thome50 (1182) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Alpine. Aroma is dank with a bit of pine but not overwhelming. Damn, a nice pale ale. Taste is nice for the style but I’m not a session guy. This one is a keeper.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light straw with a 1" very creamy white head.
Even front a pint glass the smell knocks you out with overloads of fresh citrusy hops.
The taste doesn’t quite match up to the smell. Good initial citrus flavor, but it could use more hops for a bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is very light as it is a low ABV beer. I could definitely see this as a good session beer. If it would be a touch hoppier, it’d be near perfect in that regard, but as is, still a good beer.
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ O’Brien’s Pub: Created a thin inch of foam head while a golden liquid rests underneath. Aroma is full of green hops that hint towards a squeeze of citrus and also suggests a bit of shredded green onion aroma all while being signature to the pale ale/IPA styles brewed by Alpine. The flavor is medium with only a minor taste of hops carrying this through. Finish is somewhat thin and watery while also being a little bit soapy.
DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden with a nearly white head that lingers longer than any other Alpine I’ve had yet. The fine foam laces the edges of the glass asymmetrically. Piney nose that was barely noted over the soap perfume on my hands (I had just excused myself to the wash room and, of course, I washed my hands before returning). Mouthfeel is full, smooth, and cottony. Mild pine features and some notes of peat. Excellent example of an APA.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours transparent golden orange with a thick white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, bread and light caramel. Taste is sweet but only momentarily before a big surge of bitter. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light body and long finish.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From growler shared by GT2. Thanks buddy. Nose is grassy, light citrus, heavy resin, light garlic, light butterscotch. Flavor is a tad buttery for my tastes, mildly sweet, mild bitterness, more butter. Not a big fan, but Alpine may be that one brewery that many people love that I never really dig.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice floral and citrus hop nose with a touch of honey. Lightly sweet taste with quite a bit of grainy, biscuit malt. Hops are pretty nice, lots of fresh flowers and tangerine.
GT2 (9170) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery two days ago. Mega fresh. Pours a crystal clear golden. Thick, fluffy, yellowish head. Thick, webby lacing. Sheen and super rocky. Nose is fresh lemon, mango, butterscotch, white pepper, pithy durian, vanilla. Taste is tangy, spicy, thicker butterscotch, mango and cantaloupe. Palate is quenching, soft, a bit oily and dense. Alpine written all over it. This is solid.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of GT2, thank you sir! Clear bright golden color, large gluffy white head with great retention, delicate lacing. Aroma of fresh grass, scallions, licorice, wow! Taste is moderately bitter grass. Very nice.
Foxbush (1437) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was sampled at the brewery. The dry hopped ale was a clear gold color with a small white head. Citrus on the nose and taste. Nice balanced bitterness from beginning to end. All of Alpine’s products were excellent. I wanted to try as amny as possible because we will not see in the East. Great finish for this medium body ale with average carbonation.
dsnow23 (4) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had it at Toronado SD. Nice golden color with a really big hop aroma for the style. Nice bitterness with just enough malt to keep it balanced. An excellent beer to have if you’re having more than 1 or 2.