Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.33/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz brown bomber. Thanks to xlperro!!
Hazy golden colored beer. Wonderful white foam head; sticks to the glass with tightly laced bubble that retains.
Aroma is pure hops! Fresh hops. Pine, lime juice, herbal, alcohol spice/esters. Notes of bready grains in the background and fresh vegetables. A bit dank. Yeah, dank.
Smooth, even mouthfeel. Lively, prickly carbonation. Tasty malt foundation that's sweet with hints of caramel and a lightly toasted bready flavor. Very dry. Very bitter. Hops have an incredible citrus snap and sharp cheesy edge, followed by a saltiness and some major pine and herbal spice. Mentions of dried wood. Alcohol is noticeable, with warming esters, and kicks in with the hop spiciness. Bready leftovers in the finish, with an edge of raw leafy hops.
Man, this is one hopped-up beer! Gotta love its overall rawness that smacks the shite out of you, but you enjoy it and come back for more. Hell yeah!
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2003 19:53:13 | More by Todd
4.3/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
First off I want to thank BA xlperro for the sample. 22 oz brown bomber with no freshness date and a 6.8% abv on the side of the label. Contract brewed by Alesmith Brewing.
Appearance: Big brassy golden hue with a signature froth that can only come for a highly hopped brew.
Smell: Big earthy veggie hop with a huge drop of spicy citrus. Lots of fresh hop aroma to go around as well as hints of alcoholic esters and malt sweetness within.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Think pungent halo of hops lingers on the first sip to the last, soft flowery and citric flavours mingle throughout. Faint flavours of toasted malt and vague caramel come to the palate clouded, as they should. The alcoholic warmth hits middle to end and shows that there is a slight kick; esters are held to a minimum yet a quite noticeable.
Notes: What can I say, this is all I expected from a west coast IPA and a little bit more. Its nice to get a kick in the mouth with a big hoppy brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2003 01:12:08 | More by Jason
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