Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear orange, white head. Smells very hoppy, very potent, citrus, piney, sweet spices. Very silky smooth, piney, resin. Wish the taste stayed a bit longer in the mouth. Pretty good.
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
John’s bottle. Very good IPA though boozy. Smooth mouthffel even though hop forward. Tasty citrus with orange peel. Dark yellow with a big head.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear amber color with a nice off white head. The nose is super tropical with lots o’ hops. Tons of sticky tropical and pine notes in the flavor. Straight up IIPA goodness. Reminds me of Two Hearted back in it’s heyday without the sweet body. Fuckin’ nice.
crossovert (8845) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
IT pours a clear apple cider gold with a fizzy white head that leaves dots of lacing but isn’t particularly pretty.
The smell is tropical, a hint of heirloom tomato. Noticeable grain.
The flavor has some sugar cookie elements along with a tangy hoppiness. Tropical, low bitterness. Super super sweet. Boozy.
Not a huge fan.
Narnad (1492) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean, golden color with a tall, dense creamy head. Aroma has a strong pine and grapefruit nose. Very tasty, great pine bitterness hits first with some fresh hop leaf bitterness to fill the middle and a modest grapefruit acidity to finish the brew off. Body has a modest amount of mouth feel with a sharp fizzy bite and an overall dryness too it. Overall a very enjoyable brew. Pine was perfect and the mouthfeel of the brew fits the style to a "T".
kaser (3789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour. Draft at sheffields. Sticky white head. Was warm but still good. Not sure if that is on purpose. Floral citrus and fruity taste. Really good.
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hombrepalo (1923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at haymarket. Pours a nice clear amber orange color with a nice fluffy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Strong hop aroma with a sweet note as well. Sweet malt backbone. Has a nut like taste to it. Nice hops. Overall pretty tasty.
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Large beige head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, mango, some catty, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, mango, grapefruit, pineapple/pine. Medium body, some resin, alcohol well contained.
GMCC2181 (1552) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.