesting balance for 90 IBU.. runs a route from sharp to sweet to a lingering satisfying bitter. Good grain backbone.

Mouthfeel is right where you want it, neither thick nor thin and lively on the tongue

A well crafted beer that is going places. Admittedly, if you aren't into bitter you should go someplace else, but this one has dimensions beyond just a lot of IBUs

Photo of Fatehunter
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of RichIron883
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schad
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cherche
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of coobstar
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rkinney
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of snohojimbo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DMay
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.