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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,842 Ratings
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world-class

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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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juliusseizure

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-03-2012 20:48:35 | More by juliusseizure
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beermeX2

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-02-2012 05:34:33 | More by beermeX2
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SageO

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-01-2012 17:53:50 | More by SageO
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Popp24

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-01-2012 02:50:22 | More by Popp24
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herrorara

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-31-2012 20:41:47 | More by herrorara
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iskeptopotamus

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-31-2012 06:20:48 | More by iskeptopotamus
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to breaks808 for the bottle. Cheers!

Bright copper color with minimal head and little lacing.

Big fruity aroma with tropical fruits, orange rind and just a hint of pine. Big juicy hop taste delivers fully what is promised by the nose. Lingering peppery bitterness, well balanced with the brighter flavors.

Medium body with light but appropriate carbonation. A tasty and drinkable DIPA. This one seems refined and elegant compared to some of the other beers in the category - not a rustic example. After trying Nelson as well, I am thinking maybe this is the Alpine style?

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 03:04:07 | More by CliffBrake
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2012 05:49:21 | More by drewone
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-29-2012 20:19:03 | More by EasyReader
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brentusaurus

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-29-2012 10:55:05 | More by brentusaurus
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-29-2012 03:54:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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danskyad

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-29-2012 03:00:58 | More by danskyad
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heresy22

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-28-2012 04:45:16 | More by heresy22
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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

What a simply phenomenal DIPA. Cloudy golden apricot color with a good-sized head settling slowly to a creamy wisp on top. Strong lacing.

Lots of pineapple hops smelled from a few feet away. As you breathe in deeply you get more citrus fruits and slight onion-y undertone. The flavor is deliciously hoppy, packed full of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit. Again the hint of onion and garlic, perhaps from summit hops? Very restrained malt character as typical for this style. Light sweetness. Bitterness is definitely there but doesn’t overshadow all the subtle nuances created by the wide variety of hops used. Really tasty and intricate.

Medium-full body, slightly creamy, with less of a lingering aftertaste than you’d expect. What’s there isn’t overly bitter either; the details of the flavor remain. Medium carbonation for a west coast DIPA.

What can I say? Alpine is killin’ it. Their IPAs are clearly among the best in the world.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 04:08:13 | More by tobelerone
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-26-2012 21:32:18 | More by KAF
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nevins

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-26-2012 01:01:10 | More by nevins
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raverjames

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-25-2012 21:03:24 | More by raverjames
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beast464

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-25-2012 20:40:55 | More by beast464
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sammo

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-25-2012 19:22:50 | More by sammo
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Rckmo10

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-25-2012 04:43:08 | More by Rckmo10
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ales4baldo

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-24-2012 04:11:01 | More by ales4baldo
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-22-2012 18:19:57 | More by ThirstyHerf
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-21-2012 18:04:39 | More by CarolinaKevin
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-21-2012 01:10:26 | More by Mark000
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-20-2012 15:09:00 | More by Kaydogg
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,842 ratings.