carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with white head. Another great example from Alpine -- almost all the pine/citrus flavor without much alcohol. Not my favorite in this style, but definitely way up there.
tmoreau (3624) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample pour from a 12 oz. bottle to an event shaker at WCD’s 2016 distributor expo, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and some spots & strands of lacing. The nose began with some slight dankness, then floral hints, and notes as orange, peel, and a bit of pine. Light to medium bodied, with okay carbonation, and some creaminess to the mouthfeel, the taste continued the dank theme, and added lingering bitterness that was earthy, rind-like and resinous. Definite IPA hop presentation in a more drinkable version of the style.
Vaiz (4223) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, resin, pine and some spicy hops. Flavor is very bitter, a bit thin and quite fruity.
Andrew196 (1400) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a rich gold with suspended particulate. Small wispy white head. Aroma of fresh pine resin, underlying grain. Much more floral on the tongue, very crisp, well carbonated, more pine, finishes well with a pleasant bitterness. Well played for a session.
puboflyons (3058) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of 02 Dec 2016. The pour is a handsome looking copper-amber with a long lasting off-white head. The aroma is subtle and rather muted. I get some oily or resiny hops with a mild sweet malt character but nothing jumps out. The body falls into the medium range and is smooth. Hard to define the taste.l Should it be overly hopped or should it be subtle like the aroma? If you are a hop head and looking for overly hopped - forget about it. But if you like the easy drinking mellow characters of a traditional English IPA - it might work for you.
6bottlepack (147) - Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter, pours beautifully clear gold with a white head,aroma of fresh piney hop,grapefruit.papaya & caramel, bitter taste of piney hop,some citrus, freshly squeezed orange ,grapefruit ,flowery hoppiness ,caramel & some grain,smooth & lightish bodied ,the finish is bitter with more piney hop,grapefruit ,Cyrus ,good malt body & nice dryness. Class!
The_Osprey (5932) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle at home in Richmond as ’Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday’, 5.25%, BB Dec 2016, ’brewed and bottled by Alpine’ - no mention of Green Flash. Another beer with a silly play on the word ’hoppy’ ... never gets old! Hazy dark amber orange, sparkling, foamy off-white head. Aroma is airy, floral, light pine. Body is a little frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is intense piney hops up front, lots of pithy grapefruit, flowery, grassy, tangy with an assertive drying bitterness into the finish. Quite an aggressive hop profile - drinks like a Stone DIPA. A pretty decent IPA - maybe a bit harsh for my taste.
cmacklin (806) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a large, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces nicely. Sweet, fruity aroma of peach, grapefruit, mango and pine. Sweet flavour of grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, peach, tropical fruit, grass and pine with a dry, bitter, hop resin finish. Light body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. An easy drinking, well made SIPA.
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours golden with a thin off white head. Nice pine aroma. The taste is plenty hoppy with lots of spice and pine. Some dankness. Lovely bitter finish. Toasty underlying malts. Great beer.
minutemat (4147) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Beer Gonzo. Pours clear amber, medium white head. Aroma is pine hop, resin. Taste is prominent pine with a snappy bitterness, a little leafy. Decent.
drjay44 (3371) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. BBD 28 Oct. 16. Pours a medium thick, well retained light ivory head, over a slightly hazy amber (SRM 8) body.......nose is pine, resin, citrus with orange, tangerine notes, mild toasted malts, balance to the hops.......taste is mildly sweet, with hints of toffee/caramel, light bread, biscuit from the malts, pine, resin, orange, tangerine from the hops, finishing with a moderate bitterness......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation with moderate acid. This is a well made session IPA. It has nice aroma and flavor, is nicely complex, and is very refreshing and very easy to drink. BJCP 8/3/15/5/8