vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Slight citrus and pine aromatics. Flavor is light citrus tones, bit of earthy and pine notes, also a bit of malt.
joeneugs (3262) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a white head. The aroma is all citrusy C hops. The flavor is dry and hoppy with a touch of bready malts. A very hoppy yet not real exciting APA.
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good drinking beer, sessionable and moderately hoppy.
Looks-unfiltered dark yellow, with a lsting one-eighth of an inch of white head, very lacey.
Aroma-a little hoppy, a little funky.
Carbonation is right here. A tad toasty an citrus, but short of the citrus of Great Lakes Burning River, the benchmark for me for ehe style.
Thanks Steven Rich for bringing back from the Brewers’ conference.
popery (1422) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s fine but nothing special. The aroma is light caramel with floral/citrus hop notes. The hops are restrained. Mildly sweet with a sourish bitter hop twang. It’s easy to drink and the mouthfeel is good - average carbonation with a slightly chalky tone in the finish - but it doesn’t really stand out from the enormous pack of APAs. It’s not bad, just kinda generic, but I wouldn’t buy it again.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, fruity aroma. Pours a pale golden with a thin head, lighlty carbonated. Some hoppiness, but not alot. Palate is slightly oily. Not too bad. Beer geeks should stick to some of Alpine’s bigger beers.
nickd717 (3509) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from K&L Redwood CIty. Nice appearance, golden with a medium white head. The aroma is noticeably non-hoppy for Alpine. Pale malt and grains with just a slight herbal and citrusy hop note. The flavor is pretty solid. Herbal hops and sweet pale malt, not too hoppy really, although the bitterness is there. Dry and crisp on the mouthfeel with medium body and carbonation. A good but not great pale ale. Drinkable at least.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy orange with a nice head. Aroma was of citrus hops and a bit of pale malt. The taste was quite similar, with citrus hops as well as generic citrus flavor. Moderate mouthfeel with good carbonation. All around, a very drinkable and very, very well-made pale ale. When it comes to Alpine and hops, I’d expect nothing less.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-20-2010
danielcurtis81 (1519) - 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 isn’t common out here in SoCal. The mouth is nicely carbonated. Nice pale ale.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, 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.