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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Very popular. A complex hopping method where each hop addition is double the previous amount. More hops in the hopback and then two dry-hop sessions. The second dry-hop session is with whole hops and oak chips. 1.093 OG 10.75%ABV


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (580) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours a clear dark orange color with a thick white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, and grapefruit. The taste is so fantastic. I had this on tap at Alpine this week. They brewed a single batch for some judges that were in town and I got lucky enough to walk in on the day they tapped it. It was so fresh. This is a hop lovers dream. Itís really strong but the alcohol isnít all that noticeable. Great beer!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Clear orange-amber color with a medium thick off-white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Another big Alpine want of mine. Slightly cloudy & unfiltered with a rustic look, amber in color & capped with an off-white, almost gray tinted head that fades quickly. The aroma is immediately captivating & reminds me strongly of Hill Farmsteadís Ephraim. Sticky & juicy fruits gushing from wall to wall; mango, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, both citric & tropical all at once with a vibrant, oily & earthy dankness overcasting the entire parade. Light perfume, zesty herbal notes & faint pine with an undertow of inherent sweetness that seems akin to dextrose, giving off a nice sugar cookie vibe. The taste includes a larger presence of spicy & earthy hoppage, though not a bad thing. Might be from the oak chips, too, as thereís a strong woodsy, almost forestry thing happening that really makes this unique. Big floral notes, toffee drizzled cookie dough, sticky mango flesh, overripe pineapple, grapefruit, bitter tangerine, all leading into a conclusively herbal, earthy, fruity, semi-sweet & semi-bitter finish. Oily & sticky, lacquering the palate with a fresh coat of dank pine sap & hemp oil. Canít believe this shit is 11% ABV... WHERE IS THE ALCOHOL? Fantastic beer from Alpine, even better than I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (570) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours hazy orange/gold with tall white fizzy head. Lots of pine/spruce in the nose with some background citrus. Big tropical fruits in the taste - passion fruit and pineapple come to mind - along with some night bitter, resinous hop. Well crafted.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
Thnx to sdcraftbeerguy for bringing this over ! Pours clear blonde , small white head . Smell is hoppy, with some ... Funky ( not at all like Brett ) ... perhaps the wood ? Some honey . Taste is sweet , honey aspect again , bitter , very balanced, some creamy ( wood ? ) aspect . This is very unique , to say the least ! Magnificent how drinkable this is ( 11 ABV ????? damn ! ) and very, very damn nice ! Flavors keep coming, building up and down in intensity . Honey sure must be used ?! the hops themselves are fruity ( stonefruity , so Iíd supose Nelson Sauvin or likewise ) , touch of Pine , touch of sweet ( hallertau ??? ) Perhaps some Amarillo ? Just guessing here as my knowledge is far from perfect . Iíd say, just drink this one, and see for yourself . But its very , very nice !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Modern Times pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif. Price: $11.99 (+$2.30 for Brown Bag Tickets) Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014 (picked up on Sept. 27, 2014) Consumed: Sept. 28, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel, honey, murky color with three fingers of khaki cream rocky head. Lots of various streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Excellent retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.40) Smelled hops galore - Citra, spicy Simcoe, floral, grapefruit, tropical, mango, grapefruit rind, resin, faint Cascade and caramel. Some spicy bitterness late, but didnít taste anywhere near 11 percent ABV. (Smell - 4.35) Wow to the taste. Pretty damn smooth for 11 percent ABV was my first thought. Not as potent as the smell. Citra, floral, light resin, bitter grapefruit, tropical, mango, light pineapple (wishful?), Columbus and light Cascade. (Taste - 4.45) Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, but still smooth finish. Warming late. The 11 percent ABV is very well-hidden. This was the best part of the beer. (Feel - 4.69) A pretty damn good beer. Probably didnít quite live up to my hype, but glad I have another after this. (Overall - 4.44) 4.45 99 A

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Excellent beer, love the aroma of citrus and dry pine/oak. Wonderful flavor of malts slight caramel but great hop bitterness!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (370) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle - pours golden/yellow. Nice citrus notes in the nose. Sweet honey plus hoppy taste. More citrus flavors. Balanced nicely for such a big abv beer. The alcohol is there but it isnít overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3663) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 ounce bottle at a tasting. Pours a dark golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, tropical, pine, caramel malt, and wood. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andybrownback (7) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Beautiful pour. Rich, amber color. Great aroma, classic citrus notes. I also get tropical fruit. Strong malt presence with a syrupy finish. Hop character is beautiful. Sweet citrus hits first, a bit of alcohol comes in the middle, and the malt/syrup notes finish it off. A really beautiful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (972) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
900th review!!!!. Pours golden orange with a nice two finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of fragrant citrus (orange and grapefruit), tropical melons, sweet malts, caramel, apricot, pineapple and mango, light pine, and some light herbal woody notes. Taste is fresh and candied citrus, tropical fruits, pine, melon, apricots, sweet malts, caramel, herbal hops, light woody notes, and some very light booze. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy, chewy mouthfeel, and pretty bitter, yet still somewhat balanced, semi dry, slightly warming but still very smooth, long, lingering finish. Overall, a excellent world class triple IPA that almost gives Younger a run for its money.


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