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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:
2,841
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
636
Gots:
522
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 2,841 |  Reviews: 488
Photo of Billolick
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, with "Best by" dating on the label.

Pours hazed lighter amber, thin off white head, leaves respectable tiny bubble film,,colar and some spoty lacing.

Pine nose flashing

Bold and flavorful, with waves of fresh tasting hops, tropical, citric, pine...a lot going on here...glad these Alpine beers are now available and distributed to my local area

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Photo of rsquared59
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cold_1
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of OKCNittany
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenwatts
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of q33jeff
3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
04/12/2016
Bottle to Pilsner glass.
LOOK: Clear Yellow. Medium white head. Not lasting.
AROMA: ash, citrus. Touch of pine, but more citrus (unlike Pure Hoppiness)
TASTE: Nice mix of citrus and pine. Light wood/hay/ash.

This is more my speed of IPA. Would rather drink this than Pure Hoppiness or (god forbid) Duet.

**

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Photo of madelf66
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MacPhergus
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of khargro2
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of c00ller
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NelCet
3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilaMila
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of injectr
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDemento456
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found this in the mix and match section at the Local Carnivores. Score!

A - Good orange yellow color with a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to mild lacing.
S - Good hoppy smell reminds me of their DIPA I had very hoppy with a sweet malt presence.
T - Herbal and bitter with a lingering bitterness that really clings to the palate. Was actually surprised how bitter this is for an APA. Pretty good balance with a good cracker and pale malts.
M - If you love low ABV and a a good lingering bitterness this beer is for you.

Overall Pure Hoppiness is still better but its still a very good hoppy pale ale.

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Hoppy Birthday from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,841 ratings
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