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Hoppy Birthday - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 700
Gots: 41 | 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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4/5  rDev -11.7%

funkel81, Jan 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

brydeen, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Brew33, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Davihaw, Dec 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

CEDAMA, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

64oz growler poured into Surly stein (0.5L pour). Thanks Tom (airfoil) for this one!

A- Pours a slightly brownish translucent golden with about two fingers of white foamy head that has good retention and slowly recedes to a thin layer leaving foamy lacing along the sides. Nice consistent rising carbonation.

S- Floral hops, pine, a bit of grapefruit, grains, bready malts. Definitely fairly hoppy but a nice balance with the malts.

T- Floral hops with a little bit of bitterness, mango, a bit of pine, some grains, finishes with some bready malts, and a light lemony bitterness.

M- Medium bodied, very high drinkability, nice carbonation.

O- This was a damn good APA, one of the best I've had but definitely not the best and slightly overrated in my opinion. Nice balance, decent amount of flavor, and very high drinkability, but I still prefer some of Alpine's other offerings (Duet is still my favorite). I would drink this again, but I wouldn't go out of my way obtaining it.

jaasen64, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

chippo33, Dec 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Shilt, Dec 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

TheRuss9585, Dec 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

warnerry, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

mbixler, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

DaveJanssen, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of popery
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice medium orange. Fairly cloudy. Nice big white head. Lots of fine foam, which leaves a whole bunch of lacing behind. Aroma is orange, tangerine and pineapple. Lots of nice hop flavor bouncing around. I'm not getting any malt character, really. Smells like a nice clean yeast. A touch of mineral water flavor. Lots of hop flavor in the taste. Very dry. Just a hint of biscuity malt. Medium bitter. The dryness amps up that bitterness some in the finish and I'm getting some solid grapefruit pith and pine resin. Tasty stuff. Very refreshing. Not quite as bright as some hoppy pales/session IPAs. Mouthfeel is light. Prickly carbonation. Good hop bite.

popery, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Pelican5, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

littlebeer, Nov 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of iadler
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to hamilton23 for sending this growler. Much appreciated, Steve! From notes on Sept. 10.

A- Pours a translucent gold with a two finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

S- Tons of citrus and tropical fruit with grapefruit rind, blood orange, lemon, , mango and peach as well as pine needles and a bit of biscuit malt at the finish.

T- Follows the aroma with grapefruit, blood orange, mango and pine needles with just the smallest amount of biscuit malt at the finish.

M- Medium carbonation and a light mouthfeel that finished a bit dry.

O- Just an amazing amount of flavor for being a 5.25% beer. Extremely drinkable and one I would happy sipping on all day.

iadler, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Florida9
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: clear, deep golden yellow in color. Forms a small to moderate sized white head that reduces down to a fairly thick and bubbly surface coating. Leaves some moderate lacing on the way down.

S: Aroma is predominantly of Citra and citrus hops mixed with toasty grains and a weedy dankness.

T: lighter bodied, but still full flavored. Toasty grains and citrus, slightly earthy, and a mild herbal quality. Not dry, but not sweet either. Medium finish.

M: On the the lighter side. Medium carbonation. Mild bitterness

O: This is a very fine beer. Very well balanced, great flavors, hoppy, yet not at all overdone. Quite drinkable. Glad to hav tried it.

Florida9, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

FullObs, Oct 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

aztec87, Oct 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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Hoppy Birthday from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.