Alpha Centauri Binary IPA | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPAAlpha Centauri Binary IPA
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4.07/5
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317 Ratings
Alpha Centauri Binary IPAAlpha Centauri Binary IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
100 IBU

Added by John_M on 07-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,105
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
317
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
97
Trade:
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Lorihall1
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lovemesumipa
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanJLangston
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitekid
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dctarga
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MarcieSumpter
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Clean malt profile, slight notes of citrus with prominent notes and tones of pine. Absolutely bombin' the competition, yo!

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Photo of Drewfit
4.87/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

At 9% no booze taste, but I could feel it! I Honolulu this is high priced 6 pack at 7 Eleven and my recent go to beer Saturday morning after my long marathon training run. 22 miles this morning. Alpha Centauri Binary IPA and a Guinness was my reward. Seek this beer. If you like Sculpin you will like this.

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickSMpls
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear amber pour with a bright white head. Nice aroma of pine and fruit. Taste is very smooth for a 9% ABV bfew. First sip is pine and syrupy resin, with a bite of black pepper that comes and goes in a flash. Long finish. Watch out for this one.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kkenagy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 8BaconBits
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a brilliantly clear burnt orange, almost copper color; the liquid is capped by a full three fingers and the retention is excellent; webs of lacing cling

Smell: Big waft of caramel and pine; all of those 100 IBUs penetrate

Taste: Caramel forward and caramel underpinning; through the middle, the piney bitterness builds and builds, shredding the tastebuds, after the swallow; both the malt and the hops linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a beer of its time; in 2010, I am certain I would have rated this beer somewhat higher but we have passed into a new phase with DIPAs that this one cannot enter; it is like reuniting with a childhood crush when time has done neither of you any favors

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Photo of CMC73
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a soft semi-hazy bronzed orange color. No head nor lacing appeared. The smell started off with sweet onion running into a floral to grassy to citrus hoppiness. The taste was mainly bitter with a light sweetness from the onion part. The grassiness comes back slightly sweet and damp. Lingering sweet onion to floral grassiness starts in the aftertaste and runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light and leads to a damp smoothness to it. Overall, a bit different to me for a DIPA, what may lack in appearance (no head nor lacing) makes up in smell and taste. I’d probably have again.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WDJersey
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 317 ratings