Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by Gushue3:
4.03/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to sarge27 for this major want as an extra. Poured into KtG bulb glass.
A 2 finger white is thick and lush that turns foamy. The body is pretty clear with a small haze and is gold with a slight orange tint. As the head slowly comes down thick, foamy lace is left and a 1/4" slab of foam is left above the body. Some nice carbonation bubbles as well. Very close to a 5
S Big citrusy hops come out initially and a strong earthy/piney scent follows. Tropical fruits are intertwined in there as well.
T Big bitter bite upfront that carries all the way to the finish. Orange zest, pine, grass, floral, earthy hops take the majority of the flavor. This is mainly bitter with flavors coming through secondary.
M Medium carbonation feel that consists of tiny bubbles. Feel is a bit heavier and thicker than other DIPAs. Finish is somewhat dry.
O Very nice bitterness all the way through and looked amazing in the glass. My only complaint is the feel, it's a little thick but not the end of the world. Well done DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2012 23:52:31 | More by Gushue3
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4.58/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bomber purchased from Alpine Beer Company on 7-16, and consumed on 7-27.
Nice, golden color with 1" head.
The smell is dank, weedy hops that preview what is yet to come.
The taste is a little lighter than expected, but delicious. Dank, fresh, herbal hops, tropical fruit, and a good malt back bone to balance it all out. This skews a little toward the Stone IPA's and reminds me somewhat of a lighter Enjoy by, but with more balance.
Mouthfeel is average for the style, with average carbonation. This was obviously bottled right before I purchased it as the freshness is there in spades.
What an enjoyable double IPA. It certainly gives it's more celebrated brothers Nelson and Duet a run for it's money from a quality/pleasure standpoint,, and I will happily buy my quota of this every time I set foot in Alpine Beer Co.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 16:26:20 | More by highdesertdrinker
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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