Alphadelic IPA
Hop Valley Brewing Company

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From:
Hop Valley Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,585
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,232
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 9.11%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
275
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 19, 2022
Added:
May 21, 2009
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  94
SCORE
86
Very Good
Alphadelic IPAAlphadelic IPA
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.41 by Lucnifter from California

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
12oz pour at tuttles

Orange, lace, all dat, smell is wet hops, tsste is grassy, light, shockingly 7.2%, drinks like a 5% homebrew. Bitter and malty, too sweet. Pretty standard, otherwise, forgettable
Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12-pack of cans. Pours a pale gold color with a thin bubbly white head. A mild fruity aroma. The flavor is well balanced with a light sweet bread flavor. Clean finish with a mildly bitter aftertaste. A nice IPA.
Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 17, 2021
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Reviewed by timon from California

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look is nothing too interesting. Has some small head, some lacing, and a cloudy golden color that resolves itself to a standard beer color for the IPA style. Honey, hops, and light tropical fruits dominate the smell. The mouthfeel is light with a syrupy quality, though. The taste is not quite as good as the smell or mouthfeel. It's just a bit one dimensional in its maltiness--the hops, as the head shows, are now that strong here. Overall, not bad for the price. You get what you pay for.
Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Almost clear burnt orange with a lively pure white head that forms and settles to a nice lid, leaving good lacing behind
Aroma: Sweet orange, pomelo, mixed berries, some pine, and bready and slightly sweet malt
Taste: A huge citrus fruit punch hits hard and fast and is followed by a strong, resinous hop flower note along with some pine sap. Bready malt holds the backbone but lets the hops shine and finishes with very strong pine and lightly citrus hop bite
Mouthfeel: Full, a little slick, medium-high carbonation, and quite dry on the finish
Overall: I dig it. This beer is, has been, and hopefully always will be exactly what it started out as – a throwback West Coast IPA. All the pine/citrus hops, a good malt base, and strong bite and dryness on the finish. One of my go-to’s when I want classic WCIPA hop goodness and high bitterness/dryness for a reasonable price
Mar 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by bv51 from Washington

Sep 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jul 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by a_silva_016 from Arizona

Jun 19, 2020
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Picked up as part of the Hop Mixer 12 pack from TW Arrowhead 3-17-20 for $1.17 per bottle. Best by 6-20-20; consumed 5-22-20. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured golden orange with a beautiful white head that has some great hang time.

Nose is subdued with hints of citrus and stone fruits.

Taste is set up by a sweet but not cloying medium pale malt base that has a generous hopping tinged with orange, grapefruit, and peach. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness; 7/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly refreshing and smooth.

Overall this beer takes me back to how IPA's were 7-10 years ago with the residual sugar offset by ample hopping; in this case 90 IBU's. Likable beer that is budget friendly.
May 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Apr 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by C4li from Oregon

Oct 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.12 by deereless from Colorado

Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bought a 6-pack cans Target $8.99
Smell of caramel
Golden-amber color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Slight caramel taste, pine, bitterness, some citrus
Overall an ok beer. Not sure where that caramel taste is coming from. Probably won't buy again.
Aug 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by evanwoertz from California

Jun 25, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i wanted to like this way more than i did, fresh on tap too, should have been at its best, but its a relatively lackluster ipa, if the alpha in the name is meant to suggest alpha acid bitterness, they got it right, because this one seems to be way more hop bitterness than hop flavor, a little generic in terms of taste but cranked way up on the finishing bite. the quality is there though, which i suppose is important in a beer thats not all that interesting, hard to be too negative, but it seems like these guys have a couple too many ipa types in the market right now, and that they could easily cull the weak ones and be just fine, or even better off for it. the pour is pretty, clear golden and tall white headed, a real good looking pint, bubbly and active and clean. aroma and flavor are mirrored, some light pine and citrus pith, but its uninteresting and overly familiar, not really holding my attention until the highly bitter finish just sort of demands it. its got a slight peppery thing to the hops, and really does pack a punch. it has some malt flavor and body pushing sweet,but the hops are intense enough at the end to make it almost brisk in feel, especially with the nice carbonation. if you want a somewhat one dimensional ipa thats not too heavy to drink on and is decidedly the opposite of the trendy dry hop stuff, you may dig this, but in the lineup of hop valley beers, this one is a little bit lost for me. good by all measures, but generic, simple, and more bitter than flavorful as the hops go...
May 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by antihero404 from California

Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Mar 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by ghasting from Washington

Feb 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Captdolfinpain from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Spilled from a 12 oz can into a pint glass

L - Mostly clear, light amber. There's a slight haze to it, but only enough to give it some character. Half an inch or so pure white head, with short lived retention.
S - It smells pretty good, I get some fruity and piney overtones, less pronounced floral aromas (specifically roses?), with milder (but still noticeable) malty notes.
T - It tastes about like it smells; predominantly pine resin and fruit. In particular it reminds me of fresh apricot. The floral rose flavor comes through more and balances the tart apricot/fruit tones. The full bodied malt flavor rounds out the aromatic fruit/floral components nicely, without completely stealing the show.
F - This is a really refreshing beer. It's light-medium bodied, not oily feeling at all. Slightly astringent, but in just the right way as to keep your mouth from feeling slimy after a swig.
O - If you're looking for an easy drinking IPA with a fun aromatic hops profile, then this is a great choice. It's an awesome brew to have in the cooler for a summer BBQ.
Feb 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a bready and pine hop aroma that has a good deal of citrus hop and a bit of tropical fruit. Along with these smells comes some aromas an herbal smell as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor that is mixed with a rather dank pine and herbal taste. As the taste advances the bready takes on more grainy notes all while the dank grows stronger and is joined by some flavors of citrus hop and a bit of yeast. Toward the end some tastes of a floral and grassy hop join the flavor profile to leave one with a rather dank and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the moderate to slightly thicker side for an IPA of 7.2 % with a carbonation level that is rather moderate. Overall for the dank and bready tastes, the feel is rather well done and creates a medium that is fantastic for the flavors.
Overall – This is a rather nice dank and robust drinker. Flavorful, robust, and a great drinking brew.
Feb 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Nov 25, 2018
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale gold, small particulate sediment, average head retention, above average lacing.
Smell- Floral, tropical, pine.
Taste- Citrus, tropical, floral, sweet finish, not great balance.
Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, astringent finish that lingers.
Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by sd123 from Georgia

Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Pretendeer from Washington

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.04 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Sep 25, 2018
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Reviewed by tomengdahl from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I have found this IPA to be the best value for flavor. Local Rite Aid sells a 12-pack of cans for $14.99. That's $4-$5 less a six-pack than other favorite IPAs and makes it a great standard for me. Couldn't have gotten through painting the interior of my garage without a couple Alphadelics. Delish!
Sep 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Aug 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Jetlag767 from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Shows you how IBU numbers are estimates and don’t necessarily reflect flavor. This 90 IBU beer should be a borderline hop bomb but comes across light in the bittering hops. I good NW IPA but doesn’t live up to the IBU’s or reputation.
Aug 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by DeeBreezy from California

Jul 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. Can
BB: OCT 09 2018

My first from this brewery.
They need to make better cans.

Poured into a tulip a nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, with some nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which also leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.
Jul 02, 2018
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at a Rockies game with my Dad at Coors Field. Pours a orange amber with no head and a light nose. Flavor is lasting and mostly unbalanced. This still isn't very withering or powerful for the IBU footprint. Easy drinking but also kind of boring. Fine at a ballgame, but not something worth hunting down.
Jun 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by michiganmatt from California

Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by DenverHopHead from Colorado

Jun 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by IRONRakkasan from California

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by RB3 from Washington

May 20, 2018
Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
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