DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from CelticBrew-thanks, Jim. Light amber/gold body, medium off white head, rings of lace that cling to the glass after each swallow. Lots of aromatic pine, grapefruit zest, and a backdrop of toffee and caramel. Medium body and carbonation, quite resinous, very dry on the palate. Although the malt provides a solid base here, it’s the hops that shine through with a big citrus rind bitterness, and a long, dry finish. A solid double IPA with plenty of hop kick.
tmoreau (3001) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured to an event shaker at the WCD Trade Expo 2015 in Chicago. displaying a clear, golden hue, with frothy, soft white head foam, and spots & ribbons of lacing. The nose offered good expression to the citrusy grapefruit scent, with a touch of malt sweetness. A bit less than medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste added moderate citrusy & earthy bitterness, with some rind-like astringency, and hidden alcohol. Not overwhelming, but nice balance, and more in the single IPA range to me.
matthewjk (991) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st try from Alpine, and what a try it is! Jeez...a major hop bomb, yet, still manages to have just enough of a back bone to not edge this thing into mouth-pucker mode. Excellent 1st impression! So much stuff out here in California it is ridiculous! 22oz bombs away.
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love visiting San Diego. Alpine is one of best at their IPAs this one is citrus pine and so fresh hoppy nature. Flavor is exceptionally fresh hops. Pine lingers on and on.
ctipping (298) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter. Ripe orange body with a small, off-white head with loads of lacing. The head is gone quickly, though. Pungent citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit dominated with piney afterthoughts. Nary a hint of sweetness, but burnt caramel comes through with some nut aromas. Identical to the smell. Full-blown hop assault. Not as bitter as I would have expected. Grapefruit and pine hop flavors. Almost no sweetness at all. Nuts, caramel, and vanilla all come through in the malt backbone. Clean finish. Delicious. Medium body, light for its size. Drinkable. Unbelievably good IPA
davidtjm (956) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is gold with a frothy head, aroma is strong fruity. Taste is fruity, sweet, alcohol. Great
Bacterial (2286) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear pale golden yellow pour with a white head. Massive citrus and pine nose. Big citrus hop character, slightly bitter finish.
Ed5388 (2564) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle purchased from Craftshack. Pours a clear pale orange color with a thick 2+ fingers of frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, tangerine, sweet malts, and some light pineyness. Taste of lemon and orange zest, grapefruit, bitter pine sappyness, and sweet malts.
pushkinwow (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber via perkins. Clear light copper with an off white head that mostly fades. Somewhat sweet and lightly pungent hop aroma of grapefruit, old cheddar, papaya, dried orange rind, a booze presence that is well hidden but lends a lot of depth, smooth, moderate carbonation and full body, very dry, lots of citrus, long finish. Yummy.
rosenbergh (8694) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. From the brewery.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. The aroma is superbly balanced sweet and grainy malt and dry and fruity hops. Great! And it goes on... the flavour is in perfect balance. Hoppy dryness, moderate bitterness and balancing maltiness. Absolutely great! After the disappointing Mandarin Nectar this really kicks in. Fabulous!
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PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
23 oz bottle. Tasted on 4/16/15. Bottle courtesy of Gary G. The aroma was great with tons of citrus, grapefruit & resin. Taste was hoppy hoppy hoppy.... Great flavor & beer.
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