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Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA
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RATINGS: 127   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
Draft @ Hollister Brewing Company, Goleta, CA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/30/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Liars Club

clear dark yellow, wispy white head, sweet piney malt aroma and flavor, nice long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex spruce and citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a standout brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9960) - 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 (9285) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Growler… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!… Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Spicy, peppery, earthy hop nose. Full-bodied and chewy with gentle carbonation. Leans toward the sweet side of balance. Sweet toffee and caramel malts outweigh bitter, spicy hops. Lengthy, bittersweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Growler. Gold pour. Malt and hops are in harmony. Citrus hops lead the way with some biscuit aroma too. Flavor is hoppy and malty together. Tropical fruit and pine. Good stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Tasted from Growler after getting my 4 BA Numbskulls at Alesmith. Poured a deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of skunky weed, floral green hops, citrus, and lightly bready. Tastes of the same skunky-floralness, with citrus and some caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - 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


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