want1DIPA (213) - - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour. Amazing floral aroma with a smooth Hoppiness and resin bite. A well crafted DIPA.
gtb1973 (22) - - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A double ipa for a fortnight and a day #5...had high expectations about this beer, its reputation certainly preceded it because it seemed to appeal to most beer drinkers. This is a beautiful beer, it has good color and looks quite appealing, however I thought that the mismatch of its grapefruit aroma and it’s highly tart smell and it’s low citrus draw made it oddly unstable on the palate. The extreme hop flavor was overpowering and only on the back end did I get any of what I was expecting. The taste is, as an Imperial IPA should be, a kick in the face of flavor, but it left me confused. There are other Imperial IPAs that are true to their aromatic profile and I think that this beer seems to be an ultra-hopped beer in disguise. A good beer, but not something that I would tout as an example of a perfect beer.
mjord23 (9) - - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in a trade. Very piney and dry, quite resin-y. Easy drinker, but I was hoping for a slightly more rounded overall experience.
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is golden yellow with a small off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and floral hops - caramel, tangerine, and grapefruit. Flavor and body are both fairly light with notes of resin, mango, and grass.
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Bottle: thanks, Jeff! Amber-orange body with much higher clarity than most Alpine IPA’s; fading, off-white head that settles slowly to a chunky, foamy collar. Aroma is full of fresh hops, wet grapefruits with light pungency, grass, mild onion notes, a hint of tropical fruit, & a little bit of malt sugar in the back-end. Taste is full of dripping wet hops, more tropical on the palate than the nose. Notes of light passionfruit, mango, & pineapple. Grass, weedy pungency, mild hop oil, & a touch of sweet bread leading to a lightly mouth coating finish. Not in the class of Duet or Nelson, but another damn fine IPA from Alpine nonetheless.
MHOSKINS (72) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A West Coast Double IPA that is mega-hopped. I hade the privilege of tasting on tap at the brewery!! Wow!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Passthebeer (21) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden amber, great aromas of pine, and many tropical fruits, the beer feels light for an 8% so I could see one throw back many of these in one sitting. Great beer! Lives up to the rating.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the brewery.
Pours golden with a quilt of white foam. Smells tropical with mango, peach, pineapple and plenty of resiny goodness. Some tangerine as well as sweet lemon. Flavor matches with full malt sweetness and fruity yummyness. Medium bodied with sharp carb and a crispy finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: on-tap
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from tleaver33. Pours clear orange with a tight foamy soapy white head that settles to a soapy film. Aroma is bitter resinous hops of pine grapefruit. Taste is bitter resinous piny hops and malt. Palate is sticky and finishes chalky and dry. Very straight forward and tasty.
sitzds (280) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste poured from a bomber into a tulip thanks to Vito at Beachwood BBQ. Golden color with foamy white head that clings all the way down. Huge hop aroma - citrus and earthy, esters, some graininess in the background. Taste is flowery and citrusy hops, warming esters, hints of malts, very bitter. Crisp, medium-full bodied, oily/creamy texture, lively carbonation, long bitter finish.