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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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world-class

1,887 Ratings
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96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,887
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,185
Gots: 146 | FT: 11
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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meathookjones

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one beer I have wanted to try for a long time. Now that I got a hold of 3 bottles I couldn’t wait to crack it open. This poured out a hazy golden orange body with a tall off white head. As this was consumed sheets of lacing were left decorating the sides of the glass. The aroma was filled with citric hops as well as floral ones, this is one of the most hoppy aromas I have had the pleasure of smelling. Also noted in the scent was piney smells but not much malt was detectable at all. With the first sip you know you are in for an all out hop assault citric hops jump on your tongue, grab hold and don’t let go. Notes of pine and slightly sweet malt are present but take a back seat here. The after taste is bitter and dry leaving your mouth caked in a hoppy bitterness. Everything done with the hops is done big, but not to the point of excess. Mouthfeel is creamy and about medium. This goes down pretty easily considering the huge hoppiness of it. I was not disappointed at all with this, except that it is not readily available near me.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2004 14:52:41 | More by meathookjones
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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.

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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.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,887 ratings.