Marheb (5755) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Tout le bagage des ’’4 c’’ est là dans un corps soyeux, très juteux sur la langue. Sublime. Gachupines (1252) - USA - OCT 29, 2012
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is strong and hoppy with big grapefruit. Not too much malt but doesn’t feel overbalanced. Very strong IPA. Ferris (15273) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft - As a good friend would say ’juicy’, absurd amount of fruits with hints of mandarin. A bit of spice to contrast the sweetness on the nose. Peppery to start in the taste leading to full on pine and more of the mandarin. The complexity of this beer is amazing, and has to be one of the best I have had in some time. DocJitsu (1977) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a pale, slightly hazy wheat golden color with a short, quickly dissipating, nearly white head with no lacing. Obtrusive, but lovely grapefruit and pine. Nice, heavy, almost thick mouthfeel offset by the slightest of carbonation scrubs. Pine, grapefruit, and lemon are the predominant flavors balanced by some underlying sweet malt. Very good beer. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle @ home. Hazy dark appearance with a cream colored head. One whiff and you realize this is a motherfucking Alpine beer. OMGZ. Super fucking rich, grapefruit, big resiny, marijuana, thick resiny, spicy hoppy, perfect aroma. 10 all you motherfuckers. Perfecto. Somewhat chewy, a bit toasty malty, a touch yeasty, big grapefruity, marijuana, resiny/piney hoppy flavor. One whiff or one taste and you know this is an Alpine beer and it’s just beautiful. Not sure what the New Belgium contribution is but this just smells and tastes like an amazing, aromatic, beautiful Alpine Double IPA. Best collaboration thus far by New Belgium. Delicious tasty stuff. Thank you, Alpine for making your deliciousness local to Colorado.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Bottle at Home shared with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Big Thanks Man! Poured a golden orange with a frothy off-white and and great lacing. Smell is super dank! Weed, pine, resin, with hints of citrus and grapefruit in the aroma, really remarkable. Again very dank in the taste, grapefruit, light caramel, weed, spicy hops, and big resin, with a medium bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Super hoppy IPA, yet well-balanced and easy to drink with dangerously hidden alcohol. Totally blown away by this one and could easily drink a case of it. Well-done. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2012
One of the few massively hopped IPAs out there that isn’t abrasive or stark. This beer is a hophead’s dream and I am thoroughly impressed. Recently enjoyed this hop juice on tap in Colorado ... and I was glad to see it back home in Washington state (in 22-ounce bottles). Caramel and biscuits complement the sappy pine and juicy citrus well, and it finishes with a big bouquet of flowers and passion fruit aromas. Moderate, balancing bitterness. Big alcohol is hidden dangerously well. Pure deliciousness. I think I’ll snatch up some more bottles of this stuff before it’s gone. I’m definitely looking forward to trying more Alpine beers in the future. Mechphisto (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
My wife got this for me as a surprise on the recommendation of Wil Wheaton. I’m impressed! He knows his beers.
It’s a beautiful golden amber with a nice, creamy looking head. However, the head dissipates very quickly and leaves very little lacing.
The aroma is interesting--it smells strongly of cut grass and dandelions! I want to say I detect a hint of citrus and bread in the aroma, but the smell of grass and dandelion is very strong (in a good way). It instantly makes me think of a summer beer, especially since I served it quite cold.
The taste is crisp, bitter, hoppy, with a bit of a bite. Here you DO get the citrus hints. Malty, and a touch of sour--but all balanced quite nicely!
The mouthfeel is good. I didn’t think it was oily; it lasted long enough to taste every drink, and washed away with only a hint of nice, bitter aftertaste.
Quite enjoyable! Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2012
OK, drank a shit ton of this on draft at Taste Of Tops in Tempe. It was irresistible. I’m only human, right? It was filled into a short tulip glass (on several occasions) with a clear copper body and thick gold edges supporting a semi firm light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up tangelo citrus and rich tropical mango fruit like notes with resiny grassiness here and there too. The taste is similar with vibrant rich tangelo, clementine citrus and mango-y tropical fruity notes that are infused with loads of hop flavor and grow into resiny to grassy hop bitterness from time to time. Wonderful brew. Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pint on tap at FS. Small irregular head, slight lacing. Copper-y gold color, hazy. Smells like nectarines and pine. Taste is of grapefruit, cookies, and tallgrasses. Yeah, it’s got a full body, but not too overpowering. It invites you in, sits you down, and engages you in deep conversation. Tiniest sweetness in it, but it stays true to it’s double-IPA badge. More than a 1-trick pony (like most DIPAs), a truly great beer in my opinion. A modern classic, it’s super, all right.