callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Deep orange-amber body. Crystal clear. Bid white head, decent lacing. Grapefruit, resinous pine, slightly herbal hop profile. Mild caramel malt presence. Clean, smooth carbonation. Medium bodied. Assertive bitter finish. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at the source. Damn good to be here... Pours a shade darker than duet with a medium transparent orangey brown and topped with a thin creamy milky white head... Aroma of earthy herbal citrus notes. Somewhat unassuming compared to the others. Light dankness... Flavors are much of the same with an herbal cattiness and touch of grass. Lighter m the fruit than the others. Body isn’t too heavy, somewhat resinous. Filling in the blanks are some toasty caramel. Good almost very good but falls shirt of the rest. PhillyCraft (7230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Pours a medium to dark orange, slightly clear. Good lacing, not much head to speak of. Aromas are more restrained then the other alpines, light hops and malt. Taste is very hoppy, creamy, with notes of pineapple, and orange. Good IPA from Alpine mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Fresh growler courtesy of Snojerk321. Pours clear amber into a tulip glass, with fluffy white head. Aroma of big sticky resinous pine, floral hops, and citrus. Taste is lightly sweet caramel malt, with big bitterness. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, and finishes dry. Not very balanced, which I love, VERY piney hops. arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Growler purchased on 5-19-11 straight from the source. Aroma is amazing, just like all of their ipas, very floral on the nose. The beer is crystal clear brownish yellow with a nice white head and good lacing. The taste is biscuity, not overly malty, not over hopped, just perfect. Another huge winner from alpine. I love these guys!
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Got a growler of this from Alpine in mid August 2009, finally sitting down to review from my notes. Pours a beautiful orange-apricot color with a white head and a nose that overwhelms the nostrils with citrus and tropical fruits. While the taste isn’t over-the-top hoppy, they’re just right and showcase the tropical flavors of the nose. The mouthfeel is just about right, and the smell/flavor combo lead to unparalleled drinkability--one of the best IPA’s I had on a long trip.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 09-22-2009 savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2010
On tap @ Alpine. Wow, this is my type of brewery. So many solid IPA’s, and this is yet another one. Pretty standard all around, lots of citrus, pine, flowers with the malt just hanging out for balance. Nice and dry too, which shows off the hops well. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Taster at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy bass color with a small white head that soon fades away. The aroma is complex citrus--oranges, grapefruit and lemons. The flavor is a big bitter blast of citrus(mostly grapefruit), with help from weeds, herbs and wheat. The palate is smooth and malty with lively carbonation. Finishes long and biter with a light bubblegum flavor emerging. Overall: A very tasty IPA. nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Growler shared thanks to Arbitrator. Awesome appearance. Brilliant mostly clear copper color with a lasting two-finger white head and great lacing. Huge citrusy, piney, and resinous hope aroma with sweet malt and fresh cereal grains. Sweet pale malt base, a little sweeter than most Alpine IPAs in a good way. Really tastes like wort in a way, and I like it. Also huge ripe grapefruit flesh and peel, resins, and pine needles. Brutal resins attack your palate despite the fact that the body is only medium. Dry and bitter. Really really awesome overall. Not surprising. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
Pale golden pour. The nose is very fresh and bright. A little bit of orange and grapefruit. Fresh and piny with a soft rich fruitiness. A bit of softly sweet fruity hops. Dry and a little bit resiny. Fruity and pithy bitterness. Nice stuff.