Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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The return of “Bad Boy,” our ‘other’ double IPA, happens this Thursday as soon as our doors open. It’s NOT bottled but we will be filling growlers at the brewery and glasses at the pub. This beer, created by Shawn, uses hops that weren’t around when Pure Hoppiness was invented. That’s one of the reasons it has such a huge hop presence. We also use predominately Premium British ‘Maris Otter’ barley which enriches the flavor and deepens the body. Be careful at 9.25% abv

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2009
On tap at Toronado, SD. Pours bright gold with no head. Has an incredible aroma of green onions and cut green grass in the Spring. The flavor is downright parching and painful with a HUGE midpoint bitterness. This astrigency clings to the palate long after the beer is finished. Great aroma, odd taste. Perhaps a bit too much for me?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Growler from Alpine - Pours a clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma is floral and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, light esters, and citrus and pine hops. Finish is fairly smooth. Medium to full body. Very nice. Now I have another 50 oz. to go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6071) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2009
growler. thanks, riverside! pours crystal clear medium dark golden bronze. loose whitish bubbles. nice big sticky icky peach nose. creamy medium body with firm medium carb. tons of peach, grapefruit, and sticky resins on the mid palate and the finish. yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2980) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Tap @ Toronado. Pours a kind of light amber / deep golden color with a faint reddish hue. Very perfumey with great citrus and floral hop notes. Flavor is nicely balanced with caramel malts. Finished with pungent bitterness, medium sticky mouthfeeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Tap at Toronado’s 1st Anniversary. Nice crisp golden tone with a thin white head. Really nice floral hop aromas. Flavors of grapefruit and a nice bitterness. A little flat and sticky on the mouth. Good but nothing compared to their Hoppiness line.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
On tap from O Briens. Golden color with a moderate white head. Good citrus and pine on your nose. Medium body. Solid bitter hops with a touch of sweet malt. A bit of earthy quality. Fairly dry bitter finish. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 Light golden color, uneven but lacy head of white. Plump sugary citrus nose concentrating on oranges. Clean, balanced, and dry bitter mouth but not overly so.nice dry citrus overtones..loads of plump grapefruit but superbly balanced with a firm malt background. The malts arent really sweet here though, but exquisite craftsmanship balances things out beyond words..the alcohol is completely hidden..its rather easy drinking actually.a very nice and vi vid grapefruit DIPA experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
From growler. Pours a copper with average head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus. Taste is grapefruit, pine.. not as drinkable as duet or ph. Alcohol is present . It finishes warm and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
A- Murky orange hue, light head leaves of cluster of white in the middle, minimal lacing S- Sweet fruits, bread and rye malts, citrus tones, molasses and brown sugar T- Initial taste is pine hops followed by bread malts, maple syrup and brown sugar, thick molasses, finishes dry and bitter... delicious M- Full-bodied, oily texture coats mouth, low carbonation D- Super-balanced and complex DIPA that has aspects of sweet barleywine, alcohol is well-masked at 9%, truly a DIPA treat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Pours with a deep golden body topped by a medium thick to thick head with good lacing. It is very hoppy with a nice pine note and a little sweetness to help balance the bitterness. Medium to full bodied, smooth and yet a little fizzy with a touch of dryness.

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