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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bomber. Cloudy orange with nice head. Lovely citrus aroma. This is such a well balanced beer. Nice finish. Very impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
It is amazing that Alpine’s flavor came from such a larger brewhouse/system... This is a fantastic IPA. Big rich, tropical notes - mango, guava - grapefruit and a hint of pine - it also has that unexplainable sweet smell that Alpine does. Only thing it is lacking a tad is the slight creamy mouthfeel they get to balance the big hops. Fantastic, I am taken aback.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle at SL.... Great nose... Bursting with grapefruit, oranges, mango and other tropical fruits... Taste follows the nose... Lots of mango, grapefuit, piney but not super bitter but some how still hoppy while maintaining balance. Texture is light and the easy to drink. More of a pale ale than an IPA... Alcohol is well hidden but warming. Overall: Cant get enough of this... classic west coast DIPA that I love.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours clear orange with a white head. Smells of grapefruit, tropical fruits, and citrus. Taste is fruity, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, orange, and bitterness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Super India Pale Ale finishes with a bitter, fruity astringency.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GSH1976 (206) - Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2012
One of the workers at my local store told me I had to try this beer and I am glad I did. They had just gotten it in that day so I knew it was fresh. Pours a hazy, golden color. The aroma is VERY HOPPY with lots of pine, citrus and floral notes. Taste is similar and there is the bitterness typical of the style. There is a little malt evident but this is a hop bomb. It would never win any awards for being the best balanced beer but I love it nonetheless and the pine is fantastic. The body is medium, the finish is dry, and the bitterness does not linger. The alcohol is hidden well for the abv. This is one hell of a beer. I really love the aroma. It is exceptional.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2012
On tap at RFD. Hazy orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is resinous and spicy with some slight fruity notes. The smell on this was mindblowingly hoppy. The spicy dankness was addicting. The flavor matched. Huge hop on the tongue but not overly bitter. This one just kept Going and going. Really excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StormCoat (106) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Yes! Here is a beer that is worthy of being my 100th review! And how appropriate....I was compelled to start reviewing beers by Alpine’s Nelson IPA two and a half years ago. I picked up a bomber bottle at a Sprouts market in San Diego, and poured it into my favorite tulip glass. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a fluffy, off-white head and nice scattered lacing. Big, wonderful aroma of dank, piney hops, wood notes, and citrus. Flavors are sweet and hoppy, with a touch of malt, and a really lovely, long finish that mixes strong bitterness with a fruitiness that is almost tropical (mango, citrus, grapefruit, etc.). There’s a mouthfeel that’s a little oily; that lingers and coats your mouth. Also, other people have mentioned it, but one of my favorite things about this beer is that while it is very bitter, it has a mellow, smooth, round fruity bitterness, as opposed to the sharp, off-putting bitterness of inferior beers. This stuff is fantastic, and so easy-drinking for it’s 9% alcohol content. I need to go pick up a couple more bottles before it disappears. Long live Alpine! Long live New Belgium!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (544) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2012
On tap in Seattle. Pours a yellow orange with a nice fluffy head. Aroma is hops! along with a nice malty aroma that I generally associate with alpine. The taste is amazing, it lives up to Alpines reputation of amazing IPAs. There’s not much else to say about this except to try it if you’re lucky enough to find it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Ah... An Alpine IPA... Nevermind New Belgium’s influence, I remain excited. Pours lightly hazy deep orange into my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Moderate off-white head, fantastic lacing. Nose is pure hop-juice: pine, apricots, peaches, grapefruit, tea, ginger, spruce, mineral. Flavours are a shade sweeter than I would like, but this is a very minor quibble, loads of stonefruit, citrus and pine forest. Gorgeous, gorgeous IPA. Remarkable effort. Would drink this every day. Fuck. And. Yes.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Great golden color. Beautiful aromas of honey and toasted malt, are highlighted with fresh herbs, rosemary and tropical citrus nuances. Great integration of aromas. The palate is rich and smooth, with multiple layers. Lower carbonation adds to the concentration and overall fuller impression. Complex layers of hops and malt intermingle on the palate. Flavors of sweet, honeyed malts, caramel and tropical yellow fruit, transition to layers of fresh herbs, resin, and pine. The hoppy finish lingers without bitterness. A super IPA! --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...


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