shrubber85 (6808) - 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.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and grapefruit aroma. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit and grapefruit linger with caramel.
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK, drank a shit ton of this on draft at Taste Of Tops in Tempe. It was irresistible. Iím only human, right? It was filled into a short tulip glass (on several occasions) with a clear copper body and thick gold edges supporting a semi firm light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up tangelo citrus and rich tropical mango fruit like notes with resiny grassiness here and there too. The taste is similar with vibrant rich tangelo, clementine citrus and mango-y tropical fruity notes that are infused with loads of hop flavor and grow into resiny to grassy hop bitterness from time to time. Wonderful brew.
crossovert (6134) - 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 isnít 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.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, creamy/frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, apricot), with notes of laundry detergent, linoleum, candy sugar, light note of sauerkraut.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium to full body, creamy/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Truly disturbing aroma with some off-notes that literally make me cringe...even if you ignore or donít smell those, the aroma is about as simple and crude as it gets...resinous hops and almost nothing else. Extremely sweet and syrupy in the mouth with a dirty aftertaste. Surprisingly poor, given both the average score and Alpineís involvement. Looks nice, but thatís about it. Total drain pour.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber, with deep orange color and good off white foam, lots of blue cheese and herbal essence shampoo, strawberry and citrusy floral, smooth finish
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Fiery golden, clear, large frothy white head, clumpy lacing.   Sweet citrus peel and pith.   Not candied or floral, but very citrus oriented none the less.   Sweet pith and citrus peel on the tongue, very little bite.   Flavorful without being overly bitter.   Very nice balance between the hops and malts.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Very smooth, but not too bright on the nose or on the tongue.   Very clean otherwise.   Drank pretty good donít it.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 Ďbrightnessí of the beer. However what I didnít like was the sweetness and and the mild alcohol bite. I understand this is an Imperial IPA, however Iím 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 hummingbirdís nest.
deyholla (5916) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with an off-white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of of dank pine with grapefrut and not much of a grain backbone. Flavor begins with grapefruit and bitter citrus that is joined by pine and onion.
marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours golden with a rich off-white head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor that is totally dominated by simcoe hop bitterness. Though unbalanced, still a very tasty brew.