Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hop Valley Brewing Alpha Millennium Imperial IPA

Beer Name: Alpha Millennium
Brewery: Hop Valley Brewing Co. (Eugene, OR)
ABV: 9.2%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Fred Meyer (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $4.38 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Purchased: December 1, 2017
Date Opened: December 9, 2017
When brewed? Limited-time beer.
IBU: 115

What's on the Bottle: "This imperial IPA was brewed to celebrate batch #3000 at the Eugene brewery. A tangerine aroma leads into pine and citrus hop flavors with a biscuity malty backbone, creating a bold, hop forward imperial with an exceptionally smooth finish."

Where distributed: Unknown; Hop Valley at least ships to the Pacific NW. Check to see if Hop Valley Brewing ships your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured a clear dark golden to light amber into a pint glass. White head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus tangerine/grapefruit with complementing malt backbone. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Malt and slight octane-forward, followed by mostly biscuity grapefruit and other tropical flavors through the aftertaste. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Slightly dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. I personally still prefer Citrus Mistress and Imperial Mistress for the added grapefruit experience. Another limited-time beer that was worth getting. Hop Valley beers have generally remained reasonably cheap in our area. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.25/5

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