Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.34/5 rDev -0.9%
A: 4.5 Very clear orange/gold, almost amber in color. Pours a two-inch, off-white head that lingers for a couple minutes.
S: 4.5 Lots of pine up front with a bit of dank and onion. There’s a pretty interesting grassy, earthy aroma that’s balanced by lemon and grapes.
T: 4.25 Lots of hops offering similar flavors as the nose would indicate. A little sweet at first followed by pine, onion, grapefruit, and that earthy element that I can’t quite put my finger on. The finish is pleasantly bitter.
M: 4.5 The body is very nice and can deliver the big hop flavors without being too heavy. The dryness on the finish makes this beer very refreshing and hides the 8% abv extremely well.
O: 4.25 I had high hopes for this DIPA based on my previous experiences with Alpines beers and I was not let down. I think I prefer duet and nelson, but this is still excellent and worth seeking out.
08-07-2014 19:23:32 | More by Tele
4.58/5 rDev +4.6%
Bomber purchased from Alpine Beer Company on 7-16, and consumed on 7-27.
Nice, golden color with 1" head.
The smell is dank, weedy hops that preview what is yet to come.
The taste is a little lighter than expected, but delicious. Dank, fresh, herbal hops, tropical fruit, and a good malt back bone to balance it all out. This skews a little toward the Stone IPA's and reminds me somewhat of a lighter Enjoy by, but with more balance.
Mouthfeel is average for the style, with average carbonation. This was obviously bottled right before I purchased it as the freshness is there in spades.
What an enjoyable double IPA. It certainly gives it's more celebrated brothers Nelson and Duet a run for it's money from a quality/pleasure standpoint,, and I will happily buy my quota of this every time I set foot in Alpine Beer Co.
07-30-2014 16:26:20 | More by highdesertdrinker
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,924 ratings.