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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,924 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,924
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,192
Gots: 152 | FT: 9
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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TheParchedOne

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-07-2012 23:50:00 | More by TheParchedOne
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Scoot1969

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-07-2012 14:12:13 | More by Scoot1969
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McNuts

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-07-2012 05:42:49 | More by McNuts
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OTB

California

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

Stopped in the brewery today while on business in SD and picked up some fresh examples of this, some Nelson and Duet.

Sunset Orange color, really great looking beer. The nose is amazing, loads of fresh hops, hops, and more hops. Sweet citrus fruit,pine and a touch of fresh baked bread round out the nose. The flavors overwhelm your taste buds, tropical fruits, sweet and oh so bitter, but beautifully structured, I want another sip !The mouth is crisp, dry and completely refreshing, the hoppy finish lingers for a half minute. This is world class all the way, as good as anything in its catogory and another huge winner from the folks at Alpine, and oh yea, their food is off the hook and the people are very friendly.

01-07-2012 01:15:00 | More by OTB
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josssmith

Arizona

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-05-2012 21:48:34 | More by josssmith
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%

Continue to be impressed with this small west coast brewery.

A: Single fingered, creamy off-white head tops this pale orange bodied brew. The head displays good retention settling to a thin film and leaving behind some lacing in its wake.

S: Candied malts accompanied by a punch of floral and pine scents. Tropical fruits follow and remind me of Alpine's Nelson.

T: As the name indicates, hops are at the forefront. Biscuity malts show up and the beer is drier than I anticipated.

M: Very well carbonated, medium bodied brew that keeps you reaching for that next sip.

O: I love when a DIPA can make me smile like this one.

01-05-2012 02:33:26 | More by tjkinate
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-04-2012 00:54:28 | More by IdrinkGas
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

No freshness info apparent. Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Medium orange with a big golden glow throughout. Not cloudy at all. Half a finger of bubbly bright white head formed and slowly receded.

S - Juicy grapefruit and orange up front with a big dose of pine. A slight sweet caramel malt backbone ever so slightly cuts the huge bitter aroma.

T - Tongue twisting bitterness up front. Huge pine flavours dominate the palate with grapefruit and orange zest evident as well. The orange peel flavour really lingers in a massively bitter and dry finish. There is a touch of caramel malt sweetness in the background but this one definitely lives up to its billing a a west coast hop bomb.

M - Full bodied and creamy. Full of tongue coating hop oils. Light carbonation.

O - The most bitter DIPA I have had in a while. A nice change of pace with pine as the dominant hop flavour.

01-04-2012 00:14:57 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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MASPuros

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-03-2012 22:08:54 | More by MASPuros
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camil1mj

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%

Reviewed from notes. Drank this past summer. Recieved from Thome50.

A: Deep orange hue. White head. Some lacing.

S: Hops, hops, hops. This one is is named well.

T: Great hoppy, piney taste.

M: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O: A great Westcoast DIPA.

01-03-2012 01:45:03 | More by camil1mj
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BRLockwood

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-02-2012 02:51:00 | More by BRLockwood
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%

Acquired from mthomas84 via Secret Santa '11 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him.
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a crystal clear, deep golden color with a 1/4 inch of bone white head. Head recedes immediately leaving wisps of lacing all over the glass.

S: Nose is chalk full of citrus hops - grapefruit, orange peel and tangerine.

T: Taste starts with a burst of grapefruit at the forefront. Lighter pale malts and a touch of carmelized malts come through in the middle blending with the grapefruit bitterness. Finish is nothing but orange peel.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, oily slick body that coats your tongue.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not too filling, well hidden kick, nice representation of style. I've waited a long time to try some of Alpine's beers - and the three I was gifted haven't let me down.

12-30-2011 23:21:25 | More by Jayli
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podunkparte

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-30-2011 09:02:30 | More by podunkparte
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hurfer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-28-2011 04:02:32 | More by hurfer
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Chopman50

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-28-2011 02:25:44 | More by Chopman50
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

12-27-2011 19:23:36 | More by Skye1024
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-27-2011 07:12:36 | More by Rollzroyce21
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MrHirschybar

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-27-2011 03:02:50 | More by MrHirschybar
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

12-26-2011 22:09:48 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Romulux

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-26-2011 20:24:44 | More by Romulux
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alano

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-25-2011 17:41:01 | More by alano
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-24-2011 19:55:06 | More by tbeq00
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-24-2011 00:23:17 | More by jophish17
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dannyhipps

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-21-2011 06:34:27 | More by dannyhipps
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,924 ratings.