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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 20
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of pmarlowe
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lacing.

S - The aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with citrus hops with some grapefruit. There is a bit of floral and grassy hop smells as well.

T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and orange peel hops and a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, more bitterness comes through with some grassy hops. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel, orange peel, and bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a nice dry and lightly bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice pale ale with a great balance of sweet malt and hops. Very sessionable.

Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.91/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of draheim
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of xnapshot
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of vr6corrado
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of corby112
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.71/5  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.

Photo of crbooher
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Popp24
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of heresy22
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of homebrew311
3.71/5  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

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.