Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by joe1510:
4.49/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Recieved in trade from errantnight, thanks again. Pure Hoppiness pours a clear copper with the slightest bit of haze throughout, just enough to keep it from being crystal clear. Streams of carbonation rise to the surface keeping the head freshly renewed. A two finger dense white head appeared on the pour and stayed put Leaving webbed lacing on its way down. Good looking brew.
This beer reeks of hoppiness but, surprisingly, not the in your face pucker up and bend over type of hoppiness. A sweet candyish malt lays itself down and lets the hops lead the way. The hop additions in this beer are pretty complexingly mouthwatering. A soft floral hoppiness comes first followed by a solid dose of citrus (orange, sweetened grapefruit, and although not citrus, bubblegum). Last but not least the resinous hops show themselves. I love finding a complex hop presence in the world of citric hop bombs.
Pure Hoppiness is actually more balanced than I expected. Don't worry, it's not balanced there's just more malt than I expected. That candyish malt from the aroma meets up with some mild caramel malt and they both lay down for the layers of hoppiness that soon take over. The orange and sweetened grapefruit lead the way in the flavor and there's hints of a floral softness throughout. The resinous hops come through on the backend and finish things off nicely. The layers of flavor don't jump from one to the other but instead glide seamlessly. Great layering on this beer.
The mouthfeel is all I could ask for in a IIPA. Rich and velvety smooth. There's just enough carbonation to keep it moving with being prickly. Ultra creamy on the tongue.
This beer is disappearing far too quickly and I can't slow myself down. Every sip leaves me wanting another. I don't think I set down the glass yet.
This beer walks the line between an IPA and IIPA but does it fantastically. It's hard for me to find beer with such hop complexity and when I do I hold them near and dear. This is one of those brews. Why can't Alpine distribute to Illinois? WHY!
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 03:42:24 | More by joe1510
More User Reviews:
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 00:40:00 | More by tkdchampxi
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,879 ratings.