Alphadelic IPA | Hop Valley Brewing Company

Alphadelic IPAAlphadelic IPA
BA SCORE
76%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 296 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by DiabolikDUB on 05-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,823
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
296
Liked:
225
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
9.33%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
69
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 296 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of casapy
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JothHu
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnarush
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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 +1.6%
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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Photo of CMC73
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mafitzee
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know what there is to say about this other than this may be your quintessential northwestern IPA. A flash of malty-sweetness eclipsed by bitter hops. Not especially fruity, not especially herbal. Down the middle.

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Photo of tpauer
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spyderglx
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A really solid "valley" IPA

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Photo of chavinparty
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
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 ARaces23
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josiahschlender
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As always, I'm a fan of the canned beer. I've seen this one on the grocery shelves for a long time but finally grabbed a pack when they were on sale. Pours an attractive golden color with medium clarity and moderate lacing.

Aromas are really nice. Lots of grapefruit hops and general fresh-smelling citrus. Flavors trend to the more lemon-rind citric hops and with some light bready malts that peek through more as the beer warms up.

Clean, crisp mouthfeel with a long-lasting bitter finish. Overall, an enjoyable brew that I'll come back to. One of the best canned IPAs I've found from the northwest. It will definitely make a reappearance as a camp-cooler beer this summer.

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Photo of cgmjr_bsb
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaSaiani
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76% out of 100 with 296 ratings
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