bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Chocolate and hutty malt aroma with light grapefruit. Nutty, chooclate flavor with light grapefruit and light pine. Medium bodied. Nuttiness and chocolate lingers with light pine and light vanilla.
Ferris (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, 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 (2153) - 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 (3077) - 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 (1113) - Claremont, 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 (890) - 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 (2159) - 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 (3889) - 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 (4944) - , 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
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’Brien’s’ during a big soccer match on the ‘tube’ pouring clear ruby red with copper edges and white head. The aroma has loads of spicy hops and some roasty malts followed up by a bit of herbal like hop notes. The taste has a nice pulse of malts, dark roasted malts and then quickly sliding into fresh bold spicy hops, herbal like hoppiness, earthiness and some pine hop resin into the finish. Another solid offering.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours a clear amber with orange highlights and a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is an excellent medley of medium-roast malts and citrusy hops – pink grapefruit, light pine and a whisper of tangerine. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The well-balanced flavor is a blend of flavorful, juicy hops – grapefruit, pineapple and pine – and medium-roast malts – caramel, biscuit and toffee. Short, crisp, mildly bitter finish. Thanks go out to richiesd for shipping this growler from Sand Diego to Vero Beach!