Keene Idea - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 268 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beagle75:
3.4/5 rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Draft service into a shaker pint glass at the Alpine pub.
A: Slightly hazy, orange-golden color with less than one finger of white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Very intense at first, with a juicy combination of mixed citrus and tropical fruits. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins dry, with an early burst of acidic and fruity hop aromatics followed by refined pale malt. Sweetness picks up into the middle where malt loses all semblance of graininess, instead becoming doughy and comparable to a powdered sugar that is heavy on the cornstarch. Flavors are simplistic into the finish where bitterness is more intense than the typical Alpine pale ale. No alcohol is detected.
M: Medium viscosity, slightly acidic yet a little lifeless on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: While this beer leaves little doubt that it was born in an Alpine fermentation vessel, with a smell that simply oozes nelson hops, it also seems unfinished. Malt qualities are not polished here; base malt is cloying instead of showing off influences from rye or other specialty grains. It may be overrated here due to its ephemeral existence, but it is not the best showcase of Alpine's majestic beers.
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2012 21:50:07 | More by beagle75
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4.31/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great aromas and really tasty flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
06-04-2014 16:30:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
Keene Idea from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.