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RATINGS: 127   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
A while back at PPSB. Pours hazy orange/amber with a moderate sized white head and good lace. Smells resiny hoppy and bitter, slightly fruity as well, overall mellow though. Tastes moderately bitter and earthy hoppy, slight caramel as well. Just alright. Medium body, good carbonation. Could use more body and more hop flavor and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On cask, Blue Palms. Pours dark gold with little head. Aroma is a bright, fresh hoppy blend of citrus (grapefruit) and a bit of tropical leaves. Palate is medium-bodied, with a long finish. Flavor is citrusy in the body, not all that well balanced, and with a bitter hop finish. Besides the aroma, not sure this one comes together as well as Alpine’s other IPA offerings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Growler from my man Naven. Pours like budweiser, smells like heaven. Light straw pour. Huge floral hop nose. Very reminiscent of a boozier version of sculpin and daddy likes some booze. Excellent.

   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 (6263) - 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 (2960) - 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.

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