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Alpha Drive | Valiant Brewing Co.

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3.73
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Valiant Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 01-13-2014

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 71
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Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, light tropical fruit, lemon citrus. Flavor of caramel malt, mixed citrus and tropical fruit, citrus and piney hops. Long, lingering, nicely balanced but intense nearly resinous hop finish. Medium bodied. After being somewhat underwhelmed by the aroma and intial flavor rush, this developed a nicely complex and tasty hop flavor that was well supported by the malt. And that malt support is important because the hopping in this is not shy. Enjoyable introduction to this brewery new to the Northwest. I'll watch for them again.

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Cloudy copper in color, thick head fades slowly to bright citrus balanced well by a hearty malt backbone.

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Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark amber body with a 2 finger white head that reduces fairly quickly to leave some foam.

Smell is pine, resin, heavy malt background. Taste follows the nose with pine, floral hops, caramel, sitting on a pretty heavy pale malt backbone. somewhat watery and muted.

Decent, nothing special.

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Alpha Drive from Valiant Brewing Co.
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