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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma: light vinegar, floral hops, spruce, resin. Appearance: slightly hazy, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensifying, heavy flowers, some spruce, getting medium bitter, dry finish. Overall: very nice IIPA, well-balanced, aroma not as nice as palate. Pint at Alpine Brewing, Alpine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap at Apex. From notes. A: Clear gold touched by orange. White head. N: Pine, dirty earth, melon, pineapple. Onion powder. Similar to Keene Idea if earthier. T: Bitter and more bitter. Not balanced to the point of astringency. M: Resinous and medium bodied. O: Not really a fan of this IPA. I’d much prefer one of their other beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On draught at Apex. Clear dark golden color. Aroma is passionfruit and sweet citrus. Taste is tropical fruit, nectarine, and sweet malt, with a hint of bitter funk. Finishes with a blast of bittersweet hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8467) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at APEX, drank next to Keene Idea. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Smooth citrus nose, bread. The Marris Otter provides some backbone, but very smooth hop dominated flavors, citrus, lemons, light grass, more oranges. Very smooth comes across as balanced but isn’t Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
On draught at Toronado. Golden yellow with minimal head. Nose is floral, with citrus and resin notes thrown in. Taste is the same with a peppery finish. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a very clear gold with a two finger foamy head. Heavy tropical fruit, grapefruit and some pine in the nose. Your standard west coast IPA. Light citrus flavor hits the tongue first then rolls straight into a piney bitterness that lingers on the tongue finishing crisp and dry. Hop forward beer. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation levels even from a growler. Another very good beer from Alpine, but I prefer Hoppy Birthday and maybe Duet to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Lucky to get a growler of this on the way to pick up my Speedway allotment. Beautiful 14 karat pour with a meringue-like ivory crown. Bright grapefruit pith, lemon zest, and mango with the addition of evergreen, resin, and pepper. Assertive but not aggressive. Just enough honey to provide a backbone and complexity without the distraction. The alcohol is truly invisibly in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
One of my favs from my hometown brewery. Golden pour with white head and decent retention. Nose of citrus, pine, and other fruit. Taste is a little less on citrus and a little more piney. Nice malt backbone (but not large) on this one that balances everything out. Finish is drier than most DIPA’s. Never pass on opportunity to get this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Growler shared at Dan’s Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). Pours a nice near clear golden hue, frothy brighter white head sits atop as a nice layer, laces ok as a thicker ring. Aromas show bigger florals and melon, touches of citrus rind. Mellow crisp bready malt. Nice, fresh, firmly hoppy. Initial is floral, lighter end of the fold in body. Some lemon and grapefruit rind. Touches of earth, orange, and clean dry hops. Touches of crisp bread and straw, small malt bill and body. Middle is florals, melon, and some grapefruit. Touches of warmth. A bit thinner than expected, crushable but richly dry at times. Backend is dry, a bit resiny and bready, some crisp straw. Clean and quite drinkable. Some florals, pine, and mellow rind influence. Finish is dry, quite drinkable, a bit resiny. Well constructed. Not the most complex hopping oir richly fruity throw, but well done and dry, quite drinkable, perhaps a touch warm and dry at times. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23407) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
Draft @ Hollister Brewing Company, Goleta, CA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.

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