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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,870 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,870
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,175
Gots: 142 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This brew uses several varieties and multiple hop additions to the kettle as well as a large "hop back" to give the bitterness and aroma a start. Plenty of dry hops finish it off and give a big hop bouquet.
Draft & 22oz bottles.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 12-18-2002)
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beesy

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Founders standard pint glass. Thanks Dudeabide for hooking me up with this one. I'm going to have to find something special to send you as a thanks!

A - pours a medium golden color that is very clear. A finger and a half of eggshell colored head builds and disappears fairly quickly. A fair amount of lacing left - which seems unusual considering the head dies so quick. A small coating of foam covers the top of the beer for the entire drink.

S - citrus hop blast with some piney notes. Maybe a slight note of alcohol detected.

T - Fantastic! Tons of hops that are mostly citrusy. A slightly coarse, piney hop bitterness, but this one seems to be all about the hop aroma and flavor. A touch of alcohol present. I'm surprised there's a slight malt flavor in the late palate.

M - fairly dry. - just how I like IPA/IIPA

D - very high for me. It's very easy to drink. The alchohol is mostly muted and a lack of a tounge busting coase bitterness makes it easy to keep on it sip after delicious sip.

Overall, a fantastic beer. It was slightly less hoppy than Heady, especially in the nose, however, its visuals and drinkability outweigh that of Heady. A high quality beer I'm thankful to have tried!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 23:44:42 | More by beesy
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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.