Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Draft: nose is vividly piney and minty, retardedly fresh smelling, but again, fuckin’ piney like snorting an 8 ball of christmas. Pretty transparent and light in color. Head didn’t really have room to exist in the pint glass. Did I mention I hate pint glasses? Fucking stupid pieces of shit! Flavors were full on pine...in a very nice vivid way. This is fucking christmas tree beer right here and as fresh an ipa can be. Though the body is just medium, it somehow has a syrupy nature to it, but regardless...this is like drinking pureed christmas trees, if that tasted like ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7943) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Growler courtesy of stefanje after RBSG. Thanks! Pours a clear pale amber color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, including grapefruit, pineapple and candied citrus and some tropical notes. Some faint caramel malts as well. The taste is bitter earthy hops with some resin and citrus notes. Pale malts in the background. Medium bodied. Nice, drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
On tap at Toronado SD. Pours crystal clear, aroma of sticky hops and pine. Flavor is nice, but not enough bitterness to balance the considerable sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Tap at hamms, pours golden with a bright white head. Nose is sweet and lightly hopped. Taste is sweet hoppy with a great citrus pine bite. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
On tap at O’Brien’s: Pale golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma has lots of citrus/grapefruity hops. Light fruity/caramel sweet start followed by some light grassiness and citrus with a long dry grapefruit bitter finish. Light-medium body is crisp and tangy with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1228) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Great tropical fruit flavors in this one, sweet melons dominate the palate and the bitterness is very mild for a beer with this much flavor and such a muted malt profile. Really, really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4oz(I think) taster at the brewery. Pours a dark yellow gold color with a medium white head. The aroma is overtly hoppy with fresh green hops, grass and something floral. The taste is similar with lots of fresh green hops in a biscuit malt base. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes dry and clean. Overall: I love the taste of fresh green chlorophyll hops, I know many people consider this a defect, but to hell with them. This is good beer.

   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. Huge hop aroma, slightly sweet and grainy body, moderate bitterness, light on the palate, VERY drinkable. amazing pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Fresh growler shared by largadeer on BA. Pours clear copper with a great lacey white head. Looks incredible. Aroma is typical amazing Alpine: citrusy, floral, and herbal hops, as well as just a hint of sweet malt. Flavor is amazing for a pale ale (or really more of an IPA). Citrusy - tangerine and grapefruit - with an excellent tropical fruit note and some herbal qualities. Just a little sweet malt in the background. Medium-bodied with great hop resins. Overall, just incredible. This is what every pale ale should aspire to. I could session the hell out of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Growler from Alpine Beer Co. poured into 16oz pint glass. Pours golden yellow with medium white head, the beer is crystal clear. Aroma is of beautiful hops, pine and citrus that resinate in the nose. Mouth feel was smooth with excellent carbonation. Taste is of the same beautiful hops found in the aroma. Excellent beer, you would not think its 5% from the taste as the flavor is very extreme, great session brew.

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