Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.38/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with BevMoIan. Thanks a ton for this one Ian! Poured into a Russian River Belgian glass.
A - Pours a brilliantly clear pale golden orange color. A small white head forms and fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass. Some thin, sticky lacing chases the beer down the glass.
S - Rich piney and citrusy grapefruit aroma hits right out of the bottle and magnifies in the glass. Very good. Light hints of bready malt try to fight there way to the surface and barely succeed, but the hops dominate this one, as I would expect.
T - Grapefruit and pine - more pine in the flavor than the aroma. Heavy and oily in pine nature. Light biscuity and low level caramel malt flavors balance somewhat with their sweetness. Very enjoyable Double IPA.
M - Quite full bodied, rich and resiny. High level of carbonation with Alpine's typically amazing fine bubbles that give a creaminess to the mouthfeel. Very nice.
D - Really great tasting and smooth double IPA...hops forward in the West Coast style and really good. Really good double IPA...8% is a little high to be drinking lots of this, but it would be an enjoyable experience trying.
Not quite up to Pliny or Alpine's own Exponential Hoppiness, but very, very good. Glad I had a chance to try this one...definitely would love to have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2009 00:33:57 | More by portia99
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4.35/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Lively and crisp in the mouth and goes down sappy and juicy. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Really awesome!
There's certainly a ton of hype behind Alpine's IPAs and Pure Hoppiness doesn't disappoint. Incredibly balanced, not overly bitter with a great feel that brings the whole experience together. Certainly worth the acclaim.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 23:00:08 | More by SpeedwayJim
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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