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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (732) - Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle pours dark yellow with thin white head. Aroma heavy floral and citrus. Taste initially candy sweet and malty, almost barleywine, replaced by orange/citrus and hops. Finish surprisingly gentle with slight hops and prolonged mild bitterness. Thick near-syrupy palate. Alcohol well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (303) - , California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Aroma that reminds me of weed, oak, and a little smooth citrus across the palate. Taste is a little sweet but, of course, mostly bitter the whole way through. Overall its a good IPA but does not really stand out as something special.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (866) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
citrus, earthy, golden, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3151) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Aroma of spruce. Flavors of pine resin, with hints of grapefruit zest and a bit of caramel sweetness. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1277) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Hazy golden orange pour. Aroma is a huge amount of hops. Soo much hops you almost dont even notice all the hops, slight tea aroma from the bitter aroma. Taste is spicy hops but quickly fades to a smooth finish. Reminds me of dogfish 120. My complaint is that it is amazingly too smooth. Completely dissapears.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle is 5 days old. Hops explode from the glass, drenching my senses in floral, fruity bliss. Tons and tons of hops, fortunately balanced by an equally strong malt backbone. Caramelized booze presence in the middle akin to a barleywine. A shining example of creativity in DIPA brewing.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReggieDunlap (3047) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a medium off white head...lt sediment throughout...great lacing and retention. Aroma has loads of fresh grassiness and some floral citrus...wonderully aromatic. Flavor follows suit...grassy with orange, melon, and a touch of mild pine...sweet hoppy goodness without all that sweet maltiness...great bitterness creeps in...awesome. mouthfeel is medium and silky with a piney/earthy bitter dry finish hinting at more grassy/melon notes. Wow.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bright orange color, wispy head with some lacing. Smells extra hoppy, melons, canteloupe, good stuff. The taste is really good, watermelon rind, hops, slightly sweet, alcohol is well hidden in the background. I can;t really taste the oak in this one which is good as far as Iím concerned. I like this one a lot, way to go Alpine. Update 9/2012 latest batch bought at the brewery Fucking fantastic IPA, melons, citrus, green dank hops. Might be overpriced at $12 but Iím still glad I bought two. Yum. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-26-2011 02:46:53

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1262) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
This was sampled at the brewpub. The ale was gold in color with some lacing. The warm bitterness was present throughout the experience. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The finish had a nice citrus bitter taste in the upper mouth. This is a special ale and worthy of a visit to Alpine, CA

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Review #500 Big thanks to Eric (Holland) for hitting this long time want! 22 oz. bottle served in a Westbrook tulip. A: Pours a clear amber color with a nice and thick pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin cap and thick collar. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass. Looks great. S: Sugar covered grapefruit, some bitter pith, a touch of malty sweetness and sticky fruit all fill the nose. There is a touch of booze in there which I would suspect being 11%. There is a touch of wood from the oak chips and slight flowery pine to it as well. Thereís a ton going on. T: Wow, definitely drinks a lot lighter than how it smells and how one would guess. Sticky sweet grapefruit, some tropical melon, and sweet sugar cookie malts all hit up front. Candied orange peel with a mild orange pith bitterness. The slight boozy note from the nose is non-existent here. M: Medium to light bodied with a nice medium plus carbonation level. Sticky sweet citrus fruit finish. O: I though this was going to be a big and boozy hop bomb when I first smelled it, but it really toned down in the taste and it turned in a lighter drinking tropical fruit and sweet malt bundle of deliciousness. Very excited to have gotten a chance to try my first Alpine IPA. Thanks again Eric! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-24-2012


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