Leafer Madness | Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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240 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beer Valley Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
beervalleybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mattmaples on 04-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
137
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at front door, Boise. Sharper, and smoother, version of their bottled edition. Cask conditioning adds smoothness and lots of citrus character. Hops still come through loud and clear, but have the edges rounded off. Very nicely done.
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2013 Total Score: 4
nice and tart citrus and pine. Cloudy orange amber with thick robust creamy head lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of oranges and pine trees. Flavor is astringent citrus, pine, malt. Sharp but not overbearing.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bananaf
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I question the style delineation on this one. I feel like it performed ok for a double IPA but would rank as an excellent American Strong Ale. The hops do a fantastic job of balancing out the body, better than most beers this strong, but still struggle to come through as one would hope for an IPA. Well balanced, tasty, and drinkable, but didn't strike me as being as hop-driven as the name implied!

(and I did drink it in Ontario, OR, so I can't imagine the keg aged an overly long time...)

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Darker than average ipa color, dark gold and light brown, aroma was pretty much lacking. At least it wasn't bad.

Taste had a lot of bitterness from the old school hops. The alcohol was decently covered, especially since it really wasn't the biggest beer for being 9%.

Too expensive in bomber format. Even at $8/6pack, there still would be a lot better options on the shelf.

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Photo of Smak_Hermann
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ambruns1979
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robomunky
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nbdreher
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hreb
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours yellow and slightly hazy, and forms a large white head. Aroma is mid-grade dry hoppy and fruity. Not the most cannabinoid-smelling IPA, I have to say. Flavor features an aggressive onslaught of pine forest and citrus rind. But after the initial edge this beer doesn't have that much going on. Fizzy-creamy mouthfeel and a bitter finish. I think Imperial IPA needs more than just a load of hops to attain greatness, so this beer falls a little short for me, although the hop flavors on their own are excellent.

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Photo of sbanacho
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toddseal
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spigs84
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of PintOh1759
4.87/5  rDev +26.5%

Wow. Wow. Wow is all i can say about this beer. Bought it in a 1 Pint 6oz bomber bottle in Anchorage, AK. Bottle had lots of sediment built up at bottom a solid 1/4 inch + high. turned the bottle slowly upside down a few times then put back in the fridge to continue cooling for about 30 minutes then slowly turned over once more before i poured it to just mix it again but not foam it up.

The appearance of this beer is spectacular, its exactly what i expect when i get an unfiltered beer, very cloudy gold to light bronze color, lots of sediment floating around and lots of rising activity. pours a 2 finger head and holds a 1/4 off white head the whole glass down leaving some lacing on the sides but not as much as expected from the initial head.

The smell is a little disappointing as the aroma of the hops just isn't there, if i were to do a blind test of this beer and stick my nose into the glass i would never guess it was a 100+ IBU IPA. very bready/ sweet malty aroma with a background of slight pineapple citrus and the slightest hint of pine. overall not a very aromatic beer.

the taste. WOW. From the head you get this suuuuuuper bitter hoppyness that smacks you in the front of the tounge then runs to the back of your mouth and follows up imeaditaly with a perfect balance of bready malts with a hint of honey. very drinkable and lovable unfiltered beer. i will be going straight to the store tomorrow after work to purchase more and stock the fridge.

only thing holding this beer bad from scoring a perfect 5 in my book is the lack of aroma, you dont get that wow factor on the initial smell tat reassures you that this is going to be an amazing beer. maybe thats why i find it so damn good is because i let my guard down and didn't expect it to be so balanced after i smelled it.

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Photo of DoctorQ9
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Varls
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Keepnitrl
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cherche
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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Leafer Madness from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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