Alpha Centauri Binary IPA | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
298
Reviews:
64
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
88
For Trade:
0
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Photo of seantall
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Whitley
5/5  rDev +24.7%

This tastes sooooo good !

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very very good, go out and get this beer asap

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Photo of loren01
4.92/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a nice clear orange color, good sized frothy head with great lacing
S: Very citrusy/grassy hop scents. Slight nutty malt and honey in there as well
T: Nutty/toffee maltiness up front followed by huge burst of grapefruit flavor
M: Medium bodied beer, finishes a little on the dry side
O: This is as good of a Imperial IPA as I've had recently...and I live in an area with a ton of good ones. I'm very impressed with this one.

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Photo of Jake675309
4.89/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing hop profile. Amazing smell. Flavor and scent explode in this beer. Probably my absolute favorite beer at this time.

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Photo of j-psbrewski
4.87/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Ilikebeer21
4.84/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer was a pleasant surprise, very tasty. Gotta get my hands on more

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4.67/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber. Didn't have a Brew date (this is STILL a pet peeve)
BTW: No dates given, but a "CONTAINS ALCOHOL" warning on the label. Wow.

100 IBUs...centauri. ....Ahhh.
Anyway, very good beer, nice first taste, nice mouth feel, nice citrusy hop profile, very slightly sweet aftertaste. No hint whatsoever that this is 9% abv.....a technically impressive feat, and one that could get the "unaware" in trouble...fast!
Cheers.
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July/16 addendum: Still no label dates. Good lacing. Great beer --- very good value for abv dollar. Rating unchanged.

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4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerisGod
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer, current favorite IPA

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4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of coastiefish
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A little story to warm up my review.
Ive tried Hop Valley Red & IPA and found I did not care for either.
I am a huge hop head, I love over-the-top hops, the bitterness in and lingering, piney, resin, grapefruit, that stuff that-ll bust in late at night when you just kicked your feet up to relax and just wreck havoc (delicious havoc!) all over your freshly cleaned floors-er, I mean palette.
I decided to try the Double IPA after a couple of conversations with a Beer Guru buddy of mine, I was convinced to try it. Out one night I saw it on draught. I tried it, and I loved it. Now for a bottle review.

A - Pretty frothy foamy head, 2 fingers deep. Nice carbonation working its way through a lightly hazed golden orange sea.

S - Green pineapple-awesome. Slight biscuit, slightly grassy. A touch of sweetness mingles with a very faint alcoholic odor.

T - Grapefruit, a tiny bit of green pineapple, grassy,

M - Smooth, creamy and a tiny bit slick. Great body.

O - Great beer. Love the 8.5% love what it brings to the table. Does not disappoint. Finishes clean enough to go back and want more.

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Alpha Centauri Binary IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 298 ratings.
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