gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a clear gold with a finger or so of fizzy, semi-dense white head. Aroma is pine, pine, pine, with a touch of malt. Taste is nice.... very nice. Starts out clean (almost watery) then turns a lovely floral, peaking to a pine rush that is very clean. ABV is well hidden. This brew is SMOOTH. Alpine... why did I ignore you for so long?
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This crisp India Pale Ale is the stage for citrusy hops and biscuity malt crackers, a seamless union of flavours which is concluded by meticulous wooden hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the clear pale golden, lacing slightly.
-Could this be leaner than their Alpine Ale?
-This might not be the most memorable IPA, but it’s high drinkability has to be lauded.
-The hop signature also provides sandy mineral flavors.
-The flavour profile is as clean as can be.
On tap at Port Solana Beach.
jake65 (2871) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a clear golden color with a small, creamy white head. Nose is rich with grapefruit and citrus hops - delicious. The taste gets right to the point; focusing on hops with a minimal malt presence. Florals, citrus, lightly piney. A husky iced tea sort of dryness, yet it stays very wet and fresh. Lingers on the tongue. Excellent.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle spit among friends produced a big fluffy white head that laces out great. The body of the brew was a cloudy golden yellow in color.
The aroma was great I liked how you could smell the Amarillo hops over the Simcoe which to me was a great accomplishment. This brew had a really great hop nose to it. The flavors were nice, not to one dimensional as one would expect from a west coast IPA, but somewhat more balanced than I was expecting. It was light and crisp in the mouth and drank extremely well.
Hint ..I would gladly drink this one again
tastybeer (1841) - Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a big white head. Flavor is butterscotch, grapefruit, pineapple, and lots of hops. Really effing good.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz courtesy of peteinSD. Pours a clear light amber/orange with a super rocky, tan head that leaves lacing all over the place. Aroma is outstanding: dank West coast IPA with butterscotch, pineapple, orange juice, orange blossom, mango, lavender/hibiscus. Lots of floral hops. Taste is nicely balanced: super bitterness in the back of the tongue is put in check by butter and tropical fruits up front. Almost soapy, flower pedal, piney/sappy hops all over the place with lots of caramel and butterscotch to balance. This is world-class IPA without a doubt.
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by toncatcher ]. Clear medium orange yellow color with a large to huge, frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, heavy hoppy, fruity, apricot, pineapple. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Ibrew2or3 (7358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of HOPSHUNTER. I have been waiting a long time to try this. Pours pure gold with white head and a touch of spotty lacing. The aroma is full crisp hops with spiciness mixing with tangelo and a touch of grassiness as well as some malt sweetness in the background. The taste is crisp citrus and spicy hop goodness from front to back with solid yet thinly layered malty sweetness providing a precarious supporting structure. Loved it.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The big super Christmas tree forest type of pine,this is at perfect temp,some malt coming through,larger head then you see on most IPA’s clean hop dominated pine needle and grapefruit rind,lighter then some,maybe some caramel malt in the finish to prevent it from being ridiculously bitter,pure flavor of a good hop brew without being overbearing. The duet dances nicely together
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours a honey gold with trails of orange and a massive off white crown. The crown is frothy and billowly in a cool whip type way.
Smell: Strong floral hops with lemon and notes over a nice biscuit malt. The floral component is truly fragrant and satisfying. Some pine resin in the background too but it’s faint.
Taste: Lots of grapefruit citrus zing with a tasty biscuit malt.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and a medium body makes this brew come off crisp but the creamy head helps to counterbalance.
Drinkability: Quite the session IPA.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-29-2009