Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2011
tap at brewpub-hands down the best amber ale i have EVER had-6/17/11 at the taproom-pours copper hue with a small soapy white head with awesome lacing nose of dank hops resin pine huge hops here-love it! definately the hoppiest red i have had. huge pine citrus resin love hops flavors all over this thing. unbelieveable lovely soft palate long hoppy finish. this beer is amazing! Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael!
The beer is a clear, amber hue with a decent sized head and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma brings some really fresh citrus and hops. A distinctly Alpine aroma, something I have come to appreciate, this is going to be a wonderful beer. Indeed, another terrific hop forward offering from Alpine. Not quite as hoppy as many of their other offerings, this one is still hop forward, with a very minimal malt presence. The feel is creamy and smooth. Dangerously drinkable, we made short work of the growler. I would really enjoy having this again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-13-2011 Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
On tap at O’Brien’s’ during a big soccer match on the ‘tube’ pouring clear ruby red with copper edges and white head. The aroma has loads of spicy hops and some roasty malts followed up by a bit of herbal like hop notes. The taste has a nice pulse of malts, dark roasted malts and then quickly sliding into fresh bold spicy hops, herbal like hoppiness, earthiness and some pine hop resin into the finish. Another solid offering. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 4oz (I think) taster at brewery. Pours an amber-brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is kinda faint with sweet malts and biter hops. Flavor is hops forward with fruity hops (I’m thinking Nelson) set in a nutty caramel malt base. Palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes semi-sweet and fruity. Overall: Very nice, a bit closer to an IPA than to an amber ale. Re-rate on 06-22 - pint glass at the brewpub-wow they really kicket up the hops. Lots of piney hops and less caramel, I’m upping my rating. hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
A: Pours a nice auburn color with beige head.
S: Carmel, hops, some roasted malts.
T: Slightly sweet on the front end with a nice amount of bittering hops in the back end of this one. There is some caramel notes in there, maybe a little bit of pine.
M: Nicely carbonated.
O: Only brewed during major soccer tournaments. This is a hop forward red with a nice balance. Well done.
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On draught at Alpine. Pours a clear deep bet color with a light tan head. Aroma is bright, tropical hops and some bread. Taste is sweet with nice hop bitterness. Medium bodied and dry. Really quite nice. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of pine, citrus, toasted malts, caramel, sweet malts, some grassy hops, and some light toffee. Taste is similar to the aroma with a nice line and citrus hop profile with a toasted sweet caramel and toffee malt backbone. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderate bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, we’ll balaced amber ale that is very drinkable. 48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
On tap at Alpine Brewpub. Nice amber pour with one inch lasting head. Nose if hops, malt, and light fruit. Taste was nutty and fairly hoppy and reminded me a lot of FFF Brian Boru. Nice balanced amber ale with a non overpowering hop kick. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Growler from sajjad. Brew poures a reddish copper with tiny head. Aroma has that Alpine smell we all love with citrus and grapefruit. Taste is initially hoppy and then finishes a bit malty. Body is smooth and velvety. Pretty good red ale IMO especially for the ABV. However I agree it doesnt stack up with their other big guns. Glad I got to try it. Ferris (15288) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft - Citrus hops and malty candy like sweetness. Clear amber with. A beige head that will not go away. Orange, pine and sweet malts round out this well balanced RIPA. Very nice.