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O'Brien's IPA - Alpine Beer Company

O'Brien's IPA
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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.52%


Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: sfoley333 on 01-10-2008)
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

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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O'Brien's IPA from Alpine Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.