ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 28, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2010 Bomber poured into glass. Very light color of orange and yellow. Small head and HUGE aroma of fruit. The first sip was like a fruit cocktail of pear, white peach, pineapple and guava. Amazing flavor, remarkably clean and refreshing. Not overly bitter, just awesome balance.
Re-rated July 27, 2010: Up from a 4.1 to a 4.7. This beer is incredible; so floral and fresh and flavors dancing all over my tongue. A fantastic IPA that really has its own thing; which Iím assuming is the straight Nelson hops. I love it.
TheEpeeist (3053) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear straw with a fluffy white head. Nose is pine, orange, caramel and hints of spearmint. Crisp medium body with foamy carb. Taste is pineapple, grapefruit and pine. Finishes with a bitter, spicy bite; slightly numbing.
illidurit (1963) - Sonora, California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of bret27. Pours a light gold color with a frothy off-white head. The lightness is actually enticing considering the darker hues of so many awful, oversweet crystal malt bomb IPAs. Aroma is just ridiculous. A huge wave of tropical fruits explodes from the glass. Peach syrup, tangerines, passionfruit, grapefruit, pineapple; I really canít stop smelling this. The taste is, thankfully, pretty much identical to the aroma, so much so that it was hard to tell when I had stopped inhaling and started imbibing. Fruit salad with a great resinous medium bitterness. Oh and I was so fixated on the fruitiness that I almost didnít notice the rye, which works to spice up (pun intended) the malt base, which would otherwise be imperceivable. Insanely smooth and drinkable. Just a fantastic IPA.
emacgee (3747) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks smokepot23 for sharing. Pours a soft pale yellow with a two finger creamy white head. The nose is pungent, citrusy, fruity, very resinous and skunky. Flavor shows citrus rind, spicy, skunky flavors, very resinous oily feel, aroma is a bit better than the flavor. Palate is spicy with a nice medium bitterness that quickly dissipates.
mattwjones (1) - USA - NOV 17, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite IPA of any kind and I have had all of the top 30 double and single IPAs.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOMBER. Pours an orange body with a white head. Huge floral grassy citrus body with a fresh cut lawn shavings resemblance. Hints of rye, grass, pine and a drying grapefruit. An Awesome IPA.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of Nelsons, toasted malt, toffee, citrus, and pine. Taste of grape, pine, citrus, toast, toffee malts, and a bitter finish.
TomDecapolis (4337) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to warriorsoul. Pours a lightly hazy golden wiht a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of apricot, grapes, citrus, oranges, tangerines, this is exactly what the NS hops can do. So great this beer is built to highlight the hops. Flavor of grapes, tangerines, bready malt, some rye spcies. Hops featured for sure.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of iawaherkeye, thanks man! very nice ipa from alpine, canít wait to try more from them! excellent display of this hoppy, quite a tasty brew!
beersearcher (2168) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smooth and fruity IPA. the nelson hops comes through in full force. mellow but still bitter. pours a light yellow color.