New Millenium | Alpine Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 06-23-2011

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a golden orange in color with yellow highlights and a nice half finger of head that left some good bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: very nice bouquet of citrus components such as lemon zest and grapefruit upfront in the aroma with sweet bready malt character, hints of spice, grain notes, tropical fruit presence and nice piney hops

T: the tropical fruits were more evident on the palate alongside the piney citrusy hoppy flavor, nice lemony grapefruit zing, good sweet bready malt balance, a touch of spice and pineapple undertones.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a hoppy, piney, citrusy, slightly fruity, bready malty, semi sweet and mild bitter finish.

O: I thought it was a solid alpine pale ale, nothing extraordinary but was a decent beer.

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Photo of DocJitsu
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a nearly white head that lingers longer than any other Alpine I've had yet. The fine foam laces the edges of the glass asymmetrically. Piney nose that was barely noted over the soap perfume on my hands (I had just excused myself to the wash room and, of course, I washed my hands before returning). Mouthfeel is full, smooth, and cottony. Mild pine features and some notes of peat. Excellent example of an APA.

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Photo of mactrail
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in the pint glass. Starts out malty with a fairly rich flavor. Tangy with modest carbonation and minimal head. Hops are quite aromatic but not particularly bitter. Some warm flavors of roasted barley. Slightly sweet maltiness. Tart and bitter aftertaste. Thin body. A touch of perfume and flowers in the aroma.

On tap at the Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Has a nice aromatic hop flavor to start but is not very rewarding for a big quaff.

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Photo of rand
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler at the brewpub...poured into my Mikasa pint glass

New Millennium pours a clear, lightly golden-tan, as it emits aromas of fresh pine and citrus. The nose yields a light tropical tone that touches scents of yeasty bread and pastries. The flavors follow, with the tropical notes slightly more pronounced than in the nose. There's a distinguishing lemon-citrus overtone, which plays nicely with the honey-sweet malts. A nice contrast of bitter and sweet throughout the swallow, NM is eminently drinkable, carried by a relatively light complexion and mouthfeel. A perfect session beer...hopefully we'll soon see this in Alpine's regular line up.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's for 2011 SDBW. Pint glass.

Pours clear pale gold with thin film of snow white foam. Good lacing. Smells like orange and lemon citrus, a little flowery and tangerine. Taste is biscuity malt, orange and lemon and a little piney. Medium body and medium-high carbonation with a nice crispness. Overall, a pretty mild and easy drinker, nice example of the style but not as hoppy and flavorful as I'd hope for.

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Photo of afksports
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you, Brian. We owe each other hugs. No homo.

This filtered masterpiece pours from the growler a golden hue with crazy lace and a beautiful head. I'm enjoying the 64oz growler with my roommate and maaan... It's so drinkable. Smells of citra; pine, grass, hop juice. Leads the taste with the same but finishes with water and pale malt. So quality.

This beers strength is it's drinkability. Overall it's just totally enjoyable. Maybe a little thin on the mouthfeel, but even so it's such an exciting brew.

I want this for tailgates. Not just long days at the office.

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Photo of nickd717
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to largadeer for this tick.

Growler pours clear golden with a one finger white head that fades to a thin film.

The aroma is hoppy, believe it or not, with citrus and herbal notes, and a bready malt character behind it.

The flavor is interesting, rather biscuity and bready, with an average hop bite. Earthy with orange and grapefruit.

Medium-light bodied and crisp with good hop oils and very high drinkability.

Not quite Alpineā€™s best, but enjoyable as always.

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Photo of Sideswipe
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

A- Golden orange color with a finger of rocky white foam. Crystal clear with plumes of bubbles continuously rising. Nice lacing.

S- Pale, biscuity malt with fruity citrus notes.

T- Starts out with a nice hoppy bite. Orange peel and tangerine predominate. A nice malt backbone makes it's presence known mid-palate and the beer finishes semi-dry with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M- Feel is light to medium with a prickly level of carbonation.

O- A very refreshing Pale from Alpine. It's hoppy, citrusy, and goes down very easily. A perfect brew for warm San Diego afternoons. Recommended!

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: Clear golden color with a thin white head and pretty nice lacing.

S: Some muted citrus aromas along with some citrus hops. A little caramel as well.

T: Pine hops with a biscuity malt backbone. A bit of citrus sweetness in there as well. A nice tasting beer at the start but it kind of died for me on the back half. Not my favorite from Alpine.

