stevoj (5049) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2017 toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Light orange with a lacing white head. A Rich citrus, and tropical aromas, (pineapple, mango and lime). T: Like the smell, tropical and citrus, some bread and rye also come out but are not very present. I also notice some juniper in there and citrus acid that killed the beer a bit. M: medium body, creamy, lively carbonation. O: A great IPA.
Grunt fill from Albertsons. Bright golden pour, milky, fluffy head fades fast. Fruity, flowery aroma, mild dank notes. More funk and fruit in the taste, drying bitterness. Sweet and bitter. hman43 (1588) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2017
It pours golden with a white head that has moderate head retention. It is fairly clear. There are aromas of rye, tropical fruit, and pineapple. There hops work very well with the rye to give it a unique rye and tropical flavor. In addition the flavors are highlighted by some citrus and grapefruit. It has a moderate body with a moderately high bitterness. The bitterness is high enough to provide a good bite, without being overpowering. Overall, this is an excellent ipa highlighted by the rye and tropical flavors with just enough bitterness for a good punch. thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2017
On draft. I’ve heard that Nelson is a "divisive" hop, but this might be the first time I’ve really noticed it. From the description, I was expecting tropical, grassy, and white wine notes, but I was blown away by how earthy, woody, and spicy it was. The rye malt definitely accentuated the peppery/woody notes from the Nelson. This is interesting and very unique, and I’d definitely drink another pint of it, but it wasn’t at all what I was expecting. ttoadee (1492) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2017
Draft at the Draft Shack. Golden pour, thin white head. Nose is grapefruit and tangerine. Bitter. Middle is soft malt, smooth rye, pithy citrus. Finish starts sweet orange, but finishes bitter hop. commonmac (1247) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2017
On tap at Republic Seven Corners with commonshawn. Tulip style glass. Much brighter than what is expected from a rye IPA. Cloudiness reminiscent of New England type efforts. Nice white head about a quarter finger in size. Nose is bright and citrus. Taste leans away from the New England juicy style to bring a citrus forward and bitter IPA to the table. The rye asserts itself towards the end with a little bit of a spice characteristic. Lingering citrus rind bitterness but with an underlying knowing sweetness to help prevent ruining the drinking experience. A vibrant effort that only improves as it warms. Other rye IPAs tremble at the thought of going against Alpine’s full Nelson.
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
Hazy and quite pale. Fairly thick head. Has a mellow tart nose, with a berryish hop aroma. On the palate, sort of a harsh bitterness, woody and herbal...ok not the best balanced IPA. There’s a touch of malt sweetness but not enough to give me the balance I need. scanovajr (695) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2016
On tap at the San Diego Brewers guild festival. Very strong Nelson sauvin aroma, grapes. Taste is dry and hoppy, citrusy. Dry hopiness mouthfeel, some hop spiceness in the end. Amazing beer Strife21 (338) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours hazy golden yellow with thick stickey white head. Smell is tropical
Fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is juicy citrus, hint of lime, pine and hops. Light body medium carb. Different but excellent. JohnRMurdoch (4878) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Tap @ Villains Chicago. Dark hazy yellow amber brown, good head. Bitter citrus hop aroma. Dry mango grapefruit lime flavour. Very bitter aftertaste. Good IPA. dfinney23 (3278) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Another waylaid review. Grapefruit and tropicals, pine. And I’ve come to the conclusion that rye is a great addition to just about anything.