Oregon Alley IPA | The Dayton Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Dayton Beer Company
Ohio, United States
thedaytonbeerco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by metter98 on 08-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
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0
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5
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of ONUMello
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, no apparent freshness date, poured into a tulip
A: Hazy brown wuth a one-finger head
S: Malty with some tropical fruit from the hops
T: Matches the nose - the hops mostly contribute tropical fruit, a touch of pine with a fairly sweet malty body that makes up the majority of the palate
M: Full-bodied, fairly sweet
O: I'd prefer it if the malt were dialed back a bit allowing more of the hops to show. Certainly no flaws and tasty overall

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Photo of Bandito2
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Makes life better.

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Photo of VTEno17
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Canned on 8/22/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a murky burnt orange with lots of sediment/floaties and a light off-white head that fades leaving nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas seem to be all malts. Lots of caramel. Some pine and spruce notes. I'm also picking up some sweet apple cider notes. The flavors are malt forward as well. Very strong malt backbone. I'm picking up some apple notes. More caramel with some hints of toffee. There's an earthy bitterness. It's not sweet despite all of the malts. It's surprisingly refreshing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is an interesting DIPA. I'm personally not crazy about it. It's still not bad at all despite not really possessing the characteristics that you would expect from the style.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nrbw23
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/18/2016. Pours hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and compelxity of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted bready, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice DIPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of addiwilliams
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.71/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Frankenmonkey81
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OB1
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional DIPA from this new brewer. Very piney (which I like) and full of flavor. The ABV is not at all noticeable or in the way here. Pop a top and enjoy. Can't wait to try others from these fellas.

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Photo of Lightman
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

look - fantastic amber color, very hazy and a great head and sticky lacing
smell - lacing smell but has some pininess to it
taste - taste like a found a pine tree and took a bunch of the needles off and made it into a drink.
feel - medium body with medium carbonation
overall - taste killed the beer, way to piney!

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregcordle
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In true Oregonian fashion, Ohio's Dayton Beer Company pays special attention to the hops, the ale and the attitude of those early craft beer pioneers. Their imperial IPA leads with bold hop assertions and a supportive barley malt role.

Above the deep and hazy amber body, a creamy tarnish head builds. Oregon Alley IPA's perfumy scent leads with pine and citrus while its taste is rich with caramel, honey and granola.

As the ale rolls across the middle palate, the malty-sweet flavors begin to lift their toasty, nutty, caramel-rich taste and the hops gain further control. White grapefruit, bitter orange peel and lemon rind shed a citrusy taste as the beer's resinous bittering power latches onto the tastebuds. An intense finish of finely crushed pine needles, fresh grass clippings and woodsy sassafras frame the beer's sharply bitter finish.

Its medium-full palate layers the mouth with a light creaminess of toasted granola and fluffy cake batter. The drying power of hop resins and alcohol askew the malts and give an impression of drinkability and palatability that's dangerous for an ale of its strength. Trailing pine and citrus peel bitterness lives on in a long aftertaste.

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Photo of scott2269
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarthJustDaTip
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Solid

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, no date, served in a Tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy dark golden amber. Initial 1/4" dense off-white head upon pouring died back to a thick ring at the edges. Some small islands of lacing.

Smell: Pine and lemon rind hoppy aroma. Some herbal and floral notes as well .

Taste: Bitter from start to finish, but with some sweetness in the middle just barely for balance. Lots of pine and strong citrus bitterness. There is some taste at the end which reminds me of sweet tea with lemon, but like the tea was oversteeped for that additional bitter hit.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, nicely thick, just right carbonation. Definitely sticking to the teeth with all the hop oils.

Overall / Drinkability: A bit unbalanced. Definitely a DIPA in regards to hoppiness, but not so drinkable. Might go better with food. Needs a bit more aromatic hops to balance it out and maybe some more malt as well.

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Photo of Zanico
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lukass
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Oregon Alley IPA from The Dayton Beer Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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