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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

2,074 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,074
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,213
Gots: 170 | FT: 12
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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

drummermattie02, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub, 11/10/11.

A-Pours a clear orange with very little white head and no lacing.

S-Sweet, juicy hops and some nice caramel malt.

T-Sweet malt, piney and resinous hops. Tons of flavor and great balance.

O-A deliciously hoppy beverage.

HV

sholland119, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Spider889
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to sendsilk for sharing this with my wife and I while we were at Cigar City.

Poured into a Cigar City snifter Matt swiped from behind the bar!

Pours a bright golden color with good clarity and a very tall white head. Awesome rocky lace hangs tightly to side sides of the glass.

The aroma is full of big citrus and pine notes - typical of a well-balanced west coast DIPA.

The taste is very bitter and citrusy. Nice flavors of orange and grapefruit pith. There's a small amount of pine flavor as well, but it seems the majority of these hops were added for aroma. The flavor of orange juice seems to add acidity to the beer.

The mouthfeel was very slimy/mouth-coating surprisingly. Sticky with a hint of booze.

Overall very nice, but I still prefer my Great Lakes region style of IPA/DIPA to the west coast variants.

Spider889, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

cLin, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

muhf41, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of GabrielM
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another awesome bottle from BA Tieman - thanks again!

A - a nice golden orange color with a very inviting bright white foamy head on top.

S - WHOA! Smells like sticking my nose into a bag of centennial and/or cascade hops. Really outstanding aroma pouring out of this glass.

T - Amazing hop profile here, especially the centennial and cascade, just as the nose predicted. Not scored a 5 for the sole reason that it's a bit one dimensional in that regard, but still incredible.

M - ultra smooth, creamy and flavorful on the palate.

O - this is a spectacular DIPA bursting with fresh hop flavors and not a hint of alcohol. Pliny lovers - I hope you brought your lunch.

GabrielM, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,074 ratings.