jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Good beer is good by every measure, but greatness can be subjective. For me, this is one of the most enjoyable beers I’ve ever tasted. I’ve heard good things from people I trust when it comes to palate and once I tasted this amazing double/super IPA and instantly loved it. Aroma is fresh hops and lots of citrus and floral notes. Also some candy and spice present. Not quite grapefruit, but some other citrus is present. Maybe Cara Cara orange. It pours a slightly cloudy and beautiful orange color with a this white head that gives way to moderate lacing. It’s medium bodied and there is some hot alcohol in the back of each sip, but not overwhelming for a 9% abv beer. Some resin and oil, but very smooth. It tastes amazing. I love the pine and citrus hops that give way to a unique citrus flavor like a cara cara orange or maybe a mandarin and some definite pineapple comes through as does some cotton candy and perhaps dreamsicle or push-ups. A little malt to balance the hops and some delicate spicing. It’s very balanced and not bitter at all. No astringent aftertaste. Actually, the lingering taste is of the citrus and pineapple. Again. All reviews and palates are subjective. For me, a must drink and a huge winner. Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2012
The Über-Super IPA!
Collaboration with Alpine Beer Company.
Very rich and smooth, well balanced flavour. Rich in everything, but expertly balanced. Pines, stable, hops and alcohol.
A very good adult beverage! craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2012
64 oz growler from Ale Yeah! for ~$10... deep golden / orange pour with a white head. huge dank, pine, citrus nose - smells like opening a bag of hops on brew day! med body with an up front dank / citrus / pine bitterness with layers of tropical fruit and pine notes. sticky finish with pineapple, orange peel, pine and resin. amazing IIPA - this has Alpine all over it - love it! aaron_bossart (39) - Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2012
I’m not much of an IPA guy, and quite frankly, I was expecting this to be one of those "too hoppy" IPAs. The New Belgium Super India Pale delivers a refreshing taste, pours a light gold brown, has a small, but not too small head and a perfect balance of taste. It wasn’t too bitter and was followed with a some what sweet after taste to counterbalance it’s hoppy taste. zizzybalubba (1891) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Yellowish-orange pour with a fluffy off-white head. Enticing aroma of pine resins, fresh cut grass, and grapefruit. The flavor is no letdown with pineapple and mango alongside pine and fresh cut grass. Dangerously drinkable at 9%. An outstanding DIPA.
thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Ridiculous fresh hop Ed. Amazingmy, not too bitter and really drinkable. Loved this one, really floral and citrus stuckinprague (43) - - NOV 2, 2012
This is honestly the best beer I have tasted. A nice very bitter IIPA, with tons of fruity qualities. The aroma is largely from the amarillo hops: apricot and grapefruit and a touch of sweetness or peach. Taste is bitter all the way. Fruity bitterness on the tip of the tongue, and a slight resinous hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. Beer comes off a touch sweet, and not dry or harsh in the after-taste. Beautifully formulated beer, with tons of flavours contributing to this amazing product. Yum. This beer is all about the hops, will defiantly look at cloning this beer in a home-brew recipe sometime. ghardwick (5) - - DEC 16, 2012 does not count
22oz bomber for xmas. (thanks Charles) Dank aroma. Warm alcohol, not hot. Well balanced. Great hop flavor, but not overly bitter. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bomber. Cloudy orange with nice head. Lovely citrus aroma. This is such a well balanced beer. Nice finish. Very impressed.
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It is amazing that Alpine’s flavor came from such a larger brewhouse/system... This is a fantastic IPA. Big rich, tropical notes - mango, guava - grapefruit and a hint of pine - it also has that unexplainable sweet smell that Alpine does. Only thing it is lacking a tad is the slight creamy mouthfeel they get to balance the big hops. Fantastic, I am taken aback.