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.
drsandman (405) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at whole foods Soma SF. Pours a clearish gold, thin white head. Aroma is full of the dankness, grassy hop, pine sap, citrus, heady nugz. Flavor is dank resiny hop, musty citrus, pale malt, lasting pine/grass hop.
snoworsummer (2482) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Draft at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like dry pine hops, resin, grapefruit, musky. Very dry and citrusy. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit, orange, resin, and citrus hops.
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Good Karma in San Jose. Clear golden color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, herbal hops and malt. Light-bodied with a zesty grapefruit character and notes of grassy hops and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hopped up and aromatic. The beer was very cloudy. Quite full for 5%. Pretty dank.
thorongil2 (1393) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear yellow amber colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish
Theydon_Bois (9948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Coin-Op Game Room, SD, 12/11/14.
Hazed orange amber with a big old off white covering with exceptional retention. Looker !
Nose is lightly skunked hops, pine, bitter citrics, sticky tropicana, orange pith, light floral notes.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, light skunk, orange pith, mandarin, perfect citricanic balance.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.
Class in a glass ! Top draw APA, easy crushing hop juice.
daniele (5792) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap oro velata agrumato pimpl o mandarino svorza agrume ibtebsa buona secchezza bel amaro buona beva lieve fruttato
b3shine (5848) - Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at City Beer in SF. Looks good; a slightly hazy golden orange with foamy white head. Smells good too; loads of juicyfruit hops with a lightly sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. A great APA.
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
BucannonXC5 (935) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Oct. 24, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 24, 2014
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