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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Hop Boxed, then Unboxed.

This West Coast style IPA is 7% and chocked full of Citra and Mosaic hops.

Added by BucannonXC5 on 11-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
502
Reviews:
126
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
105
For Trade:
0
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Photo of babaracas
3.27/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear dull amber, quick fading white head, a few dots on the glass. Smell: candied citrus peel, cardboard, half-rotten papaya, resin, orange. Taste: piney first and foremost, with stone fruit and vaguely tropical fruit sweetness, a little tangerine, more pine in the finish. Medium bodied, hoppy-steely finish. Not remotely as good as Duet. Not remotely in the same discussion as the top 3 tiers of Citra + Mosaic IPAs. Not even that dank! A bottle full of lies.
Best by Nov something 2017

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Photo of timmy2b
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by dec 1st 2017. This brew has a beautifully clear and bubbly dark gold color. An exceptionally well balanced flavor profile. Heavy on the pine, hints of tropical flavors, and satisfying bitterness. Really great body and mouthfeel - generously carbonated. Great all around IPA.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hmmmm.... Despite the very complementary reviews, I'm just not feeling it.... Above average, with a heavy aftertaste that is not to my liking... Even I am a bit surprised at my reaction given the accolades of this beverage.

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Photo of JayQue
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good IPA. Citrus and resiny. A hard pour gives you a medium size white head with somewhat better than average retention. Light lacing and nice clear dark gold/very light amber color. Aroma is citrus hops (grapefruit and tangerine) and piney resinous hops. There must be a good malty balance because it goes down easy and is nicely bitter at the same time. Mouthfeel is crisp and rich. Nicely carbonated and drinkable bitter. The Oily, resinous hops are a bonus!! Overall, a very tasty IPA.

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Photo of Bluescooter
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amedlin18
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-Spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Hazy, bright orange when back-lighted, shows a heavy dose of carbonation activity. Weathered white head is one inch thick, with a creamy oat like firmness and consistency. Lasting coverage adores the top, while stratified layering surrounds the vessel.

S: Sweet nectarines and grapefruit juice first appears on the nose. Tropical notes of sweet pineapple mixes with a bit of lemons. Tangerines, freshly sliced comes on the finish as the start along with a soft pin hopping. Overall generally good strength and delivery and lasting appeal.

T: Hoppy citrus and tart oranges starts the flavor, filled with some semi-dry citrus hops. Toasted grains, some bittering citrus moves in with an medium intensity. Warming toasty citrus peel and alcohol with a lingering sour lemon hopping finishes things out.

M: Good tingle of carbonation and creamy malt base.

O: Outstanding flavor as always, you always know what you are getting from alpine, a very refined, and eloquently balanced i.p.a. that has seamless transition that is effortless to drink. Always high drink-ability factor, softly rounded and beautiful hopping, always a must try.

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Photo of sdm9465
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OnePuttBlunder
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bump8628
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by 07AUG17
A - hazed amber colored ale with a thinner off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin foam
S - orangey citrus, earthy pine, caramel malt, mango
T - bold orange and grapefruit zest and pith, earthy resinous pine, faint mango, nice toasty grain and caramel malt backbone
M - medium body, resinous and semi-dry bitter finish
O - solid IPA as expected from this brewery. I didn't pick up a whole lot of Citra or Mosiac hops per se, but it tastes great!

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Photo of Realcoltonsmith
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenLeprechaun
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoponit
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crbnfbr
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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