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Hoppy Birthday | 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): 5.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Truth is, everyone has a birthday. And when you want to celebrate, this Session IPA is a gift to the senses. Made with 6 different hops, this bold brew is refreshing enough to enjoy again and again. Now, make a wish and blow out the candles. But don’t tell anyone, or your wish won’t come true.

69 IBUs

Added by HopHead84 on 05-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#534
Reviews:
488
Ratings:
2,840
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
635
Gots:
521
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 2,840 |  Reviews: 488
Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NMA
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours solid gold with 1/2" head ad minimal lacing. Smells of hops, citrus, and floral. The taste is bold hops up front, very nice mix that is not to bitter and just right. Getting nice citrus notes, some floral, a decent dryness and minor bite on the finish. Overall this is a well done IPA that is refreshing and loaded with nice flavors. Finish is a little dry with mild bitterness but leaves you wanting more, very nice beer.

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Photo of IronLover
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange in color with near perfect clarity. Poured with a moderate dense, bright white foam with excellent retention. Medium aromas of fresh mint and light citrus with medium light malt beneath. Medium light bodied with soft, medium high carbonation. Despite the lighter body, nice creamy smooth feel through the middle. Medium high minty and under-ripe orange citrus flavors with medium malt flavors beneath. Medium high, tangy bitterness, through the middle. Minty and herbal flavors from the middle to the end. Finished dryly with lingering mint flavors and bitterness. Well balanced aromas. Flavors are more IPA like than pale ale, but who cares....great flavors and feel and easy drinking.

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Photo of afroskully
3.54/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kotzbauerm
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DesertFox24
3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stockatron
3.39/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

May have been an old bottle, tatsed like the yeast had taken over. Solid malt backbone but no hop lift ...

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKbrew89
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hudson2508
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KT123
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by 9/15/17, so guessing about 6 weeks old.

nice golden yellow body. however, the head disappears very quickly, leaving a faint ring and covering. a little agitating returns a good head, but only for a short while.

faintly pine aroma, but a more pronounced somewhat funky aroma as well. uh oh.

Thankfully none of the above has an impact on the taste, which is very good indeed. strong sharp, tangy piney bitterness. malt background can be felt.

around medium on the mouth. faintly sweet, bitter and sour on the finish.

overall, a tasty bitter, resiny ipa. appearance and aroma may be a bit sub par, but it cetainly makes up for it in the taste department.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Best before May 20/2017.
Lots of reviews already done on this one. I was lucky to pick up a few in Canada.
A wonderful hoppy IPA right up there with the best.

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Hoppy Birthday from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,840 ratings
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