Alpha Hive - Coop Ale Works

Alpha Hive

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Overall: 8.22/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.7 or 8.52%

Trend: 8.22/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

ABV: 9.50%

IBU: 100

Season: Spring

Have Another: 100%

8 beers rated with a 8.92 average
  • 8.92/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.5 | M: 8.5 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 8.52% Color: gold/amber
  • The beer is a brownish gold with mild head and lacing. It's got a haze that's caused by the considerable particulate presence. Smell is dank and hoppy with a definite honey background. Taste? Delicious. Hoppiness is there in the bitter forefront, but the sweet honey asserts itself and it leads to a taste combination that works together, not against each other. Feel is dominated by the strong alcohol, kind of juicy, well balanced, easy to drink for a beer that's strong in a couple different ways.
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 18:56:35
  • Tasted: Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. can
1,457 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 7.52/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 8.52% Color: Gold
  • Pours almost clear. Eighth inch of white foam covers. Fleeting. Some lacing, minimal, not really sticky.

    Aroma of dank resin, orange, grapefruit, honey with herbal notes. Caramel hop presence is strong.

    Taste of herbal, caramel, possibly toffee throughout. Orange and honey mix with the herbal to create quite the trio. Some bitterness, building with each sip. Late grapefruit.

    High end of medium body, syrupy before the palate adjusts. Medium carbonation. Some alcohol, but not prevalent. Drying but not bone dry. Could be considered a twist on a barley wine as well.

    A nice beer. The hops aren't big enough for me, especially for a DIPA. Think there is complexity causing it to trip on itself. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 14:52:24
  • Tasted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • This Double IPA is infused with a fierce American hop profile and a delicate, bee-crafted orange blossom honey from Northern California. A sting of dankness, floral notes and many a compelling nuance make this spring seasonal delicious. Buzz on, not off.
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