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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
It pours clear dark yellow with a decent thick bubbly white head. The aroma is pleasant sweet and juicy grapefruit hops in the nose. The flavors of hoppy and juicy sweet and bitter notes come through on a smooth medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Clear amber pour with a slight haze, and a small white head. Interesting yeast character- angel food cake dough with a background of hoppy nectar fruits and citrus peel. More biscuity dough in the flavor, with citrus, herbal grass, tropical fruits, sage, and orangepeel. Medium to full body for the style with fine bubbled caressing effervescence and a resinous finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Growler. Poured a hazy golden/orange color. Aroma was extremely piney fresh hops, heavy on the citrus (orange, grapefruit). Flavor is herbal (dried greens), pretty earthy, and just has that all-around fresh hop character that I love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
On tap at the Alpine pub. Pours a deep orange with a light head that dissipates fairly quick in a pint glass. Aroma is much more dank hop and cat piss than any of the other IPAs from Alpine. Pleasant. Taste is of orange citrus and some pine. Not a lot of tropical notes going on here but the bitterness is very nice. Stands out from all the other Alpine IPAs in a nice way and something I thought would just blend in really does stand out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Growler. Hazy orange pour. Nose holds huge pine presence, orange peel, manure, and marijuana. The flavor brings clementine, a nice angel food cake presence, along with herbal, earthy, and blood orange hop notes. Damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Growler, shared by Dan. I’m at the point where the good double IPAs are hard to separate in quality by distinct characteristics, they’re all so similar and good. The differences are emergent and subtle. This one quickly proves itself as a step above and I don’t have specifics about it. Classic insane citrus and resin aroma, dank and bold. Flavors carry the hop potency just as strongly as the aroma and provide just the right amount of caramel-inflected malt structure to balance with. Fantastic and drinkable for a beast, with minimal heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
On draft at alpine. Clear golden pour. What a great double IPA. THE english malt gives the brew a nice malty sweetness paired with an onslaught of sweet fruity hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at Downtown Johnny Brown. Pours cloudy blonde with a thin off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a dry pale malt flavor with some serious hop bitterness. This is a mellow beer with an enticing flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pastradul (43) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Pours a nice, bright gold with a little bit of lacing as it goes down. The aroma is absolutely wonderful, with loads of citrus notes and a bit of pine. The malt is in the background--more so than with Exponential or Pure Hoppiness--but only adds a little bit of balance, which is quite appropriate. The taste is much the same, with a really nice bitterness coming through. Medium-bodied and insanely drinkable given the alcohol. Another big hit from Alpine.

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