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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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world-class

1,837 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,837
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,170
Gots: 140 | FT: 7
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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cw577enfield

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-25-2013 13:07:09 | More by cw577enfield
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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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MrDave

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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woodchopper

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-24-2013 13:59:31 | More by woodchopper
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JayORear for the hookup.

Appearance: Clear dark gold with some copper leanings. Head is off-white and drops to a wispy cap with a small creamy collar. Solid lacing with a moderate carbonation. Moderate retention.

Smell: A bit dank with a solid pine resin bitterness. Loaded with a healthy amount of citrus with some tropical fruit elements. Some grapefruit, peach, and even some mango. Resin and oily pine. Malts are bready with some caramelized sweetness. Cooked malts with a slight hop spiciness. Some sugary sweetness with a backing hint of alcohol. A nicely balanced approach.

Taste: Bitter pine needle. Oily and slick. Some tangerine and mango flesh with a heavy grapefruit fleshiness. A touch floral with some mint and marmalade in the back. Lightly sweet malt breadiness. Some caramelized malt sweetness as well. Straight up bitter on the back of everything. Building dank pine with each sip. Bitter with some restrained alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium body pushes some almost full. Moderate carbonation with a slightly dry finish. A bit juicy and wet up front. Some alcohol drying as well.

Overall: Aptly named.

A solid DIPA. Bitter, but not so aggressive it's distracting (I'm looking at you Arctic Panzer Wolf). Malts are light and offer just enough sweetness to curb the bitterness. Oh Alpine, you so good.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 19:35:57 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Djibouti

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-21-2013 23:38:12 | More by thedarkestlord
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-21-2013 17:49:40 | More by jhillwastaken
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Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-16-2013 04:24:49 | More by Lofreqwave
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dctriman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-15-2013 10:54:32 | More by dctriman
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-14-2013 23:31:17 | More by Houser
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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EliotRosewater

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Rish907

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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rringler

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Extremely clear, dark straw/mid amber color. Pours with half to 3/4 finger head of fine to very fine bubbles, that dissapates quickly. An oily residue of microbubbles are left over.

S: Starts a bit dank and hoppy, but contains sour-fruit essence, and some malty breads.

T: Different than it smells, and a little hard to describe. A bit of dank hops and mild sour-fruit start the taste before giving way to medium+ malty breads and medium/medium+ hoppy bitterness, which contiues through the finish. Great amount of hops without any pine/resin flavor. Full flavor covers all 8% abv without any taste of alcohol.

M: Proud; a little bit bigger and thicker, and stickier than most, like every Westcoast doubble strives to be. Carbonation is great.

O: An interesting blend of hops. Represents a true double in lots of ways, but the hops selection makes it unique. It makes an exciting alternative if you're burned out on piney hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 05:18:46 | More by rringler
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Sergeh

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-11-2013 23:59:43 | More by Sergeh
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,837 ratings.