Alpha Centauri Binary IPA - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPAAlpha Centauri Binary IPA

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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | 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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3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank out of a plastic cup at a cheap ass hotel in Newport, OR. This a very aromatic big beer with the 9% alcohol well hidden. Aromas and taste of pine and sweet citrus. Taste has residual sweetness to go with the malt. A very nice big ipa. First beer from this local brewery.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, shared with Steffie, according to shelf description at Whole Foods it's a couple weeks fresh! Fresh Hops!

Served in a Maudite Tulip.

A- Aggressive pour leaves a short one finger head. Burnt orange body, egg white head.

S- Sweet malty front, huge grapefruit and citrus aromas, light flower essence.

T- Light caramel sweetness, a bit nutty, and grainy. citrus flavors of grapefruit and star fruit, blends into a herbal notes. For being advertised at 100 IBU, i find the bitterness balanced.

M- Medium carbonation, sweet and sticky

Dynamic IIPA, the grain flavor is unique per the style, certainly will be buying again.

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3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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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.

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Had on tap at concordia in Portland after a big meal at tastee's and sons.

A-- half a finger of white head, hardly any lacing, very clear and the color of honey.

S-- very much a sniffer; strong pine, pine sap, freaking pine needles. This is not going to be citrusy, no doubt.

T -- how right I was. This guy is leafy! Maybe lemon on the finish, but you have to work to taste it. The finish goes by too quickly, in my opinion, but it lengthens as it gets warmer.

M -- pretty standard ipa feel. Small carbonation, more linen than velvet.

O -- better than okay, but not a whole lot better. DRINK WARM, way way better.

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Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber with a one finger fine white head with good retention and good lacing. Looks excellent. Aroma of aromatic herbal and piney hops, pineapple and light fruit. Nice citrus, caramel malt up front, fairly complex hop combination on the finish which is slightly dry compared to the start. Very tasty, lingering hop finish. Great medium, almost creamy body. I like this one a lot and will buy it again.

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.