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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4675) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Growler courtesy of HOPSHUNTER, thanks again Jason. Pours clear deep gold with thin white head. The aroma is full and drool inducing with sweet rich citrus running into orange juice, fresh cut grapefruit, some spicy hops and smooth malt sweetness. The taste is the same with fresh orange like citrus and grapefruit flavor rolling into growing citrus hop bitterness and hop spiciness. Very yummy full up hoppy brew brimming with hop bitterness and malt sweetened hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to hopshunter for sharing this one. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Nose is lots of pine with citrus in huge malty caramel. Flavor is the same with no disappointments. This bad boy is bitterness in liquid form. Very enjoyable medium bodied IPA that delivers balanced hops throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
The alcohol on this one really sneaks up on you. Not one of my favorite Alpine hop favorites. Ranks well below Duet and Nelson in my book. Hop bite is there just not different from a typical DIPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Had on-tap at the brewery during my visit to SD. Thanks to Pat for the pour and personal tour, what a nice guy! Reviewed from notes 08/15/09. A - Pours a very clear golden/orange with a white head. Some good lacing and bubbles remain on top as the cap. S - Huge hoppy aroma with some citrus and floral notes in there as well. Really, this one was a huge hop bomb that blew out my sense of smell. Bad Boy is right. T - Hops, bitter, hops, bitter, touch of malt, hops, bitter, bitter. Repeat over and over until you have finished your pour. Pretty much zero malt character, which I like. M - Light to medium, good carbonation, crisp and smooth. D - Another great one from Alpine. I think they’re the kings of DIPA and IPA. This is yet another great example of what Pat and company are doing in sunny CA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 On cask at Hamilton’s Tavern for 2nd Saturday (San Diego, CT): Pours a slightly hazed, golden ambery hue and topped with a dense white head that isn’t going anywhere. Full aromatic notes of pink grapefruit, golden wheat, florals, candied cherry, wet grass, caramel malts, fresh pine, and dough. A dissapointing metallic mouthfeel, with added grains, biscuits, and sour to complement. This one didn’t come all together or me. Drinkability: Estery. Pairing: Tri tip with a side of collard greens. Rebuy: Yeah. #390 on 10042010, DG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
A: The pour is just like all the other Alpine IPAs--a light golden color with a fluffy white head which leaves some nice lacing. S: The nose is just a burst of citrusy hops which just dominates the senses. The pine is mild and I don’t pick up much malt in this one. T: There is a touch of sweetness which I wasn’t expecting but it works great with the citrus hop flavors. The pine is mild but provides the necessary bitterness to the beer. M: A moderate level of carbonation with a light-medium body. Really the only knock on this beer. D: What a shocker, Alpine made another great (D)IPA. It was a pleasure to try this one, and I would certainly have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On tap at Toronado SD. Clear amber with a tiny off-white head, no room for a head, actually. Fair retention. Lots of fruity and dank hops turning towards herbal and earthy in the flavor. As with most of the hoppy beers, minimal sweetness noted. Again, very fruity. A little spruce showed up as it warmed. Bitterness peaked at a 5 in the dry finish, picking up on a little alcohol warmth. I had to drunk this down a bit before i could properly nose it. Aroma was much the same but not getting the pine--mainly really fruity and a little dank. Sweeter in the aroma as well. Medium-full body, low carbonation. Very good--I remember having this a few months ago and didn’t like it near as much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Growler shared by largadeer on BA, who got it from another BA in the San Diego area. Big thanks to all parties who contributed toward getting this bad boy (which happens to actually be called "Bad Boy") into my mouth. I never mind trying a new Alpine IPA/DIPA, that’s for sure. Pours a brilliant clear copper color with a one-finger white head and great lacing. Aroma is amazing and dominated by a complex hop character: floral, piney, citrusy, and...um...weedy. Not too much malt. Flavor has just a touch of sweet malt, similar to Pliny almost, but is almost all about the hops. Fresh, intense floral, piney, and orangey/grapefruity hops. Oh yeah, some good ol’ Mary Jane too. Who doesn’t like that? Medium bodied, clean, and crisp, with palate-wrecking hops. Damn near the perfect mouthfeel for this style. Extremely drinkable. Amazing DIPA, on the same level as Pliny the Elder easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap. Poured a dull orange with a thin whisp of head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, fruit, and earth. Quite hoppy. Earthy and citrus predominantly. A touch of floral. A pretty solid beer overall.

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