chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.
Appearance: Clear light amber; excellent clarity; a weak off-shite head that manages to leaves some sticky lacing on the glass.
Aroma: very, very mild and subtle for style. Just faint hops. Pleasant.
Flavor: Mild for style -- more IPA than DIPA -- still, stronger and hoppier than the aroma suggests. Moderate complexity. Only moderately bitter at its peak. Moderate complexity. The hop flavor lingers on in the aftertaste.
Feel: Light-medium body with near medium carbonation. Dry finish. Slightly astringent.
O: a distinctive (D)IPA. Recommended.
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Nick, week old! Pours a clear orange gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong pine, hemp, resin, tropical fruit. Medium mouthfeel with fruity hop, light pine, resin, and light bitterness. Really enjoyed this one.
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a hazy amber with minimal head. Nose was some citrus, a bit of pine and onion, and some sweet caramel. I was rather surprised by this because I was thinking it might be similar to Nelson, but this was very sweet to me. Old bottle perhaps? Still very good, just wasn’t expecting to get sweet malts from it. Pretty balanced bitter and dryness to it. Medium bodied. Not my favorite, but certainly not terrible.
BuckeyeSammy (543) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Filtered golden amber, light minimal fluff. Nose of pine. Flavor: pine, grape, light malt. Bitter palate, medium finish.
Ataraxia (389) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color, moderate white head. Fairly subdued aroma of grapefruit, peach, pine resin, hay, and hints of caramel. Medium bitterness with a little sweetness. Lively but soft carbonation, medium-bodied, and a bit oily. Long residual bitter finish
DrewFace (889) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. pours a mostly clear orange color. Mostly danky hop aroma, earthy and piney mixed in, malt aroma follows. Mor danky character in the flavor mixed with some earthy notes. Malty, earthy, caramel, toasty, as well.
stoutnick (620) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Alpine. Light golden. Aroma is light fruitiness, strong hops. Taste is extremely well balanced - spot on, very tasty. Palate is not too sticky, not too bitter. ABV is entirely not present for a big 8% beer - dangerous! Overall, pretty good straight up double.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with a receding white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine sap, mild onion, and citrus zest. Taste is soft citrus, onion from the hops, and just a hint of pinecone. Nice mouthfeel and finish. Not astringent like some ipa’s. Very good and easy drinking.
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. Cheers to Rich! The pour’s slightly hazy amber with an creamy eggshell white head. The nose has mild notes of caramel. Some lemon sherbet. A bit of candied orange peel. Some mango meat. Quite sweet, some ribbon candy. The taste is similar. Definitely on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Dry pinecone and grass on the finish. Slightly chalky. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, quite good. Not super fresh tasting, but still very good.
CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Brilliantly clear pale copper color with a sturdy big foamy head.
S: Huge pine notes upfront, love me some pine. Some other citrus and caramel but faint, pine is in the driver seat with this one.
T: Love it, like eating a pine cone, leave piney beers. Mostly get pine again with some caramel notes. Could easily always drink this.
M: Really easy to drink, and nicely carbonation. Not really sweet, which is good. Could drink this all day.
O: So far my favorite Alpine beer out of the three I have had.