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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Aroma- light tropical fruits, astringency, pine, floral aromas Appearance- typical IPA with a golden yellow and fantastic, pillowy white head Taste- excellently blended DIPA with some summer fruits, much pine and astringency and a semi-dry finish Palate- great mouthfeel and palate for the style Overall- While it’s not particularly original, this is a fantastically crafted DIPA. Will definitely seek out again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (244) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bomber. Pours a rich golden color with a nice creamy off white head. Aromas of orange, maybe tangerine (not grapefruit!) hops, some malt, and some funky cat piss? Dont be scared. Sweet citrus and pine hoppiness stand out. Add a little malt and spice to round things out. Medium mouthfel, somewhat slick. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a fairly clear golden color with a nice light tan head. Aroma is of grapefruit, orange, simcoe-esque aroma. Great taste, perfect hop combo. Very drinkable at 9%.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
22oz. Bomber. Pours a pale gold color with a nice lacing head of foam. Big hoppy nose reminiscent of other Alpine beers. Bright mandarin orange, grapefruit and pine notes dominant the aroma which is arguably the most outstanding quality of the beer. Flavor is hop centric, but not overly bitter and balanced by more sweetness than is typical for Alpine’s IPAs. Maybe this is the New Belgium component of the collaboration. Lots of pine and tropical fruit flavors with a little bitter bite on the back end. Oily and slightly sticky on the palate with a decent amount of carbonation. I think this beer would have been a little better if they could have kept the ABV in the 7-8% range since there is a boozy component to the back end flavor. Overall a really enjoyable IPA for the hop heads out there.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
22oz--> shaker. Pours almost lager yellow with tiny white head and great lacing. Quite a bit lighter color than your average IPA. Aroma is heavy pine and sweet citrus fruits. Thing smells amazing. Taste is piney apricot with mild bitter on the back end. Palate stays intact, but I hate palate wreckers, so that's a plus. New Belgium usually lets me down, but this is a fantastic IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Wow, love the lips of faith series from new Belgium. On tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston, wonderful hoppy/floral/citrus aroma. A powerful hoppy punch to the taste buds! Great collaboration with alpine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anderson01 (218) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Copper in color. Creamy head with average lacing. Overpowering aroma of hops. Chocolate-covered waffles with peanut butter and butter with syrup is what this reminds me of. Awesome. Very hoppy but smooth in the finish. All of a sudden it smells like cooked broccili. Me personally i love the smell of broccili. Medium-bodied beer with medium carbonation. This was a very enjoyable beer and would have again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Golden pour with a very slight haze. White, pillowy head. Great head retention. Aroma is citrus, dough, hop resin, hint of floral. Starts off with a touch of carbonation and bittersweet, middle palate is oily and bittersweet which slowly leads to a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body, low carbonation, moderately low alcohol warmth. ’Tis a good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamah (214) - - OCT 15, 2013
Nice bright citrus and pine aromas even a little tropical; ample hops. Moderatly bitter and balanced. Good IPA for sure but not quite super. Sure wouldn’t mind another one though.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GSH1976 (213) - Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2012
One of the workers at my local store told me I had to try this beer and I am glad I did. They had just gotten it in that day so I knew it was fresh. Pours a hazy, golden color. The aroma is VERY HOPPY with lots of pine, citrus and floral notes. Taste is similar and there is the bitterness typical of the style. There is a little malt evident but this is a hop bomb. It would never win any awards for being the best balanced beer but I love it nonetheless and the pine is fantastic. The body is medium, the finish is dry, and the bitterness does not linger. The alcohol is hidden well for the abv. This is one hell of a beer. I really love the aroma. It is exceptional.


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