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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Alpine might be small, but their brewing chops are mighty. We teamed up to create this triple dry-hopped imperial IPA bursting with Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops. Consider yourself a hero for getting an Alpine beer outside of San Diego.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Cloudy copper, loose white head. Huge fresh hop aroma - grapefruit and mango. Flavor is lots of sticky hops, plus a nice whiff of caramel in the background.. Nicely viscous, too. Some black pepper as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Golden with small white head. Huge tropical aroma. Fairly sweet with good tropical flavor. Mouthfeel is great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - AUG 19, 2012
Sweet vivid fresh citrus hop. Makes you say whoa. Sugary citrus candy aroma. Wow. Clear dark gold great lacing and good retention. If anything this is maybe a touch sweet bt shit this one crazy fresh iPa. Super enjoyable one note wonder. Only slight bitterness, buts a seeming waterfall of sweetness to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle... Poured amber/orange with a thick, bright white head. Nice retention and lacing. Nose had a big amount of notes; earthy, spicy and resinous. Flavor wise it had so much bitterness and hop flavor going on. Thick, viscius mouthfeel. Hop extracts seemed the key here. Spicy, grassy, dirty earth, bitterness and no much to balance it. Hopheads rejoice here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2761) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2012
bottle from Triangle Wine. good aroma, sweet, peach, melon, orange grapefruit. clean golden orange color, good head, faded quick, spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. itís good, tad boozy, aroma is best part, real good range of scents, flavor has more of a grapefruit, harsh bite about it. reminding me of Duet,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at Haymarket, pours slightly hazy gold with soapy white head. Aroma has sweet caramel, resiny, floral, earthy hops, with an annoying sweet grainy malt backing. Flavors are sweet stiff toasty malts, odd rancid hop note that is of course off putting, green and lychee fruit dominate. Theres some good parts here but they arenít happy together in the same beer. Really under shot the bittering hops. Sweet grainy and odd hop utilization. I would take ranger over this easy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tschneider701 (3) - Minnneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012 does not count
22 oz. bottle...great nose, strong piney hops smell with a hint of citrus...pours clear orange with nice white head...nice lacing...lighter in color than most IPAís packing this amount of hops...in your face hops but not over the top like most that tout more IBUís than the palate knows what to do with...starts with an smooth piney hoppiness then fades to nuts, citrus and has a bready finish....smooth on the palate but the bready/yeasty finish lingers a bit too much...overall a rock solid beer for any hop lover.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice clear amber orange color with a nice fluffy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Strong hop aroma with a sweet note as well. Sweet malt backbone. Has a nut like taste to it. Nice hops. Overall pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (612) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle from Jeff. Pours golden color, average head, aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is fairly intense, resiny and citrus hop flavor. Finishes with lots of hop bitterness but manages to not be overdone. There is an almost peppery hot spice element in the finish that Iím not fond of, but overall this is a pretty good DIPA. I probably would not seek it out, but glad to have tried this one.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dan, thanks! Hazy yellow gold color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted herbs. Taste is pine and tropical fruit.


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