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

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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 arini10
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dcbelkot
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of schad
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of RISeth
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of jera1350
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of deanhead
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Topher78
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djeucalyptus
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a coppery grapefruit juice hue with a decent frothy one-finger head that leaves behind ample lacing.

aroma is bright with citrus. grapefruits, lemon. hints of lime. citron. a hint of malt cracker comes through, but the powerhouse of citrus shines.

Whoah. citrus. grapefruits. maybe a hint of pineapple. a touch tropical, but still some interesting earthy, green hops to balance it out. enough malt and sweetness to keep this one from tasting like pure hops. although it's deliciously hoppy.

mouth is smooth, ample carbonation. moderately full body. enjoyable and great for the flavor. nice to have a strong IPA that's not heavy on the carbonation.

this is one impressive brew. interesting hop profile, heavyhanded on the hops but in a deliciously intentional way. Incredibly drinkable... probably a good thing I don't have a few more. Worth seeking out!

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Photo of IrishCowboyBend
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A really solid "valley" IPA

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
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 PicoPapa
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. Pours a semi translucent burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is juicy grapefruit, lemon, lime and pine hops. The taste is more of the juicy citrus. Grapefruit topped with sugar, lemon and a light hint of pine. Some light malts as well. Finishes with bitter grapefruit and lime. More pine notes as it warms. Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Fairly noticeable alcohol presence which is surprising since the ABV isn't really high. Overall, really good IPA.

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Photo of bondjedi
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAdc
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased cans in Waterberry VT
Hoppy,Pine with a Citrus twist Awesome smell.
Wonderful hoppy and grapefruit start finishes great and lingering hop bitterness light to medium mouth feel.
Overall very nice If your looking for the pine bitterness.

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Photo of jbakajust1
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into SN Tulip

- Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger thick beige head that slowly fades into a persistant thick cap that remains to the end leaving massive lacing.

- Smells of hops, tons of hops, resinous, black pepper, papaya, tangerines, pine cones, alcohol, toasty sweet malts, biscuits and crackers.

- Taste mirrors the nose, crackers, pepper, papaya, grapefruit, resinous hops, alcohol, biscuits, guava, and caramel. Bitterness is deep and persistent.

- Smooth, bubbly, but not spritzy, dry bitter finish.

- Very impressive IPA, very drinkable. Dry bitter finish lasts w/ great malt backbone & lots of hops in the nose, flavor, and bitterness.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dasauer
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of indiapaleale
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - out of the can, Alphadelic fills the glass a soft golden color with a rich, thick white head floating on top. Super clingy foam sticks on the walls of the glass. This has the makings of a fine beer.

Aroma - loads of sweet citrus, cotton candy, bitter lemon, pineapple and passion fruit. No shortage of aromas to take in as this one settles. As it warms a tad those aromas increase and those aromatic hop driven smells really come out.

Taste - can't help but start with a big sip. This smells great and has been leading me on a bit. Lots of grapefruit taste right off the bat, something I will always love about some breweries take on this style. This has the citrus, the dankness, the bitterness and the floral and raw hop flavor that drives a great IPA - and yes it really does have enough malt to back it all up. Really enjoying this beer and wishing I had more of them...

Overall - when you call your brewery Hop Valley and your based in one of the most historic hop growing areas of the country than you know people are going to expect a LOT from your hop focused beers. Alphadelic IPA does not disappoint. This was a beer I really enjoyed and would love to get out to Springfield and have it on tap while learning more about the regions hop-growing history.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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