Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drink within 90 days of May 23, 2013. Served in Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a hazy amber with a white, creamy two-finger head that settles into a nice frothy cap. Nice lacing and legs. Rich smell of grapefruit rind and pine. Citrus pith strikes the palate first and finishes with a heaping dose of pine. Sweet malt backbone balances the bitterness nicely. Medium body with lively carbonation. A superbly crafted IPA that gives the west coast IPAs a run for their money!
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ScipioA (403) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a clear copper with a large and long-lasting fluffy tan head. Big yeast slug means that the final pour comes out hazy. The aroma is all sweet citrus. Flavor is more balanced, lots of citrus but also some yeast fruitiness, sweet malt. Fades to an aftertaste of pine and lemon. Soft and frothy mouthfeel with a clean finish. Good stuff, definitely agree with the West Coast deScriptor.
Thechasm442 (430) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh bomber served in a tulip. The beer is a cloudy straw yellow with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, tropical, with a pine and caramel back. Taste is tropical, citrus, and caramel. Tons of fresh fruit flavors and some pine. Mouthfeel is creamy and juicy. One of the best ipa’s I have ever had.
Dfonorow (1748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Whole Foods WL Chicago. Pour is hazy amber with a very small white head that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor are dominated by intense hops - pine, grapefruit, grass, and straw. Finish is similar with some slight booze coming through.
madelfonatree (225) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lunch on tap at Gallo’s Tap Room enjoyed October 22, 2015.
Look - Clear gold. Thin head from bar pour yet rings leaves nice lacing.
Smell - Pine. Orange. Grapefruit. Wheat. Grass.
Taste - Resinous pine. Bitter. Citrus is subdued in taste.
Feel - Carbonated from tap. Rips tongue. Not what I’d call easy drinking but expected.
Overall - First Lunch to hit Ohio. I’d like to try Mo, Peeper, or Another One but figured I’d go with the mainstay. Classic IPA with a pine/bitter edge.
tillmac62 (511) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 9/29/15. Almost clear yellow golden pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of zest (orange, lemon and slight grapefruit), a touch of spruce spiciness and a biscuit base.
Light medium body that has a slightly smooth texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a stronger finish.
The flavor profile is quite outstanding - reasonable intensity, complex and perfectly balanced. It is hop flavor, rather than bitterness, oriented. It begins with a blend of hop flavors indicated by the nose, with general zest being the most dominate. The middle is fairly bitter, but a bit light for an IPA. Bitterness is perfectly balanced with a subtle biscuit that never becomes sweet. The finish is a bit dry and hop flavor/bitterness lingers. As the finish fades, the spicy spruce aspects are at their strongest and tangerine notes are noted.
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lemon and pine dominated nose and flavor. A touch more bitter than the Trilliums or the Treehouse. 4th for me in that line-up, but that’s by no fault - still an awesome brew. All 8.5’s...
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at taproom. Pours golden with a thin white head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Not getting a lot on the nose. Big floral and grapefruit on the tongue. Finished clean. Solid but not feeling it as much as another one.
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skmikeg (1468) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours medium orange with a one finer white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus (mainly grapefruit), pine, tropical fruits, light grassy hops, and some light bready malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, long finish. Overall, a fantastic west coast style IPA that tastes like something you would expect Alpine to brew.
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/12/2011 11:52:39 AM Bottle from Brattleboro Food Co-op. Fantastic. Nice hazy amber body with huge head. Nose of pines and fruits, grapefruit at that. Taste is also very heavenly hops and pines. Nice fruit tastes. Really, really good.
migwell (155) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Foundry, served in a tulip. Very nice, well rounded IPA, priced out of the competitive range, however for what it is and how many similar offerings are available. Certainly this has the citrus aroma and flavor of some left coast favorites and a decent bitter finish. Quite drinkable.