Alphadelic IPA | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Alphadelic IPAAlphadelic IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
287
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 287 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of dcmchew
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. can:

Pours slightly hazed golden with a foamy white head that becomes patchy. Broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of citrus, pine/resin, black pepper. Some caramelized grain/bread in the back.

The taste is of citrus/pine with an herbal bitterness in the finish.

Carbonation is a bit fast at first, but slows down to become slightly understated. But it is smooth and has a nice body to it.

Some alcohol shows. Some bitterness lingers.

A refreshing, hop-forward IPA.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Photo of aasher
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a healthy two finger head that dissipates to a thick cap, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, piney and slightly dank hops and bready malt. Flavor is semi-sweet mildly caramel malt, high alpha citrus hops with a light piney component; finishes semi-dry with grassy and grapefruit rind citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A nice, strong IPA that has more alpha bitterness than herbal flavors and a supportive, but non descript malt body. Lots of hop bitterness here and enjoyable for my hop fix, but wishing for a bit more flavor character either from the hops or malt.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can to nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy amber to orange color with a one finger white head. It quickly dissipates to leave light lacing roaming around in a mess sort of way. The smell started off with a crisp pine to lead into some tropical fruits, caramel malt, and then light honey. The taste was mildly sweet with light bitterness from the pine to stroll in to balance. There’s no aftertaste but it had a crisp sweet to bitter pine finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable oily texture. Overall, its a good AIPA that I could come back to.

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Photo of stevoj
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can from Winco. Pours out a cloudy darkish amber and small creamy beige head. Aroma is hops, not big, but dominates the nose. Taste also features hop bitterness. Two knocks against: metallic taste and finish and kind of watery body. Good, but not great.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can. Sampled on April 4, 2015.

Lightly clouded light amber with golden hues and a foamy cream colored head.

The aroma has a grassy, floral note with toasted pale malts underneath.

The body is smooth and medium.

The taste has a kind of barley malt base with a clean, crisp but grassy hop bitterness. Seems mellower than its 90 IBUs would suggest.

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Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange color with over an inch of white head. Looks very good. Aroma didn't kick enough dry hop notes. In fact, I could question any dry hopping at all in this one.

Ample grapefruit style bitterness. Gave some mixture of leaves, grass and pine needles. Excessive crystal malt (which is pretty much anything more than 5%) makes the mouthfeel heavier than need be.

Bomber format makes this not a repeat purchase. If it was $7/6 pack, sure, but not for a 22oz.

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Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured a burnt orange color with good carbonation leaving a solid white cap with some serious stamina. Wow. I am five minutes into this bomber and a lot of white bubbles and lacing are still present.

S: A big breadiness on the nose with underlying citrus and pine.

T: The malt comes to town with a nice breadiness upfront a good dose of orange peel, grapefruit appear initially and persist throughout. This beer seems simple on taste but good. The finish is mildly bitter, moderately slick but not oily per se.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated. This beer is balanced. The grain bill is just as big as the hop bill here but yet the IBUs still shine on.

O: A very nice single IPA! Recommend, yes, especially for anyone who likes a bit grit and chewiness in their IPA

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Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tawny bronze with creamy pitted snowy head.
Flinty grain, mango, and golden syrup on the nose opening into lots of oily orange rind.
Icing sugared croissant and orange slurpy up front the light pine, Seville orange, and resin hops.
Tangerine sorbet and sugared white grapefruit end and lingered aspirin bitterness.
Lt-med, oily, some chew.

Juicy, with layers of citrus. Perfect balance of bitter and aroma – IBUs are firm but not overdone. Rock candy sweetness keeps it light, almost delicate. Brings a lot for 6.7%

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Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for flexabull for this enticing extra that arrived on my doorstep recently. New IPA, new brewery to me, cool little can, what's not to like? 12 oz. poured from its aluminum casing.

Beer arrives in the glass as a semi-opaque orange with a generous helping of white fizz, rather like the southern end of Kawashong Lake in high winds this Sunday (sans the rocks, blisters, & mosquito bites). Nose harbors well-cleaned orange & a lot of sweet, light, almost pale malts. Smells a bit like a summer breeze through the woods.

Alphadelic IPA builds slower than summer road construction on I-35. Initial impression is 'meh'. Wonder Bread & Wheat Thin malt base are pressed up hard against the glass, which makes me sad - 'malt base' & 'IPA' should never be in consecutive sentences. After the malt herd thunders past, there's a bit of piney dust cloud, & a bitterness that seeps under the tongue & saves the beer from itself. Bit of orange zest & more malt on the finish. Certainly easy enough to drink, this is a mindless swigger while you have a book in hand or the Twins on the tube.

Too heavy on the malts & nothing to really distinguish it from a cast of thousands of pretty good, faceless, nameless IPAs.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 287 ratings.
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