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Alpine Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 21
Gots: 19 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

cp45, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nolen12, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ttylicki, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Chingringo, Jun 18, 2014
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.

smakawhat, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

KMitch, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

raulazzer, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

crossi83, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
Photo of BeerGreg
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BeerGreg, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

rbrefbeerman, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

biertrinkenja, Apr 24, 2014
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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

topdown, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

TrojanRB, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DeanMoriarty, Apr 13, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Overall just okay. I've tried some of the best California has to offer, so I'm a bit tough. No head, kinda flat and the taste is just right down the middle. Bought this cause I've heard such great things about some of their other beers. It could just be my taste, but overall this beer will be one and done for me.

64vdub, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

T_Hass, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

vma, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bigjoe786, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Remdog, Mar 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

GRG1313, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Obsidian, Mar 10, 2014
Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.