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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,883 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,883
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,181
Gots: 145 | FT: 10
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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iskeptopotamus

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-31-2012 06:20:48 | More by iskeptopotamus
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highdesertdrinker

Arizona

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber purchased from Alpine Beer Company on 7-16, and consumed on 7-27.

Nice, golden color with 1" head.

The smell is dank, weedy hops that preview what is yet to come.

The taste is a little lighter than expected, but delicious. Dank, fresh, herbal hops, tropical fruit, and a good malt back bone to balance it all out. This skews a little toward the Stone IPA's and reminds me somewhat of a lighter Enjoy by, but with more balance.

Mouthfeel is average for the style, with average carbonation. This was obviously bottled right before I purchased it as the freshness is there in spades.

What an enjoyable double IPA. It certainly gives it's more celebrated brothers Nelson and Duet a run for it's money from a quality/pleasure standpoint,, and I will happily buy my quota of this every time I set foot in Alpine Beer Co.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 16:26:20 | More by highdesertdrinker
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-30-2014 02:42:21 | More by Hendrick24
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-30-2014 02:03:28 | More by ucsbmullet
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-28-2014 21:16:11 | More by TheSamKuehn
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jallen5076

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-27-2014 21:38:25 | More by jallen5076
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cjohns73

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-26-2014 02:13:27 | More by cjohns73
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-26-2014 01:09:46 | More by bcm75
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hoppyhour

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-25-2014 18:40:47 | More by hoppyhour
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Dave_Heltzel

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-25-2014 17:08:30 | More by Dave_Heltzel
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Ddilo

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-25-2014 17:03:38 | More by Ddilo
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-24-2014 00:33:26 | More by mjstacker
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sendsilk

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-23-2014 12:37:35 | More by sendsilk
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pjkelley82

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-23-2014 08:55:10 | More by pjkelley82
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BSW

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-22-2014 02:45:27 | More by BSW
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terraism

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Billquirk

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-21-2014 20:27:22 | More by Billquirk
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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thomda11

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-20-2014 22:57:44 | More by thomda11
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MattLatuchie

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Iowa

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

If you really like malt forward, bitter IPAs, as opposed to fruity, tropical IPAs, then you'll like it.

It isn't clean. It's dirty and earthy and bitter. The hops are harsh. The beer lashes at your tongue.

And I love it.

This is not Heady Topper. It is not fun. It is beautiful in its own way. Darker than your average IPA, with a light head. Perfect IPA mouthful. So much onion flavor. Green onion and yellow onion.

And delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 00:40:00 | More by tkdchampxi
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caseyoharaa

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-19-2014 23:36:11 | More by caseyoharaa
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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,883 ratings.