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Magnificent Seven | Alpine Beer Company

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Alpine Beer Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA in celebration of their seventh anniversary. Magnificent Seven uses seven different malts, seven different hops with seven different additions, and is 7.7% ABV.

Added by ehammond1 on 05-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed blind as part of Blind Bif 8
First bottle from KevSal

With a slight hiss I uncap bottle #1 labeled drink first, fridge
A - It pours a nice golden orange with a small amount of bubbles that ring the glass.
S - At first a wonderful grapefruit and mango blast hits your nose followed some herbal hops, there is a bit of the maltness coming through as well.
T - The taste is pretty fantastic, lots of mango and grapefruit, there is a bit of malty sweetness in the finish. its not as malty as i'd guess for a DIPA but guessing thats what this is.
M/D - Very smooth with a decent amount of carbonation. Knowing this is around 8%, this is very easy to drink. One of those that you could have a bunch on a hot day and end up face down by night time.
I'm really not sure. A CA guy, first thought is RR, but this has a different taste. Alpine comes to mind but I don't think its one i've had before. So lets do the reveal…

Alpine Magnificent Seven

Well I was halfway there. Never had this beer and if I lived close to Alpine, I'd be more broke than I am now. As I burp I get this giant mango flavor like I just took a big bite of fruit. What a good way to start the Blind Bif.

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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On Tap

Alpine Beer Company Pub
Alpine, CA

Hazy burnt amber and light copper. Creamy, moderately-sized off white head. Great retention and a very sticky IPA. This leaves irregular ribbons of sticky lace left down the pint glass. As usual, Alpine makes a gorgeous IPA.

The aroma is well balanced. This is definitely hoppy, though has good amounts of sweet, bready malt character as well. A bit of pine, floral notes, and a mild citrus rind character butted up against mild caramel and biscuit.

The flavor is similar to the aroma. Moderate bitterness, citrus zest and mild pine, with good amounts of caramel malt. A bit of a bread or biscuit character as well. Very drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

An IPA without an identity. Duet, Nelson, and Pure Hoppiness are such special beers because they do certain things, individually, remarkably well. This seems like a well-rounded, drinkable, balanced, though tasty, fresh IPA. I'd drink anything from the year-round Alpine IPA lineup before ordering another pint of this (very good IPA).

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had at City Beer Store on draft. 7 varieties of hops used. Brewed for City Beer Stores 7th birthday.

Pours gold with an inch of head. FANTASTIC lacing, coats almost the entire glass, damned if I've seen that in a while.

Grains, grass, lemon rind, flowers, earth. A bit of a mess in the smell. Still interesting.

The taste starts with bread and lemon zest. Grass and rose petals follow with a hint of pine near the finish. Very dry and crisp surprisingly.

I liked it, but thought it was still a bit messy.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy dark honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, tropical fruit, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice blend of fruity and herbal hops.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- nice pale golden color with a bright white head (about a finger when poured from the bottle). Hazy with particles. Not very lively.

Smell- interesting! A little muddy bc of so many scents, but it isn't lost on me. First pass I was punched with pineapple, but second time, I picked up more floral and pine, and slight breadiness.

Taste- complex as its aroma. This double IPA starts with sweet fruit and huge resin but then finishes with more grapefruit and guava in the hang. Really unique.

Mouf-easy. Medium body.

Drinkability- yes please. It's sweeter than I like my doubles, but I could defintely knock back a few

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Magnificent Seven from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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