Keene Idea | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.88%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed for the Toronado 25th, it is still one of the brewery's most popular beers.

Keene Idea is very different from Nelson. No rye, different grain bill, Citra and Rakau hops.

Added by HopHead84 on 08-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
65
Ratings:
469
pDev:
8.3%
 
 
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Finally was able to track this one down thanks to good beer friends! Definitely one of Alpines best! Nice citrus notes and a solid hoppy finish. Enjoyed the 64 oz growler with friends at a Bachelor party share.

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fresh growler drank on 8/3/2017

exploding carbonation but this is a really well done DIPA. Balanced bitterness, with complex hop flavors...ripe lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, earthy, and dank...hoping they bottle this so I can try again

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Keene Idea from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 469 ratings