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Hoppy Birthday - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 720
Gots: 56 | 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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4.7/5  rDev +4%

CheapBeerBuzz, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

drewone, Sep 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

SanDiegoCraftFan, Aug 30, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

C'mon, I can't believe I never reviewed this!

A - Light clear honey, huge white head, lots of lace.

S - Skanky, dirty, musky, bad ass hops.

T - Malts take a back seat to this wonderful musky skunky hop offering.

M - Medium to light, good balance and carb.

D - And only 5.25? Oh, session time!

srandycarter, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Callmecoon, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of illidurit
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared at Woodshop 7. Not super fresh but way better than plenty of fresher hoppy beers out there. Sweet citric aroma with oranges, tangerines, lemons and mild stone fruit. Flavor is nice and tropical, grapefruit and orange and mango, a hint of sweeter malts in the back, dry finish and lightly bitter.

illidurit, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of biggied
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From notes at O'Briens

A- Sticky lacing. Bright lighter brown color with good retention.

S- Tons of aroma hops, huge nose on this beer. The effervescence on this beer is tremendous. Citrus and piney hops are all over this beer.

T- very bitter up front with piney hops, some citrus flavors come through on the back. Residual bitterness is def there.

M- med to light body, drys very quickly, leaving some residual bitterness.

O- Double IPA with an ABV of a American Pale Ale. Awesome session beer for the IPA drinker.

biggied, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

KyleMA, Jun 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

LandWorld, Jun 15, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

nataku00, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

leschkie, Jun 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Domeshot14, Jun 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

imperialking, May 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

resistdefy, May 26, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

kdmcguire10, May 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

mettkea, May 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

glitchedmind, May 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ADTaber, May 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

xnapshot, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

hopfrenzy, May 18, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

OTB, May 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

vr6corrado, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Irrationalist, May 12, 2012
Hoppy Birthday from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.