Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 1.065 OG 7%ABV

AdamChandler's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at fridge temp in a tulip.

A - Bronze in the glass. 2 finger head that faded instantly. No lacing.

S - Caramel bitter sweet pinecone and almonds on the nose.

T - Sweet malts. Nice balanced bitterness. Grainy caramel finish.

M - Medium body, nice carbonation but overall a weak mouthfeel

O - This is a solid beer. Goes well with this grilled cheese sandwich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2015
on tap @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Soapy, dirty grapefruit color, mottled head cover, curtain of lace. Aroma of pine hops. Taste is malt that is immediately joined by smooth pine hops on the swallow. Light fizz shows, then a much bigger hop shot closes things out. Too much hop presence for me. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2489) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at Duckworthís Park location. Clear golden with small/medium white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, light/medium carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is herbal hops and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (619) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Aroma is funky, pine, floral, zesty citrus and not at all sweet, then rye spice. Appearance is beautiful, slightly hazy orange/yellow, white head. Taste is orange peel, pine, floral hops, very very bitter, rye. Mouthfeel is medium body and light carbonation, far from crisp. Overall, I really REALLY wanted this to be good but itís just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1521) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of crisp malts, citrus hops, grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2074) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Tap. Creamy white head, hazy marigold body. Passion fruit, guava, slight spicy hop, and rounded hop sweetness in the aroma. Guava, mango rind earthiness, and a peach skin sweet end. Bitter for sure. Thicker body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (4615) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Draught at Deep Ellum, 11/17/15.
Bright tangerine-apricot liquid shows good clarity and a medium-sized white head with moderate retention.
I love this hop and the nose does justice to it. Lots of stonefruit, very big and juicy, with bright orange marmalade accents. Thereís a good deal of malt behind it, adding lots of honey and white bread-like character. Fresh and highly aromatic, but thereís somehow a touch of resin here or sharpness of some sort. As well, thereís a definite plastic note thatís quite strong but not terribly bothersome.
The flavor confirms this as, though the flavors of the hop are delicious, the beer is just heavily, heavily bitter. Way more than is necessary to balance the pale malt sweetness that creates a medium to medium-full body. With every sip I keep trying to focus and enjoy the flavors, but my palate gets further an further harried by all of this obnoxious bitterness. Nearly exact same situation as with the other beers Iíve tried from them lately: duet and hoppy birthday. I have fond memories of Pure Hoppiness, and I donít think my tastes have changed to be less tolerant of heavily bitter IPAs (have always hated em), so I donít really get whatís going on with Alpineís mediocrity these days (I usually like Green Flash, though I guess they have a high propensity for making overly bitter beers too). Oh well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (478) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a golden with one finger head with mild lacing. Are of citrus and tropical fruit dominates. Toasted malt. Moderate to full bitterness. Medium bodies. Carbonation a touch brisk but still good. Excellent moderate to heavy bitterness. Well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popway (120) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Aroma is fruit punch, tangerine soaked wet towel, Pours a nice white foam head with lingering cirus (spelling?) cloud formation. Mellow, easy to drink, little bitterness, pineapple on the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Clear golden pour white pour with light spotty lacing .... Aroma of tropical fruits, piney, grapefruit, mango .... Taste is of spicy rye, grapefruit, piney hops, tropical fruits, mango and caramel malts .... Very dry bitter and spicy with a nice lingering tropical and grapefruit .... Abv hidden well.... Awesome IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Light rye body with just a bit of spiciness. Solid Nelson Sauvin hops. Fairly low bitterness, but very nice hop flavors. Citrus/tropical mainly. Very good stuff, not sure that it meets the hype though.

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