Bad Boy - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by OlieIPA:
4.88/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into my Maui Brewing tulip/pint glass at roughly 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
A: A pale copper body with a white colored head and decent amounts of lacing; looks pretty darn tasty!
S: A robust and clean forest/pine aroma throughout with hints of grapefruit and orange towards the second half. Upon further analysis (And what I mean by "analysis" is...basically sticking my nose into my glass and inhaling this BAD BOY for several minutes), I was able to pick a very rich and complex malt body that wasn't there initially. This character was noticeable enough, that it was almost as if I had just picked up a handful of malted barley from my local homebrew shop.
T: The initial sip is a combination of citrus fruits, and again, pine-like flavors. The malt body is sweet at first, which I think might be attributed and enhanced by the high alcohol presence, but then transcends into a sharp "grapenut" (yes, like the cereal) quality. The alcohol presence is detectable, but in many ways, helps accentuate a lot of the underlying flavors of the beer.
M: A medium body DIPA that leaves a thin layer of oil on the palate.
D: Even though this was a high gravity beer, Bad Boy was able to make up for some of it's heat by supplying the palate with ample amounts of flavor and complexity.
Overall: This beer reminds me in so many ways of Pliny the Elder straight from the source. A sweet and rich malt body, accompanied by tons of clean...yet fruity hop flavors and characteristics. A masterpiece to say the least...and probably the best DIPA produced by San Diego County. A must try. Cheers!
Serving type: growler
08-30-2010 00:31:57 | More by OlieIPA
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Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
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