chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2010
750ml bottle in a trade with mobz24 (Thanks Richard) poured into a Belgian tulip glass. Golden yellow color, thick head that retains very well and produces some nice lacing. Pine, Citrus and Caramel Aromas. More of a mellow, earthy, piney hop flavor initially -- a bit subdued and not overpowering. But then the beer finishes with an incredible long lasting piney hop finish that goes on and on. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very solid IPA that I would seek out again -- easily drinkable and would pair well with a pasta or fish entree.
TimE (5827) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2010
On the beach in kamakura. Naoko’s b- day. Thanks to Naoko the most hardcore #1 SD beer lover in japan. Huge hoppiness. Uber dry. Uber good. Long piney bitterness. Nao-chan gets a big shout out for this. Amazing Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Great IPA thats overpriced and hard to find like the rest of them in LA. LA is the flat out plain craps for beer. Paid $8 for this that I only had $5.25 of, but it was ok. Caramel in the nose and immense caramel in the initial sip and palate. Fades to a citrus orangey but not grapefruity flavors of sweet aged and very sweet nectarines and hops hops and AAs. Nice beer that, had it been available in 6/4 packs I would rave about it, but all the beers here are overpriced, only bomber releases, and completely out of selection. Good West Coast IIPA. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle shared with gordito. Pours a deep gold/orange with a nice frothy head and mild aromas of oranges and mild maltiness. Flavor is full of sweetness... a caramel and oranges blend with a little creaminess, mango and pine. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle picked up in Alpine.
Pours a nice copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, citrus, bitter dank piney resiny hops. Flavor is bitter grapefruit, piney hops, a good amount of bitterness, grapefruit peel, herbs, grass. A little abrasive, but overall a good double IPA.
phaleslu (10272) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
22 oz. bottle from South Bay Drugs. Tried right after a Duet, and this one doesn’t quite stand up to that one. Pours an orange-gold color with a finger-thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, citrusy hops, apricots, pine, and honey. Fairly subdued compared to other Alpine IPAs as far as the aroma goes. Flavor of caramel malts, honey, orange citrus, pine resin, hops, and grass. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and sweet finish. Bitterness is not a big factor here for a DIPA. Good beer but the other Alpine IPAs best it. drowland (8760) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2010
7/30/10. Big thanks to Tim for sharing! Nice orange pour with a thick fluffy white head. Nice hoppy aroma with citrus peel and rind, pine, and a faint macaroni/soapiness. A nice sweet and sour flavor with plenty of citrus peel and rind with a lingering hop bitterness. Quite nice. mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
On tap at Toronado SD. Aroma is sticky sweet hops, pine and tropical fruit. The flavor matches the aroma, with a strong bitterness and dry finish. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
Hazy pale yellow with a medium to large off white head. Hoppy nose with exotic fruits like melon, mandarin, grapefruits and lemons. Flavour came out dry and very hoppy with pine, grapefruits, melon, lemon and lime. Finished dry and bitter. Lovely fresh. High drinkability. callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Bright golden-orange body. Transparent with nice carbonation. Medium sized white head comprised of tiny little bubbles... good retention before subsiding to a nice skim. Super lacing. Sheets of lacing left behind. Appetizing.
S: Cheerful citrus aroma... mostly grapefruit... light pine hop aroma as well. Some sweet malt shines through.
T: Juicy, grapefruit bitterness... assertive and bold... not overly resinous or piney... more floral in character... light caramel malt flavorings break through.
M: Excellent carbonation levels keep this beer light-medium in body. Crisp finish.
O: A wonderful brew. Pleasant to drink at 8%.