Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by portia99:
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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4.58/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Mouthfeel is average for the style, with average carbonation. This was obviously bottled right before I purchased it as the freshness is there in spades.
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 16:26:20 | More by highdesertdrinker
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,887 ratings.