Alphadelic IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
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
3.5/5 rDev -10.9%
Thanks for flexabull for this enticing extra that arrived on my doorstep recently. New IPA, new brewery to me, cool little can, what's not to like? 12 oz. poured from its aluminum casing.
Beer arrives in the glass as a semi-opaque orange with a generous helping of white fizz, rather like the southern end of Kawashong Lake in high winds this Sunday (sans the rocks, blisters, & mosquito bites). Nose harbors well-cleaned orange & a lot of sweet, light, almost pale malts. Smells a bit like a summer breeze through the woods.
Alphadelic IPA builds slower than summer road construction on I-35. Initial impression is 'meh'. Wonder Bread & Wheat Thin malt base are pressed up hard against the glass, which makes me sad - 'malt base' & 'IPA' should never be in consecutive sentences. After the malt herd thunders past, there's a bit of piney dust cloud, & a bitterness that seeps under the tongue & saves the beer from itself. Bit of orange zest & more malt on the finish. Certainly easy enough to drink, this is a mindless swigger while you have a book in hand or the Twins on the tube.
Too heavy on the malts & nothing to really distinguish it from a cast of thousands of pretty good, faceless, nameless IPAs.
09-05-2013 02:20:06 | More by maximum12
3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
Cool looking can that I picked up at the Bend Brew Shop.
Pours a slightly hazy and bright gold color with a nice white head. Pretty nice
Aromas are of hard candies, sweet citrus, and some pine notes.
Taste has nice bitter grapefruit up front. Beer then settles into some sweet hard candies. Finish is dry and crisp, also a bit bitter, with some pine, resin, and bright citrus notes.
Mouthfeel is snappy with good body and nice carbonation.
Overall a very solid IPA, I'd be pleased to drink this one again.
08-18-2013 23:36:20 | More by flexabull
4/5 rDev +1.8%
A: Poured a burnt orange color with good carbonation leaving a solid white cap with some serious stamina. Wow. I am five minutes into this bomber and a lot of white bubbles and lacing are still present.
S: A big breadiness on the nose with underlying citrus and pine.
T: The malt comes to town with a nice breadiness upfront a good dose of orange peel, grapefruit appear initially and persist throughout. This beer seems simple on taste but good. The finish is mildly bitter, moderately slick but not oily per se.
M: Medium bodied, well carbonated. This beer is balanced. The grain bill is just as big as the hop bill here but yet the IBUs still shine on.
O: A very nice single IPA! Recommend, yes, especially for anyone who likes a bit grit and chewiness in their IPA
06-27-2013 20:36:57 | More by barleywinefiend
4.11/5 rDev +4.6%
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
Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
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