mensch (238) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great color, head and lacing. Huge aroma - should get a 10 but... the skunky, oniony aromas from Amarillo and Simcoe hops overwhelm the more desirable citrus, pine and floral notes from the Columbus and Centennial. This also comes through in the flavor. I would like to love this beer. It would get about a 4.7 without the nasty hops.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Eureka Burger. Rating #72. Hazy orangish color with a white head. Sweet malty and light tropical aroma. Toasty flavor, very malt forward, which threw me for a loop. Wasn’t a real big fan to tell you the truth. (2475)
maxwelldeux (2926) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy amber with a fairly small head. A lot of hops to the aroma without overpowering the nose. Good level of hops, though balanced well to cut the bitterness.
kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shiny golden color. White head gets thinnish soon. Strong floral hop nose. Taste is biscuity and hoppy. Citrus with a biscuit and gravy backend. Weird. Really funky amd foody. Its got plenty of character and should be enjoyed by more women and children all around.
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at clubhouse. Pours orange great foamy head. Big hop citrus aroma. Taste is crisp and sweet
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bier 30 in Boise. Pours a very clear copper color with a large thick white head. A great bursting nose of fruity hops and resin is coming through. A great flavor: pure Cali goodness here, sweet resiny hops with massive fruit, insane drinkability, Simcoe, sweet candy, caramel. Awesome! I guess this isn’t everyone’s cuppa but man this is good. Leaves your lips lingering with bitterness and sweet as hell hops. Homerun.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 The appearance here is darker golden hue with a creamy off white head which is long lasting. Aroma of grapefruit, onion, garlic. Flavor is more garlic and onion. Odd combination, but it works somewhat. I had this after Sierra Nevada hoptimum, and it pales in comparison. Interesting flavor, yet with that said, it doesn’t quite float my boat.
wchesser (989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had my share of Alpine so was stoked to try this. Rating this after my 4th in 5 days...two on tap, two in bombers. Terrific floral and honey hops on nose. Great balance with big DIPA malt sweetness and hops on a long but clean finish. Drink it while you can. Interesting note: some early reviews I saw mentioned garlic/onion notes...I didn’t get anything more than a slightly green dankness on the first 3 I tried so I was gonna write this off to some haters looking for a flaw. The one I drank today though totally had the garlic bigtime on the nose. This was on draft at the New Belgium restaurant at Denver Airport. They kicked the keg right before I ordered and mine was the first pull on a fresh keg, so I think there is definitely something to this, but only on the hyper-fresh ones and probably won’t be seen in any bottles out there by now.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ The Saucer, Houston .. 12th Anniversary Party .. . pours a deep gold .. awesome foam .. . tons of citrus and pine sap .. . nice bitterness level .. . a very nice beer, jay liked it .. . . you have a demon in you? no, you’re just a asshole..
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, mango, caramel, sugary syrup, and grain. Flavor of grain, orange, toffee, caramel, peach, sugary, and grapefruit. Way too sweet for me.