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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,932 Ratings
THE BROS
96
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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DCon

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

Enjoyed a very generous, 12oz Pour from a Growler @ the Royale in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Alpine Beer Labeled 64oz Growler w/ the Mts. across the label into a 12oz Pint Glass. Fresh from the brewery!

Aroma- Huge hops and strength hits the nose first. Then strong fruit and malt come into play. A very balanced nose.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average retention. Has a dark copper, light orange colored body with a reddish, cloudy background. Leaves good lacing behind.

Flavor- Tons of character, strength, and mixed hop flavors hit the palate first. Hops galore and had a stupid amount of bitterness. One of the highest I've had in a minute.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, sweet on the finish, and had a easy alcohol strength.

Overall Impression- For a top ranked 2X IPA, this one was very nice but not in my top 5 list. Still am glad I finally was able to enjoy this guy! Highly recommend nonetheless and will be looking for this in bottle!

05-02-2012 20:55:27 | More by DCon
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-02-2012 05:26:32 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Spartan213

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-30-2012 18:39:11 | More by Spartan213
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mjn5036

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-24-2012 17:02:22 | More by mjn5036
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hackomal

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-24-2012 16:30:12 | More by hackomal
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LockeSD

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-23-2012 05:29:32 | More by LockeSD
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Ajax84

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-22-2012 16:36:48 | More by Ajax84
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Devi0us

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-21-2012 09:29:25 | More by Devi0us
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Shag

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-21-2012 00:25:34 | More by Shag
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motorhed

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-21-2012 00:25:25 | More by motorhed
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-20-2012 01:06:07 | More by hoppymcgee
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rawfish

California

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours orange gold with stunning clarity, forms a pillowy 2 finger head with loads of retention. Curtains of lace on the glass.

Hops are resinous pine with delicate floral notes. Underlying malt is nearly undetectable but provides a simple syrup and pastry sweetness. Doesn't exactly fill the room but there's plenty to like here.

Malt is slightly bready with more pastry dough to provide sweetness before the resinous hops pass over the tongue. Pine resin, spicy herbs and lemon pith make up the hop profile that smacks you around a bit before the end with alcohol and a light bitterness to deliver the finisher.

Body and carbonation are appropriate for the style maybe a bit higher on the scale for carbonation. Alcohol is very much evident and gets a little abrasive before lifting into bitterness and accompanying drying.

A hop forward DIPA with a shallow malt backing yet stays very balanced. Hop character is like a flower patch in a forest, deep and resinous with uplifting notes. Alcohol burn is part of the profile as well. Ultimately this profile makes for a very enjoyable brew.

04-18-2012 04:10:28 | More by rawfish
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Paulydeets

New York

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a very clear amber, orange, really nice clarity. Smells of piney, resinous, delicious hops, it really smacks you right in the face. Taste is pretty hop forward, but honestly a lot smoother than I expected. Very balanced. I dont know the age on this bottle but if I had to guess then I would say thats its not as fresh as one would like. The hops die off in the flavor rather quickly and the malts come through. Still very tasty but I wish that I could have it freesh. Mouthfeel is pretty nice as well, very smooth, you can tell it has carbonation, but its almost like the thick resinous hops just eat it up. Very good, but Id really like to try it fresh.

04-17-2012 22:11:29 | More by Paulydeets
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antoines15

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-15-2012 23:39:35 | More by antoines15
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oaktree42


4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-14-2012 16:31:08 | More by oaktree42
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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%

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.

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

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

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
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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