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RATINGS: 404   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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3.7
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Tasted on 9/9/12 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Midtown. Pours clear dark orange with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to rocky lace. The nose is super intense dank and resin hops with a nice dose of caramel malt to back everything up. The flavor is pretty sweet, but dominated by the super intense dank and resin hops, with the malty caramel and bread balancing the hops nicely. The body is fairly full and sticky with average carbonation and a long super bitter and hoppy finish.

3.7
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
On tap. Clear golden hued body with a lasting white head. Aromas are dank and floral hop character. Citrus, tangerine, herbaceous, DMTS. Low malt. Lively carbonation, mild grainy sweetness on the tongue, alcohol. Herbaceous and dank hops. Medium bitterness. Medium to medium high carbonation, mostly dry, medium bodied. Good.

3.7
Whalescreams (9) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
Super intense ipa hence the name... At first the extreme hop resin is overwhelming but in builds in flavor and on you. As I sputter out

3.7
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
22oz bottle, $7 from Beer Run. Mostly clear golden color. Good dense off-white head, leaves good lace. Very interesting unique hop aroma. Something in it that’s new to me. Like a biscuit well-seasoned with strong herbs. Interesting, and pretty tasty. Smooth, lighter carbonation, creamy texture. Clean finish, but good long hoppy aftertaste. Nice big bitter taste, little alcohol bite in the finish and warmth in the aftertaste, little slightly zesty sweetness. Little stickiness in the finish. Satisfying and interesting DIPA.

3.7
Terminus (3739) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle-purchased at Davidson Liquors in Littleton, CO SEP 2012-pours bright lite orange with a small soapy white head. not much here to look at really. lite lacing but not much. nose has some astringent grass, green onion, very medicinal asprin type flavors going on, lite earthy tone, lite dank notes, but alot of green onion. flavors take on a different aproach-chalky citrus, lite bitterness, green onion. not much complexity here and seems thin in terms of flavor. body is big with a bit too much carbonation. a tad sweet on the finish as well. Hmm, doesnt have alot of the alpine character i was hoping it would have. This beer isnt that old so it shouldnt have signs of age. However, from the ratings i see at the start, im not getting alot of those traits in this beer. seems somewhat above middle of the road for me. alpine’s house beers run circles around this!

3.7
onceblind (10861) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Tap at NB. Clear brilliant golden with a laceful, albeit thin, white head, and a fresh-hoppy aroma of leafy, lupulin-filled fresh picked hops, with a slight tangerine/caramel backbone. The taste is pretty full and hoppy, but remains fairly balanced. Lots of fresh picked leafy lupulin-filled hops greet the palate head on, leading to a touch of pine, but the bitterness is tempered with a mild light fruity and citrusy sweetness, with notes of orange, lemon, and tangerine melding with pale malts and bitter caramel sweetness. Overall kinda bitter, but a delightful hop lovers dream.

3.7
Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
22oz. Bomber. Pours clear dark orange with a nice frothy, thick off-white head that slowly diminishes. The nose is big dank and resiny hops with solid caramel presence. The flavor is also dominated by the dank, resin, pine characteristic, with the sweet caramel malts to back. Nice sticky mouthfeel and a long bitter duration. Nice.

3.7
illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bomber poured into a pint glass. Clear dark golden orange with a sticky ecru head. Aroma is..... baking chocolate? Yep.. weird powdered cocoa/chocolate note is distinctly there, along with fragrant botanical soap and dried pineapple chunks. Flavor is decidedly on the sweet side of the tracks, both in terms of the caramel malt and the candied citrus hops. Normally I’d hate such a sweet flavor profile but this beer actually had a pretty smooth, light body that mitigates it. It’s still not nearly as drinkable as Pliny or Nelson though.

3.7
TheGB (579) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours yellow with a thin white head. Nice aroma of citrus, floral, grassy hops. Smooth taste, mostly of hops, with a lot of grass, citrus, some malt, but surprisingly little for 9% ABV, it’s kinda hidden in there. Some definite spice from the hops.

3.6
beernbourbon (1604) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
On tap. Pour is deep golden with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor are full of smooth light caramel malt with an array of more-subtle-than-expected hop notes including: floral notes, citrus notes, and pine notes. It’s a solid offering but was blown away by the FW double jack that I had side by side with it. I will update this rating if I try this again.


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