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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.8
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle. The look is clear, golden orange in color, and has an off white head. The smell is hops, citrus, pine, orange, pineapple, nice mix, and good. The taste is bitterness, fruits, hops, orange, and pine.

3.9
BigBeer45 (1540) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle from Champanes sampled in a large tulip glass, this IPA2 had a clear gold pour with burnt orange at the sides of the glass, it had a three finger white and faint off-white head that receded to a thin cover and sticky ring, it left nice spots and fingers of lacing on the glass, there were aromas of grapefruit, citrus, resin and herb hops, toasted malt, faint bread and orange fruit in the background, it had flavors of citrus and resin hops with toasted malt, grapefruit and lemon with a little quava, the finish had a good hop bitterness and dryness that pushes along to a touch of herb, hop bite was felt for a while after each drink, the mouth feel was light to medium with average carbonation, this beer had a nice hoppy nose with a little herb, this beer had a decent hop bitterness, and presented a lot of hops to enjoy, hop heads will enjoy.

4
tiong (7339) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2012
660ml bottle from a trade, thanks stawn!

Pours light clear orange with a small bubbly head. Fresh fruity aroma with notes of grassy hops, pine, citrus and lemon. Taste is malty and hoppy with fresh fruity notes, grass, pine and citrus. Sweetish finish is hoppy and biscuity malty with some alcohol burning through. Lots of fruity and grassy hops, citrus and pine. Tasty, but not as perfectly balanced as the other Alpines.

3.6
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bomber poured in tulip. Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a thick creamy head that lingers a long time. Aroma is oranges, grapefruit, lemons, tropical fruit and some light cream and malt. Taste is very creamy from the thick head retention. Lots of slightly sweet fruitiness and only mildly bitter. Finish is dry leaving a grapefruit and pineapple taste. Pretty thin for an Imperial IPA and only touch of malt flavor comes through. Some things I like and some I don’t. It’s pretty good but nothing special.

3.9
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bomber served in a tulip Pours clear light gold with a medium white head. Good retention and lace. The nose has Alpine’s signature all over it. Bright aroma of oranges and lemon. Wafts of fresh pine over a light malt. Medium bitter, light sweet flavor. More lemon. Medium body, creamy-oily texture, average carbonation, and a big bitter finish that goes forever. Outstanding.

4
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bright 14 karat pour with a fluffy ivory tower. Aroma shows grapefruit, citrus pith, lemon zest and orange peel. Quite bitter. Flavor follows. Assertive hops, grassy and earthy, spice and black pepper. The alcohol is noticeable but not overbearing. Much more aggressive than you’d expect from NB...which is a good thing! Alpine rocks...YUM!

3.6
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
22oz bottle: pours a clear dark golden with a medium white head and nice lacing. The aroma isn’t as intense as some of the Alpine beers I’ve had. I get some pine and light tropical fruit. The taste is well balanced and hides the alcohol very. The mouthfeel is medium light and it has a clean finish. Overall this is a really nice beer but it doesn’t live up to the expectations I had knowing what Alpine can do on their own. I hope this helps Alpine continue to get the exposure they deserve and it is a bold brew for New Belgium.

3.4
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
A: pine and limes, grapefruit some pineapple. P: light copper with a thin head. T: Pine, pineapple, mango, green onions and hint of limes. Noticable alcohol, with a strong caramel backbone and has a peppery finish. Finishes dry and bitter. M: light body soft carbonation. O: Maybe cause I have been drinking saisons and wit’s I found this to be strong on bitterness and alcohol. None the less both of this companys make better beer apart.

2.9
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
I had been chasing this beer for a bit and once found, it was only so-so. Pours a dark orange. Aroma was only detected when I really stuck my nose in it. Strong pine notes with backing flavors of pepper and candied citrus.

3.9
portableparty (2362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Bottle to snifter. Pours bright orange with a foamy tight white head that fades to a foamy collar and film. Aroma is bitter resinous piny hops with subtle caramel malt and pepper. Taste is very bitter piny/grapefruit like hops and pepper/spice with the malt somewhat balancing it all out and being slightly sweet and resinous on the finish. Palate is slick and sticky with a warming dry finish. Good beer for $6.99 a 22 oz.


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