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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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2,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,103
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,221
Gots: 177 | FT: 13
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Ehammond1 for hooking me up!

A- Pours a light orange hue with a small white head that leaves just a ring around the top of the glass

S- Huge piney hops! Malt? We don't need no stinkin malt!

T- Again the huge bitter piney hops but a dash of citrus in there that brings everything to balance. Simply wonderful

M- Light, refreshing, prickley, gorgeous

O- This doesnt quiiite match up to Nelson or Duet but let's be honest, hardly any IPAs do. This is delicious and Alpine certainly knows how to brew a damn IPA

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Bottle was purchased on December 27th, 2013.

A - Dark gold to bronze

S - Citrus notes and grassy. Mostly a hop forward nose. Some biscuity/yeasty smells are noticeable after a little swirl.

T - Lots of citrus and tropical fruits from the hops. Lots of grapefruit, orange and pine. You also get a little toasted malt and biscuit toward the end. The finish is classic Alpine. Its crisp and resinous.

M - It's medium to light bodied. It has that oily/sticky body that I love in IPAs. Its very drinkable and hides the 8.00% Abv well.

O - This is another example of an amazing (D)IPA by Alpine. The classic resinous and crisp finish makes this beer extremely drinkable. Although I prefer Nelson and Duet to this (just barely), this is still a top DIPA that ranks up there with Heady and Pliny.

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A-Cloudy orange, one finger head that leaves behind some lacing.

S-Lots of pine and grassy hops. What a hop forward nose.

T-Lots of pine, some toasted malt, ends with solid bitterness. Well rounded with the earthy hops and the bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, hop resins and nicely carbonated.

O-A damn good DIPA. Had after PtE and Heady so it didn't match up there, but still a great beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: clear, golden orange yellow, almost no head

S: like you want to go swimming in it:-) yeasty, strong

T: HOPPY, strong, good contrast of sweet malt and bitter citrus hops

M: smooth, medium body, malty,

Overall very refreshing, and drinkable. Pairs well with almost any food. Great disguise for the amount of alcohol

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,103 ratings.