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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
90
outstanding

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop Valley Brewing Company - Alpha Centauri Binary IPA, poured into a Boulevard tulip.

Look - Pours a pale hazy amber with floaties and a small soapy head that dissipates quickly. Ropey lacing.

Smell - Light malt and juicy hops. Nice tropical fruit hops. Melon and orange.

Taste - Light malt body and decent juicy hop profile. More bitter pine hops there.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with moderate carb. Not at all boozy. Rests bitter, dry, and clean. Great drinkability.

Overall - Tasty clean DIPA. Wish more of the juicy hop aroma was in the taste. Bitter pine is old school.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 17:40:47 | More by JMScowcroft
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-06-2014 06:34:09 | More by rab53
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earinc

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-24-2014 03:23:29 | More by earinc
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-16-2014 07:56:59 | More by 510a
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ScottyArbuckle

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-08-2014 03:54:35 | More by ScottyArbuckle
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2014 00:56:51 | More by MikeRice1969
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-25-2014 14:04:52 | More by Prost76
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thegiantc

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-05-2014 02:19:42 | More by thegiantc
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-01-2014 05:57:17 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-01-2014 05:52:13 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Sarciso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-19-2013 08:07:07 | More by Sarciso
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fitius5150

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-17-2013 00:12:47 | More by fitius5150
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which looks to have pretty good retention. The head is a fluffy, pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber which looks a mix of pale amber and golden straw in the light. Lacing tends toward sheeting.

Nose- Very pine and resin forward which indicates this might be the type of hop bomb many hopheads love but I won't. Some mustiness. A little bit of grapefruit. Some caramel. Much more pine and resin forward from the bottle than the glass which shows much more citrus (orange and lemon) with a touch of honey.

Taste- Starts off with some grapefruit but quickly moves into pine and resin and then matchstick. This needs to warm up a bit but this is exactly the sort of high hopped beer that I don't like. That is not to say that it's a bad beer- I understand fully why many would love this. This is bitter as hell and I would have loved it when I first started drinking IPAs. Still quite tasting as there's a nice spice tingle on the finish and the linger is mellow and rounded. Malt bill is definitely pretty clean at this point as I really get nothing in that department. Very small citrus notes start to appear, even a hint of peach. Some caramel and honey do appear near the middle but this is still dominated by resilient pine and resin hops. Spiciness borders on pepper or even gin botanicals. Good beer that is a solid representation of one aspect of the style.

Mouthfeel- Almost medium bodied with a bit of rich creaminess. Nice and smooth. Good amount of carbonation but blends well with the texture.

Drinkability- A little much for me because of the bittering hops but still quite accessible. No heat and rounded enough as not to obliterate the taste buds. Great price- just a little over 4 bucks for a solid IIPA.

Overall- A good, solid beer. Nothing more, nothing less. The flavor profile is not preferred but will probably appeal to most IPA drinkers. But after the Plinys, Heady, Notorious, and Sucks, I just can't do these types of beer anymore. A must try for hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 05:37:32 | More by artoolemomo
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-28-2013 17:06:02 | More by jaydoc
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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-16-2013 01:10:34 | More by comrade_tony
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-01-2013 01:44:34 | More by dmorgan310
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dannykugler

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-18-2013 22:30:44 | More by dannykugler
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-02-2013 02:30:42 | More by ThisMoonlife
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Rudes

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-20-2013 14:49:53 | More by Rudes
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sharpski

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-20-2013 00:04:58 | More by sharpski
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justwork

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-19-2013 05:26:32 | More by justwork
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-15-2013 17:06:56 | More by shagal
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SMITHAND

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-07-2013 19:04:11 | More by SMITHAND
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kbrown

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-03-2013 04:00:12 | More by kbrown
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-31-2013 06:35:55 | More by shelby415
Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.