GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL from Stateline Liquors. Pours chill hazed orange with a large, creamy, rocky, off-white foam. Thick and dense. Good retention. Nose is very fruity hoppy, cantaloupe, pineapple, moving to some dust and cheese that it will no doubt devolve into in a few weeks. Taste is sweet, sticky, spicy, rich, thicker mango pulp. Nice one. Some sweet, white alcohol. Palate is bitter, fruity, dense.
barn0216 (501) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden/copper from tap, no head to speak of. Huge grapefruit nose, some pine. Big bitter flavor melds with grapefruit and other floral notes. Bitter throughout. Nice brew for a hop lover.
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods Chandler, didn’t last too long. Orange/gold pour. Nice aroma of grass, earth and some pine, taste is citrusy and hoppy galore. Taste is dry and very tasty. Very awesome!!!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served in a New Belgium globe glass. Heavy tropical fruits and citrus in the nose.Slightly dank. Dry and very bitter. Citrus peel and high carbonation.Light-med body.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours bright orange with a medium rocky white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is huge tropical fruits and citrus. Mango, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit and orange. Flavor is the same but with very subdued bitterness. Just big juicy fruity hops. I still dig it.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is heavily floral, grass, citrus, peach. Taste is of citrus, flowers, grass.
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is clear, golden orange in color, and has an off white head. The smell is hops, citrus, pine, orange, pineapple, nice mix, and good. The taste is bitterness, fruits, hops, orange, and pine.
BigBeer45 (1319) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Champanes sampled in a large tulip glass,
this IPA2 had a clear gold pour with burnt orange at the sides of the glass, it had a three finger white and faint off-white head that receded to a thin cover and sticky ring, it left nice spots and fingers of lacing on the glass,
there were aromas of grapefruit, citrus, resin and herb hops, toasted malt, faint bread and orange fruit in the background,
it had flavors of citrus and resin hops with toasted malt, grapefruit and lemon with a little quava,
the finish had a good hop bitterness and dryness that pushes along to a touch of herb, hop bite was felt for a while after each drink,
the mouth feel was light to medium with average carbonation,
this beer had a nice hoppy nose with a little herb, this beer had a decent hop bitterness, and presented a lot of hops to enjoy, hop heads will enjoy.
tiong (4649) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle from a trade, thanks stawn!
Pours light clear orange with a small bubbly head. Fresh fruity aroma with notes of grassy hops, pine, citrus and lemon. Taste is malty and hoppy with fresh fruity notes, grass, pine and citrus. Sweetish finish is hoppy and biscuity malty with some alcohol burning through. Lots of fruity and grassy hops, citrus and pine. Tasty, but not as perfectly balanced as the other Alpines.
umich03jm (2711) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured in tulip. Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a thick creamy head that lingers a long time. Aroma is oranges, grapefruit, lemons, tropical fruit and some light cream and malt. Taste is very creamy from the thick head retention. Lots of slightly sweet fruitiness and only mildly bitter. Finish is dry leaving a grapefruit and pineapple taste. Pretty thin for an Imperial IPA and only touch of malt flavor comes through. Some things I like and some I don’t. It’s pretty good but nothing special.