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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 2, 2011
SD Strong Ale fest 2010. Clear light amber color/ fleeting head. Pungent pine, grassy hop aromas. rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice grassy, pine sap flavors riding a solid pale, caramel malty base brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
On tap at the brewery in August 2009. 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. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-20-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (604) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Growler from ABC. Pours orange with some white head. Loads of pine and citrus smell, some grapefruit and a nice malt backbone. There is some tropical fruits in there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2010
On tap @ Alpine. Slightly cloudy light amber with a small head. Aroma of zesty citrus, flowers, pine and toasty malt. The flavor is very bitter with a sweet malt base and a touch of alcohol. Medium body with average carbonation and a long, sticky, bitter finish. Really good beer, the toasty malt works well with the big American hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Appearance: Pours an amber gold with a tight white cap for head. Leaves webby lacing behind.

Aroma: Tangerine, piny dank. Amazing like most Alpine noses, but not quite as large as Duet, Nelson, or Expo.

Taste: Orange rind,, grapefruit, pine finishing with sweet malt.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, coating, with prickly carbonation.

Overall: A first class double IPA, that is definitely unique compared to Pure and Exponential Hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Shared a growler of this a few months back and forgot to rate it. Thanks to Mike for picking some up. Hops were nice and floral with a pine presence. A little alcohol burn but still nice. Loved the aroma!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2010 Pale amber pour with a tight white head. Very bright citrusy nose. Tangerine, orange and a touch of lemon peel. Rich and very fruity with an intense citrus aroma. Hoppy and fresh and quite pungent. Lots of chewy resinous hoppiness. A little bit of pineapple and lemon. Really bright, fresh and intensely hoppy. A bit of light pineapple and lemon. Goddamn – this stuff is incredible. Hazy golden pour with a very thick sticky white head. The nose is fresh and pineapply. Light pine and fruity hoppiness. Soft and a little bit fruity. A touch of grassy dry hop character along with more bright citrus. Clean and fresh. 8 5 7 4 15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. This one gets lost behind the other alpine beers, i dont like it quite as much as Duet, but its close as it can get. nice body, dry with just enough caramel backbone, big bitterness, and nice hop flavor, aroma is good. MUCH better on draft than on cask.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Golden in the glass. Laser guided hops resonation. Crisp, clean, powerful, and heavenly buttery ( in a IIPA!!) finish. Succulent. I submit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3553) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Growler thanks to HOPSHUNTER: Poured a orange color with little head. Aroma is pine hops. The taste is nice mix of malt and high octane hops.

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