HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint form Trail Head Tavern. Appearance: finger of white head, straw color, clear., good lacing. Aroma: pine, caramel, floral. Palate: light sticky finish, boozy warming, average carbonation, medium body. Taste: sweet caramel into pine and floral hops, with a heavier bitter pine. Overall, lovely pine hops component, well balance, very nice beer. Very pleasant surprise from NB for this style. Very happy.
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. On tap at Hops & Pie. Gold and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Resinous and piney hops in the aroma. Medium to heavy bitterness in the flavor. Pretty tasty, but I remember enjoying it more when it first came out.
JStax (3778) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Pours a clear gold with a white head. The aroma has line and tropical fruit. The taste is sweet, fruity, pine bitterness. Bigger body and medium carbonation.
dresden (1154) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a big sticky white head. Pungent hop aroma, big waves of fruit and lightly earthy. Citrus and refreshing, very good stuff
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belmont station calls this Hew Belgium / Alpine Hop Kitchen Super Imperial IPA. Musky hops, a skunky tang, a little black pepper and syrup. Tastes like it smells but milder--resin, Saaz hops, mint, distant sweetness. clear darker yellow with medium white head.
Dr_Fellini (830) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at public house in Ghent. So happy to have stumbled back across this! Been a few years. Aroma is a beautiful floral tropical fruit hops and a candy sweetness. Thick fleshy fruit tropical fruit hops in the flavor. Light to medium in body with a long lingering tropical fruit hops. Amazing IPA! Definitely thanks to alpines contribution.
MunBro (808) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA, nicely balanced between bitter and citrusy with a huge citrus and tropical flavour ending with lingering pine.
Zymurgeist2 (1283) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ale Arsenal. Funk, dank and slight citrus. Clear gold with full white head that patterns down the glass nicely. Taste is pine and resin. High bitterness lingers late.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at the Press Room in Bentonville. Pours goldish with two fingers of white head. Aroma is slight grapefruit and some malt. Flavor is malty with nice grapefruit. Really a very nice beer. Almost my ideal IPA.
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest 2014. Must be a new batch. Golden orange pour, slight haze, and a white head. Citrusy hops, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit sweetness, mild caramel, bitterness, and fruity. Pretty tasty.