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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4615) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Draft at toronado. Clear golden light amber pour, with frothy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is saturated with dank pine hops, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Similar flavor, super fresh, pine needles, mango, citrus, light caramel malt, grain, damn fresh. Might be the best pale ale I have tried, dry and hoppy. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Draught at Toronadosd. Gold with a small white head. Big spicy, floral, dank, and citrus hop aroma backed by a touch of grainy malt. Dry flavor with a crackery malt component and some grassy hop bitterness. Light bodied. I don’t know what it is here, but the malt/hop flavor combo doesn’t seem to gel well compared to their other hoppy beers. I’m all for lower-alcohol hop bombs, but this is oddly out of balance. I’d like to give it another go with a newer batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2011 Growler… Clear golden ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Excellent, fragile retention. The nose is big-time pink grapefruit with an underpinning of pine. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is of heavily bitter grapefruit rind and pine bark. Crisp, bitter, very dry finish. Growler courtesy of richiesd! Shared with Kevin, owner of Broken Barrel Tavern in Palm Bay, Florida to celebrate the second anniversary of his fine establishment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3541) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
On tap at the brewery. It pours orange with a nice white head. The aroma is hoppy with some citrus and florals. The flavor is the same with the Alpine signature blissfully unbalanced hop potency that really showcases the complexity of the leafy citrus qualities. The is a hint of bread in there. It has a very nice body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Huge, huge, HUGE thanks to mday for this. After multiple unanswered ISOs, this gets delivered to my doorstep announced. Glad I got to experience at least part of your California trip. Pours a moderate yellow-orange color with a white head and some pretty good lacing. Nose brings forward some really nice tropical, floral, and citrus notes. It seems like they’ve crammed every single hop variety into this one and then balanced them all out perfectly. The taste is similar with some really well defined hop notes. I got the most out of the tropical hops, though Amyliz4 got more from others. This is just stupendously well done with a beautiful balance between bitterness and drinkability. This is probably the best APA that I have ever had. Thanks again, Mike--I really owe you one. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 11-03-2010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 A fresh growler provided by Alex, drank from a Cigar City snifter... The body is a bright dark clear gold with a beautiful off-white head. The head rises a few fingers and settles with a nice cap, decent lacing. Crystal colors and contrast, looks great... The aroma is very sharp, at the most basic level its a mixture of catty/dank and sweet amarillo like hops. Other notes of pine and lemon, very good. Its sweet but dank... The taste isn’t as sweet as the nose, more of steady hops throughout, not super bitter though. Light grapefruit on the front. This is an apa that tastes like an ipa but drinks like an apa. Has to be one of the most flavorful drinkable 5% beers out there. The aroma is outstanding, well worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (586) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2011
I had this today on tap at Alpine Beer company outside of San Diego. It pours a light golden color with a medium white head and good carbonation, very attractive. Aromas are citrus! I think they used Citra hops for dry-hopping this and it’s evident. The taste is all citrus hops, nice and bitter. Excellent for a fairly low alcohol Pale Ale hop bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2011
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice light hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
On tap at the brewery today. Golden amber with the slightest haze. Nose straight up hops. Light and sweet-sharp. Taste is mid cotrus hops to sharper hop back. Good middle of the palate IPA. Bit of citrus in the hops. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Growler. Big thanks to alex for sharing... Pours a golden cidery, mostly transparent hue with a thin to medium soapy white head quickly reducing to a thin flimsy film... Dank fresh potent hops upfront while simultaneously combining with tangerine, lemony, and a general citrusy profile. Somewhat sweet through the middle but overly so. Awesome... Flavors don’t sway too far from the nose which is completely fantastic. Dank, fresh and crisp with very assertive yet so drinkable. Carbonation and light to medium bodied. Wow this hits the spot in all aspects.

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