chinchill (1724) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.
Appearance: Clear red-amber with a durable bone-colored head that leaves a fairly full coating on the glass.
Aroma: Hops (mainly herbal).
Flavor: sweet up front and only modearate bitterness at its peak. Obvious sweet malts balancing a relatively high hop load. The hop flavor builds over time peaking in the aftertaste. Very malty for APA style.
Feel: Light-medium body with near medium carbonation.
O: a bold and hoppy red ale. Recommended.
skmikeg (842) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of pine, citrus, toasted malts, caramel, sweet malts, some grassy hops, and some light toffee. Taste is similar to the aroma with a nice line and citrus hop profile with a toasted sweet caramel and toffee malt backbone. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderate bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, we’ll balaced amber ale that is very drinkable.
Ferris (3082) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Citrus hops and malty candy like sweetness. Clear amber with. A beige head that will not go away. Orange, pine and sweet malts round out this well balanced RIPA. Very nice.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Alpine. Pours a clear deep bet color with a light tan head. Aroma is bright, tropical hops and some bread. Taste is sweet with nice hop bitterness. Medium bodied and dry. Really quite nice.
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub earlier this month. Creamy toasted malt aroma with a few bristle of pinecone. This is a solid, clean straightforward amber that only occasionally veers into iced tea and cola land. Tasting this after Duet, Pure Hoppiness, and Nelson, it was like gross old water, but as a plain malty beer, it’s pretty fine.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from sajjad. Brew poures a reddish copper with tiny head. Aroma has that Alpine smell we all love with citrus and grapefruit. Taste is initially hoppy and then finishes a bit malty. Body is smooth and velvety. Pretty good red ale IMO especially for the ABV. However I agree it doesnt stack up with their other big guns. Glad I got to try it.
wchesser (1123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep Amber color. Some caramel malt and dank hops. Taste follows. Ok but disappointing for Alpine.
Huhzubendah (2431) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael!
The beer is a clear, amber hue with a decent sized head and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma brings some really fresh citrus and hops. A distinctly Alpine aroma, something I have come to appreciate, this is going to be a wonderful beer. Indeed, another terrific hop forward offering from Alpine. Not quite as hoppy as many of their other offerings, this one is still hop forward, with a very minimal malt presence. The feel is creamy and smooth. Dangerously drinkable, we made short work of the growler. I would really enjoy having this again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-13-2011
JohnnyJ (4271) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at toronado SD. Clear amber pour, medium off white head. Caramel malt, fruit, piney bitter hops, and some grain. A pretty good amber, but nothing amazing in my opinion.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of yourefragile at last Thursday’s mini-tasting. Served in a HopCat tulip.
Pours a clear reddish-amber color with an average white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. Thin cap throughout. The nose brings a moderate amount of bready, caramelized malt plus a good dosing of citrus and pine hops. The flavor is pine hops with a bit of resin atop a base of amber malt and some light sweetness. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Medium body and fairly chewy. Nice offering, though not quite as good as other brews I’ve had from Alpine.
Serving type: growler