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RATINGS: 446   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bomber (leftover WBC judging beer) poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, orange and light lemon. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon and light orange with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Growler from the brewery on release day, consumed the next day. Hazy gold-light orange with a sticky white head. Ripe apricot, sweet grapefruit and lots of tangy nectarine in the aroma. Like a tangy hop-fruit salad. Almost no malt in the flavor, just pure fruity and spicy hop flavor. More bitterness in the finish than Nelson, though still not strongly bitter. Medium-light body with a dry finish. More of a classic fruit hop profile than the grapey nelson, but very tasty. One of the most drinkable IPAs that I’ve ever had. Alpine is owning the IPA segment right now with a handful of amazing examples that all have their own flare.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Draft. A dark golden beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, hops, grass, and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and grass - giving it a feeling of chewing on fresh hops. Nice body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Toronado SD from cask. Big rich thick with a touch of yeast and sweetness. Nectar of pine and hops. Couple clicks higher for the regular version but still a treat to try this from Cask. Velvet with nice length. More mid west tropical type hop characteristics. Couldn’t do but a pint but every so often this is great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Growler courtesy of JessetheHutt shared with the usual suspects at the Brick Store. Pours a light clear amber with a solid soapy white head that lasted a longer than I expected for a growler pour and left decent lacing. The aroma just about knocked me over when I opened the growler. Big, thick, resinous pine hops just jump out of the glass with a hint of bready malts in the background. As it warms a little, the Amarillo hops really start to join the party with oranges and grapefruits mostly. The taste is dominated by the sweet tropical citrus up front with pineapple, oranges and grapefruits. The malt backbone is there but hardly noticeable as the finish brings the pine hops back to leave a resinous bitterness that builds up after each sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty sticky with hops that tingle the palate. I really liked this beer as it has tons of hops and plenty of bitterness but remains extremely drinkable. A great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
From growler .Pours clear orange with medium fluffy white head. that disapears into thin white head ..Aroma fresh hops piney, citrus grapefruit. medium body decent carbanation finishes crisp and clean with just the right amount of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
On-tap at PPSB a few months back. Pours clearish, light orange/yellow with a moderate white head, good lace. Smells light citrusy and grassy hoppy. Tastes light and very bright citrusy and lightly grassy. There’s a hint of a malt backbone in there as well. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Tap at Solana Beach, which was good because I missed the brewery’s open hours. Aroma is a nice floral, hoppy combo, but the fun ended there. Flavor was grainy, bready and more like a plain A than an IPA. Too English for me, and underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Growler from doubleo, thanks Kyle! Clear pale golden with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head, down to a thick creamy head before long. Aroma of skunky herbal hops, grapefruit rinds, and a tinge of pine. The faint malt backbone is biscuity. The flavor is skunky and piny with very little malts to be found. Bitterness peaks at a 5 in the dry finish. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Maybe it was the 16 Grit that I just had, but this one seems a little overrated to me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
A- Clear medium-dark orange hue, minimal white head, minimal lacing S- Huge nose of pine hops and resin, grass and floral tones, slight citrus T- Very hop-forward, pungent pine resin dominates the palate (like chewing pine needles.... in a good way), opens up to some sweetness but finishes dry M- Medium-bodied, oily texture coats the mouth, moderate carbonation D- Super piney IPA, hops overwhelm the malts-in-hiding but the balance is there, can sense the underlying alcohol presence but its not overwhelming, unique and complex IPA definitely worth checking out (if you can find it)


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