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RATINGS: 374   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, mango, caramel, sugary syrup, and grain. Flavor of grain, orange, toffee, caramel, peach, sugary, and grapefruit. Way too sweet for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22oz bottle, unknown date but should be fairly fresh. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours clear golden amber with a three finger white head that leaves lots of spotty lacing and holds a small cap.

Pungent hop aroma. Dank and resinous, onion, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit rind, pine, mint, floral, grassy, leafy, whole lotta everything there, decent caramel malt backbone as well.

Flavor is hop resins, caramel, grapefruit rind, apricot, onion, pine, mint, hefty caramel malt backbone, finishes somewhat sweet and somewhat bitter, decent bit of solvent alcohol as well.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, oily, moderate to good carbonation.

Good, but wouldn’t call it Super. Pungent hops, but a good bit of sweet malt and alcohol as well. Trying to drink this quickly as I think the sweetness and booze would get to be too much if it warmed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal and spicy hops with some resin and faint pale malts. The taste is intensly hoppy... as I was hoping... with spicy, peppery, herbal, citrus and resin notes. Some caramel malts also. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, very low heat. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap. Cloudy, pear-grapefruit rind color with a lasting disc of cream. Big nose of grapefruit, caramel and evergreen resin. Tastes of dank herb, grapefruit zest, resin, caramel, and earthy beeswax. Light-medium body is soft and dry, with light carbonation. Dangerously drinkable, with no trace of the 9%.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap at Flying Saucer 12th Anniversary. Pours a cloudy orange gold with large frothy white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is strong floral hops and pine. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet fruit hop and honey with light bitter finish. Alcohol present But not overpowering a good IIIPA from New Belgium.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Poured from the bomber it has a light orange color with a medium head. There is a huge aroma of floral notes and a definite herbs. Slight hint of pine. First thing I notice is the creaminess in the taste. There is some caramel and citrus in the taste. There is also some biscuit or doughiness. Great beer.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 45°. Color is bright gold with a very slight haze. carbonation is good with a small white head. Aroma is a big hop scent with lots of pine and citrus. Medium body with a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor is overpowered by big pine resin, then a bit of citrus and somewhere in the back is just a hint of malt. The pine hangs in the after taste with a mild bitterness. Overall I do not like it, the pine just dominates and overwhelms the flavor. The only redeeming factor is the 9% ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3384) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
22 oz. bomber. Pours a hazed orange color with a medium white head with lots of lacing. Aroma had me worried at first because I got that same Fat Tire malt wiff when I opened the bottle. It appears to be that malt profile, however they’ve done themselves the favor by dumping hops on it. This is probably what they should have done with Ranger. I get a nice strong citrus and pine note, with bits of herbal hops. Flavor follows the same route: tons of bitter hops hiding the inferior malt profile. I don’t know why New Belgium is obsessed with their signature malt as it only detracts from their beers. Fat Tire is what it is: a gateway to craft beer and nothing more. The body is somewhat syrupy, decent carbonation. I get a bit of alcohol towards the finish. I would say this is a good concept but a average execution. Overall, it’s a bit above meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Dank and fruity nose, lighter fruits, big piney dank, citrus is there, pale malt, a bit of sugars are there. Pours golden orange, nice head and lace. Flavors of dank up front, citrus in the middle, softer sweeter fruits as well, orange, peach, big danky hop finish. Residual sugars, a touch of alcohol, pale malt. Agressive and strong. Pretty solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
From bottle at Red Carpet. Clear golden pour with white head. Aroma is chopped onion and tropical dank fruits. Taste is somewhat sweet, hoppy, and malty. Has all the characteristics of many different types of IPAs I enjoy combined. Pretty damn good especially for the price.


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