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Ugly - Alpine Beer Company

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.44%


Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ZX6Chris on 11-25-2010)
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Reviews by nickd717:
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nickd717

California

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to largadeer.

Very dark brown in color with a one finger beige head and good lacing.

The aroma is excellent, extremely piney with coffee and roast playing a big role.

The flavor starts with piney hops, goes to coffee, charcoal, and dark chocolate, then back to hops in a big way.

Extremely resinous on the palate with medium-plus body and average carbonation. Just a tad heavier than I’d like on the mouthfeel. Hoppy as hell.

Really solid beer from the ’pine...as usual.

Serving type: growler

08-26-2011 16:29:22 | More by nickd717
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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.

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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!

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Beer poured black as night with a nice tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is a blast of citrusy hops with a hint of roastiness.

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Ugly from Alpine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.