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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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world-class

1,870 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,870
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,173
Gots: 142 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This brew uses several varieties and multiple hop additions to the kettle as well as a large "hop back" to give the bitterness and aroma a start. Plenty of dry hops finish it off and give a big hop bouquet.
Draft & 22oz bottles.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 12-18-2002)
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Cavery

California

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Acquired by Klym for a wonderful weekend tasting (woot), shared with SundaySour.

A: Classic pale ale hue with a bit more transparency that borders on yellow. Liquid gold flake in a classic pale ale coloration. Perhaps a bit on the lighter side for a DIPA, but there's nothing wrong with that.

S: Orangey pine, lemon cammomile tea with a swirl of marmalade. Honey sweetness takes the nose for a joy ride. Promising smells from this DIPA! Even if a bit 101. That said, it's well done.

T: Very light orange and pine sap flavor. Smooth and modest for the style. Very nice, but there's a bit of a lemon ricola lozenge taste that interrupts the other characteristics. Up to the point of that interruption it's quite good, but when i get a dose of that throat medicine I feel a bit cheated. It at least remains consistent in that it's still a nuanced flavor. The strong point of the beer is the malty perfection. It tastes like oven fresh French bread crusts. simply delicious malt flavors in what can be an overly hop dominant style.

M: The mouth is just about right. A refreshing double IPA that wins you over with sessionability. Alpine is no stranger to sessionable IPA's, but I'd say this one has a particularly silky mouth-feel. Alpine did a good job here on their DIPA.

O: Another very solid offering from Alpine. They really have yet to disappoint, but I think their single IPA's are more enjoyable. Nelson and Duet are both so good, I couldn't help but have some soaring expectations coming into Pure Hoppiness. It's not fair to the brewers, but one can dream. I'd still take this over a great many in style, but if I reach for an alpine brew I think I'd grab one of their equally sessionable single IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 01:55:02 | More by Cavery
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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.