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Alvinne Extra Restyled - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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very good

58 Reviews
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Reviews: 58
Hads: 68
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 04-25-2008

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Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/11/08- Purchased at Hi-Times in Costa Mesa, CA.

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Lightly clouded deeper golden colored pour. About a 1/2 inch head upon pour leaving a semi creamy looking rim. Lacing is light and streaky.

Smell- Fruited hops about with a backing of belgian yeast and light malted nose.

Taste- Very easy drinking. Hops are not as intense as Hop It or such...quite fruity, a bit sugary and kept in check my the nice light roasted malt. Quite well balanced for a Belgian IPA.

Mouthfeel- Spot on carbonation level with a nice light fruity bite in the aftertaste. Quite crisp as well.

Drinkability- Wonderful brew. One of the best Begain IPA's I have had. Well balanced and quite drinkable. (770 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Buckeye Beer Engine, Lakewood, OH. Served in a 10 oz snifter.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a finger of creamy white colored head. Simmers down to a solid 1/4 finger of retention that fires up immediately when swirled, leaving some great looking hop lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of West Coast goodness (mainly Amarillo & Chinook) but seems to come off as being fairly mellow and more subdued than I would have thought. This is well balanced out by notes of citris, yeast, spice, and sweet smelling bready malt. Just the tiniest bit of heat floats underneath as well.

The hops are much more prominent in the taste, being fairly assertive up front, but it only offers a momentary tingle before giving way to some softer notes of tangy citrus, spice, bread, and caramel. The hoppiness makes it's return toward the backend, finishing things with a dry and bitter feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a touch of alcohol beef to it but the overall feel is still fairly mellow with a smooth carbonation.

A nice Belgian Style IPA that, for the most part, makes good use of the West Coast hops that are involved but balances them out with some softer character as well. Tasty and fairly easy drinking for the size. (1,256 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky apricot that is so murky it's opaque. A significant amount of beer was lost in one of the worst explosions and foam volcanos that I have ever experienced. What eventually made it to the glass was the yeasty bottom half of the bottle. The beige crown looks pretty good (considering) and there's actually a good bit of lace.

The nose is reminiscent of an especially hoppy tripel. I love Belgian IPAs because they're a combination of two of my favorite styles. Especially when they use 'can't miss' hops like Chinook and Amarillo. The beer smells tremendously tropical fruity and yeasty-spicy.

Alvinne Extra IPA is very good beer. My fears that the (now cleaned up) mess on my desktop would adversely affect flavor and mouthfeel have not come to pass. This is exactly what was expected from a well-hopped, American-hopped Belgian pale ale. AEIPA isn't as hoppy as De Ranke XX Bitter or Urthel Hop-It, but it's no wilting flower either.

The flavor profile consists of an orchard full of fruit soaked in sugar syrup, ground clove and a wee splash of Islay whiskey (which is an attempt to describe the peppery phenols). The fruit includes apricot, orange, grapefruit and mango. Chinook is great... Amarillo is outstanding. These guys know a killer hop bill when they design one.

The mouthfeel is at least medium for the style, hints at chewiness, and is ideally bubbled. That last one is a small miracle given how things started out. The energetic carbonation is fantastic because it matches the aggressiveness of the flavor profile.

Picobrouwerij Alvinne is on to something. Gaspar is impressive beer and Alvinne Extra is as well. Both are mighty fine Belgian IPAs that would have no trouble reaching the Indian subcontinent in fine shape. I'll definitely look for this one again, if only to enjoy an entire bottle. Bottom line: yet another successful marriage of Belgian yeast and American hops. (1,902 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently brought back from State Line Liquors. Absolute bomb explosion of foam - it wasn't moved in days. A third left in bottle of citrus IPA, and the foam not shot out. A lemonbalmy aroma with the fragrant Amarillo, a pleasing bitterness. Wish there was more. Good mouthfeel. (277 characters)

Photo of Avryle
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Procured at the magical Buy Rite in Plainfield, NJ. (sigh)

A- Color is a lovely golden-orange. Unfortunately you have to battle the explosive gigant-o head upon opening. (Thankfully, there were 2 glasses convenient & was able to catch most of it.) Arctic landscape head.

S- Sweet and citrusy. Nice blend of sweet malt and hops.

T- Tastes like flowers, yeast and citrusy hops. Surprisingly boozy finish.

M- Medium bodied with low carbonation. Bitter hop resonance.

D- While it battled diligently, it still cannot aspire to the create the same happiness in my heart that the Houblon has. (590 characters)

Photo of Crosling
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome, Italy. Light golden color. Full Head. Smells of Belgian character, with lemon, citrus-like american hops. Flavor is packed with Belgian character, american hops....hints of fruit and yeast. Lots of taste, authentic, unique and luscious. Quality ale. (291 characters)

Photo of dsa7783
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Short, fat, 11.2 oz bottle just purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
"2007 Alvinne Extra India Pale Ale Restyled" on the front logo sticker...
Pours a tawny, murky, dark-orange colored-hue with an enormous foamy and frothy head that nearly obliterated the serving glass...
Smell was replete with sweet hops, and grapefruit essences...
Taste was very different than your traditional American or British IPA, and was slightly less hoppy and more sweet than anything with a touch of vanilla and caramel cream along with noticeable alcohol on the tongue...
Creamy, thick, rich, sweet mouthfeel with a fairly decent level of drinkability...
Worth a shot...
Definitely an interesting sample... (711 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label on the beer I have reads "India Pale Ale", but the label on the website (thank you Google translator for letting me be able to read the whole page) just says 2007 Alvinne Extra Restyled.

Pours a murky orange with a massive, pillowy white head.

Nose is spice, dirt, and a doughy yeast.

Flavor profile is very spiced with strong leanings toward the earthy side and some definite ink in there as well. Per the website, there are Amarillo and Chinook hops being used in here. They don't shine through in the way you see them in America though. This is much more rustic. Actually, the word rusty comes to mind, but not in a way that denotes any negativity. It's just...earthen. Noticeable bitter edge as well.

The carbonation is very full, which seems to interfere a bit with the perception of flavor just a small bit at first, but it mellows over time.

The verdict is this is a very robust Belgian ale. Don't expect light and fluffy with this one. It's going to be robust, so be prepared. I personally like it and drinking it reminds me of how few Belgians I drink these days. (1,091 characters)

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Alvinne Extra Restyled from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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