Alena
The Alchemist

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From:
The Alchemist
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #103
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,652
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
338
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 23, 2023
Added:
Oct 02, 2017
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  72
Alena is an American IPA brewed to showcase Summit and Columbus hops.
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can in The Alchemist beer garden. Great laden pour, foamy head. Hoppy aroma, floral notes. Taste is caramel, pine, green, woody, grassy, floral. Tingly, sharp finish. Lots going on here.
Oct 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.13 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by blaje from Canada (QC)

Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by SSS from Canada (QC)

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A-This is a clear beer, amber in color with a nice thick pillowy head that lingers
S-Wonderful dank aroma with notes of pine and subtle spice, in a sweet cream vanilla pie
M-Velvety smooth with a luscious full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation with a little peppery bite
T-Sweet upfront with a malt flavour that interacts well with the smooth Columbus hop bitterness
O-What a fantastic showcase of Columbus and Summit hops. I would go so far as to classify this beer as a west coast style, with a higher end IBU total.
Mar 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.95 by rpjterp from Virginia

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.2 by Beerbom from California

Feb 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.66 by Jbk81 from Massachusetts

Jan 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by NRMeadmore from Connecticut

Jan 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
16 oz. can. Pours clear deep orange. Chunks of hops, classic Alchemist. Smells of toasted malt, grapefruit, and pine hops. Tastes of grapefruit hops up front. Toasted malt and a touch of bready sweetness. Onion, grapefruit, and pine bitterness in a long hoppy finish. Medium body. Aggressively bittered. Classic and delicious.
Dec 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

Dec 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by LXMRTN from New Hampshire

Dec 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by shehateme from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.59 by neliam24 from New York

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by JW_WNC from North Carolina

Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS)

Oct 23, 2019
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Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Acquired 9/21/19 at the brewery. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent gold cleared out later, inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing and a small number of floaties.

s: Mainly Bready malt.

t; White grape and resin notes dominate over the malt base, moderate hop bite lingers on the dry finish. .

m; Medium, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Somewhat reminiscent of Heady but more west coast resin. Tasty and refreshing.
Oct 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by bottmfeedr from Texas

Oct 19, 2019