daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sparkling gold pour, white head. Loads of resiny, citrus hops. Flavor is spicy, somewhat bitter, juicy, fruity. Damn fine brew!
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Bit unclear golden colour. Herbal sweet fruity hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet caramel hoppy fruity spiced like flavour. Great bitterness indeed. Dry. .
hopscotch (10184) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler... Pours clear and amber with golden highlights and a small, creamy, white head. The aroma features a medley of tropical fruits and a note of orange blossom honey. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is juicy, fruity and bright, with a moderate measure of hoppy bitterness and a lesser ration of honey and biscuit sweetness. The mouth-watering finish is fruity and a touch sweet. Bottle courtesy of ctipping and/or landhoney!
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy dark appearance with a cream colored head. One whiff and you realize this is a motherfucking Alpine beer. OMGZ. Super fucking rich, grapefruit, big resiny, marijuana, thick resiny, spicy hoppy, perfect aroma. 10 all you motherfuckers. Perfecto. Somewhat chewy, a bit toasty malty, a touch yeasty, big grapefruity, marijuana, resiny/piney hoppy flavor. One whiff or one taste and you know this is an Alpine beer and it’s just beautiful. Not sure what the New Belgium contribution is but this just smells and tastes like an amazing, aromatic, beautiful Alpine Double IPA. Best collaboration thus far by New Belgium. Delicious tasty stuff. Thank you, Alpine for making your deliciousness local to Colorado.
mcberko (10037) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Pint on tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is super pungent, with floral hops, hemp, orange rinds and resinous hops - barely enough caramel malt to back. Flavour is insanely intense, with relentless hoppiness, loads of floral notes and truckloads of hempy / pot-like hops reveal themselves as you get into this; secondary notes of citrus peel / citrus rind; and barely enough malt to hold this together without diminishing the hop presence. Very intense and delicious, though almost *too* over the top!
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
John’s bottle. Very good IPA though boozy. Smooth mouthffel even though hop forward. Tasty citrus with orange peel. Dark yellow with a big head.
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a clear pale orange color with a medium thick white head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing. The aroma consists of citrus and toasted malt. Medium to full body with flavors of hops, zesty citrus and malt undertones. Finishes moderately bitter with a grapefruit aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
IT pours a clear apple cider gold with a fizzy white head that leaves dots of lacing but isn’t particularly pretty.
The smell is tropical, a hint of heirloom tomato. Noticeable grain.
The flavor has some sugar cookie elements along with a tangy hoppiness. Tropical, low bitterness. Super super sweet. Boozy.
Not a huge fan.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL from Stateline Liquors. Pours chill hazed orange with a large, creamy, rocky, off-white foam. Thick and dense. Good retention. Nose is very fruity hoppy, cantaloupe, pineapple, moving to some dust and cheese that it will no doubt devolve into in a few weeks. Taste is sweet, sticky, spicy, rich, thicker mango pulp. Nice one. Some sweet, white alcohol. Palate is bitter, fruity, dense.
shrubber85 (9261) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pulpy orange-banana malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-banana malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very fruity and malty.