craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Growler. Hazy orange pour. Nose holds huge pine presence, orange peel, manure, and marijuana. The flavor brings clementine, a nice angel food cake presence, along with herbal, earthy, and blood orange hop notes. Damn good. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Growler, shared by Dan. I’m at the point where the good double IPAs are hard to separate in quality by distinct characteristics, they’re all so similar and good. The differences are emergent and subtle. This one quickly proves itself as a step above and I don’t have specifics about it. Classic insane citrus and resin aroma, dank and bold. Flavors carry the hop potency just as strongly as the aroma and provide just the right amount of caramel-inflected malt structure to balance with. Fantastic and drinkable for a beast, with minimal heat. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
On draft at alpine. Clear golden pour. What a great double IPA. THE english malt gives the brew a nice malty sweetness paired with an onslaught of sweet fruity hops. marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at Downtown Johnny Brown. Pours cloudy blonde with a thin off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a dry pale malt flavor with some serious hop bitterness. This is a mellow beer with an enticing flavor. pastradul (43) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Pours a nice, bright gold with a little bit of lacing as it goes down. The aroma is absolutely wonderful, with loads of citrus notes and a bit of pine. The malt is in the background--more so than with Exponential or Pure Hoppiness--but only adds a little bit of balance, which is quite appropriate. The taste is much the same, with a really nice bitterness coming through. Medium-bodied and insanely drinkable given the alcohol. Another big hit from Alpine.
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
This is my favorite IPA/DIPA/TIPA of all time. I have had small batch IPA’s from all over the country including pty and Bad Boy is the king of all things hoppy. Pours a perfect golden orange with a frothy white head. Smell is pine and citrus, the dry hopping really brings out the aroma and carries through to the taste. taste is citrusy, pine, trpical with a great bittering hoppy finish. I don’t know if it can get better than this. If only they had the resources to brew it year round... dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Growler. Pour is gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, honey, pine, grapefruit, and some herbal qualities. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of biscuit and some tropical fruit that wasn’t quite present on the nose. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
growler, thanks to Kan for sharing. this poured gold with white head. aroma has grapefruit, pine, and honey. flavors are juicy piney goodness, really dry
stuff, honey doughy malt notes finish while a alcohol kick sorta adds to the experience of a big hoppy and booze beer. nice stuff. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
On tap at the brewery. It pours clear orange with an off white head. The aroma is super fresh citrus, marijuana and lovely florals. One of the best hop aromas I can think of. The flavor is just as good with tons of floral complexity, marijuana, citrus and herbal leafy qualities. This is hop potency at its very finest. The finish is strong and bitter with more leafy dank and citrus. The body is amazing without any heaviness and utterly drinkable. This is dangerous stuff. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2011
Alpine badboy dipa. Growler fill thanks to paytoplay. Thanks so
much... Pours a mostly clear, transparent golden orange pour with a
seemingly vivid white head while quickly retreating towards the
edges... Freshly hopped it seems even after being on tap for awhile.
Somewhat dank fresh and green with an emphasis on a fruity tropical
side of the house. some fruity additions of honeydew and pear.. Flavors are hoppy upfront, a fair bit of
sweetness, with a predominantly sweet tropical fruit feel. Dry finish
with a touch of bitterness to go along with it. Yet another excellent hoppy offering from the folks at Alpine. They are easily becoming one of my favorites to cure a hop craving.