Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Alpha Drive | Valiant Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Alpha DriveAlpha Drive
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
74 Ratings
Alpha DriveAlpha Drive
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Valiant Brewing Co.
California, United States
valiantbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 01-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
74
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by notchucknorris:
Photo of notchucknorris
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Stunoperator
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Aarond54321
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Jonasty2000
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zonker17
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmoen
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of g_jenkins
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, light tropical fruit, lemon citrus. Flavor of caramel malt, mixed citrus and tropical fruit, citrus and piney hops. Long, lingering, nicely balanced but intense nearly resinous hop finish. Medium bodied. After being somewhat underwhelmed by the aroma and intial flavor rush, this developed a nicely complex and tasty hop flavor that was well supported by the malt. And that malt support is important because the hopping in this is not shy. Enjoyable introduction to this brewery new to the Northwest. I'll watch for them again.

 684 characters

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Bazyx
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of anthony-martinez
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of WhiskeyLongLegs
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Cloudy copper in color, thick head fades slowly to bright citrus balanced well by a hearty malt backbone.

105 characters

Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jwswigs
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Alpha Drive from Valiant Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 74 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.