19/10 O'Brien's Anniversary IPA | Alpine Beer Company

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Alpine Beer Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA made with 100% Columbus hops, brewed for O’Brien’s two anniversaries - 19 years open and 10 years of Tom Nickel owning it.

Added by HopHead84 on 01-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 15
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3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Old gem of a review here. Looked less than impressive at first. Was a real weak yellow color that I've come to associate with AAL beers. Smelled also weaker than anything I'm used to at Alpine, Obrien's etc. . .I mean, it was still enjoyably hoppy, but the Columbus and nothing but isn't the most aromatic hop yield.

Taste, nice and light body, definitely sessionable, but comes off extremely rare for an ipa, almost thin. I dug it, but far from exceptional, and yet, one of the better single hop ipas out there.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light yellow west coast ipa color. Soft white head, clarity is fucked from the hops. Chinook aroma.

Taste is bitter pine and citrus. Mouthfeel is good, but approaching watery territory. I think this is a single hop beer, based on the lack of complexity compared to some of the other offerings.

Found this one at Societe.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rich golden color. Lasting white foam. Intense aroma of orange peel zest and grapefruit with a pine spice. More strong orange bitterness in the flavor. Could definitely be described as grapefruit as well such as the brewery suggests, but to me it's more orange (peel). The citrus flavors linger nicely on the tongue as well as the sharp bitterness. Medium bodied with fairly strong carbonation. The alcohol seems low and the malt balance is very clean in the same way Nelson presents itself.

Overall a very likable IPA. I've had many beers with Columbus hops in the mix, but trying a single hop version really showcases the character. A bit one dimensional perhaps, but memorable and well worth trying if you get the chance.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at Blue Palms 5th anniversary
color is golden little head on it not much
smell is hoppy but not overpower and some citrus
taste is similar with a lot of fruity maybe orange zest and citrus on the back end
not as fruity as a duet but nice bitter hop bite and citrus hop flavors come thru
definite a nice easy drinker that could be had more than one time

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.49/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blue Palms' 5th Anniversary in Hollywood, CA.

Uh oh! There is that hop again! Raul caught it in a few Pipeworks IPA's and also Founders Double Trouble; Raul ain't sure which it is, but "rocket fuel" is what comes to mind. If Steve McQueen's Mustang brewed beer out of it's tail pipe, this is what it would taste like. Raul loves himself some Alpine, and this beer definitely is drinkable, but that slight "lighter fluid" taste...

No mami. No mami at all.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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19/10 O'Brien's Anniversary IPA from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 45 ratings