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Bad Boy - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 536
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 jacewg
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

jacewg, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.71/5  rDev +4%

A: Deep golden yellow orange boy with a one finger head.

S: Very strong sweet hops, caramel, and toffee. Normally, not a fan of the sweet hop aroma and flavor but here it works perfectly with rich body of the beer.

T: One of the best IPAs I've had. On par with Double Sunshine, Pliny the Younger, and Heady Topper. Very sweet rich body with caramel, toffee, and some burt sugar. The pine and earthy hops come forward immediately and balance the sweet malt flavors. Well done Alpine.

M: Thick creamy body with a little lacking in carbonation but overall very good.

O: In my top 5 IPAs I've had. Worth mentioning in the same sentence as HT, Younger, Double Sunshine, and Citra.

jvillefan, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Spider889
4.08/5  rDev -9.9%

Shared at Jackie O's by some fellow BA's. Thanks to brew3crew for bringing this growler to spread around.

Nice clarity, bright yellow with a white head.

Smelled wonderful. Very light, fresh, and inviting. Lots of crisp wet pine, with some grapefuit adding a fruity sweetness that really helped this beer pop.

Taste was also refreshingly crisp. Pine resin and crackery malt.

Fairly light bodied for a DIPA, good even carbonation. Overall an easy drinker and a beer I'd happily drink again.

Spider889, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of augustgarage
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

augustgarage, Jun 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

cadaugherty, Nov 15, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev 0%

anteater, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
4.03/5  rDev -11%

Recently got in a trade. Thanks Jimmy!

Pours a very clear gold with a two finger foamy head.

Heavy tropical fruit, grapefruit and some pine in the nose. Your standard west coast IPA.

Light citrus flavor hits the tongue first then rolls straight into a piney bitterness that lingers on the tongue finishing crisp and dry. Hop forward beer.

Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation levels even from a growler.

Another very good beer from Alpine, but I prefer Hoppy Birthday and maybe Duet to this.

jmarsh123, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of DaveHack
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

DaveHack, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of codynevels
5/5  rDev +10.4%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of WillCarrera
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

WillCarrera, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +10.4%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

pmarlowe, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%

Thanks to Drewone for the growler shared at Benny's tasting.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a good white head which leaves some faint rings and spots.

N: Lots of tangerine, orange, passionfruit, and pineapple just jump out of the glass.

T: Resiny and dank, almost weed-like. Big tropical and citrus fruits.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Spicy hop finish.

O: So very good. A real blessing to try this. Just wish I could have this more often.

wethorseblanket, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

coreyfmcdonald, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Urbancaver
4.22/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a clear golden yellow. A good amount of white head with great head retention. Smells incredibly hoppy. Lots of citrus, grapefruit and pine. Vry nicely balanced hop profile. Tastes very crisp and bitter. Tns of subtle characters coming through. Very solid mouthfeel. A tasty brew

Urbancaver, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of kawilliams81
4.13/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

kawilliams81, Jun 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

funkel81, Sep 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

bauermj, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

beagle75, Dec 22, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +0.4%

Growler courtesy of coonanan.

A: Crystal clear pale, orange-copper body. Inch, inch and a half of creamy white foam sits on top after the initial pour. Spotty lacing is left down the sides of the glass.

S: Assertive mix of citric and pine notes. Tangerine, orange and a little bit of grapefruit.

T: Like the nose this is an assertive blast of fresh citric notes and resinous pine. The hops come through more so in terms of flavor than overwhelming bitterness. Another stellar flavor profile from Alpine IPA/dIPA.

M: Medium bodied with lively, but appropriate, carbonation. Crisp, refreshing finish. Incredibly easy to drink given the 9% ABV.

O: Cracked this open in the parking lot of Capones before the Hill Farmstead event. It easily outshined Ephraim, Amarillo, and Abner... and also beat out the can of Heady Topper that was opened before the event as well. Alpine does it again.

callmemickey, Oct 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

nrs207, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

pisano, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

CEDAMA, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

starrdogg, Nov 15, 2011
Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.