arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. I passed this up at O’Brien’s and Alpine so I made sure I ticked it before I left San Diego. Nice yellow-orange, white head, huge lace. Smells quite hoppy but all fruits. The flavor is also very fruity hops, not much bitterness if at all and a strange malt background that I could not lay a finger on. Went down very quickly and while it is very hoppy it does not measure up to Alpine’s IPA’s. Solid beer.
Serving type: on-tap
hivemind (711) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ABC 09.09.2011 with Andy, James and Dallas for Dallas’ bachelor weekend. Dark, glossy sort of amber pour with a pillowey, whipped cream-like white head that lingers around. Hoppy, icy aroma and a crisp, clean hoppiness with minimal aftertaste. Smooth beer.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Toronado. Pours a nice amber. Big citrus fruits in the nose. Taste is juicy while maintaining a nice bitterness. Finishes nice and clean. Would be an awesome session beer.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at tornado in san diego for Dallas’ birthday. Light fruity aroma. Fruity and citrusy taste... Fluffy but sharp.. Good with food. Apricot and pineapple.
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draftat toronado with dallas and Andrew. Pours a hazy amber body with insane white lacing. Aroma is incredible blend of citrus fruits - apricot, peach, and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is perfect for an American pale ale with same fruity notes plus pine. Awesome.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to mdfb79 for sharing this growler. Served in an Alpine pint glass on an Alpine coaster while wearing an Alpine t-shirt. That’s right, Paul. Aside from demolishing Paul, the beer was also quite pleasant to drink.
Pours a nice apricot color with a two-finger white head and good lacing and retention.
Nose carries a light dosing of New Zealand hops. Citrus rind and light tropical notes, plus just a touch of pine. Nothing too strong -- they could have gone with more here. The flavor adds a bit more character and isn’t quite as tame, with nice fruity notes throughout.
Light body with crisp carbonation and a light bitterness. Nothing too intense, but a great summer brew.
StefanSD (2139) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2011 Growler pour. Translucent brass color with a monster off-white head that has crazy lacing and great retention. The aroma is dominated by citrus, mostly oranges but also some grapefruit and lemons, with a bit of sweet lime on the back end. The taste, like the aroma, is more good citrus with oranges and grapefruits set in a caramel malt base. The palate is light and crisp with soft carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: Very nice, a good example of how a beer can taste and smell hoppy without being particularly biter. I just wish that the finish had been longer and more satisfying.
popery (1423) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to largadeer. Growler. Very nice. It’s light and dry with lots of hops. I love these beers that are basically scaled down West Coast-style IPAs. Pours pale gold with a white head. Nose has plenty of hops and leans toward the citric and tropical flavors. Light on the palate with just a touch of pale malt flavor. Very pleasant mild bitter hop bite in the finish. A good beer for an afternoon of drinking.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a cloudy golden orange with a white head.
S: Starts off with nice grapefruit/citrus hops on the nose. Plenty of floral notes along with a mild bread note and a light wheat smell. There is plenty of pine hop character as well.
T: A moderate hop/pine bitterness to open up. Like with any hoppy Alpine beer, lots of citrus and pine hop flavors. There is just a light floral note and some light maltiness.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: I’ve liked these lower alcohol, highly hopped beers from Alpine. A nicely done beer.
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap, clear golden pour with short white foam, peachy malt aroma with smooth peach, rose petal, biscuit and caramel flavor, soft finish