Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by Reagan1984:
4.35/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to Scot B. for sending this in my care package. Always a treat to have an Alpine Ipa of any variety. The great news is that I have not had the chance to try this version yet. Quite excited.
A classic looking pint of beer is the result of a standard pour. A bright white 2+ finger head forms and shows excellent retention. Slowly settles upon itself. Bright clear orange/amber color with some spotty carbonation releasing to the surface. A decent amount of sudsy lacing remains.
Aroma is a touch more balanced than the other Alpine offerings, but still bright fresh and floral. A touch of pine and a toasted malt sense. Some green herbal notes.
Well, one thing is a fact. Alpine knows how to make IPA/DPA’s. Another winner. I enjoy that this is really different than the others. While still very hoppy & bitter a more balanced DPA. Very fruity with a wonderful toasted malt backbone. It’s there to provide structure, but does not get in the way. Flavor follows aroma in that the hop flavors are more pine focused with some grass notes vs. citrus/grapefruit.
Body is pretty damn light and refreshing for an 8% abv beer. The ABV is well hidden and I could see some folks getting into trouble with this one.
Overall another stellar IPA (DPA) from the Alpine Family. Someday, I will make the pilgrimage. Until then I will have to rely on the beer community to supply my fix. Good thing I LOVE the beer community.
THanks Scot. This was a treat.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2011 18:51:57 | More by Reagan1984
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4.23/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle, thanks Dustin. Poured into a Surly goblet today, 3/4/2014. Not the first time I've had this but the first time I can review this..
App- clear straw yellow body, disappointingly thin white head with weak retention. Good lacing.
Smell- smells reasonably dank, like fresh hop pellets. Earthy, floral, grapefruit, pineapple. Pretty solid.
Flavor- better than it smells. More citrus and pineapple come out on top of the floral notes. A nice crackery, caramel malt backbone.
Mouthfeel- a bit thinner than I'd like. Fair amount of carbonation, nice dry finish. Not too resinous or thick. Quite bitter but clean.
Overall- solid IPA. Nelson is definitely the best one of the Alpine trio. This may very well be the worst of the three which isn't saying much since this is more than solid.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 02:55:38 | More by Stevedore
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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