eallenbrown (40) - - JAN 21, 2018 bwa5879 (962) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from valley beverage, Sherman oaks, CA. Orange amber clear pour with not much mentionable head, just a thin layer of white suds. Bright sweet hop aroma, citrus, scotchy pine and a hint of lavender. Really smooth flavor, pretty evenly blended. In order of flavor presence most to least, pine hops, citrus (grapefruit), lavender. The finish lingers with lemon and lavender and lactose, not at all dry.
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Another ipa tlfrom alpine that impresses, shows originality, and defies explanation. A hop attack, but perfectly balanced, perfectly sweet to go along with the bitter bite. Somethething mot to be missed.
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Nice ipa. Easy to drink. Nice amber color with small bubbles. What you want in a generic IPA. Nice ever green tones and taste. Reasonable lingering after taste. Good but not special.
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Clear dark gold pour with a one finger, creamy white head. Aroma is full of big citrus notes, dankness, and pine shoots maybe just a tiny bit of biscuit and caramel, but it's pretty much all hops. Flavor is big on pine and straw, with a bit of grassiness and biscuit up front, then a big wallop of sweet and resinous pine, dank and citrus rind, lots of grapefruit. Medium body, juicy entry, light to medium, somewhat sharp carbonation, dry finish with an aggressive, but not overbearing hop acid bite. Andrew196 (2040) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Pours a vivid gold, light haze, uniform, frothy white head. Nose is pine, grain, peach. Smooth with a bite, somewhat dry finish. Peach and citrus throughout, cereal, nice bitterness that lingers into a pine. Traces of funk in the back with pepper. Good! BadgerBucky (10) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2017
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tfontana (1185) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Greg & Jane's Beer and Wine. Appearance is clear light orange with decent sparkle, finger-width white fizzy head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is lemon citrus and dank resin with fleeting hints of tropical fruit and herbs. Taste is floral, bitter resin with mix of bittersweet lemon citrus. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin, foamy texture, lively carbonation and bittersweet resin/citrus finish. Overall, the hop aromas and flavors are strong but could be more complex. Not a bitter bomb by any means but West Coast in its resin and citrus dominant bitterness. Good but perhaps overhyped. ZacM612 (870) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Draft at Lone Star Taps & Caps. Mostly clear amber with thin head. Not a strong aroma, but a big hoppy bite. Piney with a citrus finish. Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle from Bi-Rite. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, resin, mango, pine and grass. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, pine, mango and grass. Excellent imperial IPA. tightslice (1529) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 Brite Tank pour at Green Flash in San Diego, CA. Aroma is grapefruit, bright citrus, some grass. Incredibly fresh, smooth, balanced and citrus-y. Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007
This pours from 22oz bottle a hazy medium gold with a good 2 finger head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer further into the session and it has lots of lacing.
The smell is hoppiness to the max. Grapefruit rules the nose and it's powerful.
The taste has huge notes of grapefruit up front..maybe the most I've tasted, initially, in any DIPA. I can *just* taste some malt in the background but it doesn't come to anywhere near the forefront during the entire session. This sample of the style is all about the hops. And what a nice hop character it has. Lots of grapefruit, some floral, some grass, some spice...still, it's mostly the grapefruit. A darn good sample of a hoppy DIPA and yes..I *do* love examples of the style where the malt shares the thrown with the hops. Sometimes, you look for that malt-hop balance in a DIPA and sometimes you don't. When they are done right, I can appreciate both and this one fits the bill. The 8%abv is very well hidden. My first sample from the Alpine Brewery and I'd dare say, not my last. Well done!