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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Mild Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Malty, Piney, Mild Floral T: Piney, Semi Sweet Malty, Mild Floral M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Malty Overall, a pretty decent IPA that doesn’t burn you out and maintains a good malty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
October 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Amber color with a white head. Huge aromas of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Caramel, citrus and hoppy flavors. Dry, bitter finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Upon pour, an instant olfaction of citrus like hops dominate my nose and give off scents of sweet grapefruit, sweet onion and freshly compressed hop buttons. Appearance was simple golden liquid topped with a soapy frothing of foam head. The flavor is intensely bitter that boast a hefty dosage of hops that almost make me start coughing a little like as if I took a sip of cough medicine or shot of hard liquor. The taste of this beer reminds me of a fresh wet hop ale with oily succulent hops while also clearly being a unique and different hop combination that I haven’t tasted in other Imperial/double IPA’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
This was sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours amber with a foamy white head. Nose is citrus and pine hops. Medium plus in body with smooth clean mouth feel. Flavor is is hoppy - floral, pine, citrus and bitter. Finish is dry and bitter with a lot of flavor. Top flight DIPA and right up my alley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
clear yellow, smooth offwhite head. very nice roasted floral aroma, strong hops. flavor is hoppy. bitterness from hops, almost peppery bitternes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2410) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours hazy golden orange color with a one finger off white head. Aroma of sweet pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and lots of pine. Taste is bitter up front with a strong citrus profile. Lots of pineapple, mango, lemon, and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
23rd March 2013
Bottle in hotel room prior to flight to Vienna. Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is soft and airy but with sharp carbonation. Creamy malt. Resinous pine with mellow citrus. Mild aniseed and salty brett. Trace of fresh orange peel. Finishes soft and semi dry with a spicy aftertaste. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
In short: A sweet and hoppy pale IIPA with plenty of sweet fresh fruits. Great flavors even if a bit sweet for me.
How: Bottle 22oz, a few bottles from a few people, consumed fresh, thanks guys.
The look: Glowing clear golden-orange body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is an explosion of fruity hops, lots of apricots, also lychees, mangos, some cantaloupes, more... Also a floral component to the aroma. Taste has a big chewy bready malt backbone, a bit doughy, surprisingly cheesy yeasty notes, honey, even some bananas. Pleasant smooth doughy sensation. In mouth the hopping shines with some of the same elements as in the aroma (apricots, lychees, mangos) and adds bitter grapefruits and some green pine needles. Sharp bitterness of medium intensity. I really liked the freshness of fruitiness, the cheesy flavors that work surprisingly well, the doughy sensation and the overall ‘brightness’ of the beer. However what I didn’t like was the sweetness and and the mild alcohol bite. I understand this is an Imperial IPA, however I’m fan of the style and there are plenty 9% Double IPA I could drink multiple bombers of, not this one. This is a beer that will please the sweetness lovers and bitterness lovers, you can kill two birds with one stone by making a beer like this or by dropping a big rock on a hummingbird’s nest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (1127) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a pale, slightly hazy wheat golden color with a short, quickly dissipating, nearly white head with no lacing. Obtrusive, but lovely grapefruit and pine. Nice, heavy, almost thick mouthfeel offset by the slightest of carbonation scrubs. Pine, grapefruit, and lemon are the predominant flavors balanced by some underlying sweet malt. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Hazy, yellow-gold, frothy, slightly yellow-white head. Aroma is reminiscent of citronella. Taste is almost syrupy citrus sweetness. A little different aroma and feel from a DIPA...slightly spiced. Pretty good.

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