1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alpha Drive - Valiant Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Alpha DriveAlpha Drive

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Valiant Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 01-13-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Popp24:
Photo of Popp24
Popp24

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-22-2014 01:47:46 | More by Popp24
More User Reviews:
Photo of FrogOut69
FrogOut69

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2014 18:26:18 | More by FrogOut69
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-16-2014 05:56:45 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
Photo of Smrfnlo
Smrfnlo


5/5  rDev +29.2%

07-09-2014 19:08:56 | More by Smrfnlo
Photo of Aarond54321
Aarond54321


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-28-2014 01:12:16 | More by Aarond54321
Photo of Furlinator
Furlinator

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-16-2014 12:56:24 | More by Furlinator
Photo of fox227
fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-13-2014 22:55:28 | More by fox227
Photo of kristougher
kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-08-2014 19:25:02 | More by kristougher
Photo of ThePaleRider
ThePaleRider

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-03-2014 01:42:34 | More by ThePaleRider
Photo of freshflesh
freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-29-2014 02:19:22 | More by freshflesh
Photo of mactrail
mactrail

Washington

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really nice aroma of juniper and mango with a fresh breeze off the piney lake. Color is a dark amber with an abundance of foam in the New Belgium snifter. Lots of lacing in the glass.

Fruity and intense with a deep malty taste. Fairly sweet but tending toward bitterness and a dryer finish. Flavors of cedar and salted plum. This is not quite tropical fruit but more of meaty taste with some fermenting pineapple and shortbread. There is a salty tang that adds to the intensity of flavors.

I think this is one of the better great big IPAs I've had lately. It seems to deliver the huge hoppy tastes while maintaining a sippable friendliness. Here's another reason not to overlook Orange County as a serious beer region, after stopping in Temecla, of course. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree Market in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 05:27:33 | More by mactrail
Photo of mhaugo
mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-18-2014 06:40:41 | More by mhaugo
Photo of Jackals
Jackals

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-15-2014 21:15:24 | More by Jackals
Photo of ralphw56
ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-30-2014 18:50:53 | More by ralphw56
Photo of Bazyx
Bazyx

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-28-2014 21:36:37 | More by Bazyx
Photo of Beerbuddy21
Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-20-2014 06:20:12 | More by Beerbuddy21
Photo of jwswigs
jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-19-2014 21:55:02 | More by jwswigs
Photo of marqoid
marqoid

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-19-2014 21:09:29 | More by marqoid
Photo of notchucknorris
notchucknorris

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-10-2014 00:34:34 | More by notchucknorris
Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-06-2014 08:18:15 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
Photo of g_jenkins
g_jenkins

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-02-2014 05:31:48 | More by g_jenkins
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-30-2014 08:05:23 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of BryanCDM
BryanCDM

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-27-2014 02:38:17 | More by BryanCDM
Photo of Booner818
Booner818

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-20-2014 05:57:05 | More by Booner818
Photo of heresy22
heresy22

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-19-2014 19:40:09 | More by heresy22
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Alpha Drive from Valiant Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.