MetalNHopHead (2261) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
A single-hop IPA featuring Nelson Sauvin brewed with rye in the West Coast style? Yes to all of that, please. A golden orange pour with a snowy, rocky head. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, peach cream, lemongrass, and bread aromas. Flavors are complex yet beautifully cohesive. Lemon balm, spicy rye, tangerine, vinous grape, and tropical juice. Mouthfeel is thick, semi-dry, crisp, sticky, balanced. Just beautiful. thornecb (6151) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Tropical fruit and onion aromas. Soft with sweet and sour caramel upfront turning to earthly pumpernickel in the lasting finish. JBPortland (1574) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2016
22oz bottle (Green Flash brewed version) pours slightly hazy pale orane with a finger of head. Nose is grassy orange, melon, tropical citrus. Taste is medium bitterness, crisp grassy tropical fruit, tangerine, citrus, white grape, melon, mango. Finishes dry, low malt, touch of toasted crust spice, medium bitter, nice soft mouthfeel with crisp tropical fruit, orange candy, white grape, and grassy citrus. Very good. Alexanderdahl (132) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2016
Pours hazy orange w light head.
Juicy nose with lots of grapes in it, and taste is just the same.
Juice, Juice, Juice and so easy drinkable. Has a sharp grape bitternes that just disappears as quick as it appears and ends up dwelling on a really light body and citrus fruits. LinusStick (3530) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
One of the rare instances that I’m blown away by an IPA. Aroma was big and juicy. Mango with dank cat piss and heavy pine and earth. Pour was a medium hazy gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was big and hoppy. Those strong hop flavors are amplified in the taste with a nice strong bitterness for a backbone. As soon as the swallow hit, the rye spiciness resonated and dried the finish up nicely. I might say this is the best IPA I’ve had all year (but it’s only February so we’ll see)! Nice carbonation
jandd1983 (4680) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle. It poured a hazy golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malts, citrus and hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, citrus, hops and grapefruit. Very tasty. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Cloudy golden, slight orange. Fantastic aroma, white grape, wood, slight grass. Full body, light carbonation, delicious fruity melon, Berry, and slight rye spice. Best rye ipa I’ve had by far. Fantastic ryanscourt (1567) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Full mouth feel with great flavor. Heavy hoppiness that is really well balanced.
Rerated at the brewery 7/20/16- outstanding compared even to all of the fine competitors on tap here. tillmac62 (767) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2016
BBD 6/18/16. Pours a hazy gold with a touch of amber. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.
World class nose of tropical hops (mango, pineapple), citrus (orange) and a strong dank background over a touch of biscuit.
Heavy light body with a smooth texture that has an oily slick element. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle that coats the tongue and a finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is borderline world class. Complexity is a bit weak, but the intent is to showcase the Nelson Sauvin hop and that is done in a world class fashion. Balance is perfect for the objective as a subtle cracker biscuit sweetness arrives in the middle to contrast a tasty bitterness that is quite mild for the style. Hop flavor is the name of the game with this one. The flavors of the nose all arrive...citric followed by tropical as the sweetness of the middle allows the tropicals to shine. Then a significant dankcentric element takes command and holds through the finish. The finish hints at dryness initially, but makes a lingering flourish underneath an amazing blend of tropical and dank hop flavor. This a bomber...Alpine / GF, 6 pack this bad boy!! fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from The Beer Junction, Seattle; bb 16 Jun 2016
This is Nelson Sauvin juice, very pungent aroma, citrusy flavor; tropical, passion fruit, cat piss; a bit resiny in the finish; and because those guys at Alpine know their business, the body is dry, the malt flavor is very delicate, a bit crackery, so to not cover the hop.