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RATINGS: 375   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnionBeerCzar (80) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Must be one of the last bottles floating around, Thanks to Chris for sharing, I did not think Iíd get another chance at it. I must say the nose on this beer is fantastic! even after my glass sat for several minutes I can still smell melon-ey/citrus/jungle fruit hops all over the place. Probably the high point of this brew for sure. Very light golden color with medium-froth head. Very light lacing. Taste gets very sweet as it warms but when cool it is quite a hoppy little treat. lots of simcoe in nose and taste. Finish is not the long nasty (good) kind Iím accustomed to with big dipaís. Props to the callabo with Alpine. Nice we could get it something from them (sorta) in Michigan. Overall awesome beer that we wonít see again but maybe thats its destiny! Prost!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Overall pretty good IPA. orangey in color and white head. Citrusy in taste. Boozy upfront. Once it warms up it goes down a lot easier ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stuckinprague (43) - - NOV 2, 2012
This is honestly the best beer I have tasted. A nice very bitter IIPA, with tons of fruity qualities. The aroma is largely from the amarillo hops: apricot and grapefruit and a touch of sweetness or peach. Taste is bitter all the way. Fruity bitterness on the tip of the tongue, and a slight resinous hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. Beer comes off a touch sweet, and not dry or harsh in the after-taste. Beautifully formulated beer, with tons of flavours contributing to this amazing product. Yum. This beer is all about the hops, will defiantly look at cloning this beer in a home-brew recipe sometime.

   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Iím not much of an IPA guy, and quite frankly, I was expecting this to be one of those "too hoppy" IPAs. The New Belgium Super India Pale delivers a refreshing taste, pours a light gold brown, has a small, but not too small head and a perfect balance of taste. It wasnít too bitter and was followed with a some what sweet after taste to counterbalance itís hoppy taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richiesd (31) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 Holy crap. This beer is amazing. On draft at toronado SD. I havenít had an ipa in this realm of awesome since rogerís last stand. The hop flavors come at you hard without any of that bitterness. Just the right amount of maltiness for this style Of beer. If I wanted something less malty I would have ordered a Nelson. Anyways, this gets extra points for being possibly the easiest "alpine" beer to get a hold of. Drink it fresh obviously. If the hops fade this beer wonít be nearly as tasty *re-rating this* 8/14 The hops have either dropped some, or that first keg I had last week was some miracle batch. While not one of the most mindblowingly good IPAs Iíve ever had anymore, it is still amazing. Iím a hophead obviously, so I probably went overboard when I first had it. Either way, awesome IPA, if we werenít so spoiled with Alpine already, Iíd be seeking this out by the case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoffbier (25) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
22oz bottle Champaign il. Aroma is very interesting and layered, with pine, tropical and citrus notes. Taste is similar and clean. A resin remainder. Powerful but still has balance throughout. Very glad I picked up a couple.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greatscott75 (18) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pours golden with a two finger head. The nose is pine, tropical fruit and resin. The taste is the same with the addition of band-aid. A little unbalanced as the alcohol really comes through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mechphisto (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
My wife got this for me as a surprise on the recommendation of Wil Wheaton. Iím impressed! He knows his beers. Itís a beautiful golden amber with a nice, creamy looking head. However, the head dissipates very quickly and leaves very little lacing. The aroma is interesting--it smells strongly of cut grass and dandelions! I want to say I detect a hint of citrus and bread in the aroma, but the smell of grass and dandelion is very strong (in a good way). It instantly makes me think of a summer beer, especially since I served it quite cold. The taste is crisp, bitter, hoppy, with a bit of a bite. Here you DO get the citrus hints. Malty, and a touch of sour--but all balanced quite nicely! The mouthfeel is good. I didnít think it was oily; it lasted long enough to taste every drink, and washed away with only a hint of nice, bitter aftertaste. Quite enjoyable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asmall (15) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Bomber from Vinters in Charlotte.Reminded me of Sculpin.Nice creamy head.Citrus and grapefruit aroma.Never been a big NB fan but I will get more of this wonderful DIPA!

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