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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,956 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,956
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,196
Gots: 156 | 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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It poured a nice golden yellow, but lacked decent head and lacing. Both are things I expect from a double ipa. The aroma was very complex and completely loaded with hops. I've just started home brewing, so I can sometimes pick out what type of hops are being used by the smell, but with this, they intermingled and fed off eachother to create an almost supernatural aroma. The taste was like the smell, but was complemented nicely by the sublte malt back-bone. They really let the hops take over making my face pucker and distort in joy. It was also extremely easy to go through a bomber in a sitting. I like this beer.

dbalsock, Jun 09, 2007
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Another great selection at the Toronado.

Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a decent white head.

Aromas are exceptional. It bursts with smells of fresh resiny pine hops.

Flavors are mostly of hops. That aroma carries through the beer with resin and pine flavors. It's very sharp and biting. There is a general sweet and creamy maltiness that helps balance this one out. The only drawback, is an underlying sourness that sets this one back a bit.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Full and well rounded.

Drinkability is good. It's an excellent DIPA. A notch below the best, but still well done and quite tasty.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,956 ratings.