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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1167) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
The word for this beer is balance! I can tell the hops are melting the enamel off my teeth, but it's extremely smooth and drinkable, a bit heavy on alcohol

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6418) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours clear golden with tan head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel pine, resin, caramel malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours clear and gold into my tulip glass. A finger of white frothy head sticks around with good lacing down the glass. Smells of loads of grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits. Beautiful. Classic hopped up West Coast IPA. Loads of dank grapefruit and pine throughout the whole palate with hints of pineapple and other tropical fruits. Very little malt to this one. A tad bit sticky, but overall pretty light and well carbonated. Another hit for Alpine. Not quite to the level of PtE but a very solid DIPA nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Finally got my claws in this one with huge thanks to jhogan4! Pours hazy golden amber with a medium creamy beige head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light, surprisingly so given the freshness of the beer. Notes of citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit, cat piss and pine are present. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and lightly bitter, with the bitterness coming on a bit in the finish, but still amazingly subdued. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, No trace of heat. This beer is really interesting - it honestly drinks like a hoppy pale ale other than the oily mouthfeel. No trace of booze and, while its obviouly loaded with hops everything is so smooth that it slips down without really being noticed. I can’t call this a great beer, but I certainly admire the craftsmanship.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (796) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bomber and draft. Nice dark gold pour with some white head and retention. Very floral nose with tons of fruit, hops, and bready malts. Taste is a punch in the face hop bomb with the full range of pine and citrus. Nice malt backbone. I wish it was a tad bit sweeter but a great beer none the less. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
From the bottle. Color is amber with small/medium head. Aroma of pine, pine and more pine. Taste is pine, resin and hop oil. Finish is pretty balanced. Huge hop profile with good malt backbone. Very good and very dangerous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CesarLópez (10) - - AUG 21, 2013
Aweseome aroma, really intense and great: grapes, green apple, tropical fruits, piny, resine, really complex. Really intense in the mouth, very long aftertaste, pretty bitter, big body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4459) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of citrusy and resinous hops plus a good amount of caramel malts and a light note of alcohol. Flavor the same with a lot of hops and malts, but the alcohol is still present. Smooth texture. A good beer, but a little one dimensional and too much alcohol. Edit: 2014 bottle. Still great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
Strong aroma and golden pour with a balanced hoppy taste and mild but satisfying mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JAXSON (533) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
From a bottle, pours a dark peach with a thin head. Nose is weed-like hops, nice and crystaline, though not a while lot else. Mouth is an odd clash of sweet, bitter, herbal, malty, and even plastic flavors. Burned rubber and herbal hops with a lot od sugars flying around. The nose is actually nice but there’s no focus in the flavor and it’s just too strong. Heavy on the palate. "You have to out-plastic them!"

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