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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 21
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of FosterJM
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

31st review on BA
Bottle to Stone Pint Glass

App- The epitome of gold. It looked like liquid gold in the glass. It has a one finger super carbonated head that lingered for quite a bit. Bubbles all over the glass with a very nice lacing pattern.

Smell- Very sweet with a floral hops character.

Taste- Mirros the smell. Very sweet up front with balanced flavors. I would about a 6.5/10 on the hop character. Has a bready malty taste to it as well.

Mouth- As I mentioned before its very balanced with the flavors, bite and crispness.

Drink- It's the 1st beer I have had from Alpine. Not bad. I look forward to the others.

FosterJM, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of rxdrewthejew
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't see a lot of Alpine up here in LA, so I nabbed this when I saw it at Vendome. Poured into my Red Hook pint glass.

A: Yellow-orange and fairly clear aside from a few floties. Decent head to start, about one finger and orange-white, but not much retention. Lacing looks pretty good.

S: Nice crisp malt up front with a decent amount of sweetness. Behind this is a nice bit of citrus hops.

T: Good clean malt and sweetness quickly fades to a big citrusy flavor, mostly orange, but not particularly bitter. Good smooth flavor, but not boring.

MF: Thin bodied, but they don't try to overcompensate with too much carbonation, making this easy to drink but not boring in the mouth.

D: One of the best pale ale's I've had....nice sweetness and decent amount of hops, but not just hoppy without reason like so many APA's are. This isn't my favorite style...but this beer is as good as any in the style that I've had. Low ABV makes it super drinkable. Nice work.

rxdrewthejew, Sep 29, 2008
Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very fine ale that I was fortunate to try at O'brien's in San Diego. This good looking amber-bodied ale was topped off by a smallish off-white head that laced very well down the glass. The nose is a most pleasing blend of the malt base along with the generous hopping. The flavor follows through with this nice balance and creates a genuinely fine drinking experience that eminently drinkable.

AtLagerHeads, Nov 09, 2003
Photo of ncfranklin
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a pint glass.

A : Pours a rich golden orange color with a half-finger frothy white head. Very solid lacing.

S : Rich malty notes with a small underlying piney hop. Think opposite of the hop dominance in an IPA.

T : Repeat of the smell, rich caramel and toasty malt with a small bitter crisp bite of pine.

M : Creamy, smooth, medium bodied.

D : Very drinkable. I'll have two.

ncfranklin, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of Kaiser81
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass

A - pours a golden color with about 1cm of head leaving nice lacing on the glass. There is constant visible carbonation. The disipates fairly quickly leaving a small crown on the top of the beer

S - Soft notes all the way around. It has floral, pine, nuttiness, and a touch of malt. Very nice and balance

T - The tastes are more pronounced then the smells above. The floral and grapefruit notes come out the most, but much softer than that of, say, Sculpin. Very tasty.

M - Good amount of carbonation mixed with a light body

D - I could definitely have another, or two, of these beers

Good quality stuff; the first beer I've had from Alpine; definitely not the last.

Kaiser81, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of liamt07
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Steve, shared with him and Sammy. 22oz into a tulip.

Pours a golden yellow, with some soapy white head. Decent retention, some floaties. Nose has some light citrus, some toasted malt and a general cracker. Taste has more toasty pale malts, an understated citrus quality to it and some hoppiness. Clean and effective. Mild lingering bitterness, and a crisp, clean finish. Great drinkability and super sessionable. An impressive pale overall, nails the style and I could drink this one for days.

liamt07, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of Lothore
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy orange color with a nice 1.5 finger head that fades to a nice amount of frothy lacing.

S- Light grainy aroma with undertones of orange zest and light fruit.

T- Deep and malty without being heavy, hints of citrus fruits that leads into a grapefruit bitterness.

M- Medium viscosity, soft carbonation.

D- This is a killer APA. Nothing too crazy going on here but I am digging the balance.

Lothore, Dec 23, 2009
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Altenor, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

TheRealDBCooper, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

BGsWo22, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

wulfie85, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

nathanjohnson, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

crossi83, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

T_Hass, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz into my newly acquired Weyerbacher tulip.

A- Nice light, golden color. Huge, billowy head with a lot of lacing down the glass. Tons of tiny carbonation bubbles

S- A mix of bready malts and a slight citrus hop.

T- The same as the smell. There is a sweet bready taste up front, then a mild citrus hop bite on the back.

M- Light and bubbly, I even get an oily hint there (love that)

O- This is a pretty good beer. I enjoyed more than I thought I would. Definately worth a try.

DaveHack, Sep 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.