The Alpha Effect Hazy IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

The Alpha Effect Hazy IPAThe Alpha Effect Hazy IPA
BA SCORE
64.5%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 107 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:
#15,161
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
107
Liked:
69
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
7.33%
Alströms:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 31
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

Photo of Kbret
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very basic hopped up ipa. Thicker I think do to the hops? I like Heavy Seas clean water fund. Cool idea

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

Photo of ocelot2500
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of floral and citrus hops.

Tastes of the bright hops upfront layered over a solid malt base. Hops lead off with notes of orange, tangerine, pine, and tropical fruits. This gives way to some sweet, caramel malts and toasted bread. Floral and minty hops add towards the end. Finishes with a bit of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid IPA.

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Photo of Carbon_Hops
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tdm168
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peabody
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csurowiec
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hazy dark golden orange beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/4" off white head that slowly recedes to a thin layer and leaves behind lots of foam and lacing that clings to the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a couple of arches and scattered smaller spots of lacing, some of which continue to cling to the side of the glass.

The aromas are both subtle and complex. There's clearly some resin here and a mixture of several fruits including some tropical and other fruits.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with some restrained resin and all those fruits and tropical fruits. There's some mango and pineapple in here along with some peach but there are also other fruits in here. In addition there's a light but noticeable caramel sweetness from the malt backbone that backs it all up. Finally, in the background there is some citric bitterness but the balance between sweetness and bitterness is quite nice.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly smooth with some gentle but persistent carbonation. The finish is medium long and begins as the fruit flavors receded slowly while the malt becomes more noticeable for a bit until the bitterness emerges to replace it and create a long, fairly dry ending.

I'm enjoying this beer and may go back to get another bottle or two since it is a rotating beer and won’t be back for a while. Overall I thought it was a fairly well made beer that was worth having even though it didn't really seem as juicy as might be expected from the haze and description. Rather it was fruity with a nice malt backbone and some citric bitterness.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, resinous hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and hoppy. Tasty brew.

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Photo of DrBier
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexManiacDrunkard
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbeer40
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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The Alpha Effect Hazy IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 64.5% out of 100 with 107 ratings
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