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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A West Coast Double IPA So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU 8%ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MHOSKINS (74) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2013
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Passthebeer (25) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
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 10-22-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (291) - - NOV 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeerFan (59) - - NOV 4, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rick_91709 (163) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontape (282) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davey101 (684) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2013
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.

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