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RATINGS: 517   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
Good looking pour with a huge head and tons of carbonation. The aroma is strongly simcoe as is the flavor. Grassy with s bit of pine in both aroma and flavor. I swear I’ve brewed beers just like this. Med body and mouthfeel. Dry finish. Fine just not as good as their other hoppy recent release (Nelson).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2010
22oz bottle from Smokepot23. Thanks man! Hazy light golden medium head. Big citrus aroma is very forward. Taste is grapefruit balanced just enough with moderately sweet malt. Does a great job of keeping the bitterness in check while letting the hops shine. Love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4435) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2010
22 oz bomber from padrefan98, thanks Jon. Pours a clear golden bidy with a slight hint of orange, small-average frothy bright white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grain, pear, apricot and peach shampoo. Full mouth feel with fizzy carbonation and a crisp biter finish. Flavor has lots of tasty piney hops initailly and then fades to fruity citrus, peach and apricot. This was a solid beer and tasted nice and fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Smokepot23. Poured a clear deep golden color with a small wispy white head. Nose is citrus, mostly grapefruit, floral, and pine. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel and lively carbonation. Flavor is moderately sweet with notes of pale malt and toffee and loads of citrus, pine, and floral hop notes. Finishes with medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out an orangy/golden color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is strong pine hops, a little citrus and slight malt notes. Taste is straight up pine throughout, some citrus hop notes creep in also, but the pine taste dominates without ever becoming too overpowering, nice slight malt balance in there to keep things in check. Once again, Alpine puts out a top notch IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours a nice orange color with nice white head to it. Has a citrus smell to it sort of like an orange peel. taste is bitter all way through with a little bit of citrus flavor up front. This beer was so much better on tap.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3308) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 tap at brewery-pours deep orange with a fluffy white head. quite a bit darker than their fantastic Nelson. a more floral nose with quite a bit of malt sweetness-carmel malts, nice citrus notes, and lite pine. flavors exhibit the malt more than the other ipas they make, which makes this much more balanced but in the end, i want the hops! I guess thats my bias, but this is one damn good ipa. Lots of pine on the finish, much more piney than their other ipa’s the palate was a bit more carbonated/bubbly which brought that down to a 3 rating. Still, an excellent beer and i may add some notes from the bottle i have in the fridge. Re-rate from bottle in fridge-all is correct here, but the pine in the finish is really lite. 45 ibus-this is a hoppy ass beer, but not alot of bitterness. Malts mesh very well and are really clean. All of the alpine beers are very clean. The hop flavors here are really tropical-like eating mangos and papayas but has a big malt sweetness as well. Somewhat catty. almost candy-like. The sweetness isnt over-powering, but its definately there. This is one hell of a brewery. next time im in town, i will try all their beers!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold, with a huge white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, grapefruit and oranges. Also some caramel. Flavor is grapefruit and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden hue with a medium white head. The aroma is great; powerful Simcoe and Amarillo hops, spicy citrus, fruits, apricot. The taste is fresh fruity hops, smooth and easygoing. Lots of citrus. Mostly unbalanced and not bitter at all. Still quite good.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (1561) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle, home. Holy crap, this is good. This beer pours a light golden amber with a nice white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma hit me the instant I uncapped the bottle. This is not a shy beer. It smells like a truckload of tangerine rinds and pine needles were mixed with fairy dust and dumped in a meadow of flowers. A big whiff of this beer is like aromatherapy for a hophead. As Ninkasi doubtlessly intended, this IPA is all about showcasing the hops. The flavor is light and dry with lots of hop bitterness, but there’s just enough malt sweetness to keep it from paint thinner territory. The mouthfeel is oily with hop residue but just a bit thin. However, I think that I’m only noticing that because the hops are so big that my palate is assuming it’s in DIPA territory. For a dry 7% abv beer, Alpine probably couldn’t do any better in this regard. This is a phenomenal beer. I can’t wait to try the rest of the Alpine bottles that I bought.


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