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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,842 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,842
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,169
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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Sidebordz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-13-2012 00:37:32 | More by Sidebordz
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Jaacob

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-11-2012 07:57:29 | More by Jaacob
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queens1130

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-10-2012 00:43:34 | More by queens1130
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jp7161

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-08-2012 00:16:49 | More by jp7161
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-07-2012 17:22:28 | More by daveytheformer
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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium orange color with a 1-finger head that dissipates very quickly. Hops, hops, hops...I love hops. I could literally smell this one from across the room. Tons of piney, herby, resiny hops on the nose. Intense. Some citrus as first but soon changes to a caramel and bread aroma. Complex stuff. Smack-you-in-your-face hop bite right up front, but a really well-balanced DIPA by the maltiness on the taste. 8% alcohol, completely hidden. Another home-run by Alpine. These guys know how to make hoppy beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:48:00 | More by kdmcguire10
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ehammond1 for this one.

Bright, bright orange, really reminds me of Pliny, just a brilliant clear orange. A strong pour gives 1 finger of white head that recedes quickly. The aroma is stongly hoppy as is to be expected. Pine resin, grapefruit peel, oranges with a decent caramel undertone. The taste was less than I was expecting given the nose. I think the "double" IPA-ness, increasing the malt and alcohol has served to mute the hops ever so slightly on the palate. It is very balanced and very drinkable, but not quite as hop-forward as I was expecting from the aroma. The mouthfeel is very good, I had absolutely no problem finishing all 22oz myself. Overall another great (D)IPA from Alpine, I wouldn't rank it at the top of their offerings but even their lesser offerings are far better than many of the best that other breweries have to offer.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 20:26:26 | More by quirkzoo
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PerHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-31-2012 01:23:40 | More by PerHops
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Crawfordesquire

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-30-2012 17:38:29 | More by Crawfordesquire
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Lucho

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-28-2012 01:48:27 | More by Lucho
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-26-2012 00:38:03 | More by richkrull
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-18-2012 22:43:36 | More by theminutemen
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nitro0292

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-18-2012 03:54:12 | More by nitro0292
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crossovert

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle.

It pours a nice golden orangeish amber with a foamy white head.

The smell is good, but not as good as I expected. I expected it just to be stronger, the actual scent is great, nice perfumey hops, some pine, some citrus, candy, sugar.

The taste is great, Surly Abrasive territory in flavor. This one is better though. Nice pine, nice citrus, a hint of tropical fruit, balancing malt but not overpoweringly sweet. Nice dry and bitter finish, though not insanely bitter.

This is just a fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 03:05:23 | More by crossovert
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bertram

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

03-17-2012 01:21:05 | More by bertram
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-13-2012 00:42:42 | More by ThirdEyePA
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-11-2012 21:40:32 | More by DaveHack
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-11-2012 20:30:50 | More by DSlim71
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into my pint glass this brew pours a nice golden hue with a white capped head. The head may not be bold and big, but boy is it leaving some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma, for lack of better terms, is Pure Hoppiness. Fresh hops, dry hops, bitter hops, citrus hops, piny hops. All in one glass.

T: Despite all the hops, this brew maintains a certain balance that is impressing. Sweet maulty flavor mix with a nice hop citrus biterness.

MF: Mouthfeel gets a 5 for 3 reasons, the body is full, the carbonation is creamy adding to a nice body, and the finish leaves very little pallet wrecking bitterness that many IPAs of this kind leave. As a matter of fact, the aftertaste is pleasant.

Overall, I'm glad I was able to visit Alpine on my California business trip. Keep it up guys, I'm very impressed at what you're doing with beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 02:44:24 | More by TKEbeerman
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-07-2012 09:50:34 | More by Duff27
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chingonjefe

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-07-2012 05:36:50 | More by chingonjefe
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javiernano

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-06-2012 01:15:50 | More by javiernano
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-05-2012 23:14:53 | More by CEDAMA
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Heatwave33

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle to a Dogfish Head Signature Glass.

Color: Murky golden-copper with an off white head.

Smell: Floral hops and grapefruit up front. Followed by pineapple and orange.

Taste: Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Slightly coarse with a mid-heavy dryness on the palate. Nice carbonation too.

Overall: Medium bodied with a great balance. Really enjoyed this brew. Would love to try this one REAL fresh! Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 10:02:54 | More by Heatwave33
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SoCalStout

California

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into delirium tulip.

Appearance: Pours a pretty clean, slight amber, golden hue with a nice white head that sticks around for a bit, leaving massive amounts of lace.

Smell: Fresh and hoppy - extremely resinous pine and citrus backed by a bit of sweet maltyness. The hop aroma is amazing and by far one of the nicest smelling IPA's around.

Taste: Super grassy, resinous hops, strong citrus flavor with a bit of sweet roasted malt at the end that balances out the hop perfectly. I like that the malt is not overdone on this one.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, sticky, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall: Too easy to drink - at 8% ABV, they'll get to you quickly.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 09:23:06 | More by SoCalStout
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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