brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is golden in color with a fluffy white head on tap which leaves lots of sticky lacing.
S: The nose is all grapefruit and pine with maybe just an inkling of malt coming through.
T: The flavor is what you expect from the nose. Lots of bitter grapefruit and piney hops with just a touch of malt sweetness.
M: The body is medium with a crisp carbonation and a bitter finish.
D: This is pretty much what you expect from an Alpine brewed IPA. Great hop flavors and aromas. hopdog (12816) - 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. JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught Very good head, collapsing; darker orange-amber. Unbelievable C-hops concentration; some caramel-covered cookies. Bit cheesy hops chosen. Sweet taste! With, no mistake, a lot of hoppy flavours, but NO bitterness. Litte burning sensation, well carbonated; medium body. VERY good IPA, with excellent balance, despite the hops overload GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap at Alpine and at Toronado SD. Pours a clear orange. Medium soapy head. Nose is dusty, sticky, cheesy. Some vanilla. Taste is meaty, butterscotch, dusty. Doesn’t seem fresh and this is as fresh as it can possibly get. bb (9695) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (9456) - 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. bytemesis (8808) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Growler with hella thanks to Cocoapuph! Pours crystal clear orange with a medium creamy off-white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, dank, pine resin. Flavor is about the same, just a bit of sweetness, medium bitterness. Finish is lingering bitterness, a bit harsh. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. A great IPA, a bit diminished by the harsh finish. Drinks really nice for 6% Ibrew2or3 (8748) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2008
On tap @ San Diego Brewing brewpub. Pours a clear deep gold with lasting wisp of a white head. The aroma is big and in your face with copious amounts of fresh grapefruit hops and a decent backbone of malts and then a bit of spice hops. Excellent tasting IPA. Yum. It begins with a rush of grapefruit hops that are both bitter and sweet and they seem to be growing more and more bitter as the taste moves forward. A tasty level of malts is also there to play against the hop flavor and bitterness. Well balanced example of the classic West Coast IPA. PhillyCraft (7589) - 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 egajdzis (6673) - 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.