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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a dense good sized off white head on top of a clear gold body. The nose if full of fresh mixed citrus, grapefruit, pine and some underlying malt. Moderately sweet with more bitterness. In the mouth, lots of grapefruit, other citrus, sweet fruit, some caramel, and a nice amount of bitterness that continues in the finish. Body is medium. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle with Chris and Ray. Pours cloudy gold-orange with off-white head. Danky, onion, and citrus aroma. Some pineapple, lot of citrus, and onion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/golden - white head. Toasted, knækbrød (crispy flatbread), lovely hoppy, citrus, resin, some grape fruits, light light cheese hoppy, flowery, ok sweetness, nice bitterness, ok fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours a nice orange/gold color. Medium, white head that goes away fast. Smells like a lot of hops with some citrus. Tastes about the same. It has a nice upfront of citrus finishes with a dry hoppy bitterness. Not bad. It grows on you too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On draft at Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Pours a bright light orange with a light foamy white head. Nose is resiny citrus hops, nearly pungent and hinting at a bit of sweetness. Super fresh and smells amazing. A bit sweet on the taste and sticky on the palate, but great for a small amount.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle - Clear amber pour with a ring of white head. Nose is juicy citrus and tropical fruit, with light bready malt. Taste is the same with a bit more onion/garlic hops. Same clean bready malt. Slick and medium bodied, with ample carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruirt aroma of hops, caramel and cardamom. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and cardamom. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Two of my favorite breweries really came up with something special. Probably the best collaboration I’ve ever tasted. Alpine’s specialty is hop flavor blending for perfectly balanced IPAs. New Belgium brings a mastery of texture, carbonation and clarity. The combination is spectacular. An extraordinarily balanced IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruity hoppy. Bitter, grapefruity, toasted malty and pine hops. Bitter, dry and almost herbal. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
22oz bottle picked up in Ft. Collins for $5.99 which is a pretty good deal for a double IPA these days. I was real excited when I heard about this collaboration because I think Alpine is producing some of the best IPA’s in the business. This really tastes and smells like an Alpine beer which is awesome. Bright orange color, huge head, huge lacing on the sides of my New Belgium snifter (I don’t have any Alpine glasses). Smells dank, stinky, melon rinds, cat piss, green, spicy, black pepper. Flavor is heavy melon rind, canteloupe rind, juicy fruits, hint of black pepper and a bitter finish. This beer reminded me a lot of Pure Hoppiness and Exponential Hoppiness, I think it is the melon rind aspect. This is a real winner and easily the best IPA New Belgium has produced. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-14-2012 02:26:14

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