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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 “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


4.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9808) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9088) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Clear, dark golden appearance with an off white head. Pretty potent piney, somewhat grapefruit citrusy hoppy aroma. Rich, tangy orange/grapefruity, a bit piney hoppy, sweet citrusy flavor. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Poured from growler into a snifter. Awesome appearance! Between gold and orange with a small white head that stuck around. Smell is piney and citrusy. Taste follows the aroma, with just enough malt to support the bitterness. Finishes very crisp with a moderate lingering bitterness that makes you thirsty for more. The alcohol was not noticeable at all. Nobody could believe that this was more than 9% ABV. The growler was emptied way too quickly. This is another fantastic IPA from Alpine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
A - slightly golden orange, with two fingers of off white head and a few legs. S - grapefruit and pine trees T - More floral piney hops with the citrus taking the back seat. alcohol is completely hidden. M - creamy body with good carb, way too easy to drink. O - Another outstanding DIPA from Alpine, who’d a guess.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap @ Toronado: Poured with no sign of head and was a solid glowing orange hue. The nose was moderately hopped with strong suggestion to pine also. The flavor was similar to the aroma, but it did fool me because I assumed it was just an IPA and not a double IPA. Would like to see this bottled and in distribution at least once.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2011
(on draught at Alpine). Pours a clear, dark golden color with off-white head. Aroma has dank hops, pine, resin. Taste is sweet malts with some heavy bitterness. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Bitter, dry finish. Good beer, but not my favorite hop profile.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Thanks go out to Brian for this one. It’s metallic at the back, high alcohol, but beyond that, super tasty. It’s deep copper, with lace all over, a spring floral and pine aroma that matches a somewhat hoppy taste. The taste gets covered with candy and caramel sugars. The malts really aren’t too roasty, and are almost... German? I suppose it’s British barley (per the description), but it’s an enjoyable. Anyway - chillin’ with my roommate and neighbor sharing this brew is a great way to end a Thursday. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, some caramel, wood, and citrus fruits. Taste of pine, grapefruit, light tobacco, citrus fruits, grass, and a bitter, woody finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Growler courtesy of coonanan. A: Crystal clear pale, orange-copper body. Inch, inch and a half of creamy white foam sits on top after the initial pour. Spotty lacing is left down the sides of the glass. S: Assertive mix of citric and pine notes. Tangerine, orange and a little bit of grapefruit. T: Like the nose this is an assertive blast of fresh citric notes and resinous pine. The hops come through more so in terms of flavor than overwhelming bitterness. Another stellar flavor profile from Alpine IPA/dIPA. M: Medium bodied with lively, but appropriate, carbonation. Crisp, refreshing finish. Incredibly easy to drink given the 9% ABV. O: Cracked this open in the parking lot of Capones before the Hill Farmstead event. It easily outshined Ephraim, Amarillo, and Abner... and also beat out the can of Heady Topper that was opened before the event as well. Alpine does it again.


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