Beer Review: ALPINE BAD BOY IPA

Beer Review:  ALPINE BAD BOY IPA

From the stables of Alpine Beer Company comes the Alpine Bad Boy IPA, a creation attributed to Shawn. Promising a hop experience beyond the era of Pure Hoppiness, this brew boasts a substantial hop presence, thanks to the incorporation of hops that weren’t on the scene when its predecessor was born. The use of predominantly Premium British ‘Maris Otter’ barley is said to contribute to the beer’s enriched flavor and deepened body, all while issuing a warning with its 9.25% alcohol by volume.

Appearance:

Pouring into a goblet, the Alpine Bad Boy IPA presents itself with an amber-gold hue, crowned by a tightly packed white head. The aftermath leaves behind webby lacing, enhancing the visual appeal.

Aroma:

The olfactory experience of this beer delivers notes of tangerine and pine dankness. While undeniably impressive, it falls just short of the grandiosity observed in Alpine’s other offerings like Duet, Nelson, or Expo.

Taste:

A sip unravels a flavor profile characterized by orange rind, grapefruit, and a piney finish that gracefully merges with sweet malt undertones.

Mouthfeel:

As for the mouthfeel, the Alpine Bad Boy IPA is undeniably full-bodied, coating the palate and punctuating the experience with a prickly carbonation sensation.

Overall:

In the realm of double IPAs, the Alpine Bad Boy IPA stands tall as a first-class contender, showcasing a uniqueness that sets it apart from the likes of Pure and Exponential Hoppiness. While it may not eclipse the colossal presence of its Alpine siblings, it certainly carves its own niche in the hop-infused landscape. Approach with caution; this 9.2% ABV offering is not for the faint of heart.