Beer Haul 10-24-12

First of all, a huge thanks to my regular and frequent trading partner, Ehammond1 in So-Cal. He’s always hooking me up with interesting beers and I’m grateful for his willingness to think of me when he gets something cool.

Alpine Beer Company Duet

Alpine Duet

3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (771) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – OCT 24, 2012

Enjoyed from a trade with my buddy Eric. Enjoyed in a tulip at fridge temperature.A – Straw gold appearance. No head formed.

S – TONS of simcoe on the nose, hints of pine cone and tangerine.

T – Taste is very nicely balanced. A combo of very low malts and a hint of bitterness from Simcoe and some other more piney and citrus hops. Some grassy characters. Sweet/bitter finish.

M – Medium carbonation and body

O – This is a nice beer. It’s very drinkable and the 7% ABV is VERY well hidden.

Alpine Duet
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness
Alpine Pure Hoppiness
3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (771) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – OCT 24, 2012

Thanks Eric! Enjoyed at 45F in a Tulip.A – Nice depth of bronze golden orange. No head.

S – Heavy hop bitterness. Tons of pine, hints of grapefruit.

T – Very interesting taste. Up front, it’s very sweet. This is followed by a piney hop bitterness. Lots of astringent characters and nice sort of tropical pineapple finish.

M – Heavier body than expected, light carbonation.

O – This is a very drinkable IPA. The 8% is well hidden. I was told it compares to HFS. It doesn’t but it’s still very good.

Alpine Pure Hoppiness
Alpine Pure Hoppiness
Alpine Beer Company Ichabod Ale (2012)
Alpine Ichabod Ale (2012)
3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (771) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – OCT 24, 2012

Thanks Eric for the bomber! Enjoyed at 50 Degrees F in a Tulip.A – Deep dark amber brown in the glass. No head, amber hues but ultimately, a very dark beer.

S – Lots of Fall spices in this beer loving the cinnamon and nutmeg and very raw sort of pumpkin innards on the nose.

T – Sort of an earthy musty up front taste, brown sugar and spices at the middle. Finish is VERY well balanced with spices and other goodness. Wow.

M – Medium body, light carbonation. This is very nice residual sweetness at the finish.

O – Nicely balanced beer! Very pleasant to drink.

Alpine Ichabod Ale (2012)