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Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday

Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2014
On tap @ Good Karma San Jose. Pours a golden appearance with a cream colored head. Lemony, spicy, grapefruity hoppy nose. Nice body. Juicy, tropical fruity flavor. Dank weed, spicy hoppy flavor. Pretty high bitterness. Chuggable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2927) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Tap. Pours quite hazy orange amber, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma is very nice grapefruit, Passionfruit, dank. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter, not harsh, fruity and a bit dank. Medium body, creamy. Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (264) - - JUN 29, 2014
Very hoppy smell. Slightly cloudy orange colour. Slightly dry initial mouthfeel. Bitter, grapefruit aftertaste. Very hoppy as the name suggests! (K)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mavericks0619 (43) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Awesome beer. Good floral and grassy notes. Very little vegetal tastes. Super clean. awesome pale ale

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (934) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
In draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Big grapefruit, citrus and floral hop with moderate earth. Clear golden-copper with white head that dissipates quickly. Resin, earth and pine aroma. High bitterness. Sweet soup cracker malt. Juicy fruit lingers long on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - JUN 26, 2014
On draft. Big floral hop aroma. Huge hop forwardness, mostly sticky pine. Whiff of chocolatey malts gives way to a dry finish. Superb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent golden amber with a white head. Aroma is near cat pee with some not citrus fruits. Med body. Flavor is citrus and other fruits. Lots of flavor. A lightly roast malt is detectable thru all the hop. Finishes nicely bitter, maybe with a touch of pineapple.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (150) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Tap at Enzo’s BBQ in Oceanside, CA. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a fluffywhite head. Aroma is all citrus... Orange, tangerines, Meyer lemon. RTaste is similar, but has a big bitter dry finish. Overall another really really good beer from Alpine Beer Company in east San Diego county.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1348) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a nice medium orange. Fairly cloudy. Nice big white head. Lots of fine foam, which leaves a whole bunch of lacing behind. Aroma is orange, tangerine and pineapple. Lots of nice hop flavor bouncing around. I’m not getting any malt character, really. Smells like a nice clean yeast. A touch of mineral water flavor. Lots of hop flavor in the taste. Very dry. Just a hint of biscuity malt. Medium bitter. The dryness amps up that bitterness some in the finish and I’m getting some solid grapefruit pith and pine resin. Tasty stuff. Very refreshing. Not quite as bright as some hoppy pales/session IPAs. Mouthfeel is light. Prickly carbonation. Good hop bite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (825) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a bright medium orange with a one finger white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of citrus (grapefruit and orange), tropical fruit (mango and pineapple, dank hops, grassy/herbal hops, pine resin, and some light bready and sweet malts in the background. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, pine, grass, herbal hops, bready malts, and some light sweet malts. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long, crisp and refreshing finish. Overall, a amazing, world class beer, that is very hoppy and probably the pale brewed on the west coast and the best I’ve had to date.


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