Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by ngeunit1:
4.47/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head atop. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - The aroma is bursting with hops. There is a nice mix of citrus and piney hops that are super fresh. There is just a touch of caramel sweetness in the background.
T - Starts off with a big hit of hops and bitterness. There is again, a nice mix of piney hops and grapefruit flavor. Through the middle, the caramel sweetness sneaks in a bit and the bitterness grows as well. The finish is a mix of lots of hop bitterness and some sweet caramel malts that linger.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and fairly dry. The finish is especially dry from the strong hop flavor and bitterness.
D - Very drinkable. Very hop heavy, but the hop profile is so excellent it does not matter. From start to end, the hops just do not seem to give up at all.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2011 04:46:47 | More by ngeunit1
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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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