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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | 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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Ratings: 353 | Reviews: 129
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of homebrew311
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +38.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of kevanb
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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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.

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3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

A- Dark pilsner with 2" dense white head and good lacing.

S- Sweet pilsner malts. Very faint pine hops.

T- Sweet amber malts. Maybe some rye? Hop are very lax in this beer for a pale ale.

M- Light bodied. Low carbonation and very east to drink.

O- Tastes more like a ale than a pale ale, but a good easy drinking beer.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent sunny orange color, with a white head of a finger, leaving good lace.

Aroma is bready, with some citrus hops and mild caramel...very mild.

Pleasant bitterness, lightly malty and bready. Finish is slightly bitter.

Crisp, light, slightly creamy and oily on the palate.

Nothing wowing, but it's nice and pleasant.

Photo of Kadonny
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into my British imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a medium golden color with some slight haze. A bright white head that leaves dotted lacing.

S: Floral and herbal smells with some light tropical fruit. Some bready sweetness.

T: Floral hops with some citrus flavors of pineapple and lemon. Bready and caramel sweetness pairs up with the herbal hops. Finish is clean with very little bitterness and a bit of aspirin on the finish.

M: medium to light as this is a nice drinker. Not real heavy and no trace of alcohol.

O: this is a real nice pale ale that is not overly complex but just real solid.

Glad I had a chance to try this. I love Alpine beers. This one was not spectacular, but just real solid. Good beer from an excellent brewery.

Photo of NickRivers
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A&S - Pours a nice clear amber with plenty of sudsy eggshell colored head. Tons of carbonation off the bottom. Nothing really gets through the nose except for some mild hop and honey presence along with some yeast character.

T&M - Hits sweet and light, lots of honey present in this with a little hop kiss, and a refreshing dry/sweet finish. Lots of alcohol character. Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, very well carbonated.

O - Overall a wonderful session beer, however the smell wasn't there. This is my first of Alpine, the next should be Exponential Hoppiness which I would imagine has a better aroma. Definitely check Alpine out as will I! Stay thirsty my friends.

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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.

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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Port Bottle Shop
Carlsbad, CA

Transparent golden with a thick and persistent nearly white head, with lots of lacing left down the glass. Gorgeous pale ale.

Muted bready aromas--cracker and crystal malts, and a touch of caramel, though not overly aromatic and certainly the least hoppy Alpine beer I've smelled to date.

Clean, simple flavors: bread, a touch of caramel, some citrus hops, though overall very simple and classic. Better than average.

Highly drinkable. Medium bodied, ample carbonation. Nearly perfect.

A highly drinkable pale ale, though it disappoints, only because of Alpine's otherwise world-class lineup.

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Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.