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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPAAlpha Centauri Binary IPA

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BA SCORE
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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 6
Gots: 40 | 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:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-23-2010

100 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kellyprows
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Maverick88
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ewhite2121
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j-psbrewski
4.87/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mabermud
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly delicious.

This is a swell beer everyone. Enchanting smell. Scrumptiously tasty. Nice feel with smooth, fine, dense carb.

Overall - Highly drinkable. Every time I see it on the shelf, it's mine.

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.66/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber. Didn't have a Brew date (this is my real pet peeve with a lot of IPAs), but I figure a craft brew made in Eugene and sold in Portland is probably a safe bet...
BTW: No "Brewed On" or "Best Before" dates, but a "CONTAINS ALCOHOL" warning on the label....seriously?!

Anyway, very good beer, nice first taste, nice mouth feel, nice citrusy hop profile, very slightly sweet aftertaste. No hint whatsoever that this is 9% abv.....a technically impressive feat, and one that could get the "unaware" in trouble...fast!
Cheers.

Photo of 5pmsomewhere
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Best part about this beer is the smell - citrus/pineapple in nature. None of this transfers to the taste, which is bitter superhop from start to finish. There is an earthy character to this beer that lingers for a substantial amount of time.

Photo of kemoarps
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date. Either that or I'm super blind. I think it's the former.

Pours a thick hazy opaque orange. Good finger plus of frothy white foam. Settles down to Hawaii, lacing like... well like something that laces nicely.

Nose pops with juicy mango and tropical fruits as soon as I open the bottle. Sadly this dissipates pretty quickly. Settles into a much thinner pineapple and faint pine with a little bit of yeast.

Not as juicy as the initial nose suggested. Less defined, though equally prominent hops are still the forefront. touches of sweet augment a bitter foundation upon which I can't quite put my finger. The finish is long with a juicy bitterness.
Thick and chewy with little pinpricks of carbonation that remind me of fermented pickle juice.

Really good beer, but I can't help but feel like there were still some points left on the board.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer was a pleasant surprise, very tasty. Gotta get my hands on more

Photo of beertunes
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a 12oz goblet, this brew was a pale gold color, and had just a thin bit of white head. The aroma was certainly hop forward, and had no malt presence. On the tongue, sharp and bitter hops were dominant, although there was just a bit of malt.

The body was way thinner than I prefer for the style. Drinkability was good, but the bitter finish was just a bit too harsh for me. Overall, a nice enough brew that would hit a lot of other palates better than it did mine.

Photo of Jake675309
4.89/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing hop profile. Amazing smell. Flavor and scent explode in this beer. Probably my absolute favorite beer at this time.

Photo of JTahoe
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hreb
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, factually proclaiming "contains alcohol". Served in a chalice. Beer appears orange and significantly hazed. Big citrus juice aroma. No surprises, the flavor features layers upon layers of hops. Finishes like I'm chewing on a grapefruit rind. A lot of great hop flavors here, but as the label not-so-subtley promises, this beer is all about the bitter, no balance.

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fatehunter
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thin head on clear straw body.
The aroma is mango, pine and danky pineapple. Excellent.
The taste is a bitter mix with tropical fruit sweetness. Really nice.
The texture is crisp.
Outstanding.

Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Braz
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tastes nice but not convinced this is an imperial.

Photo of jakewatt135
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of enznevr
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of schad
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Donkster46
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.