GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dave! Pours orange in color with a small white head. Tropical fruit aromas. Tropical fruit flavors. Finishes fruity with a mild bitterness. A very very good IPA.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to 50belair: † Bright straw, cloudy, thin to moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. † Bright hoppy nose, slightly floral and citrusy. † Not as bright on the tongue, a little subdued you might say, or not as bright as the aroma. † Fragrant on the tongue, floral, pale citrus notes. † Smells a bit brighter than the tongue delivers. † Very clean, hoppy without a big malt base. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Wished it were thicker, but for an IPA its very much on par. † Clean citrusy finish, citrus peel and pith become stronger. † Smooth and easy, not as harsh or caustic as many other IPAs. † Soft, smooth, clean, witih a moderate aroma and flavor profile. † Doesnít overpower anywhere. † Solid example of the style!
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled last week.
Light golden with a 3/4 moon of white foam atop and nice clarity. Smells like pineapple, sweet mangos, pine and a gobs of sweet malts. I like the nose, as I do with most Sauvin beers. Flavor is sweet and bitter with good bits of the character from the olfactory. I like the slight oxidation I get in Alpineís beers - nice woodiness. If this was in any other kind of beer, Iíd be upset, but it is well played here. Medium bodied with sharp, tight carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
patrickherman (3) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Alpineís "Nelson" and "Duet" are my favorite IPAís anywhere.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from tleaver33. Pours hazy bright apricot orange with a soft tight soapy white head that fades to a wispy film and soapy collar. Aroma is resinous bitter piny spruce unripe orange spicy citrus white pepper and malt. Taste is bitter spruce pepper pine malt subtle citrus flavors of mainly rind/zest floral some onion and pepper. Palate is medium soft carbonation crisp biting and little alcohol in the finish as well as pepper. Big thanks Tom, been wanting to try this one for some time now!
pinkie (318) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 This beer poured a delicate and brilliant gold with a faint orange hue when held to the light in the room. When held to natural light it is all golden yellow and with a faint greenish presence. Head is cottony, white, and fell slowly leaving spectacular and decorative lace.
The nose on this is delicate and floral. Bright citrus zest. Itís grassy and has a bit of spicy rye. The malt is almost invisible on the nose except for a light clover honey. It has the scent of grape must on it. A sweet white grape with an earthy musk. As it warms it has a wine like nose that is deep and rich without any real heaviness or sugar on it. Thereís a bit of pineapple but itís very light. Sunny orange is lightly throughout but nothing you can pinpoint. Itís ethereal this nose.
The taste is stellar. Impeccable clarity in the palate. It has the sweet presence of the white wine grape, with itís earth and instead of any acidity this beer offers a hop pungency and a tad bitter. The body of the beer is fantastically light. It is as light as water. The malt is but a breath underneath and you donít smell it or taste it but it has to be there. The rye gives it a bit of spice and a bit of an edge. Then that spice tickles the back of the throat as much as the delicate carbonation and thatís how smooth it is. The light orange juicy quality of the fruit gives it a sweetness thatís not overplayed to sugar. There is grapefruit but itís so delicate as to simply be a mouthwatering pleasure.
This beer is stellar. Itís approach to the palate is lightness and grace. it dares you to taste it itís so light and then it hits you with an epic hop character that has every taste and aspect of hops. From grass, to a light herbal spice, juicy fruits, to a dry white wine like finesse. This finishes lightly dry and with much aplomb. Sublime.
Thanks Jay OíRear.
BMMillsy (960) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade from a generous dude. Thanks! Pours a beautifully clear light golden color with big fluffy white two finger head. Massive aromatics coming from this, with grapefruits, sweet honey, flowers, more citrus, some creamy sweet wine like aroma as well. Not like anything I have smelled. Flavor begins with a light sweetness on the tongue, and explodes into raw hops, grassy, grapefruit, honey, melons. A nice bitter pine on the way down. The flavor has a pleasant creamy mouthfeel, with sweet honey and big juicy hops. So light on the palate, with medium high carbonation. Up there with the best of them, especially in the single IPA category.
Daniel719 (35) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Pours a golden hazy color with a decent head. Poured from the bottle. Right away you can smell the hops. It def takes over. The taste is more of the same. It is the perfect summer beer. Very hoppy and goes down easy. a little citrus and pine. This would be a beer you want to drink on a hot day and you could just crush yourself.
beechner224 (215) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Aroma is piney. Color is golden and a bit cloudy. Taste is light, refreshing, with mild bitterness. Very drinkable.
DrSilverworm (4015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks to Max for sharing. It was the end part of the bottle, and it had been sitting for a while, but it was still delicious and well-worth it. Bright, hazy golden color. Thin off-white head. Some loose splotches of lace. Bigger body, but very light carbonation at this point. Lightly dry finish. Awesome bright piney citrus lemony lightly grassy hop aroma. Minimal bready malt. Awesome hop flavor to this. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Despite having sat for a while, and being flat and warm, this is still surprisingly enjoyable, which is very impressive
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw/Orangish hue, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Citrus, Resin, Bready
T: Citrus, Resin, White Pepper, Earthy, Bready
M: Well Carbonated, Medium Bodied, Dry Mouth
Overal, a solid IPA with a great taste, good mouth, recommended.