TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
suprisingly understated hop aroma. Pours clear golden, with nice white head. Strong hops, but still quite smooth. Slight alcohol. Overall smooth and refreshing
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper. Nose is big grapefruit, citrus, apples, toffee, caramel, pine. Flavor is big toffe and caramel perfectly balanced with big citrus, grapefruit, pine and floral hop goodness. Alpine is killing it when it comes to IPAs. Great stuff.
peterrschwarz (4) - USA - NOV 24, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA. Pours a beautiful golden color. Strong floral and citrus aromas. Heavy bitter hop bite. 8% ABV is not to be taken lightly.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Smolespot23 and the fantasy baseball league I won. Pours a golden amber body with nice head. Aroma is a pleasant citrus hops, sweet malt. Taste has a sugary ceral like quality, nice malty flavor and loads of hops in it. At 8%, I couldn’t tell and it tastes quite sessionable. Well done. Thanks again buddy!
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle compliments of DaleHarshman. Fruity aroma with some dried pineapples and some gourd squashness. Very interesting aroma similar to fake blood (corn syrup). Pours a cloudy orange color with nice small head. Flavor of citrus hops with small malty backbone. Nice texture and balance though. Very easy to drink.
pineypower (2980) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a mostly clear light copper color with a small white head. Nice aroma of citrus hops, light sweet malts, maybe a little bit of caramel. Taste is of tangy citrus hops, light caramel malt and maybe some pine showing up in there also on the hop front. Well balanced and very easy drinking. Very well done.
zizzybalubba (1754) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from South Bay Drugs. Dark orange pour; medium foamy off-white head. Enticing caramel, pine, and grapefruit aroma. Taste is great but a little less than I was expecting given the aroma. While I don’t mind bitterness this one led me to believe it was going to be more balanced. The hops are a bit on the piney side. It’s really a minor complaint in what is really an extraordinary beer.
dmac (5233) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber thanks to double0. Poured a deep dark burnt orange with an average sized soapy right white head. Aroma is really nice with a good dose of honey and caramel sweetness blended in with lots of citrus hops. Full creamy mouthfeel with a very bitter slightly dry finish. The flavor is similar to the aroma with lots of citrusy hops and caramel sweetness but it’s not qjuite as good as the aroma. A very solid DIPA, really nice stuff.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A bold, proudly rich foundation of hops and maltiness. The color is of that of tan nouget, with an aroma that packs a noteworthy wallop. Pure Hoppiness is a sipping beer, who proudly wears its title as being a thick, comfort food.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Clear golden body. Fizzy. white head, mostly diminishing. Hoppy aroma of resin, pine, orange peel with hints of grain and dough. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Its finishing taste is bitter grapefruit. Medium body, watery/smooth texture, lively carbonation. Nice, West coast, hoppy IPA with lots of resin and grapefruit, but not as complex nor as interesting as a Hopslam or Dreadnaught, both of which have a bigger malt backbone.