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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Very popular. A complex hopping method where each hop addition is double the previous amount. More hops in the hopback and then two dry-hop sessions. The second dry-hop session is with whole hops and oak chips. 1.093 OG 10.75%ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (983) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 Some pretty bomb stuff! Had a sampler at the brewery in Alpine with my buddy jarspag. Dark golden color with a medium-sized head and a citrusy aroma with some pine. A HUGE New Zealand hops blast that finishes sweet with defined notes of oak wood, malty grapefruit, and a pretty earthy undertone. Damn good stuff, but agreeing with jarspag, yes the Pure Hoppiness is better, more balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
Draft at Oíbriens. Alpine continues to impress. A very nice hop presence with very little malt balance. A slight tast of wood, makes the swallow smooth and a little smokey. Decent warmth. I drank this one right after RR Younger. Very good camparisons of the different styles within the IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2007
Fresh Growler via trade with WeeHeavySD - Pours a clear orangish color with a half finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral, pine, and citrus hops. Very nice. Flavor is all hops. Not much malt. What strikes me about this beer is itís so smooth with no astringent after taste. Alcohol isnít overbearing. Medium body. This is an excellent beer. Hopefully ABC will have some on tap when I stop by in June. Thanks Jonathan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Had this numerous times, including the 5 batch vertical tasting at Obrienís... (July í06 was my fav)..I must say, the most dangerous beer in america really does sneak up and kick you in the ass. Very well balanced and delicious for being 10.5% - canít taste a bit of it - alcohol in camouflage. Much respect for pulling this beer off so well. Very similar qualities to the Pure, but a little bigger - citrus, malt, orange, and a ton of pine! Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 8, 2007
Growler from the brewery - shared with Bartzilla and WeeHeavySD. Aroma is awesome, with tons of piney, fruity hops. Color is a hazy, golden amber color. Flavor is nice, with lots of hops going on - however, the hop presence seems a little reserved this time around. I remember liking this beer alot more last time I had it. Apparently, they oak chipped it this time around. Im not sure if this is a new thing for this beer, but it may have something to do with the diminished hop presence. Probably shouldnít have had this after I had some of the Nelson, which was just a superior beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2007
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Growler purchased today at the Brewery. Shared with Naven and Bartzilla. This is damn good beer, but sadly after having it earlier back to back with Alpine Nelson this stuff just doesnít cut it. Pours cloudy amber witha thin milky white head. Aroma is sweet sharp and big on the hoppiness factoral. The taste put a lot big hoppy citrus in the front with a nice mellow hop along the back end. Very drinkable, not very bitter very fresh very clean, very good. Alcohol is very well hidden sneaks up on you. Still taste wise Iíll take Nelson any day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
On tap at the Liars Club in San Diego, CA. Maybe the second best IPA I ever tasted. WOW! Golden coloured with a medium sized head. Hops, hops and more hops. But still very wellrounded and wellbalanced. Nice complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
I had this beer On tap at Oí Brianís, San Diego. a very balanced beer that is golden in color. A lot of sweetness to wiegh out the bitterness. Not as IBU as I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2006
On tap at the Liarís Club. Transparent, honey lemon colored pour with a finger of sustaining sudsy white, small bubbled head. The aroma is a lusciously crafted perfume of hops. Sweet orange blossoms, blue spruce, honey, asian pear, and apple skins blend together in perfect harmony. Medium bodied, slightly sticky body with nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The flavors are dripping with hordes of hops and all the classic hop characters, combining the bitterness, spiciness, and even sweetness dimensions that any hophead would die for. Finish is smooth and clean withough being excessively bitter. Wow, this is a delicious one. The balance is incredibly floral and so, so good. On par with the yulesmith as far as multi-dimensioned hop character crafting is concerned, but thats my opinion. Incredibly drinkable in addition to the amazing flavor, aroma, etc. Winner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap @ Oíbriens: a dense brass color with perfect fluff of head. Aroma is undeniable and boast a lively aroma of fresh picked hops. Flavor is the same with huge hop profile resembling grapefruit mainly and pine as well. Light hint of alcohol is apparent. Iím sure this could be smelt on my person hours after consumption. I do question the phrase "Most dangerous beer in America", since i was ready to take on another. Iím glad i was able cross paths with this monster though.

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