MetalNHopHead (1981) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Alpine has quite a knack for wringing out the most distinct white wine characteristics from New Zealand hop varietals. This golden ale has a tropical, juicy aroma. Pineapple, apricot, green grape, peach, and grass notes. Huge fruitiness and moderate bitterness for such a session-friendly beer. With these flavors and at this ABV, I would happily grab a growler of this and drink it all damn day. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy gold. Aroma and flavor are pineapple, mango, light toast, soft citrus, and soft grassiness. Light/medium body. MarcoDL (4974) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
Draft at alpine. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Fresh taste of sort tropical fruit, malt, peach and a hoppy finish. Good. snoworsummer (5698) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a creamy off white head and decent lacing. Tastes like dry lemon, hop resin, bitter citrus and pine hops, and dry cracker malt. Light/medium body and medium carbonation. Smells like cracker malt, resin, lemon, and citrus and pine hops. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Draft at the brewery, light with grassy and citrus flavors, nothing over powering or intense here. Very clean and nice. Finish is light citrus.
Marheb (5781) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2016
(En fût à la source): Une bonne de céréales protéinées, des agrumes pales et asséchantes et une colonne juteuse. User134089 (1644) - - JUN 6, 2016
Type: 32-oz. draft crowler
Glass: Figueroa Mountain shaker pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company Tasting Room in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $7.50 (I think)
Purchased: June 3, 2016
Consumed: June 3, 2016
Misc.: Reviewed as an American Pale Wheat Ale
Had a taster of this first and liked it enough to get a crowler, but not enough to get a growler. Thought Rachel might like it as well. Beer Advocate and RateBeer say it is a pale ale, but I think it might be more of a pale wheat ale. Will start out reviewing it as such, but may change my mind midway through.
Poured a yellow, deep gold, clear color (est. 6-to-7.5 lovibonds) with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white, frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass as the head dissipated on the top. Poor, wet lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.25)
Smelled a nice mix of dry hops, I think getting Citra, floral and some spiciness, thinking either Amarillo or Simcoe. Also some grassy, vegetable (broccoli or green beans) herbal notes, but not in a bad way. (Smell - 3.50)
Taste was better than the smell. Got Citra, New Zealand hops, hints of Galaxy, spicy hops (thinking Amarillo more than Simcoe now), grassy, herbal hops, hay and white bread. (Taste - 4.00)
Light body. Thin texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, spicy finish. (Feel - 3.75)
This was pretty good for the style. Not sure I’ want a lot of this, but would have it again. Great for this heat wave we are having in Alpine. (Overall - 3.75)
3.76 85 B+ arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
On tap at Toronado. I passed this up at O’Brien’s and Alpine so I made sure I ticked it before I left San Diego. Nice yellow-orange, white head, huge lace. Smells quite hoppy but all fruits. The flavor is also very fruity hops, not much bitterness if at all and a strange malt background that I could not lay a finger on. Went down very quickly and while it is very hoppy it does not measure up to Alpine’s IPA’s. Solid beer.
Serving type: on-tap hivemind (915) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2011
On tap at ABC 09.09.2011 with Andy, James and Dallas for Dallas’ bachelor weekend. Dark, glossy sort of amber pour with a pillowey, whipped cream-like white head that lingers around. Hoppy, icy aroma and a crisp, clean hoppiness with minimal aftertaste. Smooth beer. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at Toronado. Pours a nice amber. Big citrus fruits in the nose. Taste is juicy while maintaining a nice bitterness. Finishes nice and clean. Would be an awesome session beer.