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Ichabod Ale 2012 - Alpine Beer Company

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Ichabod Ale 2012Ichabod Ale 2012

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BA SCORE
85
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: srandycarter on 10-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ichabod Ale 2012 from Alpine Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.