Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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Alpine AleAlpine Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 25
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2003

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.
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Ratings: 418 | Reviews: 141
Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light and easy. Not to hoppy. Not trying hard. Not to much. 22 oz bottle and on tap. She is just right. Get a growler and lay down with her.

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Decent pale ale nothing to write home about

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a solid hoppy pale... Can't say much else.

Photo of mre4b
4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid hoppy ale. On tap and was fresh. Better than the reviews here.

Photo of HoppyVidal1
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just tried this on tap at Hopyard American Ale House in Pleasontan Ca great spot with lots of fantastic beer on tap. The beer has a very easy going nose that will not offend anyone but also doesn't make it memorable, it does make up for it in the taste however nice bright hops and a bigger bitter finish than you are lead to believe overall a bit above average pale.

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The lower ratings on this one surprise me. Nice bright hop characteristics burst from the glass. Some tropical fruits and citric notes with a light grassy flavor. Low bitterness and very easy to drink. I would have thought this was an easy drinking IPA if I didn't know better.

Photo of ZachDow7
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler fill at Hopcat Detroit

Photo of PA-Michigander
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

As bottles aren't dated I don't know if it was fresh or not but there was absolutely zero hop smell or taste in this beer. It tasted, to me, like an old ale.

Photo of oldsailor
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was really surprised by this beer, especially due to the unusually low rating it got for being from Alpine. Overall I thought this was a great version of a style I'm not a huge fan of, but can enjoy under the right circumstances; case in point, I was enjoying a nice NY style pizza while this was in hand. They went wonderfully together. The maleness and overall light-flavored presense of this beer made both much more enjoyable.

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Would have expected this to be rated a little bit higher on BA after tasting on tap...A nice hoppy pale ale. Good bitter bite but not to much for the style. Well done overall.

Photo of jpd026
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft it's a perfect pale ale

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

these guys show up to colorado highly acclaimed, with some beer on at falling rock. i have no idea if this means we are going to start seeing their beer in stores and stuff, but i was awfully excited to stumble into three of them here. this one is my least favorite of the three i had, and by a mile, in fact, i was almost disappointed with it, given all the hype and all around alpine, but it remains a sold pale ale, and perhaps my expectations were too high. golden and clear in a pint glass, lots of bubbles rising but not much head. the nose here is very very balanced, with hully husky grain freshness on the pale barley malt, and a moderate but fairly traditional american hopping, northwest varietals i assume. the flavor is exactly true to the nose, and while it all tastes quite good, its not nearly distinct enough to come from the famous alpine, who has so many hoppy beers in all the top beer lists and all of that. its almost filling, despite the only medium body and exuberant carbonation, its not as sessionable to me as some, although the abv suggests it should be. its well made beer no doubt, but not even close to the two ipas i had in the same session.

Photo of Dynobolt
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth easy drink to go with a burger, definitely grab me anther!

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Crispy, clean, tasty. Solid and dynamic. Deserving of a higher rating than it has here IMO

Photo of chippo33
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green Flash Version on tap in MA

Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Definitely my least favorite of the Alpine beers thus far.

Photo of Nichols33
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not very good, id prefer Yuengling

Photo of ShowerBeers
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

could be any other craft lag

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a slightly cloudy, dark orange color. Thin head. Smell is modest and balanced. Caramel, pine and citrus. Very basic and standard. A generic American Pale Ale. The flavor is also the same. I've had this beer before but from different breweries several times. Pine, grass, citrus, caramel, and standard sweetness. Finishes with more bitterness that I perhaps would have asked for. It's got some body to it as well. Not a bad Pale Ale but it doesn't have much else to really gush over. Crazy to think of how different the new-school Pale Ales are around my areas in comparison to is brew that has been around for a dozen years.

Photo of jooler
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really not my type of beer, but pretty good. It's kind of like Boston lager but more lighter and crisp

Photo of Luisfcarrizo
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours moderate orange in color with just a pencil of head. Slightly cloudy. Nose is yeasty with a bit of citrus lurking. Flavor is extremely balanced with sweet citrus and malt apparent first on the palate and slightly earthly hoppy bitterness on the back. Interesting in that it kind of harkens back to a pre huge citrus west coast IPA era. Don't get me wrong, the citrus is here, it is just not as in-your-face as you typically see these days. Very nice. Clean and refreshing finish.

Photo of JGam115
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice gold color, white head. Hints of honey, fresh grass, pretty mild actually. Great body, clean and crisp finish, malt, bright orange.

Photo of mschantz
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled from bottle picked up NYE. Pours moderate orange in color with just a pencil of head. Slightly cloudy. Nose is yeasty with a bit of citrus lurking. Flavor is extremely balanced with sweet citrus and malt apparent first on the palate and slightly earthly hoppy bitterness on the back. Interesting in that it kind of harkens back to a pre huge citrus west coast IPA era. Don't get me wrong, the citrus is here, it is just not as in-your-face as you typically see these days. Very nice. Clean and refreshing finish.

Photo of searsclone
2.79/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
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