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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops “in harmony.” 1.065 OG 45 IBU 7%ABV

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Pours a medium gold color with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit salad with pineapples, oranges, honeydew, and grapefruit. Almost perfumey with citrus oils. Flavor is light unobtrusive malt overlaid with citric hops. Nice solid bitterness on the back of the palate. Hoppy and drinkable, an always welcome combination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Pours copper. Big caramel, pine, citrus, lemon, oranges, grapefruit. Flavor is Citrus, grapefruit, pine. Big bitterness, nicely balanced. Good amounts of toffee to keep it sweet. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Largiari (10) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2009
22oz bottle. This stuff is good, like a baby brother to Sculpin. Pale golden color, light lacing. Nose is all pine, lemongrass, and peach. Great flavor, grapefruit, lemon, and tangy notes, very crisp. Has some fizz on the tounge, then seems to soften up. This beer is awesome, I wish I had another bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
Hazy light gold with lasting thin white cloud. Sweet citrus hop aroma. Thin airy body. Thin body. Woody and citrus flavours floating on air.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Bomber from South Bay - thanks, Joey! I saw my man Turd rave about this and wondered if it was going to be all that. Check! Bubblegum and fragrant hops in the nose, big and inviting as is the luminous frothy pour. Such a soft and smooth palate on this one, tends to facilitate the complex interaction between sweet and bitter flavors. But then again, on some level it’s not so much about complexity as about the simplicity of pure enjoyment. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
bottle thanks to weeheavysd. amber with a white head. big citrusy, piney hops and great esters. big chewy citrusy/grapefruit hops and a clean finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (656) - Pasadena, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2011 When I cracked this bottle open there was an instant smack in the nose of huge grassy hops, smells amazing like I just mowed the lawn or something! Very clear dark orange color. The nose on this is just incredible. Flavors of honeydew melon and mandarin orange, slightly on the sweet side. Great beer. Upgraded from 4 to 4.5 on Oct 8, 2011. Amazing beer, huge nose and a wonderfully clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a copper orange toned body with a white head. I think alpine makes some of the best ipa’s on the market right there with RR and Alesmith so there might be some personal bias here. Fresh floral citrus grapefruit lush skins that are bittering and yet sweet and tart. A pine y citrus sweet crisp medium with a bittering and yet still crisp fresh cut herbal grass y tone. Very fresh and a touch green, and awesome overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4146) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Thanks to smokepot23 for sharing. Pours a lovely bright translucent gold with a 1-2 finger sticky white head. The nose is absolutely amazing, wonderfully pungent and resinous while being very delicate and refined, fruity, citrus rind, spicy Simcoe character and a nice balancing malt sweetness. Flavor is a delicious blend of Simcoe and Amarillo characters that simultaneously allows each to be expressed individually in the context of their joint impact. Simcoe adds a light piny and spicy character underneath the citrus and mandarin orange flavors of Amarillo, resinous hop feel with some pink grapefruit rind all laid over a crisp sweet malt profile. Palate has the perfect level of perceivable bitterness with a slightly spicy quality. What a boss IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of WeeHeavySD. Clear orange yellow pour. Smell has sweet hops and an aged quality that is enjoyable. Dry hops but a large sweet taste. Floral hops are right on the front. Pretty nice.

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