Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday
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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
On tap at ABC brewpub. Light slightly murky pour with plenty of frothy white foam that clings to the glass. Nose is a good dose of floral notes hops, and slight citrus. Taste follows the nose with very little by way of a malt backbone. Crisp and refreshing. At 5% abv this by far one of the best sessionable beers around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (605) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pint on tap at ABC. Aroma is some citrus and just a bit of floral aromatics. Taste is some citrus and just a bit of bitter bite. Tons of flavor for a beer that is is low ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Growler. Pours a sexy orange with creamy white head that sticks to the glass. Subtle aroma of pine. Flavors of grapefruit and bubble gum. Super hoppy, like an IPA, but lighter in body. Finish is bitter, but Iím not. There?s a birthday party in my mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Growler shared by Sean. Thanks! Pours a rich glowing golden bright vibrant hue. A healthy haze, but not dark or murky. Frothy decent sized whitish head dies to thicker film, laces ok. Aromas are a rich vibrant melange of hops, with some citrus, bubblegum, tropical fruits. Mellow grapefruit and lemon, more orange and tropical elements, grass and touches of fruit. Some mellow pale malts, more fruit, vibrant flavor hops. Initial is lighter, a bit towards medium, but still light. A vibrant citrusy and tropical hopping offers lots of fruity flavors, touches of pineapple, passionfruit, and dry grass and florals. Lemon, mellow sweetness offers touches of bread, pale malts, more fruit. Middle is mellow swet and bitter, a good dryness mixes with a healthy fruit melange from the hops. Rich, vibrant, flavorful hops. Not overly bitter, very drinkable, a touch of bubblegum and a faint waft of pine keeps it honest. Really complex and enjoyable hopping with a sessionable malt body. Pleasant and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2564) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
A: Crystal clear golden orange body. Massive white head. Excellent retention and substantial lacing. S: Tropical aromas dominate. Grapefruit, orange, mango, maybe some tangerine in there as well. Underlying notes of freshly cut grass. T: Profound grapefruit, light bready malts, floral hops, orange, mango. M: Light to medium bodied. Assertive carbonation, moderate bitterness, nice crisp bite in the finish. Epitome of "sessionable." O: This is right there with Zombie Dust as far as pale ales go. I keep forgetting how low of an ABV this is and Iíd think it was a massive IPA based upon the hops if I didnít know better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Gravity cask at Toronado SD. Slightly hazy orange gold with some white bubbles. Smells like candy hops, good amount of green herbal dry hopping, very light fruity yeast. Flavor follows with orange citrus candy hops, with just enough sweetness--not caramelly. Finishes dry with earthy bitterness peaking at a 5. Low cask carbonation with a medium body. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Orange and basil aroma with a medium-bitter flavor and a nice crisp, hoppy finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Growler. Clear, light golden color with a small white head. Big resinous hop aroma. Bunch of fruity pineapple notes, weed, touch of pine. Amazing! Taste is funky hops, slight BO, pine, grapefruit rind. Really interesting, and quite good. Maybe a bit too full bodied for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap @ Toronado: Liquid poured clear sparkling golden ale with a thick frothy layer of foam head. Extremely bold aroma of citrus hops that are over the top with a funky scent of sweat or body odor but still keeps my interest. Huge bite of hops in the flavor along with notes of pine, grapefruit, coriander, and finishes with a metallic aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2011
(on draught at Alpine). Pours a clear orange/copper color with white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has dank hops, citrus, resin, caramel malts. Semi-sweet with sharp bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Sharp, bitter finish. Good beer.

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