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San Francisco Surprise - Alpine Beer Company

San Francisco Surprise
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: bcerv-ca on 02-08-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Justin!

First stein pours with a 1/4" bright white head over the clear straw brew. Head fizzes away rather quickly, down to a light skim, with delicate lasting lace. Aroma is abundant citrus and pine hops.

Taste is a quick pale sweetness upfront, citrus in the middle, and pine bitterness through the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, with easy drinkability. This brew, while possibly not looking as substantial to start, is quite a brew. Powerhouse of an APA.

Serving type: growler

03-02-2014 18:38:12 | More by ppoitras
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4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I could have sworn this was an IPA! Nope APA. Only Alpine could make this tasty of a near session beer! My wife is so so happy! Excellent color and clarity. Love the aroma and flavor. SF Beer week peeps are going to love this! What the hell? Invalid comment length??

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2014 01:02:04 | More by Jpohling
San Francisco Surprise from Alpine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.