Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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