Thursday, February 18, 2010

Alpine Bad Boy DIPA Outshines Pure Hoppiness

Alpine Bad Boy Double IPA. It's better than Alpine's flagship beer, Pure Hoppiness, which is another double IPA (and was one of my all-time favorite beers). Maybe a year or two ago I would have never said that, but something about Pure Hoppiness has changed recently and I'm not digging it one bit. Bad Boy is fresh, green, bitter, and DRY. Pure Hop on the other hand just tastes old (even when fresh) and tastes muddled and weird- a far cry from the snappy, citrusy, dry beer that let the hops shine through so well a couple years ago. Thoroughly enjoyed this pint of Bad Boy at O'Brien's today.

3 comments:

Toby Guillette said...

Great blog! was just at Alpine Brewery Saturday and tasted Exponential Hoppiness and the Bad Boy Double IPA and preferred the Bad Boy. Cheers!

Toby Guillette said...

PS. Got the growler filled and took in down in 2 sittings. Man that stuff is powerful!

Steve said...

Enough can never be said about the greatness of Alpine's beers. Taking a growler of Bad Boy down, be it in 1 or 2 sittings, by 1 person is definitely a chore, but a fun one at that :)