beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep gold color. Large creamy head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. A medium bodied double IPA. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are piney, grapefruity and oaky. Very nicely balanced. Very smooth. Itís very hoppy, but not nearly as over the top as pure hoppiness. Very smooth. With no alcohol evident at all. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
seth_lfod (251) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Nick, thanks! Clearly this is past its prime based on the fact that this was released almost 2 months ago. Smell is plastic, honeydew melon, caramel. Taste is caramel, acorn, slight grapefruit, and plastic. Amazing drinkability considering this is 11%, and not sticky sweet either. Wish I had this fresh.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 ounce bottle poured a light amber color with aromas of grapefruit, citrus, light malt and some pine. Flavors follow suit, lots of grapefruit in the flavor, light bitterness, this is a solid beer overall that I wish I could enjoy everyday.
BMMillsy (963) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Fresh bomber. Pours a slightly hazy light bronze with a small white head. Bubbles flying up from the bottom. A big floral bouquet with tangerines, grapefruits, orange peel, toffee, biscuit, some alcohol, and a slight hint of oak. Bitter slam up front with a combination of grapefruit juice, orange zest, a hint of caramelly malts, oak, and more big bitter on the dry finish. Medium mouthfeel, high carbonation. You canít tell there is alcohol warmth here but it is very light on the palate for such a big hitter. The oak is a nice touch here and does not overpower. Perhaps the driest and most bitter IPA I have tried, up there with Heady and Crooked Tree. Really good beer and very glad I got the chance to try it.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded bottle crazy fresh. I think the most impressive part of this beer is the drinkability for something this big and 11 ABV. I still would have liked a little citrus or fruit hop character to go with the bitterness. Good and glad I got to try it fresh.
devman171 (512) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bytemesis (2165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 canít call this a great beer, but I certainly admire the craftsmanship.
48FanInCali (614) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
tleaver33 (58) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.