Ugly | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ZX6Chris on 11-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
7.57%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Brown, muddy color with tan head. Aroma has dank hops, quite juicy and tropical as well. Taste is dank, hoppy with a medium resiny bitterness and light roastiness.

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Photo of epyon396
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
3.64/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

During GF/Alpine tap takeover at Davis Beer Shoppe. Quite certain this can't be the same beer that's highly rated, as this was a long ways from what I'd consider a good CDA.

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Photo of Soul_Of_A_Poet
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well that's as dark of an SRM as you're ever gonna come across prolly, and its not for a stout! 1" of tan head, so much retention. Aroma was bitter, tree like grapefruit hop aromas. Plenty of bittering hops in the aroma.

Taste had lots more bitterness, lower roast amount than expected. Alcohol was noticeable. A good black ale, clearly 2nd tier.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 64-oz. draft growler
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $12.46
Purchased: Oct. 11, 2015
Consumed: Oct. 11, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a rich, dark mahogany, closer to black color with 2-to-3 fingers of dark, khaki-tan, frothy head, which settles nicely on the top. Very good uneven, layered, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. The best part of the beer. (Sight - 4.50)

Surprisingly got a lot more hops than anything else on the nose. Was expecting a rich, maltier nose, but got Citra, grapefruit, earthy, Citra rind, pine, some resin, faint pineapple and mango (wishful?) and floral, backed by a touch of roastiness. (Smell - 4.00)

More balanced in the nose than the smell with a good mixture of malts and hops. First taste is earthy, bitter Citra rind, followed by roasty, gritty malts. Also pine, char wood, Nugget, resin, faint roasted chocolate, tropical, cooked vegetables and much less grapefruit than the nose. (Taste - 3.75)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, earthy, veggie finish, reminding me slightly of a New Belgium Ranger IPA. (Feel - 3.25)

Disappointed in this one overall and I’m pretty much a sucker for Black Ale’s. Wish I would have just got a pint at the pub instead of a growler. (Overall - 3.50)

3.76 | 85 | B+

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Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brewery.

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Photo of DblDiamond
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is crazy. I expected more roast on the aroma but get citrus like a normal IPA. I'm not complaining but this is like a great regular Alpine IPA. More citrusy than roasty. Still a tasty brew!

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4.4/5  rDev +4%

Photo of kduf
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ThePaleRider
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of beefsquatch
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bennetj17
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of terpinsd
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of T_Hass
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Rish907
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TXhomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Ugly from Alpine Beer Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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