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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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Alpine AleAlpine Ale

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82
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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 21
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)
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-07-2013 14:16:33 | More by brandoman63
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IWannaEatFood

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-07-2013 03:40:42 | More by IWannaEatFood
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PlinyBeMiney

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-02-2013 03:29:00 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

A-Clear well carbonated amber, one finger head that leaves some lacing.

S-Rather malty, caramel, straw, what, not much in the way of hops.

T-Maltier for an APA than I'd like, but the balance is good, Starts caramel/straw and ends with a milt citrus and grass notes. Orange as well.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated.

O-Maltier than I was expecting from Alpine, but the balance was good. Don't expect a hoppy APA but for one on the malt forward side, it pulled it off.

05-26-2013 15:08:47 | More by rlee1390
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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-21-2013 21:12:40 | More by moonknight31
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IP-EH

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

05-19-2013 21:56:43 | More by IP-EH
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2beerdogs

California

3.61/5  rDev 0%

I know it's Alpine, but I was warned that it's not in the hoppy vain they are famous for. Yet still this is pretty good. The smell is crisp and lagerish, maybe a hint of citrusy grass. The taste light malt, not forward as i expected. Slight, clean, dry hop on the end. As a lite APA it's very approachable. My wife found it quite refreshing. Be nice on a hot day--sessionable!

05-19-2013 04:03:05 | More by 2beerdogs
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-18-2013 19:04:53 | More by acurtis
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Pours out looking like a pale ale, mild to average color yellow, 3/5" head on the top, white in color, average retention, average, somewhat inconsistent lace on it.

The aroma is minimally hoppy, if you're looking for the hop bomb aromas that many of their ipa's have, you're going to be a little bit disappointed. It still smells nice, but its really a background smell that shares its place with a grainy aroma that is clean, not heavy.

Same with the taste, clean, not heavy, mildly hoppy, probably appropriate for style, but about the most minimalistic pale ale for Alpine. Comes out a little more English style-esque with the breadiness of the malts, almost a Sorachi ace like lemonness. You start to pick up on a little too much toffee and caramel to a lesser extent, making the minor hop vibe fade away a little too early.

Its a little expensive to pay around $6 for a bomber of this.

05-17-2013 18:00:23 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-17-2013 17:27:46 | More by RWNay
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-15-2013 03:12:54 | More by Zbeetleman
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-12-2013 01:02:20 | More by djrn2
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TheLostGringo

Connecticut

2.48/5  rDev -31.3%

Poured from a 22 oz. Bomber into my Peroni Pilsner style glass.

A: A yellowish/Orange pour with an aggressive billowy white head, nice lacing throughout.

S: A little funky, almost a skunky smell but not overly offensive.

T: Slighly malt forward but a real short dry, perhaps bitter finish. rather boring in the end.

M: average for the style, easy drinking.

O: Certainly not something I would search out but nothing offensive either.

Cheers!

05-09-2013 01:29:03 | More by TheLostGringo
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-09-2013 00:15:10 | More by ADTaber
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-07-2013 19:55:03 | More by Jeremy6566
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2013 04:04:15 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Pecan

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-21-2013 01:05:10 | More by Pecan
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drbenzo

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-15-2013 18:04:00 | More by drbenzo
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-15-2013 00:37:35 | More by stereosforgeeks
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2013 20:34:28 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-16-2013 02:38:03 | More by Cazlo
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +5%

Thanks merc for sharing

The beer pours a slightly orange amber with a thin halo of white, streaky head. The nose is a bit toasty/caramely malts and subtle hint of hops. The taste is more like an amber with a clean drinking malt forward base followed by a sweet, lingering grapefruity hop bitterness. Well carbonated & attenuated, bitter semi-dry finish, light-medium bodied, drinkable. This is a good beer, almost sessionable, but nothing special.

03-15-2013 20:04:32 | More by ThePorterSorter
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djaeon

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-10-2013 16:24:34 | More by djaeon
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bmmortale

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-06-2013 11:06:48 | More by bmmortale
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jvillefan

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-16-2013 07:02:56 | More by jvillefan
Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.