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RATINGS: 375   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Got a fresh bottle at home but the wenches at FS FW sold me a draft. Nice copper color with a medium, foamy, eggshell head. Tons of lacing. Huge, sweet aroma of NW hops. Bold flavor but not over-the-top. Just a touch of sweetness before the swamping bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (902) - USA - OCT 29, 2012
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is strong and hoppy with big grapefruit. Not too much malt but doesnít feel overbalanced. Very strong IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3127) - Montana, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy golden/amber color with a thin white top. Scent is big citrus and pine at first then sweet malt and fruit. Taste is grassy with sweet citrus and pine. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (797) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bomber bottle. Orange stiff white head. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus, taste is a bit thick, finish a bit off.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours a nice sunset orange color with a finger white head. Dissipates slowly and leaves a soapy lacing. Smells of dank pine, some grass, grapefruit, pineapple, a little mango, lemon. Some sweetness from the malt. Taste starts with a nice dose of pineapple, grapefruit, and other fruits. Some bitterness. Very creamy mouthfeel from the start. Then get the carmel malt in the middle along with more astringent bitterness and citrus fruits. Finishes very bitter, but still get some sweetness and the creaminess of the beer somewhat relieves the bitterness. Not the most balanced, but this is meant to be a west coast style ipa. Pretty full body with no alcohol detection on the nose or the taste, but does go down somewhat warm. As it warms, it gets much better. Gets much more complex with more citrus fruit and pine flavors from the hops. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (378) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a sudsy white head. Aromas of pungent floral hops and grapefruit, really fragrant. Flavor is really packed with fruit and the malt character is there but not shining through like the citrus and grapefruit. Perhaps the sweetest DIPA Iíve ever tried. Has a tinge of bitterness in the back end as well as a dry finish, but also leaves me feeling like I have flowery breath which I canít say Iíve ever felt before. Not a bad beer, a rather interesting one actually and the aroma is what is most memorable, but itís one that I canít see myself drinking very often at all.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
The Aroma is insane, huge floral grapefruit thing, appearance is dark yellow and cloudy. The taste is where Iím struggling, at least now at a cool temp it is too sweet. Palate is thick and dense.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Dallas Untapped. Light orange pour with a white head. Aroma is crazy fruit and florals. Taste is dry, hoppy, nice bitterness, and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bomber. The body was a medium gold with a fluffy and dense light khaki head. The nose is strong with lots of grapefruit. The smell also has lots of bread crust and some wood. The taste is fairly bitter at first with sugared grapefruit. There is a woody and piney resin finish with some glue notes. There is some warming booze. I want to like this, but the over the top woody glue like character is just not for me. This has a thick chewy body. However, I know this is right on an expected unbalanced hop forward west coast style hop bomb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and grapefruit aroma. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit and grapefruit linger with caramel.


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