Clownoisseur (353) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
64 oz. growler poured into pint glass. Chill haze golden - orange pour. Very bright and vibrant with a 2 finger white head that leaves gorgeous lace. Aromas are through the roof! Wow! Floral, garlic, onion, musty grape, mango, papaya...it never ends! Taste is incredibly balanced and smooth. Zero trace of alcohol in this sweet nectar! I am a big fan of Nelson...and always leary when a brewer tries to make an already great beer "bigger"...but Alpine nails this one! Incredibly smooth...great balance...finishes nice and dry with a moderate bitterness. Outstanding beer!
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is probably my favorite west coast dipa by far. The oniony fresh smack in the mouth is so wonderful.
Marheb (2855) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Un liquide opaque aux aromatiques volcaniques qui ne laissent aucun répit. En bouche c’est au même niveau avec un corps délicieusement mâchable et une forte infusion d’agrumes et de fruits tropicaux. L’aspect juteux dépasse largement la présence résineuse et avec une amertume aussi brève et moelleuse, on a à faire à une buvabilité d’un autre monde.
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Alpine, Poured a hazy golden / orange color with a small sized head. Pine, citrus, and tropical fruits with lighter malts in the tastes ... IIPA that leans towards the hops!
snoworsummer (3002) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque orange gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like creamy caramel, grapefruit, orange, strong citrus and light floral hops, some nutty malt. medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like grapefruit, caramel, nutty malt, and hop resin.
sonnycheeba (4128) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery. Pours slightly hazy gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is dank, pine, citrus, orange peel, cereal malts, and faint spice. Flavor is a burst of super delicious hops with floral, citrus, and dank notes along with light toast. Medium body and carbonation.
BucannonXC5 (1029) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass: Pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Oct. 12, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 12, 2014
Poured a honey, caramel, hazy color with one finger of off white head when I got it. Good foamy spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top all the way down. NOTE: Mine was a bit flat and I used the guy’s glass next to me. I went with somewhere in between the ratings. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled sharp grapefruit juice, Citra hops, floral hops, orange, tangerine rind, nectarine, caramel, honey and light spicy Simcoe hope. (Smell - 4.75)
Taste was similar to the nose. Got sharp grapefruit juice, Citra hops, floral hops, tangerine, nectarine, caramel, tangerine rind, more bitter than the nose, very smooth and sweet sugary notes. (Taste - 4.63)
Medium-to-long body. Oily-to-thin texture. Average carbonation. Long, sharp, fruity finish. About as close to perfect as can bee. (Feel - 4.88)
Maybe as good as advertised, tough to tell. Wow, best Alpine - beer I’ve ever had? (Overall - 4.63)
4.64 100 A+
AdiBeer (1895) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: resin, spruce, pine. Appearance: hazy orange, no head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, heavy, overripe fruit, getting very dry in the average finish. Overall: incredible IPA, amazing aroma and palate, nice resin flavours. Pint at Alpine Brewing, Alpine.
thome50 (1192) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at FWIBF 2014. Pours a golden orange with slight white head. Aroma is sweet peach and pear with a nice slightly dank presence. Taste is a much sweeter Nelson with a more pronounced body. Stone fruit still comes out and the rye is there for a peppery finish. Nice but I think I still prefer Nelson.
HonusWagner (1694) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is pretty much the same beer as Nelson, just more intense, stronger hop drive but also has a slightly noticeable malt presence whereas the regular Nelson doesn’t. Great stonefruit/citrus though.