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RATINGS: 385   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Hop soup. I think this is quite a leap for NB. Citrus and floral hops hit the nose right off. Amber color with fizzy head and not much lacing. Tingly mouth feel as it was hard to separate carbonation from hops bitterness. Pretty much all you get is bitter grapefruit that lasts for quite a while. I do think this could have been better balanced as a hop bomb. Drinker beware as this a palate wrecker.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2589) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2014
On Tap at the River Room, Whole Foods, Boise Slightly hazy golden orange with a thin fleeting of white head. Classic pungent hop bitter aroma. Hop forward flavors lots of citrus and pine flavors. The Simcoe really makes it I think. A little thick on the palate and a pleasant lingering bite. A hefty sipper .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (102) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
On tap at Rozi’s. $14 growler. Smell is very dank, has green flash written all over it from the begining. Nice golden color, solid off white head. Flavor is more dank hops, weed, grass, resin. There is a hint if new belgiums fruitiness. Some malt in there and some savory garlic-food thing. Nice, good and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Growler, from the recent batch brewed at Alpine. Clear golden pour with a white head. Citrusy hop aromas. All kinds of citrus and grapefruit hop notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Very nice IPA. Wonderful pine and fruit in this. Bitter finish. Golden pour with OK head and lacing. Great balance and package. Some florals and bitterness. Light sugar and sweetness. Tap at pizza paradiso.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4202) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
On tap at the magic tree, nice place for tasting rare beers on tap. OK, so whats the up with super? Does that mean better behaved or more like a rude? Go figger. next is ultra ipa. Looks like any other beer, pale yellow. Has typical low co2 feel on the tongue;. Mouth coating fresh oily feel, like liquid soap. BO on the aroma, such a contemporary ipa thang. Bittermedicine on the tongue what else can be said? Super or not this is terrible on ipa style. Green chewing on rinds grapefruit. Not as rude as most ipa but make no mistake, this is kick ass. Probably least appreciative beer today.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Warped_Silver (84) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours pale yellow with thick white head. Aroma of citrus, stone fruit, and wheat. Taste is stone fruit, citrus, cherry, melon. Very smooth and refreshing. No booze at all. Very dangerous. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall excellent triple IPA. One of the best ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2320) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at PreFunk. Hop resin rules the day, overload of pine, dry sappy bitterness. Slightly hazy pour with small creamy white head. Hops on the nose and full force in the taste. Dry sweet finish. This is what IPAs are all about.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (930) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Type: Draft Glass: Pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif. Price: $6.00 Purchased: Nov. 28, 2014 Consumed: Nov. 28, 2014 Misc.: Collaboration with New Belgium Poured a honey, golden, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki, white, rocky head when I got it. Serene setting underneath the head. Semi-layered spotty, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled skunky resin hops, Citra hops, floral hops, caramel, nectarine, nectarine rind, a tad earthy and pungent grapefruit. (Smell - 4.00) Tasted booziness right away. Also mango, orange juice, tropical hops, caramel, rubbing alcohol, sharp tangerine, vegetables and floral hops late. (Taste - 3.88) Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, somewhat astringent finish. (Feel - 3.75) This beer had its’ moments, but not one of the top Alpine IPA’s I’ve had. (I know it was a collaboration). Still decent though. (Overall - 3.88) 3.91 88 B+

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Draft. Aromatic. Floral. Fruity. Very hoppy. Strong bitterness with a Moderate duration. Fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Rated on 02-02-2013 (Bottle) This beer pours a small smooth white head that is mostly lasting, transparent golden body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is pine, earthy hops and caramel malt. The flavor is pine hops, bitter, alcohol and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. The ABV comes through in the flavor and this is a hop head beer.


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