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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
clear yellow, smooth offwhite head. very nice roasted floral aroma, strong hops. flavor is hoppy. bitterness from hops, almost peppery bitternes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours hazy golden orange color with a one finger off white head. Aroma of sweet pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and lots of pine. Taste is bitter up front with a strong citrus profile. Lots of pineapple, mango, lemon, and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
23rd March 2013
Bottle in hotel room prior to flight to Vienna. Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is soft and airy but with sharp carbonation. Creamy malt. Resinous pine with mellow citrus. Mild aniseed and salty brett. Trace of fresh orange peel. Finishes soft and semi dry with a spicy aftertaste. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
In short: A sweet and hoppy pale IIPA with plenty of sweet fresh fruits. Great flavors even if a bit sweet for me.
How: Bottle 22oz, a few bottles from a few people, consumed fresh, thanks guys.
The look: Glowing clear golden-orange body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is an explosion of fruity hops, lots of apricots, also lychees, mangos, some cantaloupes, more... Also a floral component to the aroma. Taste has a big chewy bready malt backbone, a bit doughy, surprisingly cheesy yeasty notes, honey, even some bananas. Pleasant smooth doughy sensation. In mouth the hopping shines with some of the same elements as in the aroma (apricots, lychees, mangos) and adds bitter grapefruits and some green pine needles. Sharp bitterness of medium intensity. I really liked the freshness of fruitiness, the cheesy flavors that work surprisingly well, the doughy sensation and the overall ‘brightness’ of the beer. However what I didn’t like was the sweetness and and the mild alcohol bite. I understand this is an Imperial IPA, however I’m fan of the style and there are plenty 9% Double IPA I could drink multiple bombers of, not this one. This is a beer that will please the sweetness lovers and bitterness lovers, you can kill two birds with one stone by making a beer like this or by dropping a big rock on a hummingbird’s nest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (1045) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a pale, slightly hazy wheat golden color with a short, quickly dissipating, nearly white head with no lacing. Obtrusive, but lovely grapefruit and pine. Nice, heavy, almost thick mouthfeel offset by the slightest of carbonation scrubs. Pine, grapefruit, and lemon are the predominant flavors balanced by some underlying sweet malt. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4082) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Hazy, yellow-gold, frothy, slightly yellow-white head. Aroma is reminiscent of citronella. Taste is almost syrupy citrus sweetness. A little different aroma and feel from a DIPA...slightly spiced. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7949) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pulpy orange-banana malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-banana malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very fruity and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1135) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Slight hazed gold-light orange.Some lace moderate carb. This one may have been aged for who knows. Aroma of a stronger spice/herbal.With fruit notes-tropcial.Some heavy buiscuit/toast malt. Taste is malty,complex hoppiness with floral- fruit still dominated by a spice-herbal and toastiness.Farily sweet but balanced with bitter. Pretty good imperial but a bit sweet and flat tasteing a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Had this one while watching the super bowl this year... unfortunately it was no good luck charm, but a good beer though. Solid DIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1274) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Pours a very clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Bitter flavor, grapefruity, toasted malty and pine hops. Bitter, dry and almost herbal. Dry and bitter finish.

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