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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 18 | 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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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The elusive Alpine Ale. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a light golden/straw color, superb clarity, with a half finger of pure white head which fizzles out almost immediately. Poor retention and some lacing.

S: Pale, bready malt and a whiff of orange citrus.

T: Pale malt, orange rind bitter/slightly sour off-flavor, and a hint of brightness from hops. Ugh, this is pretty mediocre.

M: Medium body and light carbonation.

O: So-so non-hoppy pale ale, one which is impossible to justify drinking especially considering Alpine's other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 06:08:38 | More by pmarlowe
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draheim

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 05:39:52 | More by draheim
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2003 23:53:04 | More by AtLagerHeads
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TexIndy

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
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]

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 01:37:12 | More by TexIndy
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Westsidethreat

California

3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 06:43:55 | More by Westsidethreat
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CEDAMA

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-24-2013 16:16:36 | More by CEDAMA
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 17:00:20 | More by Eriktheipaman
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BucannonXC5

California

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 23:38:57 | More by BucannonXC5
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-04-2014 22:51:04 | More by mmulebarn
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-14-2013 06:04:16 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.14/5  rDev -13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 02:08:22 | More by chugalug06
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 03:58:40 | More by craytonic
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-18-2013 06:50:23 | More by MastaShonuf
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2014 22:11:30 | More by DeanMoriarty
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-27-2012 15:48:21 | More by SPRichard
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 01:41:02 | More by ocelot2500
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silentjay

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured into an oversized snifter, this copper beer produces a two-fingered head which quickly recedes to a spattering whilst leaving behind decent lacing.

crackery malts with some herbal hops and a butterscotch/caramel presence.

peppery, with crackers and herbs being dominant... some citrus gives way to cracked black pepper and buttered crackers.

light/medium bodied with decent carbonation.

well.... At least Alpine makes some incredible hoppy beers which make this forgettable pale ale pale in comparison (pun intended). not terribly bad, but not any good, either.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 05:54:14 | More by silentjay
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magictacosinus

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-30-2014 05:04:34 | More by magictacosinus
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-19-2013 04:21:03 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-24-2012 03:44:07 | More by InfernoBoss
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-22-2012 21:09:51 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Evan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-08-2014 20:33:38 | More by Evan
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Gatch

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, CA. A great place to drink great beer.

A - Hazy golden yellow, white head that fades slowly.

S - Fruity, flowery hops in the nose. As fresh as a beer can be.

T - Balance of hops and malt is great. Bready, malty, toasty.

M - Smooth with slight carbonation. Malt can get a bit cloying.

Big fan.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 22:30:36 | More by Gatch
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-25-2013 14:09:33 | More by brycevolk
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-30-2014 05:10:13 | More by redfox405
Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.