Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Stemmed glass.
The color is a hazy dark orange with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is pretty piney and smells a bit like wet hops. Some nice citrus flavor is the background that is quite lemony in flavor and is a bit pithy.
The taste is bitter citrus hop flavor at first. There is a soft embrace of piney flavors with the hops in front and a nice malty flavor that finishes this beer off in the back. There is some interesting hits of sugary flavor that is a bit too sweet but overall the taste is really good.
The feel of this beet is medium bodied with some strong hop flavor that is strong but easy to handle. It goes down well and is just the right mix for a West Coast IPA.
jjgmd (1784) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z , pours a dark rusty orange color with a nice beige head. Nose is deep citrus with softer pine and resin. A magesterial nose of sorts. Taste is bitter sweet with a nice hoppy taste. Finish is bitter sweet and dry, with a moderately long ending . Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1713) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and fruits. Taste is bitter, with hoppy, pine, resin notes along with light citrus and caramel into the dry, bitter finish.
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small shaker showing dark amber.
The nose shows sweet tropical fruits.
The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Big malty flavors perfectly balance and compliment big clean pine flavors. Once again with barely any bitterness on the finish. My god, do these guys know how to make an awesome IPA.
tmoreau (3053) - 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 (1002) - 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 (101) - 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 (364) - 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 (968) - 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 (2365) - 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 (2602) - 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.