radagast83 (5606) - 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.
thome50 (1228) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Alpine pub. Pours a deep orange with a light head that dissipates fairly quick in a pint glass. Aroma is much more dank hop and cat piss than any of the other IPAs from Alpine. Pleasant. Taste is of orange citrus and some pine. Not a lot of tropical notes going on here but the bitterness is very nice. Stands out from all the other Alpine IPAs in a nice way and something I thought would just blend in really does stand out.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Hazy orange pour. Nose holds huge pine presence, orange peel, manure, and marijuana. The flavor brings clementine, a nice angel food cake presence, along with herbal, earthy, and blood orange hop notes. Damn good.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, shared by Dan. I’m at the point where the good double IPAs are hard to separate in quality by distinct characteristics, they’re all so similar and good. The differences are emergent and subtle. This one quickly proves itself as a step above and I don’t have specifics about it. Classic insane citrus and resin aroma, dank and bold. Flavors carry the hop potency just as strongly as the aroma and provide just the right amount of caramel-inflected malt structure to balance with. Fantastic and drinkable for a beast, with minimal heat.
JoeTheYounger (1160) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at alpine. Clear golden pour. What a great double IPA. THE english malt gives the brew a nice malty sweetness paired with an onslaught of sweet fruity hops.
marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Downtown Johnny Brown. Pours cloudy blonde with a thin off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a dry pale malt flavor with some serious hop bitterness. This is a mellow beer with an enticing flavor.
pastradul (43) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice, bright gold with a little bit of lacing as it goes down. The aroma is absolutely wonderful, with loads of citrus notes and a bit of pine. The malt is in the background--more so than with Exponential or Pure Hoppiness--but only adds a little bit of balance, which is quite appropriate. The taste is much the same, with a really nice bitterness coming through. Medium-bodied and insanely drinkable given the alcohol. Another big hit from Alpine.
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite IPA/DIPA/TIPA of all time. I have had small batch IPA’s from all over the country including pty and Bad Boy is the king of all things hoppy. Pours a perfect golden orange with a frothy white head. Smell is pine and citrus, the dry hopping really brings out the aroma and carries through to the taste. taste is citrusy, pine, trpical with a great bittering hoppy finish. I don’t know if it can get better than this. If only they had the resources to brew it year round...
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pour is gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, honey, pine, grapefruit, and some herbal qualities. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of biscuit and some tropical fruit that wasn’t quite present on the nose.
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler, thanks to Kan for sharing. this poured gold with white head. aroma has grapefruit, pine, and honey. flavors are juicy piney goodness, really dry
stuff, honey doughy malt notes finish while a alcohol kick sorta adds to the experience of a big hoppy and booze beer. nice stuff.