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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (977) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Type: Growler Glass: Firestone pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif. Price: $12.82 Purchased: Oct. 24, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 24, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a honey, orange, semi-hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head. Slow stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Below average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average spider web retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.88) Smelled a ton of pleasant hops, reminding me instantly of an IPA. Got Citra hops, floral hops, grapefruit, orange, orange creamscicle, nectarine, tangerine, caramel, tropical hops, orange pulp, mango, pineapple and slight earthy rye hops. Best initial Alpine comparison is a Nelson. (Smell - 4.63) Tasted a lot like the nose, although I don’t think quite as good. Got Citra hops, floral hops, bitter grapefruit rind, orange pulp, caramel, orange creamscicle, nectarine, tangerine, tropical hops, mainly pineapple and mango, and New Zealand hops. (Taste - 4.50) Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter citrusy finish. (Feel - 4.38) Just a fantastic pale ale and I feel like I kind of underrated it. Glad I still have ¾ of a growler left. (Overall - 4.50) 4.48 99 A

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Hopped like a west coast iPa and then some. Loads of zesty grapefruit and some tropical fruit on the nose. Very bitter in the flavor, but pleasingly so. Balance it is not, but a pale/iPa this hoppy at 5% is nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1967) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller SF. Amber, white Bitter with citrus, floral hops, resin, mango, pine and grass. Bitter finish with grapefruit, floral hops, mango and pine Excellent pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (1212) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Thanks, Kurt! On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy amber with a foamy head. Sharp fruit punch aroma. Awesome. Taste is super clean and balanced. Fruity taste (tropical and citrus) with a clean moderately bitter finish. Full body. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3279) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Clear gold color. Light green hops in the aroma. Clean palate, sweet hops, light bitterness. Nice and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3360) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap, golden pour, white head, nose is grapefruit, taste is super hoppy and tropical, awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Growler, big thanks to Derek for sharing! Mostly clear orange pour, solid white frothy head. Nose and flavor are gorgeous, with lemon-lime, tangerine, green onion, and spruce shining vibrantly on the palate. Clean and medium bodied, but definitely bitter. An excellent APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1121) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2014
draft at library ale house. pours golden hazy yellow. aroma is rich fruity and pine hops. taste is rich pale malts and pine and fruity body, relaly nice hop burps ensue

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2645) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Growler: Thanks to Jeff for filling this long time void. Appropriately hazy; faint golden & nearly yellow color with a layer of soapy & foamy white bubbles that hang around casually on top. Beautiful aroma of wet grass, pine, juicy & dripping wet citrus peel, pineapple, candied mango, grapefruit, light sugar cookie malt, a touch of hop oil & a dash of leafiness. The flavor hits you like a basket of freshly mowed lawn trimmings; grassy, lightly weedy, with an overcast pine element that dangles in & out. Hemp oil covers lines of grapefruit rind & tangerine peels, injecting a modest bitterness, sprinkled with a white peppery herbal spiciness. Small undertow of pale malt sweetness towards the finish with a small bit of green onion, grass, & leftover tropical fruit rinds. Dry finish, crisp & it doesn’t overstay its welcome on the palate. Simply an outstanding pale ale & it’s painful to think about how long it will be before I likely have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (378) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Taster at brewery. Light pale gold with white head. Lots of floral and citrus on the nose and palate ... Delicious!!!

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