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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: 508
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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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.9%

03-15-2012 13:32:29 | More by jenray
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kansascitytrader

Kansas

5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-14-2012 19:38:44 | More by kansascitytrader
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billab914

Virginia

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

Poured from a growler into my Devil's Backbone glass. It poured crystal clear and bright orange amber in color. A thin, sticky white head barely covered the top.

The aroma is bright and juicy with some really great tropical fruit notes to it. I get lots of pineapple and peach to it with a little bitter citrus rind and grapefruit. Some sweeter candied fruits come through as well and really compliment it well.

The taste shows a little more citrus rind and grapefruit bitterness mixing with a sweeter, candied orange and pineapple flavor. Some juicy, peach notes come out in it as well with some of the grapefruit bitterness lingering into the finish. I love the candied fruits that come out in it. It was very juicy and fruity but also felt relatively balanced and drinkable as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. It feels light and easy drinking for the style. Great beer overall, it was so juicy, fresh and easy drinking as well. I loved the sweeter, candied like fruits to it .

Serving type: growler

03-13-2012 17:08:52 | More by billab914
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As with other Alpine beers, this one looks great. I tad murky, but the burnt orange/rusty body is topped with a fluffy, sticky white head.

Strong aroma, mostly grass, pine and resinous. A hint of citrus zest.

yeah, more pine, grass and resin with the flavors. I like it as a contrast with ExpHop, which I thought was more citrus forward. This beer has hops, for sure. Malt? Not for sure. Joking...but the malt gives a very subtle hint of a backbone with some caramel. That's about all for the malt.

Nice bite to it. It digs in. The resinous side leaves a bit of a filmy feel. This kills the snap or zip on the end. Oh well.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 21:59:04 | More by Mebuzzard
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mrelizabeth

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-08-2012 19:47:28 | More by mrelizabeth
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mdfb79

New York

4.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 03/03/12 notes. Big big thanks to Nugganooch for sending me a growler of this one; thanks Dane! Big want of mine. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a clear orange-amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice.

s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, oranges, grapefruit, fruity malts, and some floral hops. Ton of pine, and I enjoy the oranges, though there isn't as much as in Nelson. Really awesome fresh and hoppy nose.

t - Tastes of pine hops, oranges, citrus hops, tropical fruity, fruity malts, grapefruits, light earthy notes. Very nice taste though not as great as the nose. Some bitterness in the taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation with some light bitterness. PRetty easy t drink for 9% ABV.

o - Overall another really nice hoppy beer from Alpine. It isn't my favorite Alpine beer, but it is right there with the majority of them. I think I actually like Duet the best personally, followed by Hoppy Birthday, but this is probably tied for third, and they're all great. I think if you can find this, or any of their hoppy beers, fresh you should get it in a heartbeat.

Serving type: growler

03-06-2012 18:16:13 | More by mdfb79
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

Growler provided by Dan. Thanks, this is sort of a big deal...a top 100 beer that I have never ticked. At the time of this review, this is the #67 beer on the "Top Beers - Popular", #11 on the "Top Beers - Double IPA", #48 on the "Top Beers - United States", and the #19 beer on the "Top Beers - West Coast" lists, one of my biggest wants. Thanks Dan. Ultimately this is not the best IPA they make...I like fresh Nelson better. I wll definitely have this again if I find it on draft when I finally make it to Alpine. But as it stands now this was a let down for me.

Beer is orange, mostly clear, off white head, nice retention, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is grassy, piny, mildly citrus, earthy.

Beer is very hoppy, sweet mildly and earthy, grindingly hoppy, nice flavors with moderate to high bitterness on the backend. Very strong, nice, but the hops seem slightly decayed and the beer is quite resinous. I would definitely have it again on draft but in a growler probably not.

Serving type: growler

03-06-2012 14:16:31 | More by drabmuh
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DarthKostrizer

California

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

Growler shared by Ehammond1 thanks bud

Look: Pours a nice shade of yellow with some orangish hues. Only a 1/8 inch on the pour but that was probably my fault for pouring it too slowly there is some spotty lacing left on the glass

Smell: Very powerful nose and for me the clear cut winner of this beer. Very bright crisp and clean citrus notes with some piney hops hiding in the background

Taste: Very similar to the nose but just not as bright and crisp still a damn fine tasting beer

Mouthfeel: A touch thinner than medium body with not quite medium carbonation

Overall: Just another damn fine IPA from Alpine

Serving type: growler

03-06-2012 02:52:26 | More by DarthKostrizer
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with an off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of citrus zest, citrus fruit, and honey aromas. Taste is quite exceptional with a very nice balance between citrus zest, citrus fruit, and a honey sweetness. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good IPA with an awesome citrus presence.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 22:50:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-05-2012 02:33:04 | More by CEDAMA
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vr6corrado

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-02-2012 17:58:10 | More by vr6corrado
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ehammond1


4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Alpine Beer Company Pub
Alpine, CA

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2012 23:43:55 | More by ehammond1
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xnapshot

Mexico

5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-01-2012 06:25:30 | More by xnapshot
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SageO

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-01-2012 04:45:41 | More by SageO
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

02-27-2012 17:15:03 | More by portia99
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FosterJM

California

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

1109th Review on BA
Draft to 10oz

@Downtown Johnny Browns

App- A weird looking light medium orange with a smalled one finger head that was a bit off white in color and then falls to reveal great great cling.

Smell- A pine forest in a nose. Grapefruit, orange juice, hop oil and a biting bitter nose rounds out this one.

Taste- For a profile I don't seek out, I would on this one. Opens with a damp deep citrus nose and then moves to a pine tree esque biting bitter flavor. Its damn good and I dont like this profile. Important so I said it TWICE!! Huge flavor and layers of citrus and bitter

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation with huge residual pine tree, orange zest and dampness. Just a good feel.

Drink- Its really good but for a profile I dont seek out cant go 5. Find it, drink it! This means you E!!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2012 03:58:51 | More by FosterJM
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danskyad

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

01-29-2012 02:57:55 | More by danskyad
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.1%

01-25-2012 02:41:24 | More by hoppymcgee
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mrbubbler

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

01-21-2012 01:04:00 | More by mrbubbler
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.1%

01-16-2012 03:33:07 | More by millerbuffoon
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xpimptastikx

Texas

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

A - slightly golden orange, with two fingers of off white head and a few legs.

S - grapefruit and pine trees

T - More floral piney hops with the citrus taking the back seat. alcohol is completely hidden.

M - creamy body with good carb, way too easy to drink.

O - Another outstanding DIPA from Alpine, who'd a guess.

Serving type: growler

12-30-2011 01:14:50 | More by xpimptastikx
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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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MrHirschybar

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

12-27-2011 23:06:29 | More by MrHirschybar
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Romulux

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

12-26-2011 20:25:11 | More by Romulux
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dannyhipps

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

12-21-2011 03:12:32 | More by dannyhipps
Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.