Alphadelic IPA | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
hopvalleybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DiabolikDUB on 05-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
276
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
64
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of Dneub
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Sanetuary
4.85/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of thebrood1987
4.84/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A hop explosion of fruity piney goodness comes through very obviously in this beer. Taste: starts off pretty sweet ending with a ripe fruity intense pine bitterness. This IPA is not for beginners. 90 ibus at only 6.7 percent abv? That's definitely going to be bitter. The ripe fruitiness is the best way I can explain how this beer tastes with the typical floral piney bitterness that you get out of a lot of West coast IPA's. I love this beer and ever since moving to Oregon its been my go to!

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Photo of Hammerhead18
4.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth ipa. Great taste and finish.

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Photo of DrDaves49
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of youradhere
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Archdale74
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good hoppy ipa, glad I tried it and will buy again!

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Photo of mcampney
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacStinson
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopheadgeoff
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first hop valley. great beers all around

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Photo of NikLuna
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Swervine44
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of GOPACKGO_512
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of johnnyminor
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of corypattison3079
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedDiamond
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The menu says, "A true NWIPA with an orange/copper hue for a citrus nose leading to an abundance of Northwest hop flavor and enough malt to back it up." A bit wordy, but otherwise not a bad writeup for a menu placard. To that I would add that the beer's (intentional?) undercarbonation feeds a big puffy mouthfeel similar to a cask conditioned ale. It has solid balances with a graceful hop medley (from Cascade, Cluster, Palisade, and Simcoe) and the flaunted lace characteristic of Hop Valley beers as a whole. An excellent example of the style.

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Photo of RichIron883
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nhirsch04
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beardskii
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flandoggie
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pianoguy
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber no bottling date info...

Pours a solid orange-carmel body with a 1/2 inch white head. little retention, little lacing.

Not much of a smell at first, but as the beer warmed up a bit it really took off ! A very nice tropical fruit, citrus smell about halfway through the( first) glass.

Taste is much different then the smell. There is no citrus or fruit here. It's all hops.Perhaps a tiny bit of malt... But it's mostly bitter (and I mean a good bitter)

Excellent full mouth-feel. Doesn't get much better then this.

Very nice! Hop forward without being over the top...Bitter... But not too bitter.... I can taste the work that must have gone into making this beer

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 276 ratings.
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