OKBeerFan (59) - - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! Huge thanks to tleaver33 for throwing this in as an extra! Amazed at how good this beer is. IMO it's right up there with Stone Enjoy By. Very good West Coast IPA and one ill be seeking again in the future! Nose is pure Dank Cat piss/oranges/tangerine goodness! Taste is the same. Mouthfeel could use a bit of help...more malt needed as mouthfeel is kind of thin/ watery. Overall wonderful brew though. If they could tweak the brew to keep the same flavor and nose but amp up the mouthfeel, I would rate this up there with Heady Topper.
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rick_91709 (156) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Bronze-orange with very little head. Pine aroma with some citrus. Taste is the same. Very smooth with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very good.
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Ontape (229) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Bomber. Pours a bronzey orange with a light head and a bit of lacing. Smell is impressive with real West Coast IPA flair -- pine, grapefruit, fresh fruit. Cascade and Centennial seem to dominate. Taste is incredible, a world of fresh American hops well-balanced with light malt sweetness. Easy drinking for the 8%. A top DIPA, very hard to beat. Alpine’s IPA game is ridiculous.
davey101 (655) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a dark golden amber body with nice sticky white lacing. Aroma is peaches, crackery malts, and an almost tea like bitterness. Taste is peaches, mango, and bitter pine with a touch of resin. It feels like the bitterness is about to take over when smooth crackers wash over everything. A bit boozy. Little aftertaste and not sticky like several big hoppy beers tend to be. A bit watery but damn tasty. An incredibly impressive beer.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice hops on this one! Super dry hopped aroma with all of your usual suspects that also follow through in flavor. The malt bill fits perfectly and supports the hops without being too malt driven, fantastic balance, all IPA freaks must try this gorgeous hop bomb!
merc7186 (1997) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Pineapple, Mango, Grapefruit, Mild Piney
T: Floral, Mild Citrus, Mild Bready
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Mildly Bitter, Dry
Overall, a decent DIPA from a great brewer, a little boozy on the back end which was surprising for an 8% ABV.
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a slightly cloudy dark gold. large white head. nose is full of hops but in a soft, floral, and ’balance’ way. Not sure what to think. moderate bitterness and slightly sweet malt. Dry finish. hops are deep and complex and there in every part of the beer, but are weirdly balanced. This doesn’t taste like the normal obnoxious west coast pith bombs. Its actually good
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle into a tulip. Pours gold/amber with medium head. Very clean aroma of pine and hop resin. Taste is clean piny hops with a medium malt backbone. Great balance to it. I love the alcohol behind it as well. Just a great beer.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light clear orange with a good white head that dissipates quickly leaving good lacing down the glass.
Smells sweet and citrusy just like a good West Coast IPA should.
Taste is incredibly well balanced. Starts off good and piney and then the citrus hops come in to balance the hop profile perfectly. Just enough malt to hold all of this together.
Mouthfeel is good for the style. A little bit of sappiness comes through as well.
Overall this beer is one of the better that I brought back from my SD trip. I’ve loved everything I’ve had from Alpine.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a clear, amber color with thick white foam. The smell was a strong and persistent fruity-chewy hop aroma with some malt backing it up. The taste was naturally dominated by the chewy, resinous hops, but the hops were not really over the top and were nicely balanced with the malt. The mouthfeel was smooth and slightly sweet with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation. The dry, hoppy flavor lingered on the tongue pleasantly.