Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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Appearance - Pours a nice amber, hazy golden color with about a finger of relatively slowly dissipating foam which leads into some great looking lacing.
Smell - Very "fresh." Hoppy, piney, and citrusy which is followed by a nice malt/sweet character. Smells great!
Taste - A bit more bitter than I was expecting from the smell, but not in a bad way. I immediately taste the bitter grapefruit, orange peel, hops, and some pine. This is followed by a nice balanced malty taste. [Edit] The more I drink this the less bitter and more enjoyable this becomes.
Mouthfeel - Relatively thick mouthfeel with decent carbonation but not over the top. Ends with a crisp and fresh finish.
Drinkability - Very much so. I meant to drink this a couple weeks ago when I first got it but have not had a chance so I'm sure if it was even more fresh it would have been that much better. Not the "best" DIPA I've had but pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2009 00:23:22 | More by SpdKilz
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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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