Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday Session IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday Session IPA. I picked this up at Santa Clara Liquors (here). If you get a chance, head in there and tell ‘em that Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you.  You’ll be glad you did – they have an incredible selection!

From the Alpine Beer Company website: “Truth is, everyone has a birthday. And when you want to celebrate, this Session IPA is a gift to the senses. Made with 6 different hops, this bold brew is refreshing enough to enjoy again and again. Now, make a wish and blow out the candles. But don’t tell anyone, or your wish won’t come true. 69 IBU 5.25%ABV”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a light golden orange color with a large slightly off-white head leaving lots of lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, pine, sweet caramel malt, toasted malt and slight peppery scent.
Taste: Sweet caramel and cracker malts, citrus, some tropical and pine notes.
Overall: Flavorful and refreshing, Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday Session IPA very drinkable.  This 5.25% ABV offering is a nice choice for those seeking a Session IPA. I would certainly drink this again.


Mark Harvey

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