anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Hollister Brewing Company, Goleta, CA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Liars Club
clear dark yellow, wispy white head, sweet piney malt aroma and flavor, nice long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex spruce and citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a standout brew.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is just like all the other Alpine IPAs--a light golden color with a fluffy white head which leaves some nice lacing.
S: The nose is just a burst of citrusy hops which just dominates the senses. The pine is mild and I don’t pick up much malt in this one.
T: There is a touch of sweetness which I wasn’t expecting but it works great with the citrus hop flavors. The pine is mild but provides the necessary bitterness to the beer.
M: A moderate level of carbonation with a light-medium body. Really the only knock on this beer.
D: What a shocker, Alpine made another great (D)IPA. It was a pleasure to try this one, and I would certainly have it again.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, pine, skunk bud and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, skunk bud and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
hopscotch (8460) - 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.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from Growler after getting my 4 BA Numbskulls at Alesmith. Poured a deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of skunky weed, floral green hops, citrus, and lightly bready. Tastes of the same skunky-floralness, with citrus and some caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Gold pour. Malt and hops are in harmony. Citrus hops lead the way with some biscuit aroma too. Flavor is hoppy and malty together. Tropical fruit and pine. Good stuff.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2010 Pale amber pour with a tight white head. Very bright citrusy nose. Tangerine, orange and a touch of lemon peel. Rich and very fruity with an intense citrus aroma. Hoppy and fresh and quite pungent. Lots of chewy resinous hoppiness. A little bit of pineapple and lemon. Really bright, fresh and intensely hoppy. A bit of light pineapple and lemon. Goddamn – this stuff is incredible.
Hazy golden pour with a very thick sticky white head. The nose is fresh and pineapply. Light pine and fruity hoppiness. Soft and a little bit fruity. A touch of grassy dry hop character along with more bright citrus. Clean and fresh.
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NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Clear, dark golden appearance with an off white head. Pretty potent piney, somewhat grapefruit citrusy hoppy aroma. Rich, tangy orange/grapefruity, a bit piney hoppy, sweet citrusy flavor. Very nice!