Alpine Ale | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our namesake ale represents everything a good, well balanced pale ale should be: malty but not too sweet, refreshing but not too bitter, full-bodied but not too heavy, lively but not over carbonated. A clean, everyday beer that leaves your palate begging for more. 1.054 OG 32 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
485
Reviews:
139
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
50
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zythophile
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle Date: purchased two months ago
Palate Contaminants: none

The color is a light-medium gold. Little head for the type, and it's relatively coarse.

I can pick out a couple different scents, but it all seems to roll up into on some sort of honey banana bread with chocolate chips. There's also a bit of marmalade. It could stand to be a little stronger, though.

The taste isn't even as strong as the smell. Still, the malt and bitterness are straight down the fairway. Sweetness is slight, bitterness is moderate; the whole thing seems classically elemental. (There's just nothing beyond barley, hops, yeast, and water.) It's still plenty good, and would probably make a good "gateway" brew if one is trying to introduce the broader world of the brewing arts to someone.

Feel is thin-moderate. Carbonation is coarse, but not prickly. Bitterness is the main thing that hangs around.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Covocali
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light floral taste small bitter would not drink again

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Photo of krbrevard
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RodSmith
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jetlag767
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dduquette
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sharpski
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of davet100
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PicoPapa
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at D&G Pizza and Pub. Pours a semi hazy burnt orange with an inch of frothy head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is malty with light citrus notes. Not much else. The taste is more malts with some tangerine and pine. Sweet lemon as well. Malty finish. Medium bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Overall, nothing special but decent enough.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale ale gonna pale ale, this one is yellow, around 1/2" head on it, white head, average retention, somewhat inconsistent lace to it.

You definitely don't get the big hop bite you do out of most Alpine's. Nice smell that borders equally on grainy. Could say the same for the taste. Expensive in bomber format. A good beer for the outreach.

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Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brighteyes868
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brock915
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johlac66
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redgoatman
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: classic APA, burnt orange, a bit cloudy, 2+ fingers of off-white head.

Smell: some malt, but also lists of citrusy hops, with orange aromas really coming through.

Taste: again, classic APA, but the orange citrus flavors kick thou up a couple of notches.

Feel: bright and tangy, bubbly on the palate.

Overall: if I had regular access to this, it would always be in my beer fridge. A great representation of the APA style.

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Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 485 ratings.
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