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Bad Boy - Alpine Beer Company

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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 507
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:
No notes at this time.

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

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 16:37:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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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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augustgarage

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

06-23-2012 06:47:33 | More by augustgarage
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Alpine pub. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a bright golden color, topped with an inch of creamy off-white head, great retention, lots of spotty lacing.

S- Very complex hop aroma, lots of dank, earthy hops as well as juicy citrus and pine resin. Nice balance from a sweet malt aroma.

T- Follows the nose with loads of citrus and pine resin, powerfully bitter, also some dank flavors. Bready, chewy malt lends some balancing sweetness, finishes with a leafy bitterness.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- A pretty excellent DIPA, awesome hop flavor, very drinkable, I'd probably put this on par with Pure Hoppiness, this is some great stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 06:28:00 | More by WillCarrera
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rippy27


5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-22-2012 00:29:26 | More by rippy27
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buffs9

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

06-17-2012 22:30:21 | More by buffs9
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big Thanks to Patrick for sharing this growler.

Tons of sticky lace, dull finish and gold in color.

Aroma was fantastic. Juicy/resinous pine with some tropical fruit just below the surface. Thick and almost dank. (good dank) You can sense a higher ABV in the nose.

Dried Mango and a very interesting malt flavor. Big malt back bone here. Really juicy and just shy of sticky. It started off as interesting to me and it really grew on me as I worked through my glass. I swear I tasted almond for a moment. Just a really interesting and complex flavor. Again, the abv was present.

Fairly bold and big. Made you think sticky….

Alpine strikes again. Many thanks for the share. Excellent beer

Serving type: growler

06-17-2012 14:15:01 | More by Reagan1984
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

06-11-2012 21:25:45 | More by leschkie
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into a Half Acre tulip. Thanks evilc for the hook up!

A- pours a bright dark, golden color with a 2" off-white head. Strands and waves of lacing stick to the glass.

S- huge citrus aromas, grapefruit, oranges, and pineapple. Sweet caramel some spicy, pine.

T- Semi-sweet caramel with citrus. The citrus does not stand out as much as it does in the nose. Bitter grapefruit and orange with some citrus rind and pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Has a slight dryness at the finish.

O- very good dipa. If this beer had more citrus flavor like the nose, and a little oily/syrupy mouthfeel it would be near perfect.

Serving type: growler

06-11-2012 01:10:19 | More by kawilliams81
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DocJitsu

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

06-10-2012 19:34:26 | More by DocJitsu
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

06-08-2012 23:09:49 | More by Texasfan549
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

06-08-2012 23:08:32 | More by BeerHunter76
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DCRA

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

06-07-2012 05:14:29 | More by DCRA
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan. Review from notes.

The beer is golden and clear with nearly an inch of white head. The aroma consists of hops, citrus, pine. A tad sweet, with hops leading the way. Nice blend of citrus and pine flavors. Very little malt profile. I don't think this is nearly as good as Nelson or Hoppy Birthday, which are some of the best beers on the planet, in my opinion. That said, this is another delicious IPA from Alpine. I would love to try this on draft from the source.

Serving type: growler

06-07-2012 04:28:34 | More by Huhzubendah
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HopsintheSack

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-05-2012 22:43:28 | More by HopsintheSack
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Domeshot14

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

06-01-2012 20:39:06 | More by Domeshot14
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jp7161

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

04-08-2012 00:13:58 | More by jp7161
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Phelps

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler shared by ejyoung, into a tulip.

Deep gold, like bullion. A little caramel as well, but the drink exhibits perfect clarity. One inch of head is white and fluffy as a cloud. It descends slowly, leaving sticky trails of bubbles.

In the nose: orange peel, dankness, honey, caramel, a little basil. It’s actually so dank as to be almost funky.

The flavor gets much maltier, with a nice sweetness to boot. Lots of caramel and burnt sugar with dank, sticky hops. Grass, a little alcohol, and very lightly toasted biscuits swirl in the finish.

Soft, medium body. Moderate carbonation breaks the beer into a little fizz. Mild bitterness, balanced with aplomb by the malt.

Good boy, Bad Boy. It’s got incredible balance, with a big malt presence to balance them crazy dank hops, and is very drinkable for its strength. A fabulous IPA.

Serving type: growler

04-06-2012 22:59:06 | More by Phelps
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mechamifune

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-27-2012 17:53:52 | More by mechamifune
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nickhiller

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-21-2012 02:31:33 | More by nickhiller
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DocBrass

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-20-2012 03:00:22 | More by DocBrass
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 64oz Alpine growler to Portsmouth glass on 3/10/12
*From notes

-- Many thanks, Bill --

A: Clean and clear 24k gold. A carefule pour yields a .75 finger head. As it fades, a healthy white collar rims the glass.

S: Phenomenal. Juicy to the max, the fruit here is out of bounds.

T: Bitter melon, pink grapefruit and juicy hops dominate from the get-go. It's not overly bitter mind you, merely a perfect balance of hop oil and on the finish, a touch of golden malt. God damn this is good.

M: From a growler shipped from the opposite end of the country, this has held up incredibly well. The density keeps the massive flavors in check, and carries the beer to greater heights then you'd expect for a Double IPA.

O: Reach high and grab that bottle of Bad Boy off the top shelf. Seriously - this is pretty incredible and maddeningly drinkable. My hats off to another Alpine winner, a brewery I hold close to my heart.

Epically recommended.

Serving type: growler

03-19-2012 21:23:31 | More by Rhettroactive
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-17-2012 00:56:10 | More by GRG1313
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bastu

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-16-2012 21:33:43 | More by bastu
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jrnyc

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-15-2012 23:50:11 | More by jrnyc
Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
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