Magnificent Seven | Alpine Beer Company

66 Ratings

Brewed by:
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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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Nice white head. Great lacing and retention.

Smell - Floral hops. Lots of citrus and tropical fruits. Sweet malts.

Taste - Citrus hops. Strong tropical fruits. Sweetness behind. Grainy malt. Dries out very quickly. Slightly astringent finish with a minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweetness is appropriate. It is slightly astringent though.

Overall - Had this next to Duet and Nelson and this is just as good. Maybe a touch too big.

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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a medium golden pale color, with a smattering of fine, snow white head which disappears rather quickly to a thin ring. Only a few dots of lacing coat the glass.

S: Herbal and dank, spiced pine on the one hand, blending with citrus (waxy orange peel, sweet tangerine flesh) and mango on the other. A hint of pale and caramel malt. The aroma is fairly faint.

T: Citrus and pine notes in the forefront, carrying through to the firm, pale malt which closes out the sip. Finishes clean with a hint of sweetness and no bitterness.

M: Crisp, medium-high carbonation on a medium body.

O: A highly drinkable IPA in the style of Alpine. It doesn't really stand out from any of their other exceptional offerings, but it shows how even an average IPA from Alpine stands above most others'.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Dark golden orange with a finger of white foam. Scattered lacing. Smells amazing out of a snifter. Big watermelon and passion fruit notes blending with juicy orange, gooseberry, and floral character. There's more sweetness here than you find in Duet or Nelson, but it's not detracting. Maybe a little caramel and bread, but more general sweetness than identifiable malt character. The hop profile smells great. The flavor is bursting with tropical notes. Passion fruit, grapefruit, orange, water melon, rye. Decent malt backbone, definitely a balanced beer. A little bread and caramel. Low bitterness. Smooth fruity finish.

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