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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
100 IBU

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-23-2010)
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4.44/5  rDev +8.6%

Jarelb, Saturday at 03:15 AM
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

On draft at Chuck's 85th. Grapefruit, pine resin, grassy aroma. Pours orange, slightly cloudy, with a white, thin head. Hits with a bitter taste from hops, with some sweetness and sourness in the back. Thick and full body, with a long finish.

PacNWDad, Oct 14, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

Redsoxfan, Oct 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Gporter67, Oct 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Dneub, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

lighthabit, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bomber into a snifter
100 IBU

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium, white head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a full wisp cap and sticks to the sides of the glass. Clear amber orange with no carbonation evident, making it a touch lighter than others in the DIPA style. A faint wisp remains leaving some nice lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Melon, grapefruit, pineapple and honeydew melon. Very much like their Alphadelic IPA. Some piney notes here as well.

TASTE: Pale malts, honeydew melon, mango sweetness up front, before a well-balanced finish. Honeydew melon again, bitter pine flavors, grapefruit and plenty of hop bitterness linger on the palate. Some nice melon sweetness and caramel flavors balance the hops here quite nicely.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch sticky on the palate. A bit of alcohol and hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Very full and creamy, with a nice bite lingering. Quality.

OVERALL: Really good brew. A much better DIPA than their Alphadelic is an IPA. Much better balanced here, with the malt base offering a better buffer to the bitterness, and the increased hop flavor makes it more interesting. A solid feel on this one too. Top class brew that I very much enjoyed. Recommended.

Jeffo, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

mdaschaf, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Swaino, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

snohojimbo, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

MLaVioletteJr, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

gpblackgt, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopmodium, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

cudeman, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

andyhurley, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Urs, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Metaltildeath, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

BDeibs, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

AnalogErik, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Some pleasant sweetness. Slightly hot with alcohol and a moderate acidity. Big fruity aromatics. Hoppy with a mango tang.

Mellow malt and a bitter burn of aftertaste. This is like a Tripel, a light whiskey, with the malty clean taste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at New Seasons Market in Portland.

mactrail, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

This tastes sooooo good !

Whitley, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

A very bright beer. Not great head retention, but definitely has a great nose to it. Unmistakably alpha hopped (as if the namesake wasn't a giveaway). The malt comes out much more as it sits out and warms up. Has a finish that lingers.

pdxdrum, Sep 01, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +11.5%

PNW_Stoutman_76, Aug 29, 2014
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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.