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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,880 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,880
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,178
Gots: 146 | 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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mborge

Nevada

2/5  rDev -54.3%

02-12-2012 06:25:44 | More by mborge
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-11-2012 18:27:35 | More by YaKnowBrady
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crbooher

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-08-2012 21:48:53 | More by crbooher
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groovy24

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-08-2012 02:37:02 | More by groovy24
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade...thanks dimce! Poured into a tulip glass....

A) Nice golden hue slight foamy head.

S) Citrusy notes abound, can't wait to taste.

T) Wow this is a hop bomb! Nice flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, lemon...this is a treat.

M) Makes you pucker a bit...I have no idea where the alchohol is.

O) This beer is absolutely fantastic. Good fortune to have had!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 01:28:23 | More by jimmy82063
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texasclimber

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-07-2012 14:36:20 | More by texasclimber
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-07-2012 06:55:56 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-06-2012 16:39:48 | More by JebediahScooter
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pwsoldier

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-06-2012 16:15:15 | More by pwsoldier
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lcmir23

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-05-2012 23:34:24 | More by lcmir23
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-05-2012 03:44:43 | More by SpillyBeers
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SkiBum22

New York

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head. Alright retention and a bit of lacing.

S - Big citrus and tropical fruit: grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lemon, orange. Smells a bit sweet.

T - Nice mix of pine and grapefruit. Medium length finish with some floral notes on top of a very mild bitterness.

M - Prickly carbonation with a nice resinous coating. Medium bodied and astringent on the finish.

O - My first brew from ABC and I wasn't disappointed. Very solid DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 15:12:22 | More by SkiBum22
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WillCarrera

Ohio

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

22 oz bomber, no date on bottle, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a golden amber color with a thin creamy, sticky head. Leaves good lacing.

S- Holy crap, this beer has one of the best hop aromas I've smelled in a long time. Massive pine sap aroma with loads of citrus and herbs. Very bright, fresh aroma.

T- More giant hops, solid bitterness with more pine, citrus, all the good IPA stuff, the hops also have a spicy, earthy, dank character that's very interesting. Slightly sweet, caramelly malt, has a bit of graininess to it. Alcohol becomes more present as the beer warms and contributes a mild tropical fruit flavor. Overall it's not a very boozy or sweet beer, it definitely leans heavily on the brighter pine and citrus flavors and that dank hop flavor.

M- Medium bodied, smooth, very creamy feel, finishes bone dry, a bit of warmth from the alcohol.

O- An awesome DIPA, I really love hop bombs and this one is huge, it's an excellent West Coast style DIPA but really sets itself apart with its complex hop flavors, super tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 08:42:11 | More by WillCarrera
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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
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,880 ratings.