LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Appearance: Pours an amber gold with a tight white cap for head. Leaves webby lacing behind.padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Aroma: Tangerine, piny dank. Amazing like most Alpine noses, but not quite as large as Duet, Nelson, or Expo.
Taste: Orange rind,, grapefruit, pine finishing with sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, coating, with prickly carbonation.
Overall: A first class double IPA, that is definitely unique compared to Pure and Exponential Hoppiness.
Shared a growler of this a few months back and forgot to rate it. Thanks to Mike for picking some up. Hops were nice and floral with a pine presence. A little alcohol burn but still nice. Loved the aroma! JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2010 Pale amber pour with a tight white head. Very bright citrusy nose. Tangerine, orange and a touch of lemon peel. Rich and very fruity with an intense citrus aroma. Hoppy and fresh and quite pungent. Lots of chewy resinous hoppiness. A little bit of pineapple and lemon. Really bright, fresh and intensely hoppy. A bit of light pineapple and lemon. Goddamn – this stuff is incredible.
Hazy golden pour with a very thick sticky white head. The nose is fresh and pineapply. Light pine and fruity hoppiness. Soft and a little bit fruity. A touch of grassy dry hop character along with more bright citrus. Clean and fresh.
8 5 7 4 15 tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. This one gets lost behind the other alpine beers, i dont like it quite as much as Duet, but its close as it can get. nice body, dry with just enough caramel backbone, big bitterness, and nice hop flavor, aroma is good. MUCH better on draft than on cask.
peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Golden in the glass. Laser guided hops resonation. Crisp, clean, powerful, and heavenly buttery ( in a IIPA!!) finish. Succulent. I submit.
SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Growler thanks to HOPSHUNTER: Poured a orange color with little head. Aroma is pine hops. The taste is nice mix of malt and high octane hops. Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Growler courtesy of HOPSHUNTER, thanks again Jason. Pours clear deep gold with thin white head. The aroma is full and drool inducing with sweet rich citrus running into orange juice, fresh cut grapefruit, some spicy hops and smooth malt sweetness. The taste is the same with fresh orange like citrus and grapefruit flavor rolling into growing citrus hop bitterness and hop spiciness. Very yummy full up hoppy brew brimming with hop bitterness and malt sweetened hop flavor. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to hopshunter for sharing this one. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Nose is lots of pine with citrus in huge malty caramel. Flavor is the same with no disappointments. This bad boy is bitterness in liquid form. Very enjoyable medium bodied IPA that delivers balanced hops throughout. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
The alcohol on this one really sneaks up on you. Not one of my favorite Alpine hop favorites. Ranks well below Duet and Nelson in my book. Hop bite is there just not different from a typical DIPA Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Had on-tap at the brewery during my visit to SD. Thanks to Pat for the pour and personal tour, what a nice guy! Reviewed from notes 08/15/09.
A - Pours a very clear golden/orange with a white head. Some good lacing and bubbles remain on top as the cap.
S - Huge hoppy aroma with some citrus and floral notes in there as well. Really, this one was a huge hop bomb that blew out my sense of smell. Bad Boy is right.
T - Hops, bitter, hops, bitter, touch of malt, hops, bitter, bitter. Repeat over and over until you have finished your pour. Pretty much zero malt character, which I like.
M - Light to medium, good carbonation, crisp and smooth.
D - Another great one from Alpine. I think they’re the kings of DIPA and IPA. This is yet another great example of what Pat and company are doing in sunny CA.