Hoppy Birthday - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 635 | Reviews: 116 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +1.1%
A: A deep golden orange color with an ivory white head that hangs around for a long time.
S: Dank hops. If you have had an Alpine IPA before you know what I'm talking about. Very very hoppy especially for an APA. There are caramel notes in the background as well.
T: A near perfect blend of caramel and toffee with pine and dank hops. The malt characters eventually give way to the hops on the finish.
M: Nice body. It is a little heavy for an APA but very smooth and sessionable. Great carbonation.
O: Amazing APA. One of the best ones out there. Worth the 2 hour drive to get.
08-31-2013 22:53:16 | More by jvillefan
4.28/5 rDev -5.5%
Thanks to afksports for sharing the growler!
Enjoyed this at least an hour after its initial opening, still had enough carbonation & plenty of head. Strong piney aroma, very full & complex. Taste is hoppy and fresh, nice clean finish.
Hoppy Bday lands safely in second place amongst APAs, thanks to the sublime Zombie Dust. Wish I could get this regularly.
02-06-2012 18:34:20 | More by brystmar
4.83/5 rDev +6.6%
Big thanks to Ultraman9000 for the growler!
Pours a clear dark straw with a big 3 finger white creamy sticky head.
Smells wonderful. Bright notes of citrus with a fresh floral scent and just a touch of pine.
Starts out citrusy. Orange and lots of red grapefruit with a touch of floral. Very hop forward. Finishes floral, bitter and dry.
Smooth creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
One of my favorite beers ever and I love it every time I get the chance to have it. Light and refreshing, but still loaded with good IPA flavors.
02-05-2012 17:45:25 | More by jmarsh123
2.93/5 rDev -35.3%
Growler out at ol' 'Watcher's joint on a night that lead to my demise. I got about 2.5 tasters full of the stuff. I can't say that it was really a crowd favorite amongst the tasting group.
This stuff has a nice color, as so often Alpine ales seem to have. Its a semi hazy honey yellow, crowned with a dense, sticky head.
I'm not really a fan of Summit hops, and this stuff brings the Summit to its peak. Green onion, dense overgrowth, the banks of a summer creek and dashes of orange, pineapple and grapefruit.
The oniony stuff is strong. Someone kept saying this stuff was like liver and onions. Who ever it was was partly correct. Lots of greenery and wild flowers with lots of chive and green onion. Some pine and citrus come around too.
Not very dry, this beer is fairly smooth with a lighter body and a decent enough finish. I'd say this one has the structure for drinkablility down.
As I texted to Ryan011235 that I was drinking this my auto correct took over and I sent "Choppy Birthday". I stand by that moniker, I think its more accurate. I'm not sure why this one is rated so high... Oh yeah! Its a new Alpine tap only! Duh!
05-03-2011 01:51:22 | More by MbpBugeye
4.69/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
06-09-2014 23:38:36 | More by GJ40
4.2/5 rDev -7.3%
on tap at Alpine
pours a light golden yellow. Very clear with a crisp white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Smells very hop forward. Some nice light citrus and floral aromas. Tastes fruity and lightly bittered. The body is fairly weak but well carbonated. A pretty solid pale ale but the body does not match the bitterness well...
08-05-2011 12:57:56 | More by Urbancaver
Hoppy Birthday from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.