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Hoppy Birthday - Alpine Beer Company

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world-class

571 Ratings
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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 658
Gots: 30 | 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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Booner818

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-11-2014 03:30:18 | More by Booner818
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spark3148857

California

4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I walked, well almost ran, to City Beer Store when I saw they had tapped this. Pours somewhat hazy golden, slightly darker than straw with a fluffy one finger white head. Aroma is well balanced though amazingly hoppy for a 5.5% pale ale. What really sets it apart here is that super fresh hop aroma that is reminiscent of very fresh Pliny. Big piney dank hops overwhelm the senses. On the palate there is big grapefruit up front that turns into lots of piney dankness. Wow, this is dank as hell for a pale and also more bitter than I expected. Similar hop profile to Duet imho, just accentuated in different ways. A delight and lives up to the high expectations. World class west coast APA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2014 02:22:14 | More by spark3148857
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-11-2014 01:43:55 | More by sourdog
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Beerswag

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap Lowbrough sacramento, ca
Pours hazy gold with hints of bright orange. Smells fruity, apricot, dank, sour-deisel. Taste is pine citrus, resin, graipfruit rind, apricot, bitter. (Not the typical floral, balanced APA, more of a "hop-head" APA with hops in the forfront and very pertinant, compare to the medium malt profile expressed in traditional Apa's)Mouthfeel is light-medium, dry, crisp, creamy, bitey. Overall a pleasure of an APA. Packed with flavor most complex pale ale to date for me.would go nice with black pepper/ spiced rubbed meats, sausages, bbq, fowl recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2014 20:10:03 | More by Beerswag
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-10-2014 12:16:38 | More by mythaeus
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Sm00thHoperator

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

God this pale ale has to be the best in the world. Forgot zombie dust go for this! So Cal residents only though so come on down and join the fun!

Sunset orange in color with tropical mango and pine aromas. Taste follows the nose with a velvet mouth feel.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2014 05:26:19 | More by Sm00thHoperator
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Thepleasantimbiber

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-10-2014 03:03:37 | More by Thepleasantimbiber
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-10-2014 00:27:11 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sampled on tap at Ale Arsenal. Beautiful golden color with some haze and great lacing. Fantastic aroma with loads of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavors follows with outstanding hop complexity, moderate bitterness and a foundation of toasted malt. A creamy texture and a perfect carbonation. A flavorful and refreshing beer that's perfect for a sunny CA day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2014 23:38:36 | More by GJ40
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-09-2014 03:54:08 | More by Maillard
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mbw314

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-09-2014 01:19:54 | More by mbw314
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Bnoise11

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2014 21:32:30 | More by Bnoise11
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cornejo

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-08-2014 20:13:36 | More by cornejo
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fsck

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2014 18:42:56 | More by fsck
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Evan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2014 04:23:47 | More by Evan
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mrcraft

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2014 04:08:34 | More by mrcraft
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-08-2014 00:33:04 | More by Phil_H
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-07-2014 22:56:18 | More by Kurmaraja
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teraflx

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-07-2014 19:05:30 | More by teraflx
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sukwonee

Washington

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-07-2014 09:06:28 | More by sukwonee
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-07-2014 07:04:06 | More by dspinler
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-05-2014 19:38:10 | More by kmanjohnson
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Keananmichael5

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-05-2014 19:37:40 | More by Keananmichael5
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mdlb44

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-05-2014 19:37:07 | More by mdlb44
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-02-2014 02:13:08 | More by blabaer
Hoppy Birthday from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.