FiringsQuad | Alpine Beer Company

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86
very good
37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hamilton23 on 07-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from growler to chalice

Aged about 6 months

A: Dark amber in color, scant evidence of carbonation as the viscous liquid leaves no lacing anywhere on the glass.

S: Nice strong bouquet. Lots of tropical and candied fruits at the front, playing off notes of holiday spice. Anise, toffee surround the bouquet. Plenty of alcohol volatiles usher the sweet scents, leading to pronounced aromas.

T: The toffee notes leap to the front, followed quickly by the various flavors of ripe fruit. Banana, apple, papaya and guava - quite pronounced. There profile has an edge of holiday spice - nutmeg, clove, cinnamon - that blend well with notes of anise and butterscotch. Hops actually play a role here, more than usual for the style, and work to dry the palate towards the end of the swallow. Ends with a short, sweet finish.

M: Rich and chewy, but not overly so given the ABV. There's enough carbonation to cut down on the sticky complexion.

A nice stab at the style, and I like the hop presence. I wouldn't call it a "hoppy beer", but given that this is Alpine it's fitting you can actually detect the hop notes. Overall, this is a tasty brew I'd look for again.

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Pours a dark brown almost cola color with a thin cream colored head. Leaves a few spots of lacing down the glass.

S: Candi sugar, Belgian yeast and some dark fruit. Alcohol is pretty evident as well.

T: Very similar to the smell. Dark fruit and Belgian yeast with some brown sugar and a hint of plum. Mouthfeel is way thinner than I expect from an 11 percenter. Definitely not a bad try.

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FiringsQuad from Alpine Beer Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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