Alphadelic IPA | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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329 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:
#16,657
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
329
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
10
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85
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0
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Ratings: 329 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of Beaver13
2.27/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12 oz can, dated 10/23/17 (best by?). Pours slightly hazy copper orange with a medium rocky white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued malty stinky hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel biscuit malt with a little off candied fruit and some harsh stinky hops that have a lot of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, didn't really care for this one.

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Photo of kaseydad
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

So glad to finally be getting Hop Valley in the Bay Area.

Slightly hazy apricot colored pour with minimal foam.....but good lacing.

Whiffs of mango, cantaloupe, peach and hops.

Taste is big on hops and mucho citrus. Not getting much sweetness or malt and that's a-ok since I am liking what is given. Long, lingering grapefruit (and rind) aftertaste.

Overall this is a hop bomb, yet refreshing. The ABV has been increased to 7.2% yet is barely evident. A nice beer worth checking out for hop heads or West Coast IPA lovers.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of souvenirs
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brodericksloth
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Valley is always one of my favorites with their Alpha Centauri leading the pack. This is their everyday beer; very good on tap. They don't say which hops is cooked into this one, but it feels like Chinook and Cascade...tropical, fruity but still with a distinct hop bite. I haven't tasted the double version of this beer but it should be interesting with 9.6 ABV and 96 IBUs
This one comes in at 6.7% ABV and 90 IBUs
Alpha Centauri is still my beer from this brewery, but for $27/24 cans at Costco this is hard to beat for your everyday beer; not a lawnmower

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Photo of bondjedi
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopresin19
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 OZ can into tulip Glass,APPEARANCE: beautiful goldenrod color with slight haze,NOSE: very floral with grapefruit in the background,TASTE: nice hop profile with slight malt bill, Mango,pine,and grapefruit in the taste,with lingering hops,OVERALL: very nice brew with 90 IBU'S at 6.7 % ABV.if this was bottle conditioned,it would ROCK!!

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

This pours a light caramel amber. I get an earthy piney note on the aroma. Drying pine and lime pith on the palate. All around decent IPA. Came in a can.

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Photo of gandres
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured to wine glass
Appearance: Dark yellow/amber, hazy, cloudy, medium tan foam, lacing
Aroma: Very Fragrant- hoppy
very Bitter
long follow through, bitter aftertaste, medium carbonation
Overall: Very good beer, even got a growler of this beer.
Drank: February 27, 2017 10pm

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Photo of morrowd3
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hagenmccombs
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Look: Golden and clear with a white one inch head
Smell: smells like a generic IPA. Citrus, pine, basil, pale malt
Taste: This is where things get awful for me. Tastes exactly how I would imagine dawn dish soap to taste. Cloyingly sweet with a medicinal bitterness and a very harsh grain taste. The hops are there, but are not very aromatic.
Feel: medium full bodied. Too thick for my tastes
Overall: One of my least favorite IPAs I've tried in the PNW.

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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

Alphadelic IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 329 ratings