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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320 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:
#3,203
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
320
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
97
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of stevoj
3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

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Photo of emwilke
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bkoenig641
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 320 ratings