tripelthreat (175) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
tcane7 (1336) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Theis (12129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Concealer (454) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
philvil (170) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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