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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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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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Reviews by snaotheus:
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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at 41 F with no bottle code on it. Reviewed entered from notes; actually drank it yesterday.

Pours clear, golden, with a medium head that dissipates quickly. Medium carbonation. Smell is grassy fairly mild, lots of grapefruit, a little floral.

Taste is very bitter, some straw-like sweetness, strong grapefruit rind/pine bitterness. Slight honeysuckle sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and thin, smooth. Overall, quite good.

snaotheus, May 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

seantall, Jul 19, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Billolick, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

sgn4779, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ste5venla, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

switzer, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

mdaschaf, Oct 06, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

seanthornton152, May 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Hobbit, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mriley1984, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 02, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

justiceavocado, Aug 07, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Gporter67, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Booner818, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopmodium, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

largadeer, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.