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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,195
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
539
pDev:
6.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
113
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 539 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of AyatollahGold
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KTCamm
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/18/17...pours medium dark copper. Some foam and lacing. Orange citrus floral nose. Citrus filled bitter malt, where the bitter is quite strong.Smooth and crisp finish. Oily. Very good.

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

Very good beer, as all beer from Alpine are.

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Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours clear amber with a rich head that leaves nice lacing behind. The aroma is dank and resinous with some sweet malty notes. The taste matches for most part the nose, with a late and prolonged bitterness. Medium to full body.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nrbw23
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz Spiegelau IPA.
Pours clear, straw colored. Off-white head. Minimal lacing.
Smell: dank.. grassy, floral and earthy, with a good malt presence. Taste is very close to the aroma, extremely balanced between hops and malt. I get a sense of grassy fruit up front, that gives way to a very mild bitterness. Light.. yet smooth on the MF. A touch on the sweet side late, but no harm there. No lingering flavors to ruin the experience. A very enjoyable beer!

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear golden - copper color. Effervescent. Thin white head dissipates leaving a ring of sudsy foam along the outside of the beer.

Aroma is dank and weedy with some citrus - grapefruit and orange - with a grassy herbal finish. The mosaic is really shinning through on the nose with the citrus taking a back seat.

Taste is very grassy initially with some mild orange and tangerine notes. Somewhat dank and weedy. Cracker malts provide a nice backbone.

Feel is quite light and drinkable. Mild carbonation.

Overall this is a very nice west coast style IPA.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on .

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Photo of andrewh995
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark gold with a white head. Smells of pine, citrus, hops, and some malt. Tastes of bitter hops, citrus zest, sweet malt, pine, and some light tropical fruits. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall it’s ok, but I’m really not too impressed especially comparing it to Duet and Hoppy Birthday.

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Photo of kinmundy77
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A clean looking brew with a small head poured into a 12 ounce snifter. Immediately could smell West Coast all over this one. Just had two Green Flash yesterday and this is so close it’s like a clone. Every IPA man knows how good Green Flash is and Alpine hits the mark. Super drinkable and full of tasty hops. Won’t forget this one. On draft @ Ron’s Corner Tavern.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An above average IPA that just falls short of being very good. Of the beers I've had from Alpine (Pure Hoppiness, Hoppy Birthday and Duet), this was my least favorite. That being said, it is still one of the better IPAs on the shelves. Pours a light-medium gold; some lacing towards the top and middle of the glass. Aroma is a nice balance of citrus and pine. Taste is similar with just the right amount of caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium - carbonation is a little light for the style. Overall, this is a pretty standard IPA - especially with the Citrus/Mosaic combination. It won't be loved by most, but it also won't be disliked either. I like it.

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Photo of Damian74
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

9/19/17 bottle

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Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 539 ratings
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