1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

Not Rated.
Alpine AleAlpine Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

255 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 255
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 19 | 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)
View: Beers (45) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 255 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
Photo of UMNbeerhunter
UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a Bomber into a Russian River Globe on 3/22/11.

Pours a clear golden color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head that leaves a thin white lacing all over the glass.

Smell takes a little warming to come out so don't drink it super cold out of the fridge. I can smell some malt, hops and a little fruity flower smell but the smell is very faint even after leting it warm a little.

Taste is well balanced like the label says not to much malt no to much hops. but the taste is so well balanced that the malt and hops cancels each other out leaving the taste flat and uninteresting.

Mouth feel is very light almost no bitterness at first and the slightest resin cover bitterness left over. Again not a lot going on with this one.

Drinkability is good at 5.5 ABV. It goes down easy but with so many other pales out there that are much better and more available I can't really recommend this one other then to just give it a one and done.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 03:01:48 | More by UMNbeerhunter
More User Reviews:
Photo of jaeone
jaeone

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-09-2014 18:01:14 | More by jaeone
Photo of searsclone
searsclone

Arizona

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
Photo of cherche
cherche

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-05-2014 19:28:21 | More by cherche
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

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
Photo of jlisuk
jlisuk

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-03-2014 00:35:24 | More by jlisuk
Photo of redfox405
redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-30-2014 05:10:13 | More by redfox405
Photo of magictacosinus
magictacosinus

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-30-2014 05:04:34 | More by magictacosinus
Photo of LakerLeith
LakerLeith

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-29-2014 03:33:44 | More by LakerLeith
Photo of cp45
cp45

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-28-2014 21:12:25 | More by cp45
Photo of Nolen12
Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2014 17:55:41 | More by Nolen12
Photo of ttylicki
ttylicki

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-22-2014 12:43:22 | More by ttylicki
Photo of Chingringo
Chingringo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2014 19:12:30 | More by Chingringo
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

06-14-2014 02:04:06 | More by smakawhat
Photo of KMitch
KMitch

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-09-2014 18:37:22 | More by KMitch
Photo of Evan
Evan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-08-2014 20:33:38 | More by Evan
Photo of raulazzer
raulazzer

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-01-2014 15:55:32 | More by raulazzer
Photo of crossi83
crossi83

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-24-2014 19:05:10 | More by crossi83
Photo of mhaugo
mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-18-2014 05:59:32 | More by mhaugo
Photo of BeerGreg
BeerGreg

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2014 20:46:53 | More by BeerGreg
Photo of rbrefbeerman
rbrefbeerman

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-27-2014 19:51:00 | More by rbrefbeerman
Photo of terpinsd
terpinsd

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-27-2014 05:52:19 | More by terpinsd
Photo of biertrinkenja
biertrinkenja

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-24-2014 06:03:36 | More by biertrinkenja
Photo of Alieniloquium
Alieniloquium

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Deep orange and a little hazy. Nice white head on a vigorous pour. Lacing clings inside the glass. A layer of foam never fully settles.

Smell - Nutty and caramel malt. Sharp hop aroma. Grapefruit and lemon. Lemon gives it an acidic aroma.

Taste - Hop flavor is grassy and lemony. Lends a hint of tang. Toasty malts. Bready, a little nutty, and caramel sweetness. Finishes with minimal bitterness, but a lingering grassy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable. Not a hop bomb by any means. Medium carbonation.

Overall - There isn't much a wow factor to this beer, but it is really nice. Drinkable and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 00:39:16 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of topdown
topdown

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-15-2014 22:42:50 | More by topdown
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.