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Ichabod Ale 2012 - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: srandycarter on 10-12-2012)
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Reviews by kawilliams81:
Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours near black with a 1 finger tan head. Big trails and waves of lacing remain on the glass.

S- some roast but mainly cinnamon and nutmeg.

T- similar to nose, lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Slight pumpkin and chocolate as well.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very easy drinking but actually feels a little thicker than a 6% beer.

O- nice pumpkin porter. I don't get a ton of pumpkin though, more the illusion of it from the cinnamon and nutmeg.

kawilliams81, Oct 30, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bpfrush, Mar 18, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Alpine Beer Company
Alpine, CA

(Aged for 6 months)

Very dark brown, and nearly black in color. Small dark brown head. This leaves the glass messy with one continual sheet of lace. Very pretty porter.

Miscellaneous roast aromas along with a touch of spice and some mild pumpkin character, though the known ingredients may be leading me to that conclusion.

Roast flavors, a very mild chocolate character, mild to moderate bitterness, and a touch of spice and pumpkin. It all comes together very nicely. I'm enjoy this quite a bit.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Appropriate, though not spectacular.

I'm really enjoying this, after having forgot I had it after buying it fresh 6 months ago.

ehammond1, Feb 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Jgrody, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown body but looks a little flat. Barely any head or carbonation activity.

Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, and nutmeg.

I like the interaction between the nutmeg and cinnamon with the porter. The spices are more present than the pumpkin. It has heavy chocolate, too. Desert in a glass.

Mouthfeel had good body but it is low on carbonation.

I really liked the taste but it fell a little short on the mouthfeel.

Vonerichs, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

calcnerd, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

cocoapuph, Apr 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

arash1000, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

drewone, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

SocalKicks, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of portia99
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark brown color that appears almost black in the glass. A thick cap of dense, foamy head with a tan color sits 3 fingers high in the glass and lingers for a long, long time. Head slowly falls leaving behind ample webs of lacing that covers every inch of the glass. Excellent looking porter.

S - Plenty of spices in here - nutmeg and cinnamon dominate in a good way. Underneath, there is a nice milk chocolatey aroma, a mild tartness, cocoa powder, faint coffee and roasted malt.

T - Chocolate, heavy nutmeg, cinnamon. Pumpkin flesh, bitter hops, roasty bitterness, lingering hops past the swallow. Milk chocolate comes on more as the beer warms in the glass.

M - Spicy pumpkin pie presence throughout, medium body with a mid-level foamy carbonation, roasty and hoppily bitter well past the swallow.

O - Overall, a very good pumpkin porter. I am so tempted to throw this in a blender with vanilla ice cream and make a pumpkin porter milkshake out of this . Really good example of this substyle. Well balanced...enough pumpkin and spice but still allows the base porter to show thru to complement the seasonal flavors quite well.

portia99, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nkeckhar, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ichabod Pumpkin Spice Porter. Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Alpine's brewpub in Alpine. Reviewed from notes taken in October 2012.

A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head of nice cream, good thickness, and average retention. Body colour is a solid black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nontransparent. Opaque.

Sm: Pumpkin, spice, dark malts, some chocolate, cream, and hints of roast. Pumpkin and spice is dominant - as it should be. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Pumpkin, spice, and some clean dark malts. Clean and nicely put together. Balanced and flavorful. Cream is quite light. Little of the chocolate I detected in the aroma comes through at all. It's one of the better pumpkin brews I've tried, but it is quite simple. No yeast or alcohol comes through. I like it.

Mf: smooth and wet - too much so on each count. Middling thinness. It's not watery. Suits the flavours only decently.

Dr: Drinkable but too simple. I like it, but I wouldn't get it again. A decent seasonal, though I expect better from a brewery as good as Alpine. Well priced.

C+

kojevergas, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

smonice, Dec 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Touted as a chocolately porter with pumpkin, was looking forward to this release.

A - Pretty impenetrable dark beer, light head, some lace.

S - Winter cooking spices. Like this aspect. Maybe my favorite part.

T - It's a porter. Not a bad porter, but does not express the pumpkin in any meaningful way.

M - Medium body, good carb, fair balance.

D - Disappointing for me. I was hoping for a lot more, especially for the availability and price. I still have a Pumking from ST from last year and I will be opening that for halloween.

srandycarter, Oct 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Rollzroyce21, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Praise be to BdubleEdubleRUN for sending this!

a: dark brown body with the slightest amber hues when held to the light. a fingers worth of mocha colored head fades to a thin ring around the mug, very little lacing is left behind.

s: roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of pumpkin and spice.

t: big roasted coffee flavor with dark bitter chocolate and some spice, not much pumpkin is in there.

m: medium body with good carbonation. creamy feel with a bitterness from the coffee and dark chocolate..

o: pretty good for a coffee porter, not good for a pumpkin beer. would of scored higher but i didn't think the small dose of pumpkin spices helped the coffee aspect of this beer. still a very easy drinkin good tastin porter and would drink more if i had access to it.

match1112, Oct 21, 2012
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Ichabod Ale 2012 from Alpine Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.