Bad Boy | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Uses Columbus and Amarillo hops.

Added by SacoDeToro on 12-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
556
Reviews:
131
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.07%
 
 
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666
Gots:
30
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1/5  rDev -77.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.16/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a stemless snifter.

Thanks to Florida9 for sharing this growler!

Some reggae-backed white trash crimes spring to mind... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises leek, Sorachi-style lemon zest, and light straw. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a melange of bitter grass and other greenery. Supposedly others got some pleasant citrus out of this, but I was apparently not so fortunate. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, I just didn't get around to actually enjoying this beer. For me, the hops focused on onions and funky lemons with a biting bitterness behind them, and that combination is just not for me.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Alpine, I was excited to get a good sample of this beer. It was yellow in color, little head. The smell was kind of brutal hops. The flavor made me open my eyes a little wider between the extreme hoppiness, pungent aroma, and obviously high alcohol content of the beer. This was good and I wish I'd been able to drink a growler of this but you can't do everything especially when there is Duet waiting to be drank.

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Photo of heresy22
3.71/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of eyeenjoybeer
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of beagle75
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of cshafer7
3.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yourefragile
3.79/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared by starrdogg.

Very hazy/cloudy golden orange and a small white head. Minimal lacing. Looks unremarkable. Aroma was the highlight, very dank and green, spicy and light vegetable with a strong citrus finish. Sweet body, doughy and bubblegum base with intense and unbalanced herbal hops and grass. Some peach and grapefruit, but not much resin or pine. Hoppy Birthday and Nelson are among my favorites, but Alpine's bigger IIPAs continue to disappoint me.

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Photo of tarheels86
3.8/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler at Woodshop 7. Pours clear, vibrant golden with sticky white bubbles. Rich onion and garlic nose with mega earthy Simcoe. Taste follows suit with bitter root vegetables, parsnips, and shallot. Raw and bitter. Heavy orange pulp and peel. Bitter and earthy. Palate gains the lovely Alpine house butterscotch note famous in Duet. Nice, but the Hoppy Birthday was much better. Yum. 7/23/2012 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

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Photo of LittleDon
3.8/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint at O'Brien's in SD.

Amber with a slight haze and low head retention. Minimal lace. Understated citrus aroma with a touch of malt. Soft citrusy front and perfect level of carbonation. Noticeable acetone characteristics in the middle. Soft finish. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Very full bodied.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.87/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Toronado in August. Pours a dark golden with little head and some lacing. Smell is mostly piney hops with some faint malt in the background. Taste is very dry and a little slick with some fruitiness up front and a long earthy hop bitterness. Very dry and attenuated. This one was good, but a little dryer and one dimensional than I expected. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I thought I would.

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Photo of grumpy
3.87/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bartzilla - ditto on trying it for the first time at Liar’s on Thursday. Were you that guy down the bar from me?

A nice straw/amber colored American DIPA with lots of hop aroma and flavor coming through as citrus and pine. A bit of malt balance is detectable, but this one remains crisp and refreshing with a medium body and a good carbonation level. I’ll probably be the only one to say this, but I liked it better than Pure Hoppiness.

You San Diegans are pretty lucky…..

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Photo of oline73
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a beautiful clear amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour and leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: The hops aren't overpowering, but they're very nice. I'm getting some citrus peel and pine notes along with a rather pronounced sweetness from the malt. I'm also getting some citrus fruit notes along with the hops.

Taste: The hops are the star, but it's not one of those DIPAs that completely crushes your taste buds. A good amount of malt sweetness backs up the hops rather nicely. The hop bitterness contains some grapefruit rind notes along with some pine needles. The finish is quite bitter, but the malt still shows up.

Mouthfeel: The body of this one is just on the syrupy side of medium with smooth, tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good DIPA, but I feel it's a step below some of the big boys. I would drink this all day if it were easily available to me, but I don't know that I'd trade for another growler given the risk involved.

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3.92/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheKmac
3.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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Bad Boy from Alpine Beer Company
4.46 out of 5 based on 556 ratings.
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