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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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3.6
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2012
750ml bomber from Discount in Waukesha. Pours a very clear golden yellow with a bit of a foamy white head. Lacing in drops along the side of the glass. Aroma has huge floral hops (hello Amarillo!), citrus fruit and overwhelming resin with some toast (hello simcoe ...). Very hop-forward in the smell with no malt detection at all. Taste is of raw bitter citrus - like an entire hop cone - then resin and pine. Some sweetness in the piney/spruciness, but very, very bitter. No alcohol detected in the flavor at all, but some afterward. Finishes dry, bitter, long and bitter. And bitter. Very unbalanced to the hoppy side, and a fairly smooth drinker, but the overwhelming bitterness is a bit much.

3.7
drjay44 (3707) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, long lived, off white head, with some lacing, over a hazy, dark gold (SRM 6) body.......nose is pine, resin, citrus peel, light toffee/caramel......taste is light toffee/caramel, pine, grapefruit peel, light floral honey, finishing with a lingering, but not overwhelming bitterness, tinged with licorice.......mouth feel medium, light alcohol warmth, carbonation adds tingles on the tongue. This is a typical "American" I/DIPA. It is is hop dominated in both aroma and flavor, but is sufficiently complex to be well balanced. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

4.1
ACHops (1582) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2012
On tap @ Über. Pours bright golden with medium lacey head. Aroma is big tart and fruity hops. Taste is huge hops: juicy, floral, and piney with a bitterness that lasts through the finish. Light biscuity body that offers no resistance to the hop parade here. Deceptive, the 9% sneaks up on you as this is so easy drinking. The hops are mastered here, the best-in-class DIPAs have a bit more going with their malts.

3.8
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bomber for Binny’s Arlington Heights. Pours lightly hazed golden orange and white head. Aromas of bright citrus and tropical fruits with a bit of biscuity malts. Flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, nice malt base, and good amount of bitter hops. Nicely balanced and drinkable IPA.

3.5
emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Tap at Milltown. Pours a soft straw yellow with one two fingers of sticky white head. Sickly hoppy nose, tons of resin and citrus rind with raw hop leaf and cone seeping through. Very dank and heady. Flavor is super intense, takes on that mothbally character some overhopped beers have for me. Tastes almost like a chemical on the finish. No me gusta.

4.1
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Two finger head, mostly diminishing, off white, active carbonation, cloudy, dark golden color, good lacing, caramel floral aroma, nice bitter bite.

3.6
ryecatcher (1436) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bomber. Pours a pale orange gold, very slight haze. medium head, white with decent retention, nice lacing.Nose is hoppy, pine in the front, little bit of citrus and tropical fruit. Full mouthfeel, almost oily, but fades rather quickly and not as much hops bitterness as I expected. Enjoyable.

3.4
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.

3.1
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Draught at Eureka Burger. Rating #72. Hazy orangish color with a white head. Sweet malty and light tropical aroma. Toasty flavor, very malt forward, which threw me for a loop. Wasn’t a real big fan to tell you the truth. (2475)

4.3
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a fairly small head. A lot of hops to the aroma without overpowering the nose. Good level of hops, though balanced well to cut the bitterness.


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