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Hop Valley Alpha Centauri Binary IPA

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Big flavor, intense pine and citrus aroma. We keep the malt profile clean in this Imperial IPA to let the love lights shine on the fine Northwest hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2767) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2015
Dark golden color with a white head with medium duration and lacing. Aroma has notes of resins, grapefruit with light caramel hints. Flavor has a decent bitterness with good fruity notes, mainly grapefruit and tagerine with citrus hints in the final, medium maltiness. Good bitterness as well in the final with long duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9033) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle thanks to ChrisO. It pours clear golden yellow with a small white head. The nose is soft, juicy, icing sugar, apricot, nectarine, tangerine and orange chewits. The taste is crisp, juicy, orange peel, nectarine, peppery, grassy, mild pine, oily throughout, lemon poppyseed muffin and light alcohol warmth with a dry, almost grainy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Oily mouth-feel. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1420) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2015
Botella 65 cl en el momento en el kraken el 30-07-2015. (r159). Lote 00312 hasta 10/2016. Color ámbar claro anaranjado velado con espuma blanca poco persistente. Aromas y sabores más bien de una opa con predominio de maltosos y amargos secos algo herbaceos y ligeramente cítricos. Cuerpo medio de 9 vol fácil de beber. No está mal pero se queda más bien en una ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1724) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
At the brewpub with A and Z, in Springfitld , Oregon, pours a light rusty orange color with no head . Nose is bittersweet citrus. Taste is hard pine and resin with bittersweet citrus. Finish is dry and is moderately long with a nice bitter finish. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1648) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
On tap at Hop Valley in Springfield. Pours a clear golden orange with a white head and aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is of hops, pine, citrus, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2716) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a soft semi-hazy bronzed orange color. No head nor lacing appeared. The smell started off with sweet onion running into a floral to grassy to citrus hoppiness. The taste was mainly bitter with a light sweetness from the onion part. The grassiness comes back slightly sweet and damp. Lingering sweet onion to floral grassiness starts in the aftertaste and runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light and leads to a damp smoothness to it. Overall, a bit different to me for a DIPA, what may lack in appearance (no head nor lacing) makes up in smell and taste. I’d probably have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1289) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
650 ml bottle shared Appearance: light hazey golden with a film white head. Leaving quite some lacing on the sides. Aroma: Nectaruines, Tropical fruits, grapefruit and resin with some grains. Taste:Sticky sweet, Nectarines,, pine and grapefruit, zest balanced out by grains. Quite resinious bitter. Long finish. Finishes long. oily texture, above average body, below average, but not soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (889) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Aromat: przyjemna kompozycja cytrusów, owoców tropikalnych oraz żywicy, które wspierają zbożowe, ciastkowe i lekko karmelowe akcenty słodowe. Słodycz ściera się z nutką alkoholową. Wygląd: barwa złota zgaszona do zamglonej. Żółto - biała piana, drobno pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i niezbyt trwała. Smak: wyraźna karmelowa słodycz, wsparta solidną chmielową goryczką z owocowym posmakiem chmielu oraz alkoholem. Balans wyraźnie po stronie chmielu. Bardzo wysoka, ostra i długa goryczka na granicy zalegania. Krągła do tęgiej pełnia, wysokie wysycenie, nieco szczypiące język i chmielowo- alkoholowa końcówka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bomber. Curious Hop, Otley. Gold, with a light haze. Film of sticky, white head. Sticky, and resinous. Peach skin, and peach stone. Well balanced grainy malts. Taste is sticky sweet. Turns peachy, stony, resinous bitter. Silky, rich, juicy palate. Finishes long, oily, zesty bitter. Big beer. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hesoo (72) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Jeśli jakieś DiPA zrobiło na mnie wrażenie to właśnie to. Idealny balans między alkoholowością i słodyczą i ziołowością z chmieli

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