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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wwwdottom (38) - Breese, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pours a transparent golden color with white head / Strong pine and citrus in the nose / not as bitter as expected, actually kind of a sweet taste / very good beer overall and the 9% alcohol is hidden nicely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1392) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Hazy orange, somewhat effervescent. Skunky pine hops on the nose (simcoe?), which move into tropical and citrus fruit. Nice and juicy. Full body, slightly boozy, with hops dominating in a big way. Almost an herbal note, too. Very good, but a heavy load.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Draft at Butcher & the Boar. Not really digging the nose. Some hop but not particularly piney, floral or fruity. Hazy light orange body with a lasting, frothy almost white head. Great lace. Tastes a lot better than it smells. Strong but really well balanced. Sweet, fruity palate with an almost fresh hop taste. Very hoppy. outstanding. Aroma keeping it from being a 4.0+ beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5339) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (1021) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Golden with small white head. Huge tropical aroma. Fairly sweet with good tropical flavor. Mouthfeel is great.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4185) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2827) - 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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3886) - 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.

   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.

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