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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Alpine Black IPA made its debut at the Vermont Brewers Festival in Burlington, Vermont in July 2010. It was intended to be a one-off pilot batch and quickly evolved into an instant favorite. To appease demand we have decided to release it as our new Otter Creek Winter Seasonal. Those who attended the VBF were lucky to get a sneak tasting of this incredible brew. Since then it has been the buzz around town.

Beer Stats:
Style: Black IPA
ALC/VOL: 6.3%
IBU: 60
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel 60L, Carafa III
Hops: Apollo, Centennial, Citra

Description: “Dark in color and character, this unfiltered Black IPA exudes caramel and roasted notes while highlighting a bold hop bitterness and citrus aroma. Apollo, centennial, and citra hops intermingle with the deep complexities provided by copious amounts of caramel malts and de-husked roasted barley.”


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
dark brown, smooth large light brown head. citrussy and hoppy aroma, slightly flowery, also some roasted malts. flavor is citrussy and flowery, herbal note, faint roasted stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33996) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gpekar (487) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
Poured a very dark brown with light orange highlights around the edge of the glass. There was a tall foamy mocha head that only left a light amount of lacing. The aroma was mild with scents of chocolate and floral hops. The beer has a mild roasted malt flavor with a slightly bitter cirtus hops flavor coming along towards the middle. A more bitter coffee flavor appears towards the finish and it becomes slightly dry. This one too is not to hops dominate and easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2024) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Black pour (duh) with medium head and carbonation. Decent enough beer that goes down easy. The malt slightly out powers the hops making this less of an IPA in my mind but overall it’s pretty tasty and managed to quench my thirst just fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3034) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a dark brown with slight ruby notes and a very thin off white/tan head. Aroma is of roast, chocolate and some citrusy hops. Taste is chocolate malts, citrus hops, roast and some lingering bitterness and sweetness combining on the finish. Very solid, and smooth drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
A dark reddish brown IPA with a thin big bubbled moka head. In aroma, very nice green pungeant hops, piney and resinous, nice. In mouth, nutty malt overwhelmed by smooth tobacco notes, good c-hops, lighter than expected but good. Cask at Get Real NY, March 19th 2011, as Double Dry-Hopped Alpine.
Earlier Rating: 8/21/2010 Total Score: 3.4
A deep dark brown IPA with a thin moka head. In aroma, pleasant floral hops with light pinhey and citrusy points. In mouth, a nice smooth IPA with floral hops, loads of grapefruits, some good herbal notes, medium bodied. On tap at American Flatbread, July 17 2010.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque deep brown (although there is some translucence to the beer looking at it pouring out of the bottle into the glass) with a thin-moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of pine with just a touch of grapefruit. Some mild malt in the nose as well. The flavor is mild malt with a bit of molasses followed by some resinous pine with again just a touch of grapefruit and orange. The hops are not overpowering. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head and mild head retention. Green grassy hop tones, mild resinous bitterness chocolate and roast y malt tones. Body has a light vine like presence, a bit spicy with a mild roast y bitterness. Pretty dam nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with some dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a fresh piny hop nose with some light malty sweetness and a touch of roastiness. Starts with a clean dark malty sweetness and a resiny piny hop balance with a light bitter balance before a smooth bittersweet finish with a touch of lingering dark malts. Pretty true to the style and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2011
12oz bottle. I wasn’t expecting it to be so sweet and chocolaty. The IPA is there but this seems to be dominated by the porter character.


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