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O'Brien's IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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O'Brien's IPA
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BA SCORE
97
world-class

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 82
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sfoley333 on 01-10-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

pperez38, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Twal, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

nrs207, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Kenai4, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.65/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drove down to Alpine on a heavenly sunny day, but Raul was greeted with extremely dearth results: Nelson is tapped and all IPA bottles are sold out. Wowieee! But Raul is not one to fret, so he jumped his ass on a limited O'Briens IPA.

I think Cyrano de Bergerac could be the only one to lift anything out of the nose from this thang. Little to small hints of citrus, taste is ok, but still somewhat flat on the tongue. Not Laura Flynn Boyle "flat," but it could definitely use a wonder bra.

I wouldn't venture with this one again.

RaulMondesi, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Pecan, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

drbenzo, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

SocalKicks, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Cazlo, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Azrael, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

funkel81, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

wattershed, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

HevvyMetalHippie, Nov 17, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

jaasen64, Nov 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Tom-Peters, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

HopsintheSack, Nov 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear, deep golden color with a rapidly dissipating off-white head that gets perpetually fed by carbonation bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Sweet grapefruit nose is so inviting. Full body that enters the mouth so smoothly you'd think it was nitrogen. Lovely citrus through and through without overpowering. This IPA has nice balance.

DocJitsu, Nov 04, 2012
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O'Brien's IPA from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.