Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
4.8/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Town Hall Stemware glass.
Pours like clear liquid gold with bubbly white 1 finger head. Leaves tons of lacing after several minutes of head dissipation.
Smells of tons of pine, citrus hops, and grapefruit. Lots of hops lots of pine! Very nice,its great success (in Borats accent).
Taste is bitter with a smash you in the face hoppiness. A little malt at first but the citrus hops and bitterness blows it away quickly. I likes.
Mouthfeel is medium with little tongue and mouth bite and just the slightest alcohol burn on the way down.
Drinkability is high. This goes in my top 5 IPA/DIPA reminds me a lot of Surly Abrasive and I love that beer. Hell of a job Alpine.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2011 07:33:37 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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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
97 out of 100 based on 1,621 ratings.