Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Man oh man I have wanted to try this for a long time. Big thanks to Pablo (pabloj671) for sharing this beast. The 22oz bomber pours with a clear deep copper body that has gold hues and supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma unleashes big mango and malt sweetened grapefruit and tangelo fruitiness that slides right into a mix of pine and thin layers of dank onion hoppiness. Oh wow. This has been long overdue. The taste is just as big and rich as the nose indicated. I get juicy mango fruity sweetness, nice malt sweetened grapefruit and clementine to start and then the hop bitterness ratchets up with pine and dank onion and shallot hoppiness stirring things up. This is big and rich and smooth yet stays fairly restrained as the hop bitterness is firm but not brash. Solid effort here. I could drink this every day, no problem. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Thanks to Andrew for this brew, Cheer’s andrew!
A: Pours a blood orange ale with single finger light tan head. This dissipates relatively quickly leaving a medium sheet of the same. Little to no lacing. Excellent clarity.
S: Lots of pine and resin on this one. Not as much citrus as anticipated. Some hints of cotton candy. ABV obvious here. Plenty sweet from the ABV and malt profile. Above average, but not great.
T: Sweet, boozy, hot on the ABV again. Plenty of pineapple, pine, resin flavors. Medium to low bitterness on this one.
M: Medium to high body with low carbonation. Long slick finish.
O: Well done brew, but would take any of Alpine’s offerings over this any day of the week. ABV isn’t justified in the relative simplicity of the flavor profile.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2011 MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap 5 oz. pour at the 2013 Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad (village), CA.
Clear, dark rust with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of orange, grapefruit , caramel, floral hops and pine.
Taste of floral hops, pine , citrus, caramel malts and booze.
Full body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mogydirt (13) - simi valley, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
One of the best beers i have drank this year. Totally different flavor than any other double ipa’s out there. They just need to produce more every year. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
11/23/13. 22oz bottle. Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Dank aroma, lots of citrus, almost acidic in a way, resiny. Nice bitterness, not overly bitter or hoppy, leans towards balance. Plenty of resin and citrus. Tasty.
rdixon77 (2763) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pretty decent dipa. Hazy copper colored. Floral on the nose. More malty in the taste with well balanced bitterness. Good, but not much to go wild about. Itzjerm (2794) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2013
A low average dipa. Not much on the tongue and almost watery. But creamy watery. Taste is sweet like a noble hopped dipa. Eh
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma is big dank hops, lots of fruit as well with orange, grapefruit, slight biscuit and bread, slight spice, but it is dominated by fruity hops. Taste is a nice mix of white fruit with peach, pineapple, nice orange and grapefruit into a slight mango note, hints of biscuit and bread, slight spice and grass, finishing bitter, dry. Very nice. Haslinger (929) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
GREATNAME FOR A BEER esp a 10% one. On tap at the Provisions Market in Orange. Beautiful orange, amberish pour with minimal frothy head. Some sweet hops in the initial taste that fades into some delicious notes of pine and resin. It doesn’t hit you as much in the face as one might expect a beer called Knuckle Sandwich to do but is delicious and totally cloaks the 10%. Great beer would buy again merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head that disappats into a ring, Great Lacing
S: Grapefruit, Sweet Malts, Mild Pine
T: Grapefruit, Bread, Mild Oranges, Mildly Booziness
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Dry
Overall, a great DIPA with a solid citrus nose and taste but slightly boozy on the back end.