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Ugly - Alpine Beer Company

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94
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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 22
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZX6Chris on 11-25-2010)
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Reviews by dmsohyea:
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dmsohyea

California

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at O'brien's, served in a pint glass.

A: Dark brown with a solid finger khaki head with large bubbles. Head retention is solid down to the end and lacing is good down the glass.

S: Smells like a little brown sugar with a hop flower sticking out of it. Some burnt scents, and some flowery hoppyness.

T: Very well balanced. Bitter upfront with a smoothing dark malty sweetness in the mid palate, then finishes decidedly bitter. A bit of stinging bitterness hits right in the middle of your tongue as with most other Alpine IPA's. It's actually very similar to Duet, but with an added complexity of the darker malt.

M: Some harsh, stinging needles turned me off a bit, but the medium carbonation and medium body were both right on target for the style.

O: I liked it. I would highly recommend this for a black IPA. Quite tasty, I prefer it to Stone SSR.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2011 06:00:02 | More by dmsohyea
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N: Floral and citrus hops with some roasted malts.

T: Well balanced citrus and roast.

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Ugly from Alpine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.