Alpine Updates

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by grandmeaulnes, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,043) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
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    There was one batch without Citra (or was it Nelson, I forget), that was decidedly not an improvement over previous batches.
     
  2. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2012 California

    Why would they even brew it? Isn't is just Nelson and citra?
     
  3. OTB

    OTB Disciple (364) Sep 2, 2011 California

    There are issues, plain and simple.

    Cheers.....
     
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  4. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,043) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
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    Trouble sourcing the hop. And I don't believe it's entirely those two, just primarily, based on what the guy doing the pouring was saying.
     
  5. aztec87

    aztec87 Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2012 California

    LOL neverending defensiveness toward alpine.
     
  6. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    I was actually sarcastically responding to the anti-big beer crowd. It was a comment on the never ending argument about the term "quality".
     
  7. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    Yeah, I got that. I thought it was a bit of a parody of the Alpine fan boy, too. For whatever reason, I forgot to hit "like" - but well done.
     
  8. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Just cracked a bottle of Pure Ho picked up last Friday from the brewery. The taste is way light on hops and ends tasting very minerally :( . This is one of my favorites, so I hope this one is anomalous.
     
  9. JasonFromLA

    JasonFromLA Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 California

    Latest Nelson is way off. Quite disappointing. I'll let others rush out to swoop up Alpine beers for awhile until I hear better news. :(
     
  10. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Latest Alpine update: All you little whiny bi#ches that are complaining about bottles and service and whatever and whatever and whatever and...guess what??? Whatever. Please stop drinking Alpine. Leave it to us assholes who like their bottled beer and...whatever. Stay away bros. Alpine sucks. #boxoftissues
     
  11. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    P.S. Societe sucks as well...stay away from those noob bi#ches. They are gonna bottle soon. You will all hate it.
     
  12. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,165) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    How soon?
     
  13. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    I don't mind leaving you to your assholery, but that doesn't change the fact that my bottle of beer was not good. You are welcome to drink all of the off bottles, and in fact, I encourage it. However, little whiny bitches like me will keep buying Alpine and give honest feedback :)
     
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  14. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,165) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    Brian, does this mean you'll buy my 4 bottles of flat Nelson off of me? :)
     
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  15. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    LOL, I dont even remember typing this last night.
     
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  16. redmagik99

    redmagik99 Initiate (195) May 15, 2007 California
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    There must be within-batch variation as well as between-batch, because I picked up bottles of Nelson, Duet, and Pure last weekend as well, and the Nelson is great - maybe not my favorite batch, but definitely no off flavors. Duet was flawless. Will report back on the Pure.
     
  17. dcgunman

    dcgunman Zealot (578) Jul 1, 2009 California
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  18. wobblymailman

    wobblymailman Initiate (41) Nov 19, 2006 Massachusetts

    So jealous, wish I had the opportunity to try some of the latest batch of Nelson and give my two cents worth of opinion. Oh well SDBW will be here soon enough.
     
  19. heesu

    heesu Initiate (146) Jul 2, 2012 Michigan

    Are they keeping the website updated? It says they currently have:

    Wasn't aware that HB was still on...hope it is!

    TIA.
     
  20. imyourhero21

    imyourhero21 Devotee (484) Oct 9, 2011 California
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    Hoppy birthday is no longer on. Went up for lunch yesterday and it was just the basic beers.
     
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  21. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,165) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    They don't update their website taplist regularly. Better to check FB.
     
  22. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    You make it sound as if they update their Facebook page that often. They do sort of say when something special comes out, but they don't tell you when it runs out, nor do they tell you what is on at any given point in time.

    I think it is best to check this thread.
     
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  23. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,165) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    Yeah, for awhile they were pretty good at updating it at least weekly. That may have been to deflect all the questions about HB/Expo, though, because they seem to have slowed them down.
     
  24. Iriepirate21

    Iriepirate21 Initiate (139) May 2, 2012 California

    What's the big deal with Hoppy Birthday? It just tastes like a neutered Alpine IPA. Like if some one toned down Duet. I mean yeah, it's good and all, but well behind any Alpine IPA.
     
  25. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    The deal is lower ABV with good taste. Session beer. A beer you can drink a lot of and not turn into a blithering idiot. Obviously the bigger IPAs will always taste better. That isn't the point.
     
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  26. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2012 California

    I don't think think this recent batch was as good as previous batches, however, not all beer is for everyone.
     
  27. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    I like to use the term "starter beer". A Hoppy Birthday makes a nice warm up to Bad Boy or Expo, and really, I don't think it tastes like a toned down Duet at all. In fact, I think there is more going on than with a Duet, just not quite as strong, if that makes any sort of sense.
     
  28. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Is Alpine IPA the same as Alpine Ale?
     
  29. Iriepirate21

    Iriepirate21 Initiate (139) May 2, 2012 California

    Yeah, I get all that. I guess I have a higher tolerance than 99% of society, so this is not a concern of mine (I'm 6'7 265, and have been drinking beer since I was 12). I go for taste, and Hoppy Birthday has less of it, than other Alpine offerings. IMO. Again, part of the beauty of Alpine is the high alcohol that is hidden so well.

    ps-I'm the biggest Alpine fanboy ever by the way. Go down to the brewery about once a month from Orange County. And I'd rank em:
    1. Keene Idea
    2. Nelson
    3. Bad Boy
    4. Pure Hoppiness
    5. Duet
    6. Expo
    Everything Else
    (Never had O'Briens)
     
  30. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2012 California

    No. To my knowledge, Alpine doesn't make a beer called Alpine IPA.
     
  31. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Devotee (455) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    Tons of (hop) flavor in Hoppy Birthday. I wish more APAs tasted just as good.
     
  32. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    The pirate was not referring to a specific beer called "Alpine IPA", he meant any of their IPAs (Duet, Nelson, etc.). Hoppy Birthday kicks Alpine Ale's ass.
     
  33. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Hoppy Birthday kicks mostly every beers ass.
     
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  34. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (437) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    I can appreciate HB, but it is my last choice if presented with every other Alpine IPA to choose from. Bad Boy FTW!
     
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  35. SDDanC

    SDDanC Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2011 California

    You havent drank alpine until youve had nitro Bad Boy

    MMMMMMmmm
     
  36. CoolEthan

    CoolEthan Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 California
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    They had Pure Hoppiness, Duet & were almost out of Nelson bottles as of this afternoon.
     
  37. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (317) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    yeah, but do you even lift?
     
  38. JasonFromLA

    JasonFromLA Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 California

    Cool bro. Tell us more.
     
  39. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I thought nitro ruined Bad Boy. Casks and nitro ruin all IPAs.
     
  40. Xpotential

    Xpotential Initiate (123) Dec 27, 2007 California

    Casks and nitro ruin all IPAs.[/quote]

    Opinions, like a**holes, vary.
     
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