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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
82
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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 20
Gots: 25 | 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 jaeone
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of searsclone
2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

bomber bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass

Pours very clear. A dark butterscotch color with very little bright white head, and very few bubbles rising. Decent lace.

I get a little bit of a burnt toast smell, not much else.

Taste is mostly malt, slightly burned taste, then a touch of hop bitterness. Nothing spectacular going on here, but not offensive at all.

Mouth feel is thin body with a dry finish.

Overall, just okay.

Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.

Appearance: Clear amber with a small and short-lived head. No lacing.

Aroma: mild light malt with a hint of honey.

Flavor: sweet up front and only mild bitterness later on. A hint of honey. The flavor builds over time peaking in the finish. Very malty for APA style.

Feel: Light-medium body with near medium carbonation.

O: a mild but tasty and enjoyable APA.

Photo of jlisuk
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of magictacosinus
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Nolen12
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ttylicki
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Chingringo
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of smakawhat
4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Simple pimple. No obvious bottle dating.

A golden amber, almost brass but hint of orange color to the body. Really sparkling clear. Some fast rising carbonation to go with it also. Head is a real nice strong and bright white fluffy three finger simple head. Big retention, and nice cap with island and peaked valley clumps for the top.

Bouquet is an interesting mix. Soft grains, faint sweetness of toast and powder. Very musty though, with a minimal hop somewhat floral presence. Unique, but somewhat off putting.

Palate comes really nicely. Big sense of controlled malt, and the sweetness hints towards fruity ester and perfect balance of crackling and chewy toasty malt. Hints of toasted bread and white sugar but not overly sweet, with a hint of caramel. Big bakery dry finish too with much of the sweetness coming. VEry controlled but also noticeable bitterness on the finish and hinting of fruit grapefruit, orange and citrus, with a slight cookie biscuit.

A real interesting pale ale, very enjoyable, from a great brewery.

Photo of KMitch
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Evan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of raulazzer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of crossi83
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of BeerGreg
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of terpinsd
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of biertrinkenja
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Deep orange and a little hazy. Nice white head on a vigorous pour. Lacing clings inside the glass. A layer of foam never fully settles.

Smell - Nutty and caramel malt. Sharp hop aroma. Grapefruit and lemon. Lemon gives it an acidic aroma.

Taste - Hop flavor is grassy and lemony. Lends a hint of tang. Toasty malts. Bready, a little nutty, and caramel sweetness. Finishes with minimal bitterness, but a lingering grassy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable. Not a hop bomb by any means. Medium carbonation.

Overall - There isn't much a wow factor to this beer, but it is really nice. Drinkable and flavorful.

Photo of topdown
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.