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:
#566
Reviews:
495
Ratings:
2,856
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,856 |  Reviews: 495
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 axf4129
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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Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chris826
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some nice citrus notes. The taste is really nice, hoppy, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Derek
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Toynk
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It pours medium hazy amber (SRM 8) producing a 1/2" off-white foam cap with moderate retention. Continuous streams of bubles rise from the bottom of the glass. Big tropical fruit aromas of guava, orange and passion fruit greet the nose. Fruit over bread crumb starts the palate with bitterness advancing in from the sides. Alcohol flavors are low and alcohol warming is minimal. Hoppy birthday has a clean fermentation character with the hops producing most of the fruit flavors. The malt character is slightly less than medium and the malt sweetness is medium. Hop flavors are medium to medium high and hop bitterness is medium high. Hoppy birthday has a medium body and medium carbonation. This is a very flavorful and easy to drink beer that is not over alcoholic. The big hop flavors and bitterness are especially appreciated

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Photo of Silva11ha
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Kinger22
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bubbly gold color with a small white head. The smell is intensely hoppy, and the taste essentially stays the same as the scent. There's so piney and citrus undertones to the flavor, as well.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hoppy Birthday from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,856 ratings