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Red Card - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: radshoesbro on 07-04-2010)
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Reviews by SDDanC:
Photo of SDDanC
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes, poured on tap at Obriens pub on 6/21 or whenever BA Speedway was released. Poured a amber/red with a finger+ of white luscious head that dissipates quickly. Nose isnt too complex, but I find a floral hoppyness along with a malty background. Taste is better, I get more hops than in the nose, which fades into a caramel and oak finish. Bitter aftertaste. Body is great, balances well with the flavor profile, could turn down the bitter faucet though. Overall, ABC did well once again, very refreshing and heavy enough to fulfill the crave.

SDDanC, Jul 27, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

aquazr1, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Alpine Beer Company Pub
Alpine, CA

Clear amber and a thin off-white head that leaves dots of stick down the glass.

Simple aroma of bright hops, bready malts, and a hint of success. This doesn't blow me away like some other hop-forward beers brewed by Alpine, though it's still most certainly better than average.

The flavor is simple though complete, with relatively high bitterness for the style leading the way, along with some citrus hop components, bread, and a bit of caramel sweetness.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Extremely drinkable. Clean, crisp, refreshing, disappearing.

This is a big, bitter amber that pairs amazingly well with the pulled pork sandwich and green bean fries at the Alpine Beer Company Pub.

ehammond1, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -2.7%

sourdog, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.

Appearance: Clear red-amber with a durable bone-colored head that leaves a fairly full coating on the glass.

Aroma: Hops (mainly herbal).

Flavor: sweet up front and only modearate bitterness at its peak. Obvious sweet malts balancing a relatively high hop load. The hop flavor builds over time peaking in the aftertaste. Very malty for APA style.

Feel: Light-medium body with near medium carbonation.

O: a bold and hoppy red ale. Recommended.

chinchill, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

emilylee, Jul 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

DearthVader, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

danwho, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

doopiedoopiedoo, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of usofar
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

usofar, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Birmz
3/5  rDev -27%

Birmz, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of hamilton23
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice auburn color with beige head.

S: Carmel, hops, some roasted malts.

T: Slightly sweet on the front end with a nice amount of bittering hops in the back end of this one. There is some caramel notes in there, maybe a little bit of pine.

M: Nicely carbonated.

O: Only brewed during major soccer tournaments. This is a hop forward red with a nice balance. Well done.

hamilton23, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of rand
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap pour from the brewpub.

A: Red-copper in color, nice foamy head, plenty of patchy lacing

S: Floral, piny hops stream from the glass, but this has a lot more malt presence than other alpine offerings. Bready, yeasty fresh. Lots of fruity notes, tangerine prominent.

T: Again, hop-forward, but the huge malt-backbone
distinguishes the profile. Candied orange, apple, general citrus notes. Bready, slightly stodgy but appropriate for the style. Even with the complexity, sharp hops are still prominent throughout the sip, and bitter tones carry to a bitter-sweet finish.

M. Nice oily-slick mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, not sticky, but smooth and satisfying

Alpine has been putting out some of the best beer I've had, and their new specialties are just spot on. Red card is yet another. The guys at the pub are liking this one and saying we should be seeing more of this.

rand, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of yourefragile at last Thursday's mini-tasting. Served in a HopCat tulip.

Pours a clear reddish-amber color with an average white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. Thin cap throughout. The nose brings a moderate amount of bready, caramelized malt plus a good dosing of citrus and pine hops. The flavor is pine hops with a bit of resin atop a base of amber malt and some light sweetness. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Medium body and fairly chewy. Nice offering, though not quite as good as other brews I've had from Alpine.

Thorpe429, Jul 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Piddmeista, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

gregoryG, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

SocalKicks, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

HIBC, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

MrFootstones, Jun 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

imyourhero21, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/9/2011

On cask at O'Brien's, but I opted for the tap version. 10oz glass. 

A: Orange tinged red with a voluminous beige head. The color is certainly attractive, and the head retention is most impressive, as is the lacing. Off to a good start.

A: Dank and resinous, with ample fruit: orange, tangerine, peach, and grapefruit flesh. Tons of hop flavor, but unlike most hoppy Alpine beers, this has noticeable malt behind it which lends caramel and a whisper of bread. Smells great. Hops are vibrant and there's a nice malt presence.

T: Orange and tangerine with a lower moderate bitterness. The hop flavor is expressive and bright. Orange flesh waxes in strength midpalate and caramel malt steps in to add depth and balance, but only a little sweetness. Pine resin is restrained. The finish is orange, tangerine, a little grapefruit, and caramel. Pine returns at the end. Very nice. Alcohol is deftly masked.

M: Medium in body with upper moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: An excellent hoppy red ale. Highly recommended. I prefer this second batch to the first.

HopHead84, Jun 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Reddish brown, nice thick near white head, lots of cling lace. Outstanding looking beer.

S - Piney hops in the front. Subtle malt, though hard to discern, underneath.

T - Pine hops prevail here too. Some caramelized, dark sugar evident too.

M - Nice balance, great carb, very creamy texture.

D - Yes, I will have another!

srandycarter, Jul 10, 2010
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

brycevolk, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

NurseBri, Jul 11, 2013
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Red Card from Alpine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.