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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (583) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle from Jeff. Pours golden color, average head, aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is fairly intense, resiny and citrus hop flavor. Finishes with lots of hop bitterness but manages to not be overdone. There is an almost peppery hot spice element in the finish that Iím not fond of, but overall this is a pretty good DIPA. I probably would not seek it out, but glad to have tried this one.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dan, thanks! Hazy yellow gold color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted herbs. Taste is pine and tropical fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2012
On tap. Pour is deep golden with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor are full of smooth light caramel malt with an array of more-subtle-than-expected hop notes including: floral notes, citrus notes, and pine notes. Itís a solid offering but was blown away by the FW double jack that I had side by side with it. I will update this rating if I try this again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (605) - Alpine, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
On tap at ABC. Aroma is nice floral hops. Taste is floral hops and a decent backbone with a bit of sweetness. A home run by two great breweries.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a clear orange color with a white head. Pineapple, mango, and lots of peach. Really heavy on the pungent grapefruit and orange. Some floral aromas, a touch of toffee. A weird graham cracker sweetness, mild toffee, and a moderate bitterness. Heavily fruity hops, some grapefruit, tangerine, peach, and mango. Not bad, but nowhere near as good as I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1274) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is huge piney, resiny, stinky hops.

The flavor is sweet malts and tropical fruits with a big piney, resiny dank bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste is a bit odd - sweet onions maybe? The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, a very fine DIPA! A little too dank and resiny and sweet to be rated higher for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours golden with lots of off-white foam. Smells very fresh of pine/hops with hints of lemon. Nice body. Tastes nicely bitter with hints of garlic, chocolate and onion. One of the most original IPAs Iíve had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2012
One of the few massively hopped IPAs out there that isnít abrasive or stark. This beer is a hopheadís dream and I am thoroughly impressed. Recently enjoyed this hop juice on tap in Colorado ... and I was glad to see it back home in Washington state (in 22-ounce bottles). Caramel and biscuits complement the sappy pine and juicy citrus well, and it finishes with a big bouquet of flowers and passion fruit aromas. Moderate, balancing bitterness. Big alcohol is hidden dangerously well. Pure deliciousness. I think Iíll snatch up some more bottles of this stuff before itís gone. Iím definitely looking forward to trying more Alpine beers in the future.

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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scooter520 (185) - - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber orange thin white head. Aroma of some biscuit yeast and all kinds of hops: pine, grass, orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit. Tastes of pure fruit forward and slightly bitter hops, caramel, and hint of yeast. Mouthfeel is mid thin with medium carbonation. Overall a very solid mix between a west coast and midwest style DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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