O'Brien's IPA - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.38/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
64oz growler thanks to airfoil. Served in HF tulip.
A- Pours a translucent copper (a little bit on the darker side for an IPA) with a little over a finger's worth of foamy bubbly head that has decent retention and leaves some light spotty lacing.
S- Grapefruit, floral, a little bit of papaya, a hint of pine. The malts blend in with the hops nicely to add a hint of bready caramel. Very pleasant smelling and a little bit above average aroma strength. Smells similar to Duet.
T- Nice balance of grapefruit, papaya, hops, and a light dose of malts that add a hint of caramel to the finish that balances very nicely with the hops. Finishes with a nice bitterness that isn't overly bitter, but fits well with the hops and lingers on the tip of the tongue to enhance the flavors.
M- Medium bodied to a little bit on the light side, nice carbonation, extremely smooth and drinkable.
O- This was another great Alpine IPA that is very similar to the others that I've had. In particular it is very similar to Duet except a little bit lighter and slightly more balanced. I think this is one of the best balanced IPAs I've had. If you like other Alpine IPAs then you will definitely like this one. I definitely recommend trying it out if you get the chance.
Serving type: growler
11-16-2012 18:00:54 | More by jaasen64
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4.16/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Growler from Alpine. Orange color, good head, yes. Aroma of hops and hops and then hops? Pine, citrus, etc. flavor was damn hoppy with only the slightest hint of what I'm guessing are summit hops (onion). Great IPA, super hoppy, glad I got to try it.
Serving type: on-tap
05-05-2013 01:45:39 | More by ArrogantB
O'Brien's IPA from Alpine Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.