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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness

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97
world-class

1,685 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1685
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%


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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Todd

Colorado

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
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Jason

Massachusetts

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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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml bomber into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling but surprisingly big legs. Solid.

Nose is tropical fruit, cane sugar and pine. Sweet and refreshing with a hop aroma that hints at what's to come.

Opens mango, citrus and starfruit. Resiny and sap hop bitterness enter in the middle balanced by a soapy, cane sugar presence. Real juicy and pulpy. Ends with a nice balance of fruit sweetness and hop bitterness. Aftertaste of pine with a grassy hop film. Very good.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Lively and crisp in the mouth and goes down sappy and juicy. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Really awesome!

There's certainly a ton of hype behind Alpine's IPAs and Pure Hoppiness doesn't disappoint. Incredibly balanced, not overly bitter with a great feel that brings the whole experience together. Certainly worth the acclaim.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 23:00:08 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,685 ratings.