Alphadelic IPA | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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3.85/5
Very Good
313 Ratings
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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

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Added by DiabolikDUB on 05-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,952
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
313
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of johnnyminor
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattinIdaho
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienI
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gerardes
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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 BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of thebrood1987
4.84/5  rDev +25.7%
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 TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden in color with a white, finger width head. Good retention, breaking down to a thin, consistent layer of suds across the top. Great lacing consisting of broken webbing winding it's way around the glass and a few spots found between.

Smell - Tropical aroma that's more pineapple than orange, along with hints of grass, pine and spice. Crackery malt undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hops hit on mild pineapple character and some orange skin. Malts are distant, providing a light crackery and slightly grainy taste that's hardly noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with moderate carbonation. Lightly velvety texture with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Decent IPA, but lacks depth of flavor. It's easy to drink in the least and should work well for my upcoming rafting trip.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Just an average IPA. Light golden straw color. Aroma was mild and not very exhilarating. Average flavor. Highest score on the feel. It did go down smooth and was not to heavy on a warm California day.

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Photo of IPA4Terry
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA, a bit higher IBU than I usually like, but it's good!

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Photo of PaulWaters
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of casapy
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JothHu
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

In general, i havent been a fan of NW ipas, so take this review for what it is

This leans more to the resiny side than the current citrus bombs. There is some subtle grapefruit and slight malt backing. I do judge ipa by region and this is above average for the nw style. There is an element on back end that i cant pinpoint, but it provides a smooth drinkability. Abv is plenty hidden.

If you like nw ipa, its a definite try...if you dont, i think it still has enough qualities to try. I was content with my 6er

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Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy and deep gold in the glass. A pillowy white head leaves spotty lacing. A huge pineapple and pine nose with a moderate amount of sweetness detectable. The taste is sweet pineapple and pine needles. There may be a hint of lemongrass as well. Very nicely balanced flavors with a lingering bitterness. Overall this is a really good West Coast style IPA.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz can into standard pint glass. Light, golden amber color. Mostly clear with the faintest haze. Creamy, 2 finger head with excellent retention. Lots of lacing, and a substantial film across the top of the beer. The smell is nice, light fruit and malt balanced. Apricot, orange blossom notes also in the aroma. That floral hint is also in the flavor, but it is mostly all grapefruit and pine up front in this IPA. Very resinous mouthfeel. Slight bitterness in the finish, but still a smooth, extremely drinkable and enjoyable brew overall.

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Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 313 ratings