Windows Up | Alpine Beer Company

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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:
#2,272
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
567
pDev:
6.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
116
Trade:
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Photo of brunop
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charrel
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: Nearly clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing

s: Slight pine resin

t: Pine resin with medium strength and bitterness. Dry to bitter finish.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A good west coast IPA

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Photo of hughesm12
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lembeh
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle:

Pours light golden with a lasting thin head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of tropical fruits - some grapefruit, and a touch of caramel.

The taste is fruity - mostly tropical fruit - with some grapefruit and a general earthy tone. Caramelized malt brings balance. Refreshing bitter dryness in the finish. Alcohol very well covered.

Velvety smooth.

A refreshing fruity/earthy IPA. Nice hop profile.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Has date code of '7279 1 1046'. Is this 9/27/2017?
Slightly cloudy, pale gold colored body. Piles of white head settle to ring and islands. Scattered spots of lacing.
Citrus/tropical on the aroma, pineapple and grapefruit. Also piney, with a little resin.
Taste of piney and tropical hops, slightly sweet with dank resin following. Slightly bitter.
Medium mouth feel, good carbonation.
A solid example of a West Coast IPA.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/13/17, consumed 1/14/18.

Pours clear honey with a nice, thick head.

Aroma is a delightful combination of tropical and citrus fruit with a good balance of floral and earthiness.

Taste is sweet, zesty fruit again with a great earthy hops balance.

Wow, the mouthfeel is delicately clean and dry. Everything is very balanced out.

Overall an extremely well crafted brew. I absolutely love Duet and have enjoyed every Alpine offering I've tried. Will certainly be picking up more Windows Up.

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Photo of Userme59
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Vetbidder
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden and almost see through(opaque)look to this brew with a very thin white head. More pineapple and tropical with some dank undertones and a slight malt back scent from this beer. Classic mosaic/citra mix flavor (you will recognize this one). This one is done pretty well with a good flavor balance, very light sweetness to almost diffuse any bitterness. Enough carbonation to compliment this beer well without overdoing it. Very good feel to this brew. Quite good now give me something juicier.

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Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Medium golden with light Airy head which Fades to just a small skin. Fruity Aroma, mild fruit. Hops come through a little bit stronger in the taste. Some nice caramel malts, a little bit Citrus hops. Nice weight and feel to it. Mixes between the sweet and the bitter leaning more on the sweet side.

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

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rob_philipp
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice and dank. Damn good beer.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pencible
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a clear gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like bold pineapple and tangerine, with some grapefruit and papaya and minerals.
T: It tasted like tangerine and pineapple and minerals, with some grapefruit and papaya. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a fantastic IPA with delicious tropical scent and taste. The body was weak, but the finish was fairly smooth so it was easy to drink. Reminds me of the better Ocelot brews. Top tier. Recommended.

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Windows Up from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 567 ratings