Truck Trail | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by dertyd on 07-01-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,553
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
78
pDev:
8.36%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Wasatch
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), nice pineyness. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dblipajunkie
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Truck Trail pours a copper color, with a long lasting and lacing head. Earthy aroma, hints of metal. Flavor is first crisp and sweet, very mellow, then a harsh bitter. Hints of earth and darker hops. Good body and flavor. Overall, not the best. Stronger flavors, the sweet then bitter makes it hard to stomach.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Yellow, with 2 full fingers of head and lots of lace left all over the glass

S - Fairly thin aroma, bitter hops and bready malts

T - Bready and bitter hops, bitter aftertaste.

F - Thin body and well carbonated. Slick

O - A decent pale ale, but a little below the typical Alpine standards of excellence

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephens101
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A clear light amber brew that has plenty of white froth atop. Light fruits, straw and faint pine in the aroma. Tastes a good mix of caramel, light fruits and lingering pine bitterness. A bit floral in places as well. A light, dry and quite satisfying example of a classic style.

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Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kinmundy77
4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slack
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent bronze with a ever-so slight chill-haze & 3 fingers of pillowy cream colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Grainy, cereal notes, a little bready sweetness once warm

T: Follows the nose, some crackery notes, grassyness, a touch of grapefruit & pomelo. Leafy hops mix with a little lime as this warms, along with much dryness & a slight grainyness. Finishes dry, a little grainy with orange peel & lime, but with a little off-putting astringency

MF: Medium body, crisp carbonation, pretty good balance

A decent APA, but used to have much higher expectations from this brewery, Not going to mince words: I believe they have gone down hill since being acquired by Green Flash

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can.

A clear orange with a dense, offwhite head with decent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is fruity with orange tang, a bit of dough, honey and biscuit. Mildly floral as well. The palate opens mildly sweet with orange, tangerine and a mild floral how character before a mild biscuit note takes over. Bitterness is mild with a little bit of orange oil. Mildly chalky on the finish, a touch gritty. Decent.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Dull seashell white head sits with a foamy consistency with an uneven surface texture that is frumpy and patchy. Bright orange coloring has a neat clarity, with a fine print readability, shows a medium dense rate of macro-bubbles rising at an even pace. A full and thick band encircles the vessel.

S: Touch of sour fruitiness, melon and pilsner malts along with some wet lemons. Damp basement and damp oranges shadow a subdued hoppiness that was light in strength and short lived in duration.

T: Toasted bready malts and crackers show a good backing, lightly dry, against some dried orange peel that showcased a medium high rate of flowery bitterness of dry citrus, dry grass and flowery hop grinds. Tart sour orange appears on the finish. Some earthy dry leaves and toasted grain and parching lemon moments leaves a dry lingering hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied, frothy feel on the hold with a lasting carbonation texture. The finish off the tongue I found a bit thin and weak, with little hop reminder.

O: Bittering with an almost sour fruity appeal, musky with toasted grains and sour citrus/lemon more so then a traditional hoppiness. Solid good, but didn't live up to my expectations of previous examples (Hoppy b-day, and Duet). Alpine is well known for their very refined hoppy beers that are exceptionally clean with beautifully toned flavors, this was a step down and more middle of the road. Light lingering finish with a thin slide off the tongue doesn't live up to their legacy.

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Photo of rjd722
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark golden color with plenty of white foam in the chalice. Brewery says this is made with Cascade and Centennial hops. Somehow the aromatics are lacking, but there is a pleasant fruity and piney nose after each sip. Then there is serious resiny bitterness that lingers and lingers.

There is a brief flicker of malt and a hint of sweetness, even a taste of honey. The bitterness takes over before the pleasure sinks in. Overall this is thin and harsh without much payoff. Mouthfeel is sprightly and not as acidic as many hoppy brews. From the 12 oz can purchased at Ibis Market in Mission Hills.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a tarnished gold with a smallish head. The aroma features caramel and toasted almond malts, with guava, pineapple, and orange peel. The flavor starts off with sweet caramel malts and a piquant bitterness, with hints of butterscotch, birch, broad pine, orange peel, roast banana, and guava. The mouthfeel is quite light with gentle foaming carbonation. Overall this is a nice little beer - light and enjoyable, but with a slightly odd blend of flavors. Something does not quite mesh fully here.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a burnt orange/gold with large foamy head

Smells of citrus rind, pine, and malt

Tastes of cracker, bitter pine, a little lemon.

Above average carbonation, sharp astringent hops

Solid pale ale....similar in style to SNPA, but a less refined version

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CMC73
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Truck Trail from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 78 ratings