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Oregon Valley Imperial IPA | The Dayton Beer Company

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The Dayton Beer Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by metter98 on 08-16-2012

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
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 BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
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 damndirtyape
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
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 metter98
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Dayton Beer Company, Kettering, OH

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color. It poured with a thin head that has very good retention properties.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of caramel and Munich malts in the nose along with hints of herbal hops.
T: The taste has flavors of herbal hops and caramel malts with some hints of citrusy hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness, which particularly lingers through the finish along with the flavors of herbal hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer hides its alcohol very well and has a good balance between the malts and hops. The herbal hops make this beer quite interesting compared to others in a style dominated by citrusy hops.

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Oregon Valley Imperial IPA from The Dayton Beer Company
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