The Alpha Effect Hazy IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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The Alpha Effect Hazy IPAThe Alpha Effect Hazy IPA
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
123 Ratings
The Alpha Effect Hazy IPAThe Alpha Effect Hazy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With a lightning strike of exotic hops, the Alpha Effect is a hazy and dank IPA thundering with juicy hop aroma and flavor. With a hefty 7%, the Alpha Effect has enough malt to balance the ridiculous amount of hops we used to create this category 5 monster. Hazy, but never muddy, this is an expertly brewed IPA. Take cover, the Alpha Effect is in effect!

Added by BB1313 on 02-28-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,204
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
123
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow glass: color is slightly hazy gold to copper, head is 1 inch thick and quite dense, head lingers exceptionally well with good lacing.

Smell is slightly juicy, grapefruit rind, then some herbs and mint.

Taste is similar with fruity, juicy hop flavor, with herbal hops finishing; caramel malt and some toast.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, good bitterness, not overly dry with a bit of lingering sweeetness.

Overall a good ipa in the mix of the hazy craze, a bit minty and fruity, slightly less tropical than many others in the substyle.

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Photo of Act25
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Alpha Effect gets the juice award this month for a juicy, juice-like, fully hazed fruity IPA.
a)
Best by 7/6/2018. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
a) Pours a completely hazed golden body which puts up a fluffy white head that sticks and laces.
s) Big aromas are fruity, dank and nice. Balanced floral, tropical and citrus notes on malt core.
t) Bigger flavor that follows the flowershop fruit salad melange. Caramel malt backbone with a balanced bitterness. Nuances of fall orchard, damp grass and pine. Juicy through out.
f) Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, all juicy, clean and well done.
o) On border of mid-pack and great. Reliable brew as are all theirs. Try 6.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wwoj
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burt
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dduquette
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ibanez2k
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ninaturner
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

L---Hazy, golden orange. White head faded quickly leaving just a cap. A little bit of lacing was there.

S---Heavy hops. Citrus is dominant. Grapefruit & orange.

T---Malts are noticeable, as advertised, lending balance to heavy hop flavors. Orange & grapefruit are most noticeable. Leaves a dry finish that lingers for a long time.

F---Viscous & sticky. Almost chewy. Moderate carbonation lighted it up a bit.

O---Very nice IPA. I'm not very experienced with hazy IPAs, so I don't have a lot in memory to compare it to. I'd still look for it again.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a semi-hazy golden orange body with an aroma that is slightly veggie/earth with a mild tropical fruitiness. Beer is thin and light with a balance between bitter, salty, veggie, earthy citric hops and hints of tropical fruit sweetness. Not a bad beer but a little off and too sharp/bitter for my tastes.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

So I guess they missed the point that for a heavy dry hop you don't need more of a malt bill. Unbalanced, oniony, too malty, definitely not enjoyed or recommended

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Photo of scotorum
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

a: Translucent amber with an inch thick white head which receded to moderate surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild citrus leaning to tangerine.

t: Overripe tangerine with medium bitterness. Dry finish with some lingering tangerine notes and some bitterness.

m: Smooth medium with very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A tasty and substantial New England style IPA with well-covered ABV and persistent citrus notes.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from NC consumed near BB date.
Pours with a hazy amber body that has floating sediment and that's topped with a creamy, durable off-white head.
Bright fruity aroma and very fruity flavor. In fact, this is so fruity, juicy and fresh tasting that one might think it was made with added fruit juice.
Medium body and carbonation; semi-dry. Partly hidden alcohol.

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Photo of nater919
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wizzle32
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KShophead
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackVegas83
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lelampp
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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The Alpha Effect Hazy IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 123 ratings