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.

Windows Up is a single IPA made with Mosaic and Citra hops. It pours a hazy straw color and is topped with bright white beer foam. Piney aromas mingle with fruity notes, while hints of citrus fruit and an overall lingering resinous quality lend a touch of complexity to this dank IPA.

Added by BucannonXC5 on 11-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,331
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
607
pDev:
7.07%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
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Ratings: 607 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of StanleysCup
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I find that I like this beer. Initial thoughts are how dry it is; no, don’t think Sahara, but more like Zack Efron after rehab. And with that dryness are light San Diego hops like Tony Gwynn stretching a single into a double. Yep, this is the Padres of beer, not a championship winner, but... oh what? The Padres suck. Never mind.

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Photo of iguanodon
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Original rating 2018-06-03] Bottle. Pours clear orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is pine, caramel, tobacco, citrus. Taste is citrus, pine, caramel. Not a hop monster, nice balance.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is as expected - clear, golden hue with a touch of white head. The aroma is the best part of this beer. It manages to be fruity, piney, and slightly floral all at one. It start with a big fruit blast then moves to pine and finishes with a floral note. Taste is similar except that is dominated by piney/dank flavors before moving on to some fruity/floral nuances towards the finish. Feel is as expected for the style and it finishes slightly dry. Overall, it's a quality IPA and somewhat similar to other Alpine offerings.

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Photo of depechemode1983
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour out a clear pale gold color with a two finger off-white head. Head retention is excellent and leaves rings of stick lacing evenly around the glass.

The nose is fruity, dank, piney, and floral all at the same time. Fairly sweet and mildly bitter. Seems well balanced and very aromatic.

Up front on the taste is a very good balance between citrus rind bitterness and tropical fruit sweetness. The finish is a lingering pine bitterness. Kinda like a roller coaster on the bitter sweet bitter there. Tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, wet, maybe a bit oily, with medium carbonation. Everything seems in order.

Any overall solid American IPA. Simple yet effective. Nothing fancy just straight up good easy drinking.

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Photo of tottel
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is very good. Nice piney, hoppy aroma with some citrus thrown in. West Coast to the core. Very hop forward taste. Bitter piney resin. Some citrus, but there is dankness at the end of it that give it a little body. Light bodied overall with moderate to heavy carbonation. Good beer as I would expect from Alpine

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Photo of summitsix
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love the name of this beer

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

L: Hazy, golden brew
Smell: Very dank, lots of pine
T: Nicely balanced IPA, dank and citrusy hop bouquet followed mildly bitter malt backbone. Very good
F: Resinous, little oily, but very palatable
O: A delicious hop bomb for all the hopheads out there

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Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of patre_tim
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw and clean filtered with little carbonation and 3 fingers of white head.

Smells really dank, of catnip, green leaf, sage, as well as of pineapple and mangos.

Tastes of the same dank qualities as the nose, and is sweet and fruity as well, tropical fruits giving way to yellow jello.

Medium body with moderate to low carbonation. Really covers the ABV.

Got in Sacramento a couple weeks ago, drinking in Redding, Sept 16th, 2018. Excellent brew.

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Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.92/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claytonham34
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has candied orange, orange peel, tangerine and resiny hops. Taste has sweet tangerine notes and resiny hops but not overly bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Decent IPA but very generic.

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Photo of MarkCoffey
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A absolute perfect IPA ! A great blend of hops with a slight citrus fruit taste. Fresh and robust flavor!

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a 12oz snifter glass via draft at City Works (King of Prussia, PA)

color is a nice amber/honey yellow
Smell is light citrus (Orange, Lemon Zest)
taste follows the nose, slightly sweeter than I expected, and some malt to round it out
medium body and carbination
not one of my favorite Alpine beers , but it went down easy and I drank a few!

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Photo of Kdouble
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dafla67
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic west coast ipa with some grapefruit an other citrus but also tropical fruits in the mix. The caramel malt is nice and not overly strong. Quite drinkable

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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