Alpenglow - Half Acre Beer Company
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3.58/5 rDev -5%
had this from a growler and poured into a pint glass. No real head to it but pours a solid brown color.
Extremely good aromas of roasted nuts, caramel, malts and a touch of hop aromas too. Very good depth accompanies this as well
light bodied with a nice feel, but lacking a bit. Well balanced with flavors of roasted malts, caramel and a touch of hops on the back end
a nice session ale. If the feel and flavors were as good as the nose, this would really be something. Still, it's enjoyable as is
01-09-2012 04:01:59 | More by KDawg
4.47/5 rDev +18.6%
Poured from a 64oz growler into a 20oz imperial pint.
A: Pours cola-black with some reddening at the edges. Capped by a 1 finger layer of off white foam that quickly receeded down to a thin and creamy collar that didn't leave much lace.
S: Suprising amount of hops in the nose. Awesome citrus hops do a bit of a battle with some roasty malt and bakers chocolate...with the hops being the victor. The second pour netted a definite piney edge to the hops.
T: Strong hop flavor with more roasted malt and chocolate than in the smell. As this warmed, I picked up the faint addition of chocolate milk and a touch of Whoppers candy. Char flavors increase as it warms, as well.
M: A rich and full mouthfeel that I wasn't expecting with such a low abv. A creeping prickle from the hearty roast and spicy hops. A nice complimentary dryness that lingers long into the finish.
O: Like Sticky Fat's smaller brother with similar hop and roast profiles, but with almost 1/2 the abv. Supremely drinkable! A pretty neat trick for them to release this just 3 days after Big Hugs 2011. Proof that they can nail the Black Beers, no matter what the abv!
12-22-2011 01:10:24 | More by GbVDave
3.8/5 rDev +0.8%
The second runnings of Big Hugs. Maybe this is better somehow?
A - Dark brown/blackish beer with a big tan head. Nice splotches left on the sides of the glass with some cascading sheets.
S - Nice roast with some piney hops. Pretty much what I would want from a black IPA. There's a bit of citrus bite on this one that makes it smell pretty crisp.
T - Taste falls slightly flat of the nose, but the nose was pretty big for a 3.5% beer, so this is expected. Still, some nice roasted malts and pine and citrus hops. Slight bit of cocoa taste and maybe just a little burnt coffee.
M - Almost medium bodied with lively carbonation.
O - A nice session beer. Some of the heavier flavors make it feel bigger than only 3.5%, but it goes down pretty well. Good stuff, wouldn't mind drinking this again.
01-27-2012 22:53:55 | More by AgentZero
3.35/5 rDev -11.1%
Served in a shaker pint glass at SmallBar Fullerton.
Gotta like a craft brewer that will make a true session beer (no correction necessary from Ding this time...). This one pours a dark, garnet-highlighted black-brown topped by a finger of cream-tan foam. The nose comprises light-ish roasted malts, light leek, blackened pretzels, and yellow grapefruit peel. The taste holds notes of light leek, light vinyl, darkly-/bitterly-roasted coffee, and a touch of the underside of an orange rind. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a dry finish. Overall, a fairly nice CDA, but yet another one that can't find a pleasant balance between the roast and the hops. Instead, the two factions clash more than the Hatfields and McCoys. Shame, really, as the rest of it's pretty good...
03-22-2012 06:45:42 | More by TMoney2591
Alpenglow from Half Acre Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.