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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (4501) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2016
(En fût à la source): Une bonne de céréales protéinées, des agrumes pales et asséchantes et une colonne juteuse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Type: 32-oz. draft crowler Glass: Figueroa Mountain shaker pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company Tasting Room in Alpine, Calif. Price: $7.50 (I think) Purchased: June 3, 2016 Consumed: June 3, 2016 Misc.: Reviewed as an American Pale Wheat Ale Had a taster of this first and liked it enough to get a crowler, but not enough to get a growler. Thought Rachel might like it as well. Beer Advocate and RateBeer say it is a pale ale, but I think it might be more of a pale wheat ale. Will start out reviewing it as such, but may change my mind midway through. Poured a yellow, deep gold, clear color (est. 6-to-7.5 lovibonds) with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white, frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass as the head dissipated on the top. Poor, wet lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.25) Smelled a nice mix of dry hops, I think getting Citra, floral and some spiciness, thinking either Amarillo or Simcoe. Also some grassy, vegetable (broccoli or green beans) herbal notes, but not in a bad way. (Smell - 3.50) Taste was better than the smell. Got Citra, New Zealand hops, hints of Galaxy, spicy hops (thinking Amarillo more than Simcoe now), grassy, herbal hops, hay and white bread. (Taste - 4.00) Light body. Thin texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, spicy finish. (Feel - 3.75) This was pretty good for the style. Not sure I’ want a lot of this, but would have it again. Great for this heat wave we are having in Alpine. (Overall - 3.75) 3.76 85 B+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (883) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2324) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1879) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
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.

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