edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2008
A pungent, dank smell with a strong scent of herbs. Tastes like it smells. Delicious. No surprises here. highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2008
probably the best smelling beer I have ever had. but it does not continue onto the flavor. decent but not nothing special like the smell. nice but not the best. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Light pine and grapefruit aroma for an IPA. Pine, grapefruit, caramel malt flavor with some light summer fruit. Medium body. Lingering grapefruit and caramel. Decent IPA, but I find that there’s somethign about Alpine IPAs that I don’t like - the malt backbone has a bit of this earthy, toasted malt, creaminess that begins to grate on me. Blind Pig-like if you’re smoking crack. I’ll take the pig anytime over this one. egajdzis (6776) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Poured an amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, floral hops, toasted malts, and some toffee. Taste of piney resin, citrus, caramel malts, light nuts, and a bit of tobacco, with a dry, hoppy finish. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Growler acquired in trade with WeeHeavySD (thannks!). Poured a medium to deeper amberish color with a larged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, floral, toasty, more pine, and some citrus. Tastes of pine, floral, toasted caramel, and light citrus.
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a mostly translucent amber with golden notes and a medium foamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, mixed citrus, some tropical fruits, floral, resiny pine and grapefruit. Flavor of resiny pine, grapefruit, caramel, toasted malt, mixed citrus. Another great IPA from Alpine! Thanks again to Steve for sharing these. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2008
On tap at O’Briens. Dark gold in color, with a frothy, off white head. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus, with a good dose of caramel/toffe and flowers. Very easy drinking for the style, but still quality in terms of flavor. The floral elements lingered for a while. Grapefruit and floral predominantly, with the floral elements winning out. Slightly sweet with some fruit. Good for the style. hapjydeuce (1004) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
On tap at O’Briens in San Dieo. I really can’t believe it took me this long to get around to trying this! This is a really awesome IPA. Pours dark gold with a hazy appearance, and a sticky and creamy white head and lasting lace. Sappy grapefruit aroma with tones of hay, dead grass, orange citrus and caramel. Bomb-ass flavor that is overflowing with earthy, resiny hops goodness. Some apricot and mango with more caramel hidden underneath the Simcoe-like hops bang. Finishes with long-lasting and crisp bitterness. Pretty much a perfect palate in my book. Yes sir! AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2009 Taverner proves his dedication to the cause by smuggling this growler into Chuck E. Cheese’s at his sons birthday party for us to enjoy. And enjoy we did! Pour has a thick, three fingered, cream colored head with a pine and floral hop nose along with a smooth, sweet caramel malt that appropriately carried into the very smooth, well balanced flavor. A bit sweet in the front that diminishes to a dry, hoppy mid and finish. Smooth and a bit creamy on the palate Very nice. Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 Could not ask for a better IPA for my birthday! Pours clear amber with lots of frothy head. Very creamy on the palate. Flavor is dank, spicy and piney hops with a very dry malt profile. The hops carry in your mouth for quite some time, giving it a slightly bitter yet spicy finish.