Ugly - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Klym:
4.7/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a surly darkness snifter from a growler. Massive thanks to my brother for sending me this very generous growler-- wish we could drink it together!
A: Not so ugly as the name would suggest. Pours a very black ale.. well, black. I was worried about carbonation at first but then a smooth off-white head sprang up and left splatters of lacing around the glass.
S: Really beautiful hop character-- very reminiscent of PtE for me, actually. A light bitterness balanced by spicy pine and tied together by tropical fruit sweetness. Behind it all is a deeper, more licorice and chocolate richer and heavier character as you would expect from a black ale. The smell on this is really superior.
T: I tried not to get my hopes up from the smell but the taste actually managed even to outperform it. Licorice on the front of the taste gets swept away by big, beautifully juicy, spicy, balanced hops that dance and part ways leaving a slight linger of chocolate and caramel. God, this beer is good.
M: Body is medium with prickly carbonation that doesn't do it wrong. The viscosity on this is great and I don't think I'd tweak the body one bit.
O: I originally planned to share this growler but now I feel a good sense of selfish joy that I have it all to myself. Maybe that's what it's all about, it's so good that it will bring out the ugly side of you. If you get a chance to try this, definitely dont pass it up.
Serving type: growler
09-16-2011 23:26:25 | More by Klym
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap @ the source.
A: Pours black with a half-inch tan head which leaves stringers of spotty lace.
N: Floral and citrus hops with some roasted malts.
T: Well balanced citrus and roast.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Finishes clean with some dry and bitter roast.
O: Easy drinking and enjoyed.
Serving type: on-tap
09-22-2013 13:10:26 | More by wethorseblanket
4.01/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hot dang. Raul got up in this one like a cheerleader was offering, so why not? Black Ales usually ain't Raul's thang, but like Vana White turning a letter, Raul was feeling it well good.
Ugly like Susan Boyle, but tasty like a Nina Agdal sunset. Yep!
Serving type: on-tap
09-13-2013 17:25:25 | More by RaulMondesi
Ugly from Alpine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.