Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by kawilliams81:
4.22/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a 16 oz. snifter.
A- Light copper, very clean. 2 finger off-white head with excellent lacing that stays through the beer.
S- Tons of citrus, but pineapple is the first thing that stands out.
T- Some sweet malts but doesn't last for long. Citrus is does not shine through in the taste as it does in the nose. Some sort of different flavor is here near middle/finish...maybe roasted malts or almost nuts? Good amount of citrus and pine bitterness at the finish.
M- Medium bodied, mouth astringency is left in the aftertaste that coats your mouth.
O- Love the nose of this beer, but was a little disappointed that it did not continue into the taste of this beer. Still a very good ipa/dipa but not a top tier one IMO.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2011 02:36:39 | More by kawilliams81
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4.23/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle, thanks Dustin. Poured into a Surly goblet today, 3/4/2014. Not the first time I've had this but the first time I can review this..
App- clear straw yellow body, disappointingly thin white head with weak retention. Good lacing.
Smell- smells reasonably dank, like fresh hop pellets. Earthy, floral, grapefruit, pineapple. Pretty solid.
Flavor- better than it smells. More citrus and pineapple come out on top of the floral notes. A nice crackery, caramel malt backbone.
Mouthfeel- a bit thinner than I'd like. Fair amount of carbonation, nice dry finish. Not too resinous or thick. Quite bitter but clean.
Overall- solid IPA. Nelson is definitely the best one of the Alpine trio. This may very well be the worst of the three which isn't saying much since this is more than solid.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 02:55:38 | More by Stevedore
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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