Alpine Beer Company

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Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #18
Ranked #960
4.33 | pDev: 7.85%
Apr 15, 2022
Dec 31, 2005
Notes: A soon-to-be favorite, if it's already not. This single IPA boasts pine, citrus, and cedar notes from Simcoe and Amarillo hops.
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4.36 by Orny18 from New York on Apr 15, 2022
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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by AzfromOz from Australia

Old school West Coast IPA. Piney and bitter with some citrus elements, backed up by a silky, full mouthfeel. Pours a bright coppery orange with a thin, persistent head. It's possibly being overrated here due to the pleasure of drinking an actual West Coast IPA and the sentimentality of a beer style that first introduced me to craft beer (and which I forced down in horror at the hoppy bitterness of it all!).


Feb 24, 2022
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3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by ChristianTotten

Very piney full ipa. Stronger flavor than most. Too much of a piney after taste for my liking. 1 is enough. All around the taste is good strong but the aftertaste is what lessens the score for me. I am a bigger fan of the Nelson and og lemon haze styles.

Feb 23, 2022
4.14 by Highlonesome1 from Texas on Jan 23, 2022
4.1 by Hawkfish from Washington on Dec 30, 2021
4.28 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Nov 22, 2021
4.5 by huckPDX from Oregon on Oct 30, 2021
4.28 by TheBrewsClues from California on Aug 05, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bookem from Virginia

Wonderful beer. Piney aroma along with citrus. Also has an earthy vibe to it. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Earthy pine dominates. Medium body and carbonation on the feel. This is an outstanding representation of what I would classify as a West Coast IPA. I use to be able to get this beer at Total Wine in Virginia in bottles. Then it disappeared. Now I can get it only in cans which is better than not at all. It has become my everyday go to session IPA although the cost continues to go up. Still well worth a try.

Jul 25, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

Very piney and floral hops with a moderate bitterness. Some tropical fruit and citrus too. Lots of hop character. Finishes clean and with a malty sweetness.

Jul 08, 2021
3.93 by QuintusHorace from California on May 02, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

Looks beautiful. Golden orange with about one finger of head and solid lacing as it goes down. Smell is pine along with citrus. Also has an earthy vibe to it. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Earthy pine dominates. Medium body and carbonation on the feel. This is an outstanding representation of what I would classify as a West Coast IPA

Apr 25, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 12oz can dated 3/5/21 into a weizen glass.

Pours a translucent light amber color with about a finger and a half of white head. Average retention, decent lacing.

Smell isn't overpowering but definitely picking up nice tones of grape, berry, apple and light citrus. Pine and earth linger in the background.

Picking up some grape in the taste but also a decent amount of pine and resiny bitterness.

Slightly thin mouthfeel but sticky. Medium carbonation. Bitter resiny aftertaste.

Overall a really nice WCIPA. Excited to find this freshish (~1 mo) in these parts.

Apr 17, 2021
4.25 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina on Mar 21, 2021
4.33 by CAcker from California on Mar 20, 2021
4.19 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 20, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

12 oz. can (01/06.21) poured into a pint glass with a slightly hazy golden color, quickly receding off white head and minimal lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, grass and some malt. Taste is similar to aroma with grapefruit, pine, earthy hops and malt to balance the bitterness. Medium body with good carbonation and a touch of alcohol. Overall, a good balanced citrus/piney IPA.

Mar 19, 2021
4.33 by o29 from Texas on Mar 18, 2021
4.75 by thingman from Alabama on Mar 12, 2021
4 by hester7 from Texas on Mar 01, 2021
4.12 by btbcolo from Colorado on Feb 24, 2021
4.5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2021
4.5 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

Beautiful. Gorgeous. Clear, bright golden, lovely chalk white head.

Perfect. Lemon, lime, grapefruit, ...pine and citrus aplenty. Yeah, man.

Taste: yum. All kinds of hop delights. All the best. Mmmm. Lush, luscious, full-on fruity and fantastic. Loads of citrus and touches of tropical. It's so good. It's ....it's wonderful. It's exactly right. Everything is right right now. It's all good.

They know what they're doing out in Alpine, California.

Damn it, this is a good beer and I can drink it. You should, too.

Hey, there's some stuff on the label. Let's read it: "A West Coast IPA that features Amarillo and Simcoe hops "in harmony," giving a bright, floral aroma. Duet is nicely bitter with the perfect amount of malt concealed behind the hoppy goodness. Immensely drinkable, amazingly nimble on it's feet."

Feb 04, 2021
4.88 by saeh from France on Dec 26, 2020
3.94 by dielzubro from Texas on Nov 30, 2020
4.46 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Nov 16, 2020
4.42 by gefinley from California on Nov 13, 2020
3.76 by AAG from New York on Nov 06, 2020
4.28 by HopBelT from Belgium on Oct 18, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

13oz pour at Roma’s.

Nice middle yellow with a small white head and generous lacing.

Melon, general citrus, pineapple, and yes I do get the cedar.

Juicy, full of flavor. Citrus and fruit up front with piney bitterness.

Full, slick body with moderate carbonation.

Lives up to Alpine’s reputation.

Oct 17, 2020
4.75 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Oct 03, 2020
4.44 by JTuomi from Finland on Oct 03, 2020
4.23 by kaseydad from California on Aug 16, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Steve555 from Wales

Body is clear amber, smallish foam head. Very little lacing. Citrus smells, malts, quite a fruity hop aroma coming through. Taste is quite piney and fruity hop, quite malty and filling. Creamy texture, quite dank, some warming alcohol.

It's not the freshest by the time it gets to this country but it's still a very nice drink.

Aug 07, 2020
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Aug 02, 2020
4.17 by jstern from California on Jul 11, 2020
4.42 by FrankCastle from California on Jul 07, 2020
4.5 by jdow117 from Ohio on Jul 01, 2020
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