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RATINGS: 392   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Hoppy, plenty of malt, a fantastic DIPA. Significantly better than expected. Wow, this is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (415) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a 3 finger head leaving heavy lacing. Toasted malt with grapefruit and pineapple. Hint of sweetness up front that is quickly overtaken by moderate to heavy bitterness. This quite good. Medium to full body with moderate, but soft carbonation. Long bitter finish. Well balanced for a 9% imperiral ipa. This is fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Orange pour with watery white head and lace. Aroma is resin and perfume with malt. Sweet malt with a bito citrus and some bready resin. Smooth carbonation from a medium bodie beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2012
22oz bottle via trade. Clear golden amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of pine resin, citrus, floral with some notes of caramel. Flavor is sweet malt with a hop bitterness that comes in and finishes strong, light alcohol heat. Medium body with average carbonation. Nice blend of hops in this one and not overly sweet, really great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Mostly clear medium gold body under a tall, sticky, long lasting off-white head. Light pine and citrus hop aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet, no real hops going on here at all. Somewhat thin and uninteresting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
22oz. bottle. Powerfully hoppy aroma, fruity, floral spicy and very lightly sweet with notes of honeysuckle, grapefruit and lemon citrus, leafy herbs and pine. Lightly hazy golden amber color, with a fine, subsiding head. Flavor profile is very heavily hopped throughout, with plenty of piney resin, lingering earthy spice, juicy citrus and floral sweetness, some sweet, lightly toasty malt present here and finishing with a generous dosage of bitterness. This thing starts and ends with the hops. Full, slick, oily and hefty feel, body is quite full as well, showing a touch of alcoholic warmth towards the end. This is as highly hopped as anything I’ve had to date, but it totally works in this stuff. Seems more Alpine than New Belgium for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a fairly clear golden color with a nice light tan head. Aroma is of grapefruit, orange, simcoe-esque aroma. Great taste, perfect hop combo. Very drinkable at 9%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1478) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a clear pale golden with a good white head. Has a hop flower aroma. Pink grapefruit taste along with a mouthcoating sweet pale malt character. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bombers from World Beers and Pint Defiance from July to November ’12. Clear, light gold pour with a medium, off-white, lathery head leaving moderate lace. Nose is tropical fruit, grass and weed. A lot of weed. Medium-heavy body and moderate, fine carbonation. Mango, ganja, caramel, pine, cocoa and resin. Finish is a bit drier, with grapes, chocolate and of course more ganja, resin and citrus zest. Elements of Alpine’s IIPA and Ranger - unsurprisingly. I like the balance and complex hop profile of this one a great deal and the addition of Simcoe pushes it even higher in my opinion. Fresh out of the keg it must be phenomenal, but even several months down the road it holds up very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoth (528) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Pours clear copper with a big cream head, very fine lasting lacing. Aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, grass, floral notes, biscuit, and maybe a hint of banana. Medium body, smooth. Mildly sweet, medium bitterness midpalate, a short medium-strong bitter finish lasting but gradually fading. Complex hop profile with maltiness to even things out, surprisingly quaffable.

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