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Bad Boy - Alpine Beer Company

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392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 533
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Uses Columbus and Amarillo hops.

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 12-03-2006)
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Dionysusbrewing


1.75/5  rDev -61.5%

08-01-2014 22:37:08 | More by Dionysusbrewing
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -30.6%

Served in a stemless snifter.

Thanks to Florida9 for sharing this growler!

Some reggae-backed white trash crimes spring to mind... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises leek, Sorachi-style lemon zest, and light straw. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a melange of bitter grass and other greenery. Supposedly others got some pleasant citrus out of this, but I was apparently not so fortunate. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, I just didn't get around to actually enjoying this beer. For me, the hops focused on onions and funky lemons with a biting bitterness behind them, and that combination is just not for me.

10-22-2012 01:41:06 | More by TMoney2591
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -18.9%

On tap at Alpine, I was excited to get a good sample of this beer. It was yellow in color, little head. The smell was kind of brutal hops. The flavor made me open my eyes a little wider between the extreme hoppiness, pungent aroma, and obviously high alcohol content of the beer. This was good and I wish I'd been able to drink a growler of this but you can't do everything especially when there is Duet waiting to be drank.

09-22-2009 00:35:05 | More by ArrogantB
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-24-2012 15:38:40 | More by acurtis
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

01-09-2013 03:43:09 | More by jeff1973
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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

05-18-2013 18:29:32 | More by eyeenjoybeer
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beagle75

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

12-22-2013 03:07:33 | More by beagle75
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

03-22-2013 08:53:53 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Growler shared by starrdogg.

Very hazy/cloudy golden orange and a small white head. Minimal lacing. Looks unremarkable. Aroma was the highlight, very dank and green, spicy and light vegetable with a strong citrus finish. Sweet body, doughy and bubblegum base with intense and unbalanced herbal hops and grass. Some peach and grapefruit, but not much resin or pine. Hoppy Birthday and Nelson are among my favorites, but Alpine's bigger IIPAs continue to disappoint me.

10-08-2011 15:46:01 | More by yourefragile
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

09-05-2013 22:54:12 | More by GraduatedCashew
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tarheels86

California

3.78/5  rDev -16.7%

Growler at Woodshop 7. Pours clear, vibrant golden with sticky white bubbles. Rich onion and garlic nose with mega earthy Simcoe. Taste follows suit with bitter root vegetables, parsnips, and shallot. Raw and bitter. Heavy orange pulp and peel. Bitter and earthy. Palate gains the lovely Alpine house butterscotch note famous in Duet. Nice, but the Hoppy Birthday was much better. Yum. 7/23/2012 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

10-02-2012 15:51:49 | More by tarheels86
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LittleDon

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -15.6%

A pint at O'Brien's in SD.

Amber with a slight haze and low head retention. Minimal lace. Understated citrus aroma with a touch of malt. Soft citrusy front and perfect level of carbonation. Noticeable acetone characteristics in the middle. Soft finish. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Very full bodied.

08-27-2010 18:28:07 | More by LittleDon
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -14.5%

Had this on tap at Toronado in August. Pours a dark golden with little head and some lacing. Smell is mostly piney hops with some faint malt in the background. Taste is very dry and a little slick with some fruitiness up front and a long earthy hop bitterness. Very dry and attenuated. This one was good, but a little dryer and one dimensional than I expected. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I thought I would.

09-24-2007 16:08:09 | More by Georgiabeer
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grumpy

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -14.5%

Bartzilla - ditto on trying it for the first time at Liar’s on Thursday. Were you that guy down the bar from me?

A nice straw/amber colored American DIPA with lots of hop aroma and flavor coming through as citrus and pine. A bit of malt balance is detectable, but this one remains crisp and refreshing with a medium body and a good carbonation level. I’ll probably be the only one to say this, but I liked it better than Pure Hoppiness.

You San Diegans are pretty lucky…..

12-06-2006 18:35:54 | More by grumpy
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oline73

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -13.4%

Poured from a growler into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a beautiful clear amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour and leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: The hops aren't overpowering, but they're very nice. I'm getting some citrus peel and pine notes along with a rather pronounced sweetness from the malt. I'm also getting some citrus fruit notes along with the hops.

Taste: The hops are the star, but it's not one of those DIPAs that completely crushes your taste buds. A good amount of malt sweetness backs up the hops rather nicely. The hop bitterness contains some grapefruit rind notes along with some pine needles. The finish is quite bitter, but the malt still shows up.

Mouthfeel: The body of this one is just on the syrupy side of medium with smooth, tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good DIPA, but I feel it's a step below some of the big boys. I would drink this all day if it were easily available to me, but I don't know that I'd trade for another growler given the risk involved.

09-06-2012 02:31:59 | More by oline73
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ghaverfield

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.9%

12-28-2011 02:34:22 | More by ghaverfield
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bombadil

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

11-14-2011 08:04:26 | More by bombadil
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skunk242

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

09-03-2012 01:35:03 | More by skunk242
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Nefarious

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-28-2014 06:00:37 | More by Nefarious
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blackcloud

Alaska

4/5  rDev -11.9%

08-18-2014 22:27:24 | More by blackcloud
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-09-2013 13:33:51 | More by DSlim71
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homebrew311

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

Thanks to Florida9 for sharing this growler!

Appearance is a brilliant clear gold with bright white head and decent lace. Nose is full of c-hops with heavy bright citrus notes along with some pine sap, lemon, syrup, and grass. The taste features quite the malt back bone with light molasses, rich caramel, and a moderate sweetness present before the hops overtake the flavor. Tropical fruits and grapefruit have an interplay between each other on the tail end. The body is medium with appropriate carbonation. Overall, this is a damn tasty IPA. Not sure I agree with the caliber of its average rating, but good nonetheless.

01-30-2013 07:00:07 | More by homebrew311
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GradyS1

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

10-24-2012 17:40:16 | More by GradyS1
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CityofBals

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

09-12-2013 01:51:07 | More by CityofBals
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.9%

03-15-2012 13:32:29 | More by jenray
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Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.