BucannonXC5 (1131) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 64-oz. growler
Glass: Beer Nerd tulip glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Sept. 15 2015
Consumed: Sept. 15, 2015
Poured a caramel, orange, slightly hazy color with two ringers of frothy off-white head. Some bubble streams coming up on the sides of the glass. Very good circular, foamy, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top of the glass. (Sight - 4.38)
Smelled a potent whiff of tropical, Citra, floral, mango, pine, juicy nectarine, orange juice and I think Amarillo. Awesome on the nose. (Smell - 4.50)
Taste followed the nose, although not quite as good. Got tropical, mango, red grapefruit, Galaxy, onions, vegetables, juicy orange, nectarine, peach, Citra and earthy, bitter grapefruit rind. (Taste - 4.00)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, earthy finish. (Feel - 3.88)
This was a good IPA, but I may have slightly overrated it. It wasn’t near perfect with the sight and nose much better than the taste/feel. Will still enjoy the rest of this growler though. (Overall - 4.00)
4.11 92 A-
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dry and bitter. Way too clear for me. Full on hop extracts. Perfume and medicinal. Bitter freaks enjoy!
barn0216 (524) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from bytemesis. Clear orange amber color, huge cloud of head on top and tons of lacing. Piney and citrus nose. Spicy malt body, a little different than I’ve had with other IPA. Bitter. Conflicted about this one.
bytemesis (4937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler with hella thanks to Cocoapuph! Pours crystal clear orange with a medium creamy off-white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, dank, pine resin. Flavor is about the same, just a bit of sweetness, medium bitterness. Finish is lingering bitterness, a bit harsh. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. A great IPA, a bit diminished by the harsh finish. Drinks really nice for 6%
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Alpine:
Aroma: ripe citrus fruits, somewhat dank, floral hops, pine resin, some toast and a touch of caramel.
Appearance: light copper pour, white head with average retention and lacing.
Taste: grapefruit, orange, moderately high bitterness, sticky pine sap, caramel and some residual sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden, hop-forward but some malt character balances nicely, finish is on the bitter side.
Palate: medium body and carbonation.
Overall: a nice IPA, I would say that I like some of the other Alpine hop-forward offerings better, but this is very solid.
DocJitsu (1313) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crystal clear, deep golden color with a rapidly dissipating off-white head that gets perpetually fed by carbonation bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Sweet grapefruit nose is so inviting. Full body that enters the mouth so smoothly you’d think it was nitrogen. Lovely citrus through and through without overpowering. This IPA has nice balance.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Alpine and at Toronado SD. Pours a clear orange. Medium soapy head. Nose is dusty, sticky, cheesy. Some vanilla. Taste is meaty, butterscotch, dusty. Doesn’t seem fresh and this is as fresh as it can possibly get.
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
The beer is light orange / amber hued, with a half inch of white head that leaves decent lacing on the glass. The aroma consists primarily of wonderfully fresh citrus and hops. This is one helluva tasty beverage. Wow. Another success from Alpine. The beer is hop forward, with virtually no malt presence, which is perfect. The body is a tad on the thin side, but that just makes it easier to guzzle. This IPA is teeming with flavor, and goes down as easy as...well, you get the idea. I preferred the Hoppy Birthday to this, but O’Brien’s IPA is an awesome beer nonetheless. I would love to have this again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 06-01-2011
callmemickey (3758) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Deep orange-amber body. Crystal clear. Bid white head, decent lacing. Grapefruit, resinous pine, slightly herbal hop profile. Mild caramel malt presence. Clean, smooth carbonation. Medium bodied. Assertive bitter finish.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source. Damn good to be here... Pours a shade darker than duet with a medium transparent orangey brown and topped with a thin creamy milky white head... Aroma of earthy herbal citrus notes. Somewhat unassuming compared to the others. Light dankness... Flavors are much of the same with an herbal cattiness and touch of grass. Lighter m the fruit than the others. Body isn’t too heavy, somewhat resinous. Filling in the blanks are some toasty caramel. Good almost very good but falls shirt of the rest.