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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our most versatile beer. Good to drink as well as cook with. Light enough to quench a thirst and complex enough to accompany fine dining. Carmel malty sweet fades to a chocolate roasty finish and dry from a touch of rye. 1.057 OG 13 IBU 6%ABV


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Reddish pour. Lots of caramel and spicy hop notes. Sweetish, malty, hoppy flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
22 oz. bottle (courtesy of Hamilton23) poured an dark amber with a small off-white head which dissipated into a coating. There was little lacing. The nose was dark fruit, caramel and roasted malt. The taste is fairly sweet - brown sugar and caramel, tempered by rye and with a bready taste. The mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation. While this is a fine stab at the style, with so many great beers from this brewer, this one missed for me. Not a bad brew at all, this just isnít a noteworthy offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2011
tap at the brewpub-pours dark orange amber with a small soapy white head. nose of earthy hops and carmel sweetness. the carmel malt almost gives this beer a medicinal note on the initial flavors but followed with alot of earthy/leafy hops and toasted grains. big toasted finish with notes of bread and cookie. pleasant body with a slick mouthfeal. A very solid sample of this style!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
The beer pours a nice reddish brown with a 1 finger head that fades quickly. Smells are caramel and orange peel. The taste is sweet malts and kind of bland. One of my least favorite of the 8 i had from alpine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4267) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Draft at Alpine brewpub. Clear red amber pour, with off-white head. Caramel malts, light sweetness, fruit, light bread, and light hops. I thought it was pretty good for a kind of shitty style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
On tap at Hamiltonís in San Diego. Shared with my brother and his brother in law. Sweet malty and light hops. Just OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Poured a dark amber with a nice double-finger head. Some nice lacing as I work my way through the glass. The smell is of sweet malt, and is fairly complex, as is often the style with a good Irish Red Ale. The taste is all malt, with only the faintest hint of hop bitterness. I can definitely see the insane number of different malts in this, as the taste is fairly complex. Nice and medium-bodied and very drinkable, especially for a style thatís not one of my favorites. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-20-2010

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pours a nice reddish amber color. The aroma is faint and not all that engaging. A little sweetness, toffee, caramel. The flavor is a little fruity up front, maybe some red fruits and plum. The main malt character and dominant experience is the caramel malt. No hop presence here to speak. Would have liked a little more balance.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
A: The pour is a pretty interesting color. Deep, dark red, perhaps garnet with a thin off-white head. S: The nose is pretty bland, unfortunately. Maybe some toffee and caramel, a hint of cacao. No hops to be seen, which is odd for an Alpine beer. T: The flavor is a little bit better, but not by much. Some toffee, bread, toasted malt, and some molasses. A light bitterness and some burnt sugar. M: The mouthfeel is decent: medium body and carbonation. D: One of the few Alpine beers that is just plain bland. At least the bad fruit flavored ones have a strong flavor to them.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Tap at Toronado SD. Poured a clear, reddish amber with a thin, dense, beige head that left excellent lace. Aroma of caramel, light cinnamon, toast. Taste is sweet, cidery, spicy rye, brown sugar, caramel.


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