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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
On draught at Toronado. Golden yellow with minimal head. Nose is floral, with citrus and resin notes thrown in. Taste is the same with a peppery finish. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (932) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Type: Draft Glass: Pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif. Price: $6.00 Purchased: Oct. 15, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 15, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a honey, light caramel, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of offwhite head when I got it. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom at parts of the glass. Very good layered, spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on top. (Sight - 4.38) Initial smell reminded me of a Duet. Got grapefruit spices, Citra hops, tropical notes, mango notes late, caramel, nectarine rind and floral hops. (Smell - 4.38) First thought on taste was wow! Still reminded me or a Duet. Caramel, Citra hops, Columbus hops, bitter grapefruit pulp and just feels like I’m tasting pulp. (Taste - 4.50) Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, slightly warming finish, surprisingly. (Feel - 4.38) This was a very, very good beer. So glad I’m living so close that I can catch some of these on random nights. (Overall - 4.38) 4.43 98 A

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
10/15/204. On tap at the brewpub. Amber with a white head. A bit more settled than the Pure Hoppiness, but still an awesome brew. Caramel, hops, pine with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1501) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma: light vinegar, floral hops, spruce, resin. Appearance: slightly hazy, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensifying, heavy flowers, some spruce, getting medium bitter, dry finish. Overall: very nice IIPA, well-balanced, aroma not as nice as palate. Pint at Alpine Brewing, Alpine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (946) - Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap at Apex. From notes. A: Clear gold touched by orange. White head. N: Pine, dirty earth, melon, pineapple. Onion powder. Similar to Keene Idea if earthier. T: Bitter and more bitter. Not balanced to the point of astringency. M: Resinous and medium bodied. O: Not really a fan of this IPA. I’d much prefer one of their other beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On draught at Apex. Clear dark golden color. Aroma is passionfruit and sweet citrus. Taste is tropical fruit, nectarine, and sweet malt, with a hint of bitter funk. Finishes with a blast of bittersweet hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at APEX, drank next to Keene Idea. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Smooth citrus nose, bread. The Marris Otter provides some backbone, but very smooth hop dominated flavors, citrus, lemons, light grass, more oranges. Very smooth comes across as balanced but isn’t Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a very clear gold with a two finger foamy head. Heavy tropical fruit, grapefruit and some pine in the nose. Your standard west coast IPA. Light citrus flavor hits the tongue first then rolls straight into a piney bitterness that lingers on the tongue finishing crisp and dry. Hop forward beer. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation levels even from a growler. Another very good beer from Alpine, but I prefer Hoppy Birthday and maybe Duet to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Lucky to get a growler of this on the way to pick up my Speedway allotment. Beautiful 14 karat pour with a meringue-like ivory crown. Bright grapefruit pith, lemon zest, and mango with the addition of evergreen, resin, and pepper. Assertive but not aggressive. Just enough honey to provide a backbone and complexity without the distraction. The alcohol is truly invisibly in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
One of my favs from my hometown brewery. Golden pour with white head and decent retention. Nose of citrus, pine, and other fruit. Taste is a little less on citrus and a little more piney. Nice malt backbone (but not large) on this one that balances everything out. Finish is drier than most DIPA’s. Never pass on opportunity to get this.

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