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Bad Boy - Alpine Beer Company

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404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 540
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of DarthKostrizer
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

DarthKostrizer, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +10.1%

CEDAMA, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of vr6corrado
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

vr6corrado, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of 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.

ehammond1, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of xnapshot
5/5  rDev +10.1%

xnapshot, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of SageO
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

SageO, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of portia99
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

portia99, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
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!!!

FosterJM, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of danskyad
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

danskyad, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
5/5  rDev +10.1%

hoppymcgee, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of mrbubbler
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

mrbubbler, Jan 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

millerbuffoon, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of xpimptastikx
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.

xpimptastikx, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

ghaverfield, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

MrHirschybar, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Romulux, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

dannyhipps, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

CelticAleMan, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

rpaul2012, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

jobcrackerbah, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

penginpunk, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

baybassboy, Dec 11, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

drummermattie02, Dec 09, 2011
Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.