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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 ďBad Boy,Ē our Ďotherí double IPA, happens this Thursday as soon as our doors open. Itís NOT bottled but we will be filling growlers at the brewery and glasses at the pub. This beer, created by Shawn, uses hops that werenít around when Pure Hoppiness was invented. Thatís one of the reasons it has such a huge hop presence. We also use predominately Premium British ĎMaris Otterí barley which enriches the flavor and deepens the body. Be careful at 9.25% abv


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (80) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
In a world where a growler can make it across sed world for some beer freak, to drink I never imagined I would be on the receiptory of such an adventure. As I type this I have recently benefited from something equally as crazy. A gentleman who makes his own beer and will remain nameless (not my beer contact) did procure growler(s) of this bad boy, and then using his bottle siphon, transfer this to a bomber with no room from O2. It thus travelled to Michigan where I was able to share it with the intended receiptent, and that is the story of how I was very lucky this valentines day, *wink wink*. Hence, bomber to snifter... Not much head, Iím forgiving in this department giving the circumstances. The nose on this beer is absolutely ridiculous. Itís a clear golden orange and it smells of, mango, guava, cat piss, weed, dank jungle fruit, and godís vagina. This is the best nose on an IPA/DIPA hands down. It would oust Pliny or Two hearted... Accept itís not from Michigan (biased) and the body is a little thin. Itís drinks to easy, if there is such a problem. Do not get wrong this beer KICKS ASS however if we are going to this echelon I have to be picky. Carbonation perfect, mouthfeel just a smidge to thin, thatís the only possible detraction I can send toward this beer. The weirdest IPA burps Iíve ever had, seriously pineapple. Overall this beer kills!!! This is all from memory 2 hours prior, thank you universe for this and thank you Cheff Scott. And also that crazy guy in Cali, send us some jack in the box tacos (frozen) next!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Growler shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan. Review from notes. The beer is golden and clear with nearly an inch of white head. The aroma consists of hops, citrus, pine. A tad sweet, with hops leading the way. Nice blend of citrus and pine flavors. Very little malt profile. I donít think this is nearly as good as Nelson or Hoppy Birthday, which are some of the best beers on the planet, in my opinion. That said, this is another delicious IPA from Alpine. I would love to try this on draft from the source. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 06-07-2012

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josephSD (1) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
Drank on tap at Hamiltonís in South Park. Floral, spruce, citrus, herbal Aroma. Sparkling and pale in color with a frothy white head. Well balanced flavor between bitter and malts leaving a citrus-y/hoppy taste. creamy texture light body - very easy to drink - particularly for an IPA. Outstanding beer. Not sure if I like this better than Nelson or Exponential Hoppiness, but itís definitely up there.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schmaltzy (13) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
My absolute favorite DIPA. Scent is fantastic, you can smell the citrus as they pour you the glass from 10ft away. This thing is loaded with huge citrusy hops, loads of grapefruit, Meyer lemon and mango fruits finishes with a nice balance of caramel malt and dry bready yeast. Awesome beer that I always get multiple growlers of when on tap... Keep it up alpine

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled several times at GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. Pours an amber golden body with nice white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus fruits and dank herbal leaves. Almost reminds me of a distant cousin of the nelson with the blend of fresh citrus and dank funk. Incredibly sessionable - as I wouldve pinned this to be 5-6%, cannot believe itís +9%. Light notes of pine, and finishes smooth and refreshing. Yea, one of the top ten beers of the whole day for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pour from tap at GABF í12. Appearance is clear golden in color with a small off-white head and good lacing. Big grass, weed, light grapefruit, and resin in the aroma. Taste is super dank, big weed, orange peel, a touch of pine, straw, and sweet caramel with a medium bitter finish. Really smooth and super easy-to-drink especially given the high ABV. Medium body with high carbonation. Nice DIPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3982) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Hoppy and intense like Alpine beers are. Bitte but touches of fruit and citrus. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
pour is clear golden orange with tons of creamy tan head that lingers forever. Nose is heavy pine with citrus and pineapple notes and a hint green. Well balanced caramel biscuit malt gentle cascades the side of the mouth. Taste follows suit, I was expecting big bitterness but it is surprisingly smooth and clean. Got balance of caramel and biscuit mid palate with sweet citrus up front and loads of piney resinous hop in back. The body is full and creamy with a gentle carbonation and light lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (516) - El Cajon, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Growler pour; thanks for sharing, Steve. Pours murky yellow with a small head. Fruity, hoppy nose; taste is grapefruit/citrius and bitter hops. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2012
What a great beer. A complete hop bomb with tons of Columbus(I presume). Aroma is super dank grapefruit. Taste is sticky resiny lightly sweet and citrusy with that awesome Alpine maltyness that I absolutely love. The malts provide a caramel/butterscotch note that compliments the massive dry hopping in this. WOW!


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