McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from growler into a snifter. Awesome appearance! Between gold and orange with a small white head that stuck around. Smell is piney and citrusy. Taste follows the aroma, with just enough malt to support the bitterness. Finishes very crisp with a moderate lingering bitterness that makes you thirsty for more. The alcohol was not noticeable at all. Nobody could believe that this was more than 9% ABV. The growler was emptied way too quickly. This is another fantastic IPA from Alpine.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - slightly golden orange, with two fingers of off white head and a few legs.
S - grapefruit and pine trees
T - More floral piney hops with the citrus taking the back seat. alcohol is completely hidden.
M - creamy body with good carb, way too easy to drink.
O - Another outstanding DIPA from Alpine, whoíd a guess.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Toronado: Poured with no sign of head and was a solid glowing orange hue. The nose was moderately hopped with strong suggestion to pine also. The flavor was similar to the aroma, but it did fool me because I assumed it was just an IPA and not a double IPA. Would like to see this bottled and in distribution at least once.
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on draught at Alpine). Pours a clear, dark golden color with off-white head. Aroma has dank hops, pine, resin. Taste is sweet malts with some heavy bitterness. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Bitter, dry finish. Good beer, but not my favorite hop profile.
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks go out to Brian for this one. Itís metallic at the back, high alcohol, but beyond that, super tasty. Itís deep copper, with lace all over, a spring floral and pine aroma that matches a somewhat hoppy taste. The taste gets covered with candy and caramel sugars. The malts really arenít too roasty, and are almost... German? I suppose itís British barley (per the description), but itís an enjoyable.
Anyway - chilliní with my roommate and neighbor sharing this brew is a great way to end a Thursday. Cheers!
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, some caramel, wood, and citrus fruits. Taste of pine, grapefruit, light tobacco, citrus fruits, grass, and a bitter, woody finish.
callmemickey (1863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Growler courtesy of coonanan.
A: Crystal clear pale, orange-copper body. Inch, inch and a half of creamy white foam sits on top after the initial pour. Spotty lacing is left down the sides of the glass.
S: Assertive mix of citric and pine notes. Tangerine, orange and a little bit of grapefruit.
T: Like the nose this is an assertive blast of fresh citric notes and resinous pine. The hops come through more so in terms of flavor than overwhelming bitterness. Another stellar flavor profile from Alpine IPA/dIPA.
M: Medium bodied with lively, but appropriate, carbonation. Crisp, refreshing finish. Incredibly easy to drink given the 9% ABV.
O: Cracked this open in the parking lot of Capones before the Hill Farmstead event. It easily outshined Ephraim, Amarillo, and Abner... and also beat out the can of Heady Topper that was opened before the event as well. Alpine does it again.
Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours clear dark yellow with a decent thick bubbly white head. The aroma is pleasant sweet and juicy grapefruit hops in the nose. The flavors of hoppy and juicy sweet and bitter notes come through on a smooth medium body.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber pour with a slight haze, and a small white head. Interesting yeast character- angel food cake dough with a background of hoppy nectar fruits and citrus peel. More biscuity dough in the flavor, with citrus, herbal grass, tropical fruits, sage, and orangepeel. Medium to full body for the style with fine bubbled caressing effervescence and a resinous finish.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Poured a hazy golden/orange color. Aroma was extremely piney fresh hops, heavy on the citrus (orange, grapefruit). Flavor is herbal (dried greens), pretty earthy, and just has that all-around fresh hop character that I love.