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Bad Boy - Alpine Beer Company

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394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
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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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-16-2011 17:39:16 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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codynevels

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-16-2011 01:01:02 | More by codynevels
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wattershed

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

11-15-2011 20:42:52 | More by wattershed
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dmsohyea

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-15-2011 18:51:46 | More by dmsohyea
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MrFootstones

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-15-2011 16:56:36 | More by MrFootstones
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-15-2011 16:54:55 | More by cadaugherty
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

11-15-2011 16:19:18 | More by starrdogg
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-15-2011 05:30:59 | More by spycow
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seeswo

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +1.3%

As part of a trade where I brought the Matt and Coldponcho brought this growler. I proceeded to drink half of it, despite there being more than 2 people :)

Pours a dark orangey color that suggests a malt profile. The nose is big tropical hops, citrus goodness, medium malt body and resiny pine. Tum. Tropical citrus (orange, pineapple) and dank pine hoppiness on top of a moderate malt base. This beer is crazy good. So drinkable that I would likely drink too much before I knew what happened. Good carbonation, good medium body. Not too much of a sugary mouthfeel like you sometimes get with IIPAs. Overall, this beer is really, really good. I would like many more growlers of this. Yum.

11-15-2011 02:06:13 | More by seeswo
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 18:18:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Pillowhead

Arizona

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 18:09:36 | More by Pillowhead
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John11486

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 17:25:38 | More by John11486
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dksl16

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 16:56:45 | More by dksl16
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nanobrew

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 16:09:43 | More by nanobrew
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afksports

New York

4/5  rDev -11.9%

11-14-2011 15:43:34 | More by afksports
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

11-14-2011 14:51:00 | More by sideshowe
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 12:47:03 | More by jpmclaug
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bombadil

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

11-14-2011 08:04:26 | More by bombadil
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BrianTheBrewer30

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 06:53:41 | More by BrianTheBrewer30
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.4/5  rDev -3.1%

Thanks to Biglobo for this one!

Pours a half finger of white head. Really nice lace rings. Color is a clear golden orange. Solid.

Aroma: Dank and hoppy. Cascade hop flavor. Light onion notes. Not to fruity, but a little shows. Very solid.

Taste: Very dank and weedy. Again, a cascade onion touch shows. Grassy and floral. Straight up hops. No malts.

Mouthfeel: Bitter but smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky, but clean.

Overall, a really awesome beer. Very drinkable. Top notch dipa. I could drink a lot of this in a night.

11-09-2011 23:42:54 | More by mothman
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +3.5%

On tap at Toronado

A: Golden straw color with peach hues. There was a small head that hung around for a second and left some spotty lacing.

S: Dank, dank, dank. Dirty passion fruit, mango, and papaya. There is just a flood of hoppy goodness that completely dominates the malts.

T: More of the same. Loads of dank tropical fruit flavors followed by a crisp dry finish. Sublime.

M: Medium bodied with some palpable viscosity from the hop oils.

O: My favorite DIPA to date. Can we please get some Alpine brews on the east coast!!!!

11-06-2011 20:45:25 | More by Neffbeer
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev -2.4%

On tap at O'Brien's for 2011 SDBW. Pint glass.

Pours clear pale golden, with minimal head consisting of a ring of white foam, and no lacing. Smell is juicy grapefruit and orange, some floral in the secondary, with a hefty dose of sweet malt. Taste is similar, dry, also now with some pine. Mild carbonation and medium-full body, not much alcohol presence. Overall, very drinkable, nice light citrus hop flavor with a good amount of malt backbone. Delicious! More malty than some of their other offerings, but overall another winner from Alpine.

11-05-2011 04:58:59 | More by pmarlowe
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.63/5  rDev +2%

Reviewed from notes I took out of the growler poured into a tulip.
Pours a clear dark golden color with a very nice large white head that clings on to the glass and doesn't want to let go. The aroma is putting out huge citrus smells with a nice sweet fruitiness followed with some lighter pine notes. Very sweet refreshing fruts and citrus as well as strong floral and pine flavors. A medium body that coats the mouth and lingering flavors. Fantastic beer.

11-04-2011 01:39:49 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Great thanks Brandon.

A - clear copper body nice white head.

S - pungent earthy and grassy hops. Citrus too. Great smell

T - citrus and the same as te smell. Tasty and bitter. A solid ipa. Tropical fruits coming out with warmth

M - smooth and full. A bit drying. Right on

O - such a good all around ipa. Nuff said

10-28-2011 01:48:56 | More by ColdPoncho
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Nugganooch

California

4.43/5  rDev -2.4%

On tap at O'briens Pub

A: My Bad Boy arrived a super clear golden light colored pale. Another brim reaching pour that held only just a collar of white foam. Fading out rather quickly but showcasing some nice lingering lace.

S: Smells real fruity with big notes of grapefruit zest and sticky greens. Some sweet sugary malts bring a soft caramel aroma behind all of the fruits.

T: Tastes just plain danky! Piney hops are in your face and resinous. Citrus-Grapefruit flesh and stone fruit notes. Hints of pineapple. Bitterness is subtle at first then intensifies towards the back of the palate and linger ever so nicely. Has an underlying caramel sweetness like sugary crackers. Alcohol presence with a bit of chest warmth but extremely well masked. Very light and dry in the finish for a DIPA. Damn this is really good.

M: Light semi-dry body with a puckering finish. Creamy in texture. Good carbonation. Sticky hop resins coat the mouth.

D: A definite Bad Boy. Probably one of my favorite all-time DIPA’s due to such great balance. Very quaffable.

A real hoppy DIPA and one I would consider some of Alpine's best work. Caramel sugar support but not too sweet. Alcohol warmth but not too boozy. Highly recommended.

Drink Alpine or go to bed! Actually I think after a few of these one would be going to bed.

10-20-2011 22:58:58 | More by Nugganooch
Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.