O'Brien's IPA
Alpine Beer Company

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Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
American IPA
4.38 | pDev: 7.53%
Jan 24, 2019
Jan 10, 2008
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Rated: 4 by SDRedDevil from California

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by grapeshops from California

Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On-tap at the brewery.

SAE amber/gamboge body supports a lasting raft leaving behind fine soapy lacing. Superior retention; decent clarity.

Clean almost nutty aroma with low earthy hop notes.

Medium-dry, peppery, slightly dank palate entry with a bitter earthy finish and some residual sweetness. Hints of citrus, chestnut, and some malt complexity (though not like an amber). Reminds me of a clean ESB but with American yeast and hops...

Warming, almost tannic mouth-feel.

An unusual IPA, and not the bracing tropical hop-bomb I might have been anticipating.
Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by ross84 from California

Jun 21, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Copper color, 1/2" white head. Aroma hit the hoppy grapefruit smells.

Taste imparted more bitterness than flavor, not usually what these guys have going on. Had to search for the citrus and tropical notes, but perhaps the beer was just served to cold, because as it warmed more and more of the fruit hop notes came out. Still felt heavier than it was I think at any temperature.
Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by AndrewSmith from Texas

Nov 04, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by malfunxion from New York

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by jeff1973 from California

Oct 02, 2015
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Type: 64-oz. growler
Glass: Beer Nerd tulip glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $12.96
Purchased: Sept. 15 2015
Consumed: Sept. 15, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel, orange, slightly hazy color with two ringers of frothy off-white head. Some bubble streams coming up on the sides of the glass. Very good circular, foamy, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top of the glass. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled a potent whiff of tropical, Citra, floral, mango, pine, juicy nectarine, orange juice and I think Amarillo. Awesome on the nose. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste followed the nose, although not quite as good. Got tropical, mango, red grapefruit, Galaxy, onions, vegetables, juicy orange, nectarine, peach, Citra and earthy, bitter grapefruit rind. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, earthy finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was a good IPA, but I may have slightly overrated it. It wasn’t near perfect with the sight and nose much better than the taste/feel. Will still enjoy the rest of this growler though. (Overall - 4.00)

4.11 | 92 | A-
Sep 18, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by BoozyCollins21 from California

Jan 06, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by sourdog from California

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 5 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by zestar from California

Oct 16, 2014
Rated: 4.52 by Rwhit from California

Oct 12, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by LukeRfour from West Virginia

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 5 by robear from Wisconsin

May 24, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by cocoapuph from California

Apr 19, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by DeanMoriarty from California

Apr 13, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Wolberjs from California

Mar 09, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by mjrex77 from California

Feb 26, 2014
O'Brien's IPA from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 138 ratings