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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Thanks to Lee for sharing. Wow, this one was ass-rapingly good. Very handsome dark gold to orange pour, lustrous and clean looking like all Alpine IPAs I’ve had. Silky but not overly sticky head, and good retention throughout. Nose strongly reminiscent of Duet on some kind of steroid, with floral and bitters amplified and just a touch of resin and booze. Silky smooth mouthfeel as usual with this brewer, and the flavors are just pure overall more than anything else. Well balanced, abundantly flavorful, booze almost indetectable. Terrific.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian (2618) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Gift from S.J. This brew has everything I like in an Imperial IPA. Intense hop, big floral and grapefruit notes, some pine and caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Growler at Woodshop 7. Pours clear, vibrant golden with sticky white bubbles. Rich onion and garlic nose with mega earthy Simcoe. Taste follows suit with bitter root vegetables, parsnips, and shallot. Raw and bitter. Heavy orange pulp and peel. Bitter and earthy. Palate gains the lovely Alpine house butterscotch note famous in Duet. Nice, but the Hoppy Birthday was much better. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Tap. Pours an orange color with a white head. Aroma is super hoppy with lots of tropical fruits, like mango, papaya, peach, orange, tangerine, grapefruit and floral notes. The flavor follows the nose with lots of juicy hops with lots of tropical fruits like mango, passion fruit, papaya, some peach, orange and tangerine notes along with the grapefruit and floral notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overal an amazing DIPA, almost as good as Expo!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
snotrocket (20) - USA - JUN 17, 2012
Growler.. wow this is almost the perfect DIPA for me. Fruity, floral hoppy nose. Taste of grapefruit with the perfect amount of sweetness and bitterness. Doesnt linger around and finishes of so clean, begging for you to take another sip. Such a well balanced and highly drinkable DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pour on tap at Avery Strong Ale 2012, hazy yellow-orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big dank hops, with some grapefruit and orange notes with big pine, some nice floral notes as well with a hint of biscuit, but it is dominated by hops for sure. Taste is a nice mix of dank and resinous, pine hops, hints of grapefruit, lemon and orange notes, touch of biscuit and caramel, slight earth and floral notes, finishing bitter and dry. Tasty stuff, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5880) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Clear dark golden with a foamy white head. Big west coast hop nose of resiny pine, grapefruit rind, and bitter floral-ness. Taste is citric hoppy with grapefruit and orange tones, a fair dose of pine resin, lots of bitterness with a backing undertone of toast and toffee. A little too bitter, but the flavor is very Californian hoppy. In a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (8000) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruit, big hops., grapefruit, pine, resin. Taste is malty, caramel, sweet fruity, grapefrruit, pine, resin. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 090312

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/14/2011. Poured from a 64 oz. growler into a tulip. Thanks to Milohop for sending out this growler! My growler pour is a fairly transparent light copper color with a light eggshell head. Eventually fading to a collar, there is a bit of lace down the glass. Some light sweetness to go along with a lightly toasted biscuity graininess in the nose. Some bubblegum and honey aromas are there as well. The hops are blended quite well. Grapefruit, sticky pine, and some herbal notes provide the hoppy goodness. The flavor starts with a honey biscuity malt sweetness, with a little bit of spice and bubblegum yeast in the middle, which adds a Belgian quality. The hops have pineapple, grapefruit, spicy pine, and a little herbal character. This has a fuller than medium body, starting sweet and staying juicy through each sip. A creamy mouthfeel that has a prickly pine nature and is lightly grainy as well. A little bit of booze adds character and depth. As part of the growler side by side tasting we had, this absolutely killed our other offerings. I would definitely go back to this. Every time I have something from Alpine, I regret that I do not live there. Like in the fermenters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11504) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, pine, skunk bud and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, skunk bud and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

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