jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Gold in color with an average sized off-white head. Taste is caramel, grass and citrus. Taste is citrus, caramel.
jackl (2582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, cheers to Paul for landing this fresh from the states! The pour’s slightly hazy gold with a small white head. The nose is a big, expressive symphony of dank west coast hops. Loads of armpit, lemon peel, peaches, grapefruit. General citrus fruit salad. Invitingly beautiful aromas. The taste is pineapple and grapefruit smoothie. Loads of sweet tropical fruit. Lovely bracing bitterness. Grass, a bit of pacific woodland. Light fern, some chalky cheddar cheese on the finish. Brilliant vitality. Super crisp and easy to drink. Overall, wow. I need more of this beer in my life.
DougHnut70 (24) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber. Clear, dark golden, small white head. Smell/taste of citrus (orange, grapefruit), pine, very hoppy with a slight fruity end. A very fresh and clean tasting beer, but a little thin. A lot of hops without being bitter, perfect for a single IPA @ 7%. I prefer Pure Hoppiness but this is right up there with Blind Pig, Alesmith IPA, Sculpin, etc.
jzzbassman (1362) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of stefanSD. Poured a light clear gold with a well formed white head and good lace. Catty aroma, with some fruit but doesn’t begin to hint at how juicy the flavor will be. I don’t know how Alpine manages to make IPA’s simultaneously fruit bomb s (peaches, tropical fruits) without being way too sweet. Finishes perfectly dry. Stellar beer. I like Simcoe but the combination sum of these 2 is greater than they really should be.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade. It pours golden yellow with a big, fluffy white head. The nose is softer than expected, fresh pine, orange, tangerine, passion fruit, grapefruit and light grass. The taste is pine, pithy citrus, zesty grapefruit, crisp, resinous, sherbet, mango, passion fruit and faint spice with a crisp bitter finish. Medium body, moderate-high carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Flavoursome, clean, well balanced and just massively drinkable. Really delicious!
BenH (1334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks Paul for sharing. Golden with white head. Thick pungent hop aroma, mango, pine, grapefruit, the kind of smell you could sniff all day, similar flavours but doesn’t quite live up to the smell. Balanced and lightly bitter. One of the best ipas I have tasted
Galleyboy37 (15) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, nice, sweet almost piney nose. Very drinkable, with that west coast ipa bite. Another very good ipa from Alpine.
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jbruner (1118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow from the bottle with good carbonation but no real head or lacing. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops, with weird esters over the top. Taste is much more IPA than nose, bitter hops that linger. Good stuff, expecting a little more maybe.
stevencon (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw color with white head. Great floral citrus juicey aroma. Good medium body clean sweetness followed by a bitter herbal finish. I want more.
rbrazell (961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Tim and Rachel. Light golden pour with a small soapy white head. Holy shit this aroma, pineapples and peaches dominate and a touch of sweetness. Slightly sweet and tropical fruitiness in the flavor that blends well and a quick, bitter ending to it. Very nice beer.