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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An Extra Pale Ale with a balanced malt and hop flavor. Moderate additions of Pacific Northwest Cascade and Centennial hops for a tangy, citrus flavor to complement the mild Carmel malt taste
Draft & 22 oz bottles.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2003)
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Reviews by 3HovsepiansBrews:
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3HovsepiansBrews

California

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A nice transparent gold with a thick white head.

S - Most of the nose is earthy/vegetable aroma from the hops. There is also hints of yeast.

T - Similar to the smell, there is an earthy flavor from the hops that hits you at first. Behind this flavor is some caramel from the grains. The finish is really nice and crisp with a hint of bitterness, but not too much.

M - Farily light bodied with a medium carbonation, makes this really pleasant to drink.

O - I don't think the smell or taste are anything special, but the crisp mouthfeel and refreshing finish make this an enjoyable pale ale that is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 02:56:12 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

bomber bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass

Pours very clear. A dark butterscotch color with very little bright white head, and very few bubbles rising. Decent lace.

I get a little bit of a burnt toast smell, not much else.

Taste is mostly malt, slightly burned taste, then a touch of hop bitterness. Nothing spectacular going on here, but not offensive at all.

Mouth feel is thin body with a dry finish.

Overall, just okay.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 02:59:24 | More by searsclone
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.

Appearance: Clear amber with a small and short-lived head. No lacing.

Aroma: mild light malt with a hint of honey.

Flavor: sweet up front and only mild bitterness later on. A hint of honey. The flavor builds over time peaking in the finish. Very malty for APA style.

Feel: Light-medium body with near medium carbonation.

O: a mild but tasty and enjoyable APA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2014 02:00:50 | More by chinchill
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Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Simple pimple. No obvious bottle dating.

A golden amber, almost brass but hint of orange color to the body. Really sparkling clear. Some fast rising carbonation to go with it also. Head is a real nice strong and bright white fluffy three finger simple head. Big retention, and nice cap with island and peaked valley clumps for the top.

Bouquet is an interesting mix. Soft grains, faint sweetness of toast and powder. Very musty though, with a minimal hop somewhat floral presence. Unique, but somewhat off putting.

Palate comes really nicely. Big sense of controlled malt, and the sweetness hints towards fruity ester and perfect balance of crackling and chewy toasty malt. Hints of toasted bread and white sugar but not overly sweet, with a hint of caramel. Big bakery dry finish too with much of the sweetness coming. VEry controlled but also noticeable bitterness on the finish and hinting of fruit grapefruit, orange and citrus, with a slight cookie biscuit.

A real interesting pale ale, very enjoyable, from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

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Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.