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Hoppy Birthday - Alpine Beer Company

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608 Ratings
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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 674
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-24-2010)
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KyleMA

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

06-27-2012 22:44:40 | More by KyleMA
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LandWorld

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-15-2012 17:17:45 | More by LandWorld
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nataku00

California

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into a taster snifter. Very happy someone brought this to a tasting as I've wanted to try it for the longest time. Beer pours a light golden yellow, mostly clear, with half a finger of loose bubbly white head. Head dissipated quickly, leaving a little light lacing. A few bubbles here and there, but not overly carbonated.

Nose is amazing on this APA, huge tropical fruit aromas, pineapple, mango, passion fruit. Sweet orange and floral aromas as well. Just a touch of pine and herbal/grassy. This is all about the hop aromas.

Taste follows the nose, tropical fruit up front, leading to some grassy/herbal marijuana like hop flavors. Middle of the tongue, a bit of lightly toasted grain sweetness to balance things out. Linger tropical hop flavors with a mostly dry finish.

Light body with spritzy carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink. An excellent beer.

Serving type: growler

06-06-2012 17:20:25 | More by nataku00
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-04-2012 16:03:47 | More by leschkie
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Domeshot14

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-01-2012 20:38:50 | More by Domeshot14
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-31-2012 04:22:02 | More by imperialking
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

05-26-2012 19:38:20 | More by resistdefy
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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler.

Amazing bright tangerine color. sticky white two finger head. Tight-white bubbles.

Nose is a boatload of citrus hops and resin. Tangerine and pineapple explosion.

Taste is just what you'd expect. Hop dominant and a resiny, juicy, mango explosion

Mouthfeel is very crisp. Dry finish.

Wow. I never thought I'd meet a rival to Zombie Dust....today I have.

Serving type: growler

05-24-2012 01:36:08 | More by kdmcguire10
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mettkea

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-24-2012 00:00:47 | More by mettkea
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glitchedmind

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-22-2012 13:21:01 | More by glitchedmind
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Romulux

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

05-20-2012 18:06:15 | More by Romulux
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-19-2012 19:40:22 | More by ADTaber
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xnapshot

Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-18-2012 04:23:35 | More by xnapshot
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hopfrenzy

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-17-2012 23:18:27 | More by hopfrenzy
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OTB

California

4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally got around to bringing a growler home after missing out on the last few releases. First time with this brew.
Poured into my tulip the brew is a beautiful pale orange with a thick one inch bright white head that leaves curtains of webbing as I drink down. The nose is amazing, pure Citra hop aromas with white flowers and peaches, simply one of the best noses on any beer I've had. The flavor profile follows the nose with concentrated citrus, stone fruits some bitter hop bites and a beautiful glance of light biscuit. The mouth is crisp, dry, and cleanses the palate with perfect carbonation. By far the best pale ale I have ever had, another world class effort from my favorite brewery on the planet.

Serving type: growler

05-17-2012 00:17:21 | More by OTB
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vr6corrado

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-14-2012 16:30:12 | More by vr6corrado
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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-12-2012 16:35:55 | More by Irrationalist
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MrVonzipper

California

4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to DarthKostrizer!
Pale clear golden. Fizzy short white head. Low retention and lace. 

Huge bright fresh nose. Bright citrus. A touch floral. Very nice. 

Flavor is very nice for a pale ale. Big crisp flavor. Nice floral and citrus hops.

Mouthfeel is very nice and light bodied with pretty high crisp carbonation.

Overall this is an amazing bright, clean, well balanced fresh pale ale. I love Zombie Dust, but this is even better!

Serving type: growler

05-07-2012 01:50:36 | More by MrVonzipper
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rawfish

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lighter shade of amber/gold with good clarity, forms a small white half finger head with minimal retention. As you drink the lacing forms impressive rings that drop down into beautiful sheets of lace, stunning.

Pine forward, delicate and floral with some tropical notes of melons and dried mangoes. Pale malt well hidden under the hop presence.

Pale malts are a touch bready and there's some coarse grains here that come out in the drink. Hops are both floral and resinous with tropical notes of pineapple and mangoes while there's a bitter follow through that never seems to release.

Well carbonated with an average body. Very crisp and dries pretty well.

The best APA I've ever had thus far, it'll give IPAs a run for their hops to be sure. Just another wonderful example of what Alpine can do with hops, they've crammed so much craftsmanship into a beer under 5.5% alcohol.

Serving type: growler

05-06-2012 19:15:06 | More by rawfish
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AndrewK

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-04-2012 04:52:54 | More by AndrewK
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-01-2012 23:30:18 | More by tbeq00
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LaChupacabra

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-26-2012 00:05:37 | More by LaChupacabra
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HopsintheSack

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-18-2012 18:53:37 | More by HopsintheSack
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Rckmo10

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-14-2012 15:50:30 | More by Rckmo10
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jp7161

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-08-2012 00:15:08 | More by jp7161
Hoppy Birthday from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.