Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.93/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a tulip from a bomber purchased at Whole Foods in Tustin. This is the second time I have had this beer from the bottle.
A: Light coppery-orange in color, with 1-finger of white head that diminishes to a foamy residue that lasts and lasts. Lacing is moderate and fine.
S: Sweet, with elements of pine and slight alcohol. This beer smells sticky with hops as well as sugar.
T: Bitter from start to finish, with some alcohol astringency and slight malt coming late. The sweetness detected in the smell is not reflected in the taste. The flavor of this beer begins in a very restrained way, without that usual strong burst of flowers and citrus that has become commonplace in the style. However, hoppy flavors escalate alongside the bitterness until they are restrained by the appropriately cutting alcohol.
M: Medium viscosity and fairly low to moderate carbonation. Entirely appropriate for the style.
D: This beer is a very good representative of its style, without demonstrating any single pronounced attribute. What is so special about Pure Hoppiness? I don't know, it's just good. That said, drinkability suffers a little due to the high alcohol content and the fact that it is represented in the flavor.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2010 04:12:21 | More by beagle75
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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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