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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alpine might be small, but their brewing chops are mighty. We teamed up to create this triple dry-hopped imperial IPA bursting with Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops. Consider yourself a hero for getting an Alpine beer outside of San Diego.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Deeelicious. Pours hazy light orange. Thin white head. Great floral hop nose. Pine, lime, grapefuit flavors. Clean.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
S: Great! - very sweet ripe mango, grapefruit, apricot? - caramel malt A: Pale gold, slightly hazy - 1.5 finger head that does not cling to the glass well, odd distribution of small and large bubbles; however, still purdy T: Real tastey up front - very fruity with some pine and a solid malt backbone P: Does not linger well, but feels good O: Excellent DIPA - it holds together really well regardless of the shortcomings. I dig it., it be ferrrrrreshhhh yall

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2012
One of the workers at my local store told me I had to try this beer and I am glad I did. They had just gotten it in that day so I knew it was fresh. Pours a hazy, golden color. The aroma is VERY HOPPY with lots of pine, citrus and floral notes. Taste is similar and there is the bitterness typical of the style. There is a little malt evident but this is a hop bomb. It would never win any awards for being the best balanced beer but I love it nonetheless and the pine is fantastic. The body is medium, the finish is dry, and the bitterness does not linger. The alcohol is hidden well for the abv. This is one hell of a beer. I really love the aroma. It is exceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Great color, head and lacing. Huge aroma - should get a 10 but... the skunky, oniony aromas from Amarillo and Simcoe hops overwhelm the more desirable citrus, pine and floral notes from the Columbus and Centennial. This also comes through in the flavor. I would like to love this beer. It would get about a 4.7 without the nasty hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bomber. Pours a rich golden color with a nice creamy off white head. Aromas of orange, maybe tangerine (not grapefruit!) hops, some malt, and some funky cat piss? Dont be scared. Sweet citrus and pine hoppiness stand out. Add a little malt and spice to round things out. Medium mouthfel, somewhat slick. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
beautiful bronze pour with nose of fruit cake and rum. Medium to thick on the tomguenand packed full of a delicious malty brown bread leading to an explosive cinnamon and bitters burn. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Had this one while watching the super bowl this year... unfortunately it was no good luck charm, but a good beer though. Solid DIPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Aroma- light tropical fruits, astringency, pine, floral aromas Appearance- typical IPA with a golden yellow and fantastic, pillowy white head Taste- excellently blended DIPA with some summer fruits, much pine and astringency and a semi-dry finish Palate- great mouthfeel and palate for the style Overall- While its not particularly original, this is a fantastically crafted DIPA. Will definitely seek out again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a fairly clear golden color with a nice light tan head. Aroma is of grapefruit, orange, simcoe-esque aroma. Great taste, perfect hop combo. Very drinkable at 9%.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
22oz. Bomber. Pours a pale gold color with a nice lacing head of foam. Big hoppy nose reminiscent of other Alpine beers. Bright mandarin orange, grapefruit and pine notes dominant the aroma which is arguably the most outstanding quality of the beer. Flavor is hop centric, but not overly bitter and balanced by more sweetness than is typical for Alpines IPAs. Maybe this is the New Belgium component of the collaboration. Lots of pine and tropical fruit flavors with a little bitter bite on the back end. Oily and slightly sticky on the palate with a decent amount of carbonation. I think this beer would have been a little better if they could have kept the ABV in the 7-8% range since there is a boozy component to the back end flavor. Overall a really enjoyable IPA for the hop heads out there.


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