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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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clear and golden colored with an inch of pure white head that leaves a significant amount of sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is malt forward, with a bit of hops and citrus. It actually smells like a lager. Good flavor, dominated by a slightly sweet malt bill. A light helping of bitter hops presents itself near the finish. Light bodied and pretty easy to drink. Overall, this was a decent beer, but nowhere near the quality of my favorite beers from Alpine. Light and refreshing with a nice, simple flavor. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 00:38:46 | More by Huhzubendah
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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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xnapshot

Mexico

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-19-2012 00:56:41 | More by xnapshot
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vr6corrado

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-15-2012 23:53:08 | More by vr6corrado
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewpub.

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger white foam head. Good retention, slow fading into a lasting ring.  Soapy lacing costs the glass.

Light floral hop aroma with subtle citrus and sweet malt.  Kind of average with delicate hops and biscuity malt.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of fresh spicy hops and pale malts. Delicate floral hops with hints of biscuit, bread and graham cracker.  Nothing extraordinary but it's a good sessionable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 20:37:59 | More by corby112
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dogfishandi

New York

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to LaChupacabra for a box full of Alpine beers!

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness info.

looks like the ideal pale ale. fairly clear golden body, a thick 2 fingers worth of white head. big bubbles mixed in with some creamy foam. great head retention and tons of sticky lace.

cereal like grains and a little butter noticable. also some biscuity breadiness. just enough leafy citric, somewhat herbal hops to balance.

subdued citric leafy hops balanced by a nice cereal graininess. some hop bitterness in the finish, but nothing IPA like.

a light feeling body, carbonation fits well for the style, crisp and somewhat refreshing.

a simple and clean pale ale. definatly different than most pale alpine offerings, but i see where they were going with this, something everyone can enjoy, very sessionable, and wont really wear your palate out.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 00:18:07 | More by dogfishandi
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crbooher

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-08-2012 21:48:14 | More by crbooher
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Popp24

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-01-2012 02:46:57 | More by Popp24
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heresy22

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-28-2012 04:45:51 | More by heresy22
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fox227

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-21-2011 01:28:14 | More by fox227
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a crystal clear gold, nice white head, good lacing

S: nose is very bready and malty, notes of biscuit and a little bit of caramel, a dash of lemony hops come through at the finish, smells like Noble hops.

T: a bit of sweetness followed by cereal grains, a decent amount of hops round things out on the finish, a slight amount of bitterness, nice balance overall

MF: light body, crisp and refreshing, high carbonation

O: this is a nice well rounded APA, nothing special but certainly a good drinker

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 06:10:31 | More by homebrew311
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-30-2011 16:02:34 | More by nathanjohnson
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WrongEmBoyo

California

5/5  rDev +38.5%

11-30-2011 01:37:29 | More by WrongEmBoyo
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-20-2011 02:53:43 | More by jenray
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Amyliz4

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-19-2011 18:15:26 | More by Amyliz4
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-16-2011 17:39:08 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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RichBeer

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-16-2011 08:03:45 | More by RichBeer
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codynevels

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-16-2011 01:00:49 | More by codynevels
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gordonbeersch

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +38.5%

11-15-2011 01:19:19 | More by gordonbeersch
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-14-2011 18:17:53 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-14-2011 17:17:20 | More by John11486
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-14-2011 06:56:49 | More by LSUPT
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kevanb

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes, bomber into pint glass.

It pours a nice clean copper color with a slim foamy head. There are lots of bubbles rising to the top so no carbonation problems, looks refreshing. Smells really bready, lots of toasted malts on the nose. The flavor is pretty enjoyable but rather basic, malty up front, not too sweet, not too bitter either. Reminds me more of a pilsner than an ale but its fairly refreshing for a sunday watching the game.

Verdict: Not the strongest offering from Alpine, but if you are after a lighter beer or sharing with a non beer snob it could be up your alley.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 05:38:32 | More by kevanb
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jdense

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle hand carried by Carlsbad Homeboy to August golf tourney, poured into shaker pint glass 9.24.11

Hard pour resulted in two fingers white head, fairly slow dissipation with good lacing over deep gold clear body, multiple streams of carbonation. Nose is pretty biscuity, floral hops, a bit of citrus. Taste mirrors nose, decent hop bitterness on back end, but doesn't overwhelm the well balanced malt bill, biscuit, a wee bit of caramel. Mouthfeel just on light side of medium, good effervescence, fairly dry finish. Nothing earth shattering, but a nice balanced and tasty APA, though a bit light on the hops for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 02:24:48 | More by jdense
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 01:28:13 | More by DaveHack
Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
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