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Magnificent Seven - Alpine Beer Company

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Magnificent Seven
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 6.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed for City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA in celebration of their seventh anniversary. Magnificent Seven uses seven different malts, seven different hops with seven different additions, and is 7.7% ABV.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 05-21-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy dark honey orange with a foamy off-white 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, tropical fruit, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of herbal 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 a nice blend of fruity and herbal hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 02:13:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-26-2013 01:09:13 | More by acurtis
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largadeer

California

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at City Beer on their 7th anniversary.

Appearance: Amber with some haziness. The body is capped by a finger of clinging froth.

Smell: A stonefruit medley of peach and apricot, with pineapple in the peripheral. Nelson sauvin is prominent, bringing gooseberry and white grape must. There's a hint of diacetyl that works nicely with the nelson hops, bringing to mind a buttery white wine. Malt is present, moreso than usual with Alpine - in particular there's a rustic rye character.

Palate: Pineapple, sweet gooseberry jam and peach hit the tongue first, bringing layered sweetness. Earthier rye notes pop out mid-palate. There's a slight peppery spiciness to the finish, and a mild earthy biterness. Medium-full in body, more hefty than crisp, though it's an easy drinker nonetheless. Nelson sauvin steals the show here, to such an extend that this pretty much feels like a slight variation on Alpine's Nelson IPA, only with a bit more malt sweetness and body to it. Hard to complain about that. I wouldn't say that this is better than Alpine's year-round hoppy offerings, but it is still leagues ahead of most other IPAs out there.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2013 08:05:26 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-09-2013 22:36:24 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-09-2013 14:01:41 | More by BARFLYB
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-11-2013 06:30:59 | More by drewone
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HopHead84

California

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5/18/2013

Dark golden orange with a finger of white foam. Scattered lacing. Smells amazing out of a snifter. Big watermelon and passion fruit notes blending with juicy orange, gooseberry, and floral character. There's more sweetness here than you find in Duet or Nelson, but it's not detracting. Maybe a little caramel and bread, but more general sweetness than identifiable malt character. The hop profile smells great. The flavor is bursting with tropical notes. Passion fruit, grapefruit, orange, water melon, rye. Decent malt backbone, definitely a balanced beer. A little bread and caramel. Low bitterness. Smooth fruity finish.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 03:20:39 | More by HopHead84
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-23-2013 23:11:03 | More by TurdFurgison
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-27-2013 15:28:56 | More by Zaphog
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Nice white head. Great lacing and retention.

Smell - Floral hops. Lots of citrus and tropical fruits. Sweet malts.

Taste - Citrus hops. Strong tropical fruits. Sweetness behind. Grainy malt. Dries out very quickly. Slightly astringent finish with a minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweetness is appropriate. It is slightly astringent though.

Overall - Had this next to Duet and Nelson and this is just as good. Maybe a touch too big.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:22:05 | More by Alieniloquium
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popery

California

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review from bottle, previously tried on draft. Pours tawny and clear. Small off-white head. Good lacing and retention. Looked pretty much the same from the keg. The aroma has lots of citrus and tropical fruit with stone fruit, berries and grapes chiming in, as well. I'm mostly getting tangerine and pineapple. Some peach, apricot, raspberry, green grapes, grass and honeysuckle. Lots of hops. I'm getting some definite Nelson Sauvin probably combined with Citra and other more citrusy hops. A gentle touch of caramel malt sweetness comes out but sticks to the background. I was a bit worried that the beer would be maltier, based on the seven hop/seven malt angle, but it's definitely right in Alpine's normal, hop-forward IPA wheelhouse. The taste starts with a burst of sweet green grapes, peaches and juicy pineapple. Tangerine and grapefruit flavors come out next and provide some solid bitterness. Mild pale malt sweetness with a touch of that caramel holds up the hops. There also seems to be some rye spice zinging around. The finish is citrus, grass and floral hoppiness. The beer is moderately dry and chock full of hop flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty normal for an Alpine IPA. Perhaps, a bit more body, but it's still light on the palate with a pleasant hop oiliness. Overall, it's worthy of standing alongside the rest of Alpine's IPA lineup. I prefer Nelson and would probably put it right around Duet. It's just a touch unfocused. However, it's a minor criticism, and the beer is still quite good.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 05:20:58 | More by popery
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aasher

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-01-2013 20:20:58 | More by aasher
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-09-2013 09:32:27 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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ehammond1


3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On Tap

Alpine Beer Company Pub
Alpine, CA

Hazy burnt amber and light copper. Creamy, moderately-sized off white head. Great retention and a very sticky IPA. This leaves irregular ribbons of sticky lace left down the pint glass. As usual, Alpine makes a gorgeous IPA.

The aroma is well balanced. This is definitely hoppy, though has good amounts of sweet, bready malt character as well. A bit of pine, floral notes, and a mild citrus rind character butted up against mild caramel and biscuit.

The flavor is similar to the aroma. Moderate bitterness, citrus zest and mild pine, with good amounts of caramel malt. A bit of a bread or biscuit character as well. Very drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

An IPA without an identity. Duet, Nelson, and Pure Hoppiness are such special beers because they do certain things, individually, remarkably well. This seems like a well-rounded, drinkable, balanced, though tasty, fresh IPA. I'd drink anything from the year-round Alpine IPA lineup before ordering another pint of this (very good IPA).

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 21:59:48 | More by ehammond1
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2013 00:41:39 | More by warnerry
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-13-2013 01:44:50 | More by tommyguz
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2013 04:24:29 | More by stereosforgeeks
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-16-2013 01:33:15 | More by DonFrap
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-13-2013 08:04:10 | More by SadMachine
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-22-2013 13:58:19 | More by jampics2
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Deep gold to light brown, hazy with some hop floaters in suspension. One finger's worth of white head and moderate visible carbonation.

S: Big delicious hops - dank, grassy, citrus, pine, tropical, a bit of cat pee and melon. Just a hint of a bready malt backbone in the aroma.

T: Follows the nose almost exactly, except the bready malt character is significantly more prominent than the aroma would suggest - but still there is not doubt this is hop-dominated. There is minimal to no caramel character in the malt, but the earthy malty sweetness. The tropical fruit and juicy melon hop character become more prominent in the flavors. This is really good. Despite the amalgam of hop flavors, the bitterness in the hang fades quickly. There must have been a lot of late addition hops going in here.

M: Medium body but lighter than many other DIPAs. Sticky mouthfeel, mild alcohol presence only, and good carbonation sensation.

O: This was really, really good. Excellent DIPA, though the ABV is nearly IPA - which makes the amount of hop flavors and aromas more impressive. By far the best beer from Alpine I've had so far. I wish they disclosed the hops and malt bill on the label, just to sate my curiosity. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 18:00:46 | More by macrosmatic
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-23-2013 06:28:28 | More by 2beerdogs
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-30-2013 01:59:20 | More by jaasen64
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-05-2013 23:59:02 | More by ajzy
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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2013 17:27:15 | More by WeisGuy
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Magnificent Seven from Alpine Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.