DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
32oz growler from Dominion W&B, also a draft goblet at Spacebar. Gold with moderate white head. This is a very good IPA, with a great balance of pine,floral, and citrus hop aromas and flavor. No WC IPA slap in the face, just great taste. Very drinkable. mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Growler from Stout Brothers. Bright golden pour with a frothy white head. Big juicy grapefruit aroma, bits of caramel, pine, resin. Flavors were juicy citrus, grapefruit, bittersweet finish. Super balanced, tasty, refreshing. What else could you ask for. First from Alpine. Nelson on deck. solidfunk (8965) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Wonderful stuff. Lots of pine and big citrus. Pours golden with good head. Bitter finish. Grass and decent sweetened malt backbone. Great to see this stuff here in DC area. Tap at Galaxy Hut. andrewje41 (3894) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 Draft pour pint at Special Brews. Pours a clear bright golden color with a fizzy head. I was a little surprised to see how highly rated the IPA’s from these guys are, but after trying them, I can see why. This one has an explosion of sweet juicy grapefruit aroma. Very nice hoppy citrus flavor, with a juicy fruit finish. Damn, this stuff is good. Loved it..
Update: Draft pour pint at the collective
Still the same great stuff. Love the tropical fruit character here. A little sweeter than I remember. One positive and one less.than note here. Score remains. Advocate_Ames (628) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours an amber color with a thick foam head that dissipates and laces my glass. The aroma is of pine, floral hops, citrus, grassy, and had a good malt presence. The flavor is of booze, crisp semi sweet malts, it has a medium bitterness that lingers, and some earthy herbal flavor too. Overall a good IPA, glad to have enjoyed it.
radagast83 (8074) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
a Full 10 or so ounce pour at Rustico - Alexandria. Poured a clear, translucent, still light yellow color with a medium sized, compact white head. Aroma was very nice pine, floral hops and a lot of juicy citrus notes. Flavor had a lot of pine resin, floral notes. I like how it wasn’t some overblown double IPA that is hard to drink a lot of because of a strong boozy character. This is very thirst quenching and delicious. I was really impressed at how pleasant this beer was, and how easy it was to drink. That often is a sign of a really, really well crafted beer for me. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 Amber. Nose of piney grapefruit and fruity malt. Flavor is a great balance of dry pine, mild grapefruit, and slightly fruity caramel malt. All leaning bitter and mildly dry, yet balanced. A hint of tropical fruit. Re-rate: bottle. Think I over-rated the tap version, but would stick with a 4.3. Bottle version much better with popping hop flavors. Big pine and tropical fruit. Never had before Green Flash took over, but I see nothing to complain about here. Strife21 (338) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
purs amber with wh ite head.. Smell is pine, hops, tropical citrus, mango and resin. Taste is citrus, hops, pine and mango. Medium body medium carb. Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Love visiting SD. This IPA is the bomb. Very fresh pine and grassy hops. Flavor with light malts and big bitter fresh hops. Such a great experience. ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2015
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours bright orangish copper with thin lacy white head. Aroma is light sweet caramel malt and huge floral, grassy, herbaceous hops; with light citrus notes on the back. Taste is clean, crisp malt which is nice but stands back and let’s the hops shine. Hops are piney, grassy, medium citrus notes with a punchy bitter finish that lingers slightly through the finish. Pretty delicious IPA.