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:
484
Reviews:
139
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
50
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Deep orange and a little hazy. Nice white head on a vigorous pour. Lacing clings inside the glass. A layer of foam never fully settles.

Smell - Nutty and caramel malt. Sharp hop aroma. Grapefruit and lemon. Lemon gives it an acidic aroma.

Taste - Hop flavor is grassy and lemony. Lends a hint of tang. Toasty malts. Bready, a little nutty, and caramel sweetness. Finishes with minimal bitterness, but a lingering grassy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable. Not a hop bomb by any means. Medium carbonation.

Overall - There isn't much a wow factor to this beer, but it is really nice. Drinkable and flavorful.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of 64vdub
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Overall just okay. I've tried some of the best California has to offer, so I'm a bit tough. No head, kinda flat and the taste is just right down the middle. Bought this cause I've heard such great things about some of their other beers. It could just be my taste, but overall this beer will be one and done for me.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

22oz bottle received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Justin!

Poured into a imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head over the clear amber brew. Head collapses slowly, with lasting lace. Aroma is balanced and understated.

Taste is sweet upfront, a peek of citrus in the middle, and balanced through the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, with easy drinkability. I, for one, will not slam Alpine for a brew that isn't over-the-top hoppy. Nice, approachable sessionable brew. Good stuff.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Alpine Ale from Alpine Beer Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 484 ratings.
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