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Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Alphadelic IPAAlphadelic IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 7.4%
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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-07-2014 01:59:13 | More by nmann08
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FFreak

Vermont

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from 12 oz can into willy glass. Appearance is clear golden yellow with an average white head dissipating and leaving minimal lacing. Smells slightly of citrus and pine, with some malty sweetness coming through....not super aromatic, but I drank it pretty cold. Taste is somewhat alphadelic-ly bitter. Lots of alpha acid here. Hoppy bitter. Not so bitter that it puckers, but leaning well towards the bitter side. Some maltiness showing too. Overall, if you like lots of hoppy bitterness in your IPAs, you'll probably love this.

06-04-2014 00:11:53 | More by FFreak
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-28-2014 04:43:40 | More by jakecattleco
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-27-2014 22:24:16 | More by xdtfx
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mriley1984

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

05-27-2014 01:09:45 | More by mriley1984
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DSTUR001

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2014 21:47:17 | More by luvbier
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StJamesGate

New York

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%

Tawny bronze with creamy pitted snowy head.
Flinty grain, mango, and golden syrup on the nose opening into lots of oily orange rind.
Icing sugared croissant and orange slurpy up front the light pine, Seville orange, and resin hops.
Tangerine sorbet and sugared white grapefruit end and lingered aspirin bitterness.
Lt-med, oily, some chew.

Juicy, with layers of citrus. Perfect balance of bitter and aroma – IBUs are firm but not overdone. Rock candy sweetness keeps it light, almost delicate. Brings a lot for 6.7%

04-29-2014 17:16:43 | More by StJamesGate
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

04-14-2014 04:37:01 | More by Kurmaraja
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2014 04:23:16 | More by chossboss
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Focusf111

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

04-02-2014 03:19:39 | More by Focusf111
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-26-2014 23:04:03 | More by SpasmWaiter
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-12-2014 05:42:38 | More by bleeps
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-05-2014 05:54:05 | More by rab53
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%

02-08-2014 03:55:48 | More by ScottyArbuckle
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -7.9%

Appearance- Pours up a decent amount of head which has okay retention. The head is almost a pure cotton white but has the slightest hint of beige. The body is a pale to medium amber which appears pale in the light. Lacing tends toward sheeting.

Nose- Lots of citrus and very juicy- I do remember this being somewhat of a juice bomb. Not as good as, but along the lines of, Sucks and Sculpin. Orange, lemon, and grapefruit are prominent. Some matchstick, some mustiness, a little bit of papaya, some tropical fruit. Some caramel and honey. Not overpowering but nice. A touch of lime.

Taste- Starts off a little more bitter than I remember- perhaps this is the effect of coming from a glass instead of the can. Starts off rather oddly for an IPA, as the pine and resin start first. Some citrus notes follow but nearly as much as is represented on the nose. Lots of earwax on the finish. Some touch of melon. Not a bad beer but not exactly the beer I remember it to be (although I guess it was a bit abrasive with hops the very last time I had it). I wonder if this is because of the can or age. I recently had Sculpin on tap and it certainly wasn't as juicy as I remember from a fairly fresh can. Lots of pine and resin, lots of wood. Even suggests some oak, it's so woody. Above average to good beer at the moment. Light orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit. There are the faintest touches of caramel and honey.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with slight syrup to the texture. Okay carbonation but it has a little too much zing.

Drinkability- Becomes a little bit more accessible as the hop bitterness mellows somewhat but there is still a huge surge of pine, resin, and matchstick on the finish and linger. Pretty standard craft beer price for a six pack. Don't know if I would buy it again.

Overall- Above average to good. A bit of a letdown from previous encounters. Must try if you like hoppy beers that are more bitter than fruity. A maybe try if not. C+/B-. A 3.75 N 4 T 3.5 M 3.5 D 3.5 O 3.5

01-16-2014 03:15:37 | More by artoolemomo
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RISeth

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-11-2014 21:00:07 | More by RISeth
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Quafftastic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-10-2013 19:56:03 | More by Quafftastic
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-28-2013 17:06:16 | More by jaydoc
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

A - pours a cloudy deepish copper with a finger of soft tan head, decent retention, great lacing.

S - Resinous hops, light citrus fruits. Lemon, grapefruit rind, with a touch of pepper.

T - nice dry skunk bitterness up front, a bit of spiced pine, and some minimal citrus (lemon).

M - light bodied, decent carbonation. Great drinkabikity.

O - refreshing tasty relatively one dimensional brew.

10-25-2013 01:20:57 | More by MacQ32
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-23-2013 03:59:17 | More by oriolesfan4
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justwork

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.5%

09-19-2013 05:27:17 | More by justwork
Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.