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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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1,956 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,956
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,196
Gots: 158 | 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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4/5  rDev -8.7%

danskyad, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

heresy22, Jan 28, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

tobelerone, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

KAF, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

nevins, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

raverjames, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

beast464, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

sammo, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Rckmo10, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

ales4baldo, Jan 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

CarolinaKevin, Jan 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Mark000, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Kaydogg, Jan 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

sgoro, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Shackman, Jan 20, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +5.7%

this was a murky golden with a small white head, decent retention leaving spotty lacing behind.

very nice aroma, very strong could smell it right as a poured it into the glass. citrus hops and tropical fruits (pineapple) and nice pine notes to it

great tastes as well. citrus hops, grapefruit, pineapple and pine all blended well. very nice hoppyness but not super over powering.

medium carbonation light bodied, smooth and easy to drink. leaves the mouth watery

overall, this is a pretty great IPA very enjoyable. the nose was great and the taste made me not want to put the glass down

rtaps, Jan 19, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +7.3%

My pops just received a hole bunch of Alpine beers from a co-worker. This is the one i chose since ive enjoyed the majority of the others.

A: Poured out with a faint head with large bubbles that remained around the sides and also a faint spider web of froth in the middle.

S: Man oh man does this one smell good. A very nice hop bouquet jumps from the glass. Extremely fresh and citrusy followed by mellow pears in the nose.

T: This one is an extremely flavorful beer with light bread malt notes that are complimented by the yummiest hop citrus and light piney flavors. A really dry and amazing well rounded IPA that isn't overly bitter but enough to let you know that this sucker is fresh to death.

M: Very dry which hits the style dead on. I really want more and more. Far from thin, that packs plenty of depth for the taste buds from the front to the back of the tongue.

O: Um i need more plain and simple. This sucker is tasty and is freaking "bomb.com" (that means its damn good lolz)

PatrickSwayze, Jan 18, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +12.6%

22oz bottle poued into a Stone tumbler. No freshness date that i know of but damn, its fresh.

A- Pours an attractive golden yellow, hading into orange territory with an off white head that slims down into a thin film atop the beer. Sweet sticky resin lacing all down the glass.

S- Hellacious blast of fresh citrusy hops, mango, melon, pineapple, pine. This is just fucking amazing.

T- The sweet malty flavors hide the resinous hop oils into your mouth then explode as if bursting out of a trojan horse mid palate. The bitterness ensues and after taking a gulp you are left with that oh so delicious fresh bitterness. Amazing.

M- Well carbonated, slick, not too filling, no trve of abv whatsoever.

O- The only DIPA to date that beats Pliny. I hate to say it, but the king has been dethroned. This beer is so fresh, its disgusting. If you have them, drink them now at their best!

kmatlack, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

millerbuffoon, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

RedHaze, Jan 16, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%

A bomber poured into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: Beautiful golden brown, with a thin head that dissipates down to whiffs of foam fairly quickly. Some lacing as the beer is consumed.

S: Light citrusy hops with notes of lime forward as well. I've never picked out lime so strongly in an IPA. Some light graininess lies in the back, but the hops shine through.

T: Nice hoppiness upfront, with a solid grainy body. Unfortunately, I sat on this baby a bit too long, because I'm getting less robust hops than other reviews made me expect. Nice nonetheless.

B: Perfect medium body with nice carbonation.

O: Lovely DIPA. I definitely want to try a fresh bottle in the future.

Hophead717, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

funkel81, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Mosley1212, Jan 14, 2012
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,956 ratings.