1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,679 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1679
Reviews: 638
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)
View: Beers (41) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Pure Hoppiness Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,679 | Reviews: 638 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd
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
Photo of Jason
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
More User Reviews:
Photo of pauljunk
pauljunk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-17-2014 13:44:34 | More by pauljunk
Photo of Kramerwtmf
Kramerwtmf

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-17-2014 04:44:36 | More by Kramerwtmf
Photo of Curt1
Curt1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-17-2014 02:59:45 | More by Curt1
Photo of mhind52
mhind52

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-16-2014 18:43:23 | More by mhind52
Photo of funkyaudio
funkyaudio

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-16-2014 02:50:42 | More by funkyaudio
Photo of SixPack6
SixPack6

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-16-2014 01:24:17 | More by SixPack6
Photo of Phil_H
Phil_H

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-15-2014 02:50:41 | More by Phil_H
Photo of canadianghetto
canadianghetto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-15-2014 02:47:45 | More by canadianghetto
Photo of Gunch52
Gunch52

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2014 01:37:17 | More by Gunch52
Photo of berley31
berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-14-2014 16:44:23 | More by berley31
Photo of roger617
roger617

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-13-2014 23:39:41 | More by roger617
Photo of Sam516
Sam516

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-13-2014 22:37:17 | More by Sam516
Photo of sourdog
sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-12-2014 10:10:55 | More by sourdog
Photo of yoitsarch
yoitsarch

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-12-2014 05:01:55 | More by yoitsarch
Photo of CSO
CSO

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-11-2014 03:24:17 | More by CSO
Photo of jkball01
jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-10-2014 23:00:21 | More by jkball01
Photo of Buick222
Buick222

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-10-2014 18:28:06 | More by Buick222
Photo of Erick_G
Erick_G

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-08-2014 15:56:29 | More by Erick_G
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-08-2014 00:40:15 | More by PhilDaBrewer
Photo of laxer8811
laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-07-2014 22:44:32 | More by laxer8811
Photo of ToadiesForCody
ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-07-2014 13:39:25 | More by ToadiesForCody
Photo of Pelican5
Pelican5

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2014 22:48:46 | More by Pelican5
Photo of Axnjxn
Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-06-2014 21:46:56 | More by Axnjxn
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,679 ratings.