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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4.23/5 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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