Bad Boy - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 394 | Reviews: 114 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by evilc:
4.9/5 rDev +7.9%
This is bar none the best IPA Alpine makes. It was a tossup for me between it and Exponential Hoppiness for awhile but the latest batch ( Week of August 27, 2012 ) turned the tide.
A: Beautiful golden appearance, copper in lower light. Crystal clear. Large 3 finger, fluffy head on a normal pour.
S: Pungeant hop aroma with a differing character from most WC IPAs - probably due to the British malts?
T: The ultimate IPA. Perfectly clean, malt/hop balance in perfection, dry finish. 9% that you can literally down a growler in an hour if you don't watch it. So damn good and smooth.
M: Resinous, syrupy, oily perfection.
I wish Alpine would switch Pure Hoppiness and this beer around. Bottle Bad Boy year round and make PH from time to time.
08-31-2012 17:36:06 | More by evilc
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -9.7%
Pours oily copper with a small white head. Sweet, floral aroma of tropical fruits, grapefruit, and sweet bread. Super-sweet resiny hops up front and throughout. Good amount of oranges, nectarines, and kiwi fruit flavors, but very little pine. Sticky caramel finish.
01-02-2009 19:12:44 | More by magictrokini
4.6/5 rDev +1.3%
Alpine Beer Company Pub
Clear, light golden yellow in color with a loose, big bubbled, near-white head that leaves ribbons of stick down the glass.
Incredible aroma. I could smell how pungent and bright this beer smelled even as the waitress placed it down in front of me. The aroma is a big, powerful combination of citrus (orange and grapefruit) and big notes of pine forest. This would make for a wonderful air freshener for my car. This stuff smells great!
The flavor is big, bold, and aggressive. The bitterness is fairly high with lots of pine/resin/marijuana flavors. There's some mild citrus present as well, but this is big, dank, and piney. Very nice.
Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Just fantastic. This isn't as unique or interesting a beer as Nelson, but it's just as good as Pure Hoppiness, and in my opinion, better than Exponential Hoppiness.
03-01-2012 23:43:55 | More by ehammond1
4.5/5 rDev -0.9%
On tap at the FW invitational. Came out a slightly darker, light brown dark orange pour compared to their many other excellent hoppy beers. Somehow the head and lacing were pretty damn impressive here. Aroma, usual mix of simcoe and amarillo I would suspect, but since its Alpine, it has that extra deliciousness going for it. Enjoyable musty light onion and sweetgrass almost makes me think about sauvin and summit hops.
Big hop flavor, pine resin, herb resin, light fruit, warming alcohol nowhere near as strong as 9% usually tastes. Good bitterness, not grating, but not nonexistant green lushness either. Best of both worlds. Super dry finish and mouthfeel like all of Alpine's hoppy beers.
There's nothing really to set this apart, for better or worse, from Alpine's big lineup of ipas. Which means its awesome just like the rest of them.
06-26-2012 16:37:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5 rDev -0.9%
This beer pours a golden yellow color with a thick, fluffy, off white head, with a slight yellow tint to it. The head fades so very slowly, leaving a thick coating of lace.
This beer has a massive hop aroma. I smell sweet piney hops mostly. Lots of grassy aroma also. It is quite citrusy also. I am really enjoying the aroma of this one.
The flavor is not a let down either. It is very aggressive. Loads of piney hops, and a massive grassy flavor. It has a slight grapefruity citrus flavor as well. The 9% ABV is well hidden in the flavor.
This beer is very full bodied. It is quite aggressive. It leaves a piney aftertaste. It is carbonated well for the style.
Although this beer is a high ABV, and it is quite aggressive, I think personally, this beer could be a good session beer. It tastes great.
Overall: Get this beer if you can. You wont be sorry. WOW.
12-10-2006 02:33:07 | More by OStrungT
Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.