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Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler generously provided by ArthurPendragon. Thanks.

Pours a shade of pale gold with slight haze. The head retains well and leaves some webbing on the glass.

Pretty awesome aroma. Sharp and fruity, a lot of sweet citrus, orange flesh, marijuana, a touch of tropical fruit. In the usual Alpine fashion, there isn't much malt character.

Taste is slightly below the nose, though it's still great. It has some great zesty citrusy hop flavors, grapefruit and orange primarily, with a bit of tropical fruit goodness beneath that. Some bready malt flavor provides a backbone. The finish exhibits a gentle, mild bitterness that's followed by even more juicy hop flavor.

While I still prefer Hoppy Birthday, this is another fantastic pale ale from Alpine.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw with a 1" very creamy white head.

Even front a pint glass the smell knocks you out with overloads of fresh citrusy hops.

The taste doesn't quite match up to the smell. Good initial citrus flavor, but it could use more hops for a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very light as it is a low ABV beer. I could definitely see this as a good session beer. If it would be a touch hoppier, it'd be near perfect in that regard, but as is, still a good beer.

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Photo of xhuskr
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Beachwood2
A-clear, clean, and begging to be consumed
S-fantastic..nice floral notes that were present, but not overwhelming
T-yumm...well balanced, nice hop presence but very well balanced. smooth
M-smooth..even a friend who is not into beer like this one
O-can't wait to get this fine beer 5% easy to have more than one on a hot summer day!

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Photo of srandycarter
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Very clear straw, nice near white head, lots of cling.

S - Grainy malt and hops battle out for dominance.

T - Nice round malt character framed by a near IPA hop profile.

M - Medium body, good carb, very clean finish and balance.

D - At this ABV and taste profile, session for sure..

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Photo of womencantsail
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Growler shared by Evan at Sour Fest. Thanks!

A: The pour is a clear golden color with a nice tall white head and some streaks of lace.

S: As usual with a hoppy Alpine beer, the nose is just stellar. Great citrus character to it with plenty of floral and spicy notes as well. A bit of bread and and biscuit give the beer some malt flavor and a light sweetness.

T: The citrus hops are the first thing I taste here and the grapefruit and tangerine notes are just great. A touch of grass along with some rather strong floral hop flavors. Like with the nose, just enough malt flavor and sweetness.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Just supremely easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of badboyrsl84
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden brown. With a 2 inch foamy head

Smell - straight grain smell. Hints of citrius and hops. Seems very light.

Taste - more hops up front but finish with that distinct Alpine taste. Super smooth citrus and some hop bitterness.

Overall - this beers is an outstanding sessions ale with just enough hops for the hop lovers in all of us, but still very easy to drink.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Growler shared by Arthur at O'Brien's, thanks! When I heard about this beer I was really interested in trying it, so you can imagine my surprise and joy when Arthur reached into his suitcase and pulled out this growler.

A: It's very light in color. Sort of a straw honey yellow, if such a thing exists. The head is creamy and about 1.5 fingers above the liquid. It fades quickly and leaves scattered tendrils of lacing on the sides of the glass. Clarity is good.

S: The beer was a little muted at first but it really opened up after five minutes. The hop bouquet is bright and complex, composed of grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, orange, pineapple, tangerine, peach, and pine. I swirl the snifter vigorously and plunge my nose into the glass again and again. I can't get enough of this smell. Malt is barely detectable, and if you do detect it the impression of cracker is given before it fades from memory. No alcohol. No harsh notes. Just unbridled hop redolence. The combination of grapefruit and passion fruit is fantastic.

T: Upper moderate bitterness up front with orange pith and grapefruit rind. The fruit flesh follows soon after. Tropical notes are restrained here compared to the aroma, and the hop flavor doesn't quite match the expressiveness I found in the nose. No malt influence that I can pick up. Grapefruit is the strongest hop note. The finish is very dry and very clean, with lingering orange, pine, and grapefruit. Actually, I get a touch of biscuit a minute after the initial finish.

M: Upper light in body with lower moderate carbonation in the growler. Mouthfeel is sticky, dry, and crisp.

Overall: A nice pale ale that showcases two relatively new hops to me. If there were still a drinkability category this would get a 4.5 from me as I could see this growler going down quite easily on any day of the week.

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New Millenium from Alpine Beer Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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