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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, 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 (1233) - 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 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, 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 (1169) - 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 (7671) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
This is my favorite IPA/DIPA/TIPA of all time. I have had small batch IPA’s from all over the country including pty and Bad Boy is the king of all things hoppy. Pours a perfect golden orange with a frothy white head. Smell is pine and citrus, the dry hopping really brings out the aroma and carries through to the taste. taste is citrusy, pine, trpical with a great bittering hoppy finish. I don’t know if it can get better than this. If only they had the resources to brew it year round...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1466) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Growler. Pour is gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, honey, pine, grapefruit, and some herbal qualities. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of biscuit and some tropical fruit that wasn’t quite present on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
growler, thanks to Kan for sharing. this poured gold with white head. aroma has grapefruit, pine, and honey. flavors are juicy piney goodness, really dry stuff, honey doughy malt notes finish while a alcohol kick sorta adds to the experience of a big hoppy and booze beer. nice stuff.

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