Alpine Beer Company Sippin' on the Dock of the Bay IPA

Formerly brewed at Alpine Beer Company (CA)
Alpine, California USA
7% · India Pale Ale (IPA) · 11 Ratings · Special Release ·
Inspired by successes of California Pro Brewers at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup in the American IPA & Double IPA categories and brewed by Pat McIlhenney of the Alpine Beer Company, this is what San Diego brewers like to call a California IPA. According to Harold Gulbransen of QUAFF, "Pat, a San Diego County fire captain (when not brewing beer), is a great brewer and supporter of homebrewing. He has been a long time member of QUAFF and an overall great guy. This beer will not be a Double IPA, but more like an American IPA... a bit more "quaffable." Pun intended

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
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Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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