hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!… Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Spicy, peppery, earthy hop nose. Full-bodied and chewy with gentle carbonation. Leans toward the sweet side of balance. Sweet toffee and caramel malts outweigh bitter, spicy hops. Lengthy, bittersweet finish.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Hazy orange pour, nice off-white head. Piney hops, caramel malt, biscuits, citrus, hint of grass, and some tropical fruit. Really good brew.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler - thanks alex for another alpine hookup; this one was tasty; dark orange with slight haze and fluffy white head; big nose of resiny hops; slightly on the thin side with a little malty sweetness; some booze and quite bitter, but also quite easy to knock down; a lovely DIPA
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alpine, I was excited to get a good sample of this beer. It was yellow in color, little head. The smell was kind of brutal hops. The flavor made me open my eyes a little wider between the extreme hoppiness, pungent aroma, and obviously high alcohol content of the beer. This was good and I wish I’d been able to drink a growler of this but you can’t do everything especially when there is Duet waiting to be drank.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-22-2009 00:35:05
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A while back at PPSB. Pours hazy orange/amber with a moderate sized white head and good lace. Smells resiny hoppy and bitter, slightly fruity as well, overall mellow though. Tastes moderately bitter and earthy hoppy, slight caramel as well. Just alright. Medium body, good carbonation. Could use more body and more hop flavor and bitterness.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask, Blue Palms. Pours dark gold with little head. Aroma is a bright, fresh hoppy blend of citrus (grapefruit) and a bit of tropical leaves. Palate is medium-bodied, with a long finish. Flavor is citrusy in the body, not all that well balanced, and with a bitter hop finish. Besides the aroma, not sure this one comes together as well as Alpine’s other IPA offerings.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from my man Naven. Pours like budweiser, smells like heaven. Light straw pour. Huge floral hop nose. Very reminiscent of a boozier version of sculpin and daddy likes some booze. Excellent.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado, SD. Pours bright gold with no head. Has an incredible aroma of green onions and cut green grass in the Spring. The flavor is downright parching and painful with a HUGE midpoint bitterness. This astrigency clings to the palate long after the beer is finished. Great aroma, odd taste. Perhaps a bit too much for me?
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Alpine - Pours a clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma is floral and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, light esters, and citrus and pine hops. Finish is fairly smooth. Medium to full body. Very nice. Now I have another 50 oz. to go.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler. thanks, riverside! pours crystal clear medium dark golden bronze. loose whitish bubbles. nice big sticky icky peach nose. creamy medium body with firm medium carb. tons of peach, grapefruit, and sticky resins on the mid palate and the finish. yum.