richiesd (31) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 Holy crap. This beer is amazing. On draft at toronado SD. I haven’t had an ipa in this realm of awesome since roger’s last stand. The hop flavors come at you hard without any of that bitterness. Just the right amount of maltiness for this style Of beer. If I wanted something less malty I would have ordered a Nelson.
Anyways, this gets extra points for being possibly the easiest "alpine" beer to get a hold of. Drink it fresh obviously. If the hops fade this beer won’t be nearly as tasty
The hops have either dropped some, or that first keg I had last week was some miracle batch. While not one of the most mindblowingly good IPAs I’ve ever had anymore, it is still amazing. I’m a hophead obviously, so I probably went overboard when I first had it. Either way, awesome IPA, if we weren’t so spoiled with Alpine already, I’d be seeking this out by the case.
paintedmaple (462) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super indeed...fantastic aroma leads to a drink of earthy resinous pine forest. Also, a sticky candy like sweetness perfectly balances the hoppy bitterness. Finishes clean and leaves a lacing covering the glass top to bottom. Awesome.
Ernesto987 (4075) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at fate, decent dipa, very strong malt flavors, sting hop flavors light on aroma but who knows how old the keg is, not bad
HIGHB4LL (716) - 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 (2717) - 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 (3315) - 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 (998) - 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 (925) - 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 (636) - 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 (575) - 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 (1135) - 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.