Alpha IPA | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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41 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A beer designed to showcase hops! We use hops all the way from first wort hopping to dry hopping. Magnum, Golding, Cluster, Chinook and Columbus hops create this bitter nectar with just enough malt in the background. 70 IBU's, 6.8% alc/vol"

Added by RedDiamond on 06-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.47%
 
 
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1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Block 15 lists different prices for different beers on their menu. They're all reasonable, but their Belgian-style dubbel is a notch higher and the Alpha IPA is also priced slightly more. Blame it on the hops.

But a good IPA is worth the extra coin and Alpha is a good IPA. It earns a solid base hit for deft suds, a softly contoured body, and everything you might expect from the fruit of the lupulus. Dry hopping and a total use of four hop varieties creates a beer with succulent, resinous hop flavor and the seductive aroma of fresh-squeezed hop juice. And beneath all those hops is an ample base of malt sweetness.

Alpha is unfiltered orange-gold with a citric finish and splotch lace. The body grows slightly thin after awhile, but not to the point of distraction.

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Alpha IPA from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
4.12 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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