johnbuck100 (210) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can courtesy of beerjobber. Is it as good as the ads say? 100 ibuís, check, wonderful hop flavor, check, get elevated, check. really nice IPA in a can and highly recommended.
Travlr (9849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source courtesy of erway, thank you sir! Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma has tangerine, tropical fruits, pine. Taste has more fruit, citrus, pine. Nice malt balance, so itís not overly aggressive. Delicious.
bookman10 (539) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent IPA. Very fresh. Pours a light, golden yellow, with small head. Hop aroma and very strong, bitter hop flavor, with citrus notes and a bitter finish.
blklab2007 (1778) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can poured an amber in color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has sweet fruit, light citrus, faint tropics, and some pine. Mouth feel is a solid medium and the carbonation to the lower side. Flavor brings on the citrus, tropical fruit, light pine, mellow creeping bitterness, and some malt towards the finish. Very well rounded with plenty of hops but no dry hop punch.
rgfellow (93) - - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Can at home. Aroma is top notch - strong grapefruit with some dankness and floral notes. Taste is biting hops with just enough sweet malt balance. .Bitter finish, full mouthfeel. New Mexico‚Äôs best beer.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my man Nate for this one!! Poured from can. Hazy orange pour. Nose and flavor bring definite fresh scallion/onion character, nice tangerine and citric notes, touches of vibrant pine, and lemongrass. Fresh, clean, and refreshing. Damn good IPA.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sticky resinous nose, with a touch of cotton candy. Taste is lightly sweetand fairly bitter with lots of sticky hops, pine and citrus, some darkness and light golden fruit. Finishes with sweet honey and pithy bitterness.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
473mL can straight from the brewery via beerjobber. Canned on 11/26/12. Hmm...not the 12/06/12 batch... Pours a clear deeper orange. Medium, rocky, buttermilk foam. Excellent, hop oil laden retention. Decent lacing. Nose is tangerine, candies, lemon verbana, still a bit sticky with hints of lemon cleaner/chemical. Taste is sticky, chewy, tangerine, orange. Decent malt and hop playoff but still on the richer, malty side minus the tea astringency, which is nice. Up front some decent chewy maltiness, even rustic huskiness. Mid shows some body and spicy alcohol. Finish is quick, bitter, fairly soft. No lingering soapiness or tea tannic astringency. Nice, simple, for the "West Coast" more malty than expected. Very similar to Bells Two Hearted. Not a dry hop showcase. Lacks quenching butterscotch and pineapple of Alpine Duet and Alesmith IPA. Filling, heavy body.
peteinSD (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Canned 12/3/12 from beerjobber. Pours copper in color with a thinnish white head. Aroma is resinous pine with balanced bitterness and perhaps some citrus followed by a bready malt backbone that is extremely clean but not too much so that itís biting. Taste is a harmonious balance of pine, bitterness, and perhaps one the best malt backbones Iíve had in an IPA since the last time I was at Alpine - amazing balance of fresh biscuity malt that has just enough sweetness to counterbalance the bitterness but in no way detracts from the hop glory. Clean, soft mouthfeel. Damn impressive and then some!
StefanSD (1926) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can from Beerjobber. Pours a translucent copper color with a small off-white head that recedes to a film. The aroma is medium in strength with ripe citrus. The flavor, like the nose, is a big blast of citrus; lots or oranges, grapefruit and some mango too. The malt base is lightly bready and suits the hops well. The palate is full and silky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and bitter with lingering resins. Overall: Very tasty, much enjoyed--thanks erway.