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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,932 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,932
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,193
Gots: 155 | FT: 10
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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badbeer

Iowa

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%

Nice light amber color with a big pillowy white head; great retention and lacing. Citrus and lemon zest notes in the aroma; very hop forward. Also a bit of a smell I can only describe as dank and slightly vegetal. The first taste I get is a bit of the vegetal one noted in the aroma, thankfully it goes to a combination of lemon, orange, and pine shortly thereafter. Slightly higher than medium carbonation and a little less than medium bodied. Good beer, I'd like to try this again. Thanks, Kyle!

12-28-2008 00:02:24 | More by badbeer
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip. 8% ABV, no date.

A - Just like the other Alpine brews, Pure Hoppiness pours out a clear golden yellow color with a great head rising to two fingers. Good retention ends up as thick lace all over the glass.

S - Once again, the aroma is a little bit low and finally enters in with an unfortunate plastic and burnt rubber aroma. A bit of mango and a hint of onion ask the hops. What is going on in these two beers (Nelson included). A bit of malts in the background but its not appealing.

T - Again, most of the gross off-flavors in the nose disappear in the taste. This time the beer is better with a fairly strong pine and fruit profile that carefully lets a smooth toasted biscuit malt backing through.

M - Pure Hoppiness is medium-full-bodied and bold with a smooth but almost slick feel and a low-medium carbonation finish. Bitterness is balanced well on the finish with malty sweetness.

D - Decent drinkability, much better than Nelson, it goes down well and smooth with a nice finish. A drinkable double IPA that doesn't feel at all like a double IPA.

07-05-2010 19:02:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Matthew

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%

22 oz bottle pours into my tulip glass a nice golden orange color with a small spotty white head. There is a decent amount of lacing that clings to the inside of the glass just above the top of the beer.
The aroma is filled with a piny hoppiness that is most prominent. A decent amount of citrus hop aroma is present as well but not quite as much as I expected. Piny hops, a good amount of a green grassiness is there just before you are left with a fair amount of something that is similar to mandarin oranges.
A decent hoppy pine bitterness is first but fades quick to leave my tongue with some dry earthy tones and a tinge of malt sweetness. After a couple of sips and the beer warms a bit, I can taste a small amount of orangey flavor. This DIPA finishes dry, which is a plus in my book.
Decent body but carbonation is lacking.
Very good drinkability. Goes down easy and isn't overwhelming.
This is a very nice beer, but despite the nice aroma and good initial hop bite, the hop profile seems to fade quite a bit. I was left wanting more of a middle and a better end.

06-25-2007 23:42:42 | More by Matthew
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PatronWizard

California

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%

Scored from OlieIPA for ... oh shit, I didn't give him anything yet.

Little bit of a haziness in this golden hued beuaty. White head. Moderate retention.

Smell is mmm, hops. Thick with hops. If there was a hop scented Glade Plug-In, this is what it would smell like.

Taste is strong and good but to be honest, I taste a little water as well. An ever so slight fruit flavor is present. Overall flavor is a little weak.

Of course it's very drinkable and cuddlable. It's just that I had a fresh Sculpin this week and it blows this stuff away.

Ok, finished the bottle and it was good not great.

Overall: Sculpin

10-04-2008 05:10:22 | More by PatronWizard
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

03-10-2014 17:16:21 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.

Appearance: Clear light amber; excellent clarity; a weak off-shite head that manages to leaves some sticky lacing on the glass.

Aroma: very, very mild and subtle for style. Just faint hops. Pleasant.

Flavor: Mild for style -- more IPA than DIPA -- still, stronger and hoppier than the aroma suggests. Moderate complexity. Only moderately bitter at its peak. Moderate complexity. The hop flavor lingers on in the aftertaste.

Feel: Light-medium body with near medium carbonation. Dry finish. Slightly astringent.

O: a distinctive (D)IPA. Recommended.

07-04-2014 02:29:36 | More by chinchill
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

06-17-2013 18:52:17 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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sukwonee

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

01-19-2013 09:31:41 | More by sukwonee
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

05-02-2013 02:11:12 | More by Luk13
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-17-2014 04:59:50 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

01-01-2013 04:06:52 | More by mychalg9
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DoubleSunshine610

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

05-22-2012 16:39:41 | More by DoubleSunshine610
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stxSS07

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

12-12-2012 02:01:40 | More by stxSS07
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

10-20-2012 03:19:38 | More by Archemedies
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ChanChan

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

09-25-2012 15:30:04 | More by ChanChan
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ZepHead80

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

06-30-2013 13:22:21 | More by ZepHead80
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bahnfire

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

11-10-2013 19:41:25 | More by bahnfire
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

12-28-2013 00:59:23 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-10-2013 22:17:54 | More by DonFrap
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TheBronze

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

06-13-2012 03:19:51 | More by TheBronze
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Rainblows

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

09-17-2013 14:54:09 | More by Rainblows
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claytong

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

04-08-2013 18:40:56 | More by claytong
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

03-31-2013 14:31:05 | More by UNCCTDawg
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Soto

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

12-25-2013 06:23:25 | More by Soto
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-12-2014 03:27:48 | More by cp45
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,932 ratings.