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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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82
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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
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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Photo of bauermj
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of mmulebarn
3/5  rDev -17.1%

mmulebarn, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of draheim
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a glass.

Pours a clear honey golden color w/ a clean white head.

Aroma is slightly grainy pale malt and subtle floral & citrusy hops.

Taste is honey-sweet pale malt, balanced just right by hop bitterness. A hint of lemon. Clean water too. Medium-bodied, crisp finish.

Overall just a really tasty, drinkable session beer.

draheim, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: Draft
Glass: 12-oz. pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $4.50 (I think)
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden clearer color with 1-2 fingers (when I got it) of white head. Pretty good lacing on the sides and nice retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled pale malts, butter, honey, lemon grass and some bread.

Tasted similar to the smell. Butter, honey, lemon and grassy. Some light pine notes, but as citrusy as I would have thought.

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

A decent pale ale overall. Considering I was drinking most of it in the cold darkness in the back patio, these ratings could change if I tried it again.

BucannonXC5, Jan 06, 2013
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 TexIndy
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought at the brewery during my SD trip and shipped back. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Was a clear golden yellow color with good carb streams. It had an average sized white head that settled into a good collar and thin film. Good amounts of sticky lace.

The aroma was pale malts, bready with some citric hops in the back. More malt than hops. The taste was good and again was malty and bready with moderate dose of hops to counter the malt. Good tasting but more on the malty than hoppy side for me. Mouthfeel was medium body and crisp with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a good APA that would be even better with a few more aromatic hops in it. Definitely worth trying if you can easily get some. Really liking this brewery right now and would put this in the middle of the pack of their beers. Rotation: not avail here - shipped back. Wouldn't ship anymore back but would have on tap or at the brewery during my next trip to SD. [O;BO]

TexIndy, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of CEDAMA
3/5  rDev -17.1%

CEDAMA, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Westsidethreat
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: A very clean dark golden orange body with a very nice snow white head. Very sticky, very nice.

S: Soapy with hints of orange, malts and a mellow caramel aroma.

T: Begins a bit soapy with some minor grapefruit, tangerine and honey notes. Continues somewhat herbal, a bit buttery with thoughts of fresh grass clippings. Pronounced grainy aftertaste with a subtle toffee notes. Soapiness unfortunately continues thru the entire process.

M: Medium body with good carbonation

D: Pretty straight forward beer. Nothing special but nothing really detracting.

Westsidethreat, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

To me this beer should be called a California Common.

Pours a very pale straw with finger white head.

The smell is weak and of mostly malt but some slight freshness from hops.

The taste isnt very overpowering and youll find yourself struggling to pick up on the flavors. You mainly get biscut from the might and a slight crispness from the carbonation and hops.

Its not a bad beer by any means just doesnt do much for me. An american session beer if you will.

Eriktheipaman, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of MastaShonuf
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

MastaShonuf, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DeanMoriarty, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

No date on bottle...

Large flowing white pillow head. Loosely packed soapy foam. Brew has nice orange clarity. Moderate lacing.

Bready and clearly crystal. A bit of a malt bomb missing much hop. Dry and bland.

Zero sharpness. watery, dry, earthy, missing hops flavors. Very mild grapefruit flavor, very hidden and laid back. Tons of caramel/crystal malt. Belgian sugars too. Sweetness is mild, bitterness is existent, but not pronounced. Carbonation overwhelms the flavors and appropriate dryness..

A disappointing brew from Alpine; nothing memorable. Worthy, but not worth seeking.

chugalug06, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

redfox405, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

ObeMaltKinobee, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of craytonic
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very good, summer golden orange with an enormous overflowing head. Strong hoppy, citrus nose. Big bitter element. Not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, but way over-carbonated and a tad sour. Certainly plenty of hops for an APA though, that I could tell.

craytonic, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of Evan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a small, tight white head that leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass.

Smells of bready malts with a some citrus hops.

Tastes of a dose of pale malts with piny and citrus hops. Pale malts are biscuity and bready with a grainy sweetness. Hops are plentiful and add the right amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium in body with a crisp amount of carbonation.

ocelot2500, Jun 07, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

InfernoBoss, Sep 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Chingringo, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nolen12, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Beerbuddy21, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

SPRichard, May 27, 2012
Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.