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RATINGS: 535   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- Nearly transparent medium, shiny amber colored body. Pours an approximately 2 finger foamy white head-eventually fades to 1/2 finger and has perfect retention from there. Traces of lacing left all the way down the glass and bubbles steadily rising to the top. Beautiful. S-Nose is dominated by big, juicy citrus hops-with a big oily bittersweet impression-like a pink grapefruit with sugar sprinkled on it. A hint of herbal malts and caramel malt can be detected as well. T-Good but not as fantastic as the nose lets on. Up front is a blast of hoppy flavor consisting of citrus with herbal hop overtones and a moderate sweet malt backbone. Some herbal hop bitterness and a touch of pine come through for the finish-which is good but not as big as I expected. What lingers is a long lasting light to moderate citrus rind, pine, and herbal hop bitterness. The bitterness really isn’t intense or cloying. P- Light body with moderate carbonation. Not thin or watery but definitely is light on hop oils in the body. O- The body is light and nearly quaffable without being thin, the smell is tremendous, and the taste is very good. My vote is that this is a very drinkable IPA. Its not a one-sided hoppy mess-but it showcases the hops very well with a minimal malt backbone. Not as aggressive as some other west coast IPAs I have had-but a very good IPA overall. Looking forward to trying other alpine brews. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-20-2010 01:52:03

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Fresh bomber. Pours a mostly clear dark golden amber color topped by a small, foamy of white colored head that leaves nice rings of lace behind in its wake. The aroma is really nice and shows a profile of fresh orange, bitter grapefruit, and mango on top of a toasted toffee malt base to add a touch of sweetness. There is just a touch of pine resin in there as well. the flavors are quite sharp and hoppy showing plenty of tropical and citrus fruits like orange, grapefruit, mango, and papaya. The pine resin add further bitterness to the hoppy pofile, and sweet toffee malt offers nice balance. Medium plus bodied with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and nicely carbonated. This one finishes slightly dry and bitter. This is a really nice example of a West Coast IPA. Great beer that is up there with the best of them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours beautiful orange color with one finger white head. Aroma of grapefruit, dried orange peel and pine. Flavor is dominated by hop oils, with some malt character, finishing dry w/ a hint of citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 12, 2010 On draft at Hamilton’s Tavern for 2nd Saturday (San Diego, CA): Pours a clear golden color, topped with white thin lacing. A wonderful, fruity bouquet takes the nose, filled with dried banana chips, white grapefruit, lime peel, green apple, soft pine, chewy toffee, and grain. Flavors are similar, with an added caramel malt backing. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied, extremely oily throughout, and an enjoying bittering feel. Sweet sweet sweet! and fruity. Drinkability: Tropical fruity, tasty, and fresh. Pairing: Any italian pastry. Rebuy: Yes. #388 on 10042010, DG.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
cloudy orange body with a nice white head that leaves lacing on the glass.the aroma is grapefruit,pine,sticky hop,pine,and weed resin.the flavor is much of the same with some evergreen thrown in.Overall its a very tasty single ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1156) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 5, 2010
Growler shared by DuffmanSW. Poured a very clear golden color with thick white head and bubbly carbonation. Aroma was sweet with some pineapple, floral notes. Taste was malty, citrus hoppy goodness, very well balanced. Medium pallet. What a great IPA. I though this was a double but according to ratebeer its a single. WOW...thanks Sean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
Growler shared by duffmansw. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a short off white head. Aroma is tropical fruits and citrus with some floral notes. Flavor is smooth bitterness with citrus and pineapple and some more tropical fruits as well as a modest malt backbone. Medium, oily palate with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2010
Amazing nose on this beer! Ripe tropical fruits with honey. Yum. Pours a honey golden to light amber, with generous white head. On the palate the hop focus is center stage, with no real need to mention malt presence. Nice piney and grapefruity hop flavors with a dry, chalky bitterness that goes nicely into the finish. Fine example of an IPA.

   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).

   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.

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