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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

2,223 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,223
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,258
Gots: 195 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 12-18-2002

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.
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Ratings: 2,223 | Reviews: 675
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4.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received in a trade a few weeks ago. I've been meaning to check it out.

Pours a beautiful gold color with a thin white head into my glass. Looks very promising.

A citrus monster greets the nose with a hint of mint to top it off.

Whoa! The carbonation is so strong that it coats the taste buds with a splash of grapefruit. The malt takes on a buttery sheen and the whole thing explodes in my mouth. Oh yeah.

Lingering grapefruit and buttery malt flavors. Very crisp and chock full of a lasting bitterness.

NICE! I like this DIPA and it's a good example of a beer that will probably never make it to my area.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a standard pint, bottle directly from the brewery.

Rich straw, almost orange in color with a clear dizzying body. A tiny head that leaves thin lacing as it is drank down. Bubbles can be seen dancing to the top.

Resiny hop pine on the nose at first with hints of citrus. Grapefruit and lemon zest come out a bit as the beer warms, with some grass. Pretty earthy overall, with only subtle hints at pale malt and graham cracker sweetness.

Up front with earthy pine and grass, the moves into a touch of citrus zest. All accompanied with a nice backbone of pale malt sweetness.

Medium in body with soft carbonation. A bit sticky and a touch of drying.

Good earthy hops with just a hint of sweetness and zest. A good IPA but not Alpine's best effort in my opinion but much much better than most other breweries.. Glad to have tried it.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,223 ratings.