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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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1,690 Ratings
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Ratings: 1690
Reviews: 639
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)
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ne0m00re

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review of a 22 oz bomber. I can't find any dating.
A: Clear dark amber, it poured with a big creamy head with lacing that died to a good head.
S: Bright tangerine hops, honey, slightly resinous, with a caramel cream base. Rather enticing.
T: More pine and resinous notes than you'd expect from the aroma, it crips out to a lingering gin bitterness. A slight biscuit and mild nut with honey. Interesting, it's similar to the smell, but surprisingly different.
M: Slightly syrupy and frothy to a crisp cleansing finish.
O: This is a good one. I'd make it a regular if it was available in our area.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 22:30:26 | More by ne0m00re
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Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml bomber into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling but surprisingly big legs. Solid.

Nose is tropical fruit, cane sugar and pine. Sweet and refreshing with a hop aroma that hints at what's to come.

Opens mango, citrus and starfruit. Resiny and sap hop bitterness enter in the middle balanced by a soapy, cane sugar presence. Real juicy and pulpy. Ends with a nice balance of fruit sweetness and hop bitterness. Aftertaste of pine with a grassy hop film. Very good.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,690 ratings.