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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4.23/5 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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