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.
orangesol (748) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
*Updated scores after my recent trip to the brewery where I had it on draft.*
*My old Review is below.*
Bottle courtesy of nickd717. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Thanks again Nick!
A - Pours golden yellow, with amber orange hues, with a thick pillow of two finger tall white head leaving light webs of lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of pungent citric hops, pine resin, and sweet caramel malt. The hops are still pretty strong but they are fading quick, glad I drank it now.
T - Plenty of sticky pine resin up front mixes well with the slightly dulled citric hops. Hints of sweet caramel malt, dulled tropical fruits, and a light chewiness toward the end. Finish is a mix of caramel malt and lingering hop bitterness. While this one is a tiny bit past its prime it is still very nice.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sticky sweet feel with plenty of lingering sweet malt and hop bitterness in the finish.
O - A little old but still quite enjoyable. I hope to have this one on-tap at the source some day. Maybe my next trip to SoCal??
BoBoChamp (5427) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex bitter brew, floral/bitter and slightly fruity, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!
BiiruBierBeer (104) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells like pine and citrus. Medium strength hop taste. Medium to high carbonation.
oOJUXEOo (277) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is citrusy hoppy. Pour is golden copper. Some lacing on the glass. Taste is a little bitter. Cloying mouthfeel and bitterly hopped. Meh.
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly Hazy golden copper color. Light sticky hop smells. Big hoppy flavor, bitter that builds up quick from a smooth start. The bitter stains your mouth then finishes dry. Amazing big IPA.
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Bomber received in trade. Thank you StefanSD! Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a rather thing frothy offwhite head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity, herbal and floral with cracker, grapefruit juice, pine needles, freshly cut grass, dried flowers, lemon balm, cape gooseberries and subtle hints of biscuits. Taste is slightly bitter, tiny fruity, tiny floral and herbal with crackers, grapefruit juice, pine needles, freshly cut grass, lemon balm, minerals, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple juice, unripe mango and subtle hints of chives. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, tiny fruity and herbal with crackers, grapefruit juice, pine needles, freshly cut grass, lychee, orange zest, lemon zest and lemon balm. Simple yet close to perfect!
DedicatedToFun (2420) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome ipa, tap, orange pour, white head, nose is super citrus, taste is lots and lots of bitter, awesome.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours a clear copper with a one finger white head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is dank with a bit of pine as well as a hint of orange and some caramel. The taste is dry and dank. There’s a bit of pine as well as a hint of grapefruit and some caramel. The finish is dry with quite a bit of bitterness. Medium body. Medium-low carbonation.
Bpasquini (10) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
AROMA: A perfect balance of pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, slightly sweet malts, and a hint of bitterness
APPEARANCE: Pours more of a gold color but when resting in the glass it is gold with a slight orange hue, leaves a frothy head that takes awhile to vanish, leaves some nice lacing on the glass as well
TASTE: Up front you get a lovely greeting of pine sand grapefruit mixed, then it transitions to those lovely tropical fruits, and finishes with a perfectly balanced mix along with the perfect amount of bitterness. This beer is so well balanced and flavorful, it is absolutely outstanding!
PALATE: Superb mouthfeel, so light crisp and refreshing, leaves your mouth a little dry which leaves you begging for more! So drinkable as well!
OVERALL: This beer is phenomenal! Get your hands on it!
dansac (93) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another endgame IPA from Alpine. Totally delicious, fresh, with some dankness, grapefruit notes, mostly dry, with medium carbonation. Astoundingly balanced, and just right for an IPA. Lucky to have tracked this one.