Alpha Centauri Binary IPA | Hop Valley Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Alpha Centauri Binary IPAAlpha Centauri Binary IPA
BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
334 Ratings
Alpha Centauri Binary IPAAlpha Centauri Binary IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
100 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,053
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
334
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
105
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 334 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of ghasting
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of capseyb
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dinger0227
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWDAWG
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale amber, above average lacing and head retention, opaque.
Smell- Pine, boozy, bready.
Taste- Pine, bready, slightly citrus.
Feel- Medium body, average carbonation.

 225 characters

Photo of BlueSpader
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerfogle
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with an amazingly thick and creamy head. The beer is very rich and that hides the high ABV and IBU which is a positive for me. The beer laces nicely as it settles down.

 180 characters

Photo of Slon
1.41/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Horation
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes great. Tastes like a lighter IPA, almost a session IPA, but goodness, it's strong as heck. Piney, resiny but not too resiny, and crisp. The crispiness makes it taste like a lighter beer, but the nonexistent alcohol taste is just not there. If I can find it locally I will definitely buy it. It has no malty taste, despite its strength. Goodness. Hitting me like a hammer.

 378 characters

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper with a light haze, lots of carbonation and a finger of yellow tinged head.

Smells of dank, earthy notes, cat nip, green leaf and fruity, citrus and stone fruit.

Tastes dank and earthy of garlic, yet sweet and fruity like honey and nectar.

Medium body, highly carbonated with a slight syrupy quality.

Got in Redding where I an drinking it Sept 5th, 2018. Excellent brew.

 381 characters

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent gold with a thumb of eggshell colored head. Average head retention & good lacing

S: Some citrus notes, breadyness too

T: Follows the nose, grapefruittyness, some green melon & pomelo, plus dryness up front. Pomelo, dryness & grapefruit dominate as this warms, a little bready sweetness too. Finishes a little dry with pomelo & faint breadyness

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, good balance

A good citrussy DIPA, wish the nose was better

 474 characters

Photo of Roadking1979
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwoTrees
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stevoj
3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out an orange gold with big, airy head. Musty malt aroma, little hops to be found. Taste brings some bitterness, not as much as you’d expect from a big beer. Normal IPA bitter finish.

 191 characters

Photo of emwilke
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bkoenig641
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorihall1
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lovemesumipa
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There is something very distinctive about the taste of this beer. At first I wasn't sure that I liked it but after the third pint it had grown on me.
It's one of the more memorable dipa's that I have tried.

 206 characters

Photo of RJLarse
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber purchased at a grocery. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny gold color, clear with a sticky white head.

Smell is a sweet citrus fruit aroma. Lemon blossom and orange.

Taste is a pine and citrus flavor. Not much balance or malt presence.

Mouthfeel is slightly cloying.

Overall a nice IPA.

 311 characters

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanJLangston
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitekid
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dctarga
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 334 ratings