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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 ďin harmony.Ē 1.065 OG 45 IBU 7%ABV


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
MANY thanks to TasterMike for this one! 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear golden amber color. The head is a one finger white shade thatís relatively soapy, yet consistent and dense. Retention is quite solid, and so is the lacing left behind. S: Oh yeah, thatís the stuff. This brings the hops in a fantastic manner - it doesnít bring any significant biting pine notes, rather itís mostly stuff like melon, mango, and grapefruit. The bready malts come through enough...and I do mean íenoughí. Which is to say itís quite faint, but not nonexistent. T: Oh yeah, thatís the-- wait, I wrote that down already. Nevermind, this just works brilliantly. The first few sips have a decent malt backbone sandwiched by a fruity opening and a mildly bitter finish. Right after the swallow, itís very reminiscent of fruit juice. People who say that an IPA canít/shouldnít be balanced need to try this - the hop flavor, the bitterness, and the malt backbone are in perfect harmony with one another. If this uses crystal malt - and I think I can taste hints of its toffee qualities buried in here - I may have to drop my petty grudge towards it, because this beer is fantastic. M: I donít really notice the low carbonation or medium body too much - itís so dry (in all the right ways) that it still goes down with superb ease. Malt sweetness builds very slightly on the aftertaste, but itís not bothersome by any means. O: Holy frig, this is like Sculpin on steroids. Ergo, itís now in my top 5 list for IPAs. This is the kind of beer that makes me want to move to San Diego just so I can consume this like water.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2438) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours almost clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like smooth grapefruit, pine hops, musky resin. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like musky resin, grapefruit, hops, and a hint of caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (341) - - OCT 25, 2014
Golden colour with no visible fizz and minimal head. Slight fizz in the mouth. Nice IPA. (K)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Taster... Gold with off white head. Subtle pine, citrus and floral hop notes... Smooth and refreshing... Solid IPA!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
10/15/204. On tap at the brewpub. Amber with a white head. Fresh hop aromas, floral notes, malt, pine, citrus. Bitter hop flavors, light caramel, bitter finish that lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Aroma: flowers, citrus fruits, grapefruit, grass. Appearance: light, almost clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters go away quickly, massive heavy, ripe fruits. Overall: massive IPA, very nice all around. Bottle from Alpine Brewery, Alpine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a clear gold. Has a strong citrus and floral hop aroma. Taste starts with a strong citrus hop bomb and has some pine. A nice bitter aftertaste but not overwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1388) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
(tap) clear, honey amber colour with a small, white head; aroma of citrus, bit of roast; interesting, balanced flavour, like an ipa with a bit of stout mixed in; nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1057) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
On tap at City Beer San Fran. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Nose is orange, sweet citrus and some caramel. Taste is also quite sweet. Citrus, peach and a caramel finish. Could maybe do with a little more bitterness to even it out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1431) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Tap at encinitas ale house. Pours clear golden some head lots lacing. Níose pine and fruit. Flav grapefruit pine light sweet fruit. Taste med bitter light sweet. Medium sticky body lively carb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (161) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Keg at Toronado SF. Slightly hazy burnished gold, head recedes to ring. Big sweet orange and caramel aroma, really nice intense citrus fruit. Tastes sweet caramel then biting bitterness, orange and more orange. Touches of melon, lemon, but mostly orange, in the best possible way. Lightish body, oily. Fantastic - been looking forward to trying my first Alpine.


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