angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to weeheavysd. Hazy light brown pour. Aroma is citrus, dank, pine, grass. Flavor is pine, grass, citrus, grapefruit. Lively mouthfeel.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden amber color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy, lemon, caramel, some crystal malt, some mint and nice juicy citrus hops. Flavor is caramel, crystal malt, grassy, citrus, lemon, grassy and a bitter juicy hop finish.
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared courtesy of sloth. Thanks, Bert, great stuff! Pour was typical of the style a full straw to orange color, nice white colored head, frothy, splotchy lacing all the way down. The aroma was all citrus, grapefruits and oranges, some melons. The flavor followed the aroma, a bit of a reinsous bite in there, but could certainly have had more bite. A very nice IPA. Thanks, Bert, for sending this my way. Body was moderate.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bomber. Pours a clear, dark, golden-amber colored body with a moderate, frothy, cream colored head. Sticky, clumpy swaths of lacing coat the glass well. The nose booms with fresh, juicy hop character, showing notes of pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit. Citrus blossoms, fresh green grass, and just a drop of pine resin complete the complex and mouth watering hop profile, while a malt base of lightly toasted toffee and honey provide the sweet counterpoint. Flavors are sharp and hoppy as well, showing a bevy of tropical and citrus fruits, including pineapple, papaya, mango, and tangelo. Drying resin lends further bitterness, while honey kissed toffee again offers balance. The palate is substantial, smooth, and creamy, finishing on the drier side, finely carbonated throughout. It’s a damn fine, west coast style IPA through and through, with tropical flavors that push it towards elite level status. Awesome beer. Right up there with Pliny and Sculpin if you ask me.
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid light tan colored head, excellent retention as it just sits there, solidly, not makin a move, gobs of sticky lace hangin along for the ride. Lightly hazy copper gold color. Fat ass nose of citrus, oranges, honey suckle, melons. Body is almost medium,light resinous notes, coating, juicey. Well hopped flavors grapefruit, light pine and citrus with a gentle welcomed metallic note, malts are faint, lightly toasty, pale. Not a big bitterness like i would of liked but good none the less. Nicely fruity and lasting. A really enjoyable IPA. Nicely done! Cheers to NYbeer for several bombers of this quaffable brew.
peterrschwarz (4) - USA - NOV 24, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Floral and citrus aroma. Pours clear golden with a perfect head. This is a perfect IPA for every day. 7% ABV is strong but not too much to handle.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Where is the love for this beer?!?!!?! Good God. This is it right here ... the PERFECT sessionable IPA. The flavor is off the chart unique. Tropical little bastards dance all over this drinkable, yet assertive hoppy goodness. I would turn to this at all times. Alpine, please keep bottling this.
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Smokespot23. Orange in color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly frutiy and sharp grapefruit. Flavor starts grapefruit bitter with a light malt back and finishes long and dry citrus rind bitter. Light bodied, but with too much carbonation.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dasilky. Muchas gracias.
In celebration of my cat’s birthday, I cracked open this brew with a nose that’s not of this style, a hodgepodge of melon and pumpkin, with earthy tones in the background. The taste of destiny within this Daewoo Lanos was a very pumpkin-pulp-esque flavor, with a touch of earthy grapefruit. It’s like when that Blue Oyster Cult met the Afghan Kush and supersized everything. Mouthfeel is an onslaught of heat-seeking missiles... and bloodhounds... and foxes... and barracudas... that settle nicely on the tongue, just tryin’ to get a scholarship. Good beer; like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol’ pile of flapjacks... yeah.
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got to try a bottle of this this past weekend. Colour... apricot-orange with no head. Nose... piney hops with a hint of citrus zest. Palate... rather thin bodied, somewhat grain-like, hops are there but not prominent and the finish is of medium length.