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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at Toronado with Andrew and James. Pours a clear amber with slight head. Nice big citrus nose. Flavor is appropriately juicy with lots of citrus hops and a peppery finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Draft at toronado with Andrew and dallas. Pours a slightly hazy amber with white lacing. Aroma is fresh, bitter pine hop. Mouthfeel is great with pine, lots of citrus, and some bitter notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at tornado in san diego for Dallas’ birthday. A more aggressive brew that really tastes like an ipa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2011
tap at the brewery-pours bright orange with a small soapy lovely crisp head. nose is out of this world-dank tropical notes dry hopped to high hell. WOW! these flavors...lots of hops with quite a bit of husky notes as well. dank fresh green hops. WOW lots of cookie sugar malt, but not too sweet. this has a little green onion on the finish, but it has lots of other hop flavors to not detract anything form the overall enjoyment of this beer. This shit is off the chain!!!! The dank notes of this beer are sick! THE Best APA I have EVER Had!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Pours a golden color with a nice head to it. Has a big tangerine smell to it. Has a piney hoppy taste with a slight citrus finish. Very solid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4370) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9171) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3263) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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


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