danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub in Alpine. The appearance is slightly cloudy golden hue with a nice white head. The aromas are malty and lightly sweet, mild hop aromas. The flavors are lightly hop a god amount of English flavors, a lot of malts more malty then hoppy which isnít common out here in SoCal. The mouth is nicely carbonated. Nice pale ale.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
great pale ale. Nice balance between maltiness an hops. Slightly bitter goodness.
al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear yellow with medium head. Light hop and malt aromas. Light on the palate with a bit of bitterness.
jrob21 (2188) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little more citrus presence for a straight pale ale makes this somewhat more invigorating for a pretty sessionable beer. Crisp herbal and floral aromas lead into a nice refreshing drink overall. A touch of sweetness from the malt body and the orange comes through quickly followed by a grapefruit bitter sort of finish. A well rounded and balanced drink.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange with a medium to large off white head. Aroma had hops, pale malt and fruity notes. Flavour was dry and hoppy with pale malt, grapefruit and hints of pine. Finished dry and bitter. Good drinkability.
gorditoabd (607) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a light amber yellow, or would, if it werenít for the explosion of fluffy white foam that completely fills the glass! This thing is all head. Itís a bit of a mess really. After several slow, careful pours, Iím able to get the glass half-full of beer. Aroma, as can be detected through the foam barrier, is faintly of malt and light hops. A sweet, hot, hay smell is what pervades. Taste is surprisingly sweet, so as to almost be sour. I wonder if this is infected? The explosion of foam sort of suggests it. The base taste is not bad... fairly full-bodied and appealing enough of sweet malts, grass, a touch of honey... but overall, this is a difficult, and somewhat disappointing beer to try to drink. Iíll probably buy 1 more bottle to give it a fair shot, but this rating suffers for the degree of drinking difficulty.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity malts and their honeyed touch are studded with precise citrusy hops, an equilibrium evolving in an impressively comfortable, chewy mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sticky head of foam laces atop the misty golden.
-This Pale Aleís flavour profile may be whispering, but it is balanced and beautifully rendered.
-The soft effervescence and light roundness make for a great mouthfeel for a quencher.
-Levelled herbal hop bitterness concludes each sip. This brew is great with fresh salad!
-This is the kind of beer the macros could easily brew if they actually cared.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alpineís Alpine Ale (sound redundent, yes?) is flushed with flashes of grapefruit and wheat grass. The smell permeates lemon peel and copper. A pretty bitter aftertaste weighs the tongue down after the first couple sips. Refreshing without tasting like a bottle of Aquafina, this Pale Ale is a happy medium of tart sensibilities and reinvigorating crispness. Not too bulky on the tongue, this is a good beer to placate most pale-heads.
JohnnyJ (3904) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have tried this from bottle and on tap. Clear amber pour, medium frothy white head. Bready malt, grain, citrus, floral hops, and a bit of grapefruit. Balanced and refreshing. On the malty side of pale ales. I could drink this all day, so easy to drink.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a golden copper hue. Light aromas of pine and citrus. Light in body. Good balance of light floral hops and some sweet maltiness. Drinks very easily and light. refreshing.