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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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Tele

California

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
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-07-2014 15:44:46 | More by Sconi_tom
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

08-07-2014 15:02:51 | More by thereal_adam
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mnbearsfan

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-07-2014 13:29:12 | More by mnbearsfan
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brianmandell

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-06-2014 23:59:29 | More by brianmandell
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KidsDoc

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-06-2014 23:00:20 | More by KidsDoc
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WestCoastHopHead


4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-06-2014 19:45:08 | More by WestCoastHopHead
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-06-2014 03:32:06 | More by closisinthehouse
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-06-2014 00:19:21 | More by SuperHop18
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RobertH50

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-05-2014 20:25:51 | More by RobertH50
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-03-2014 22:33:18 | More by JMUbrewz
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koakley

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-03-2014 22:10:39 | More by koakley
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Shapantleg


4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-02-2014 03:37:34 | More by Shapantleg
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-01-2014 03:01:28 | More by jtladner
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LeannaLOTR

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-01-2014 01:27:32 | More by LeannaLOTR
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hopnotch760

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-31-2014 23:56:35 | More by hopnotch760
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Mike_DiMattio

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-31-2014 21:10:47 | More by Mike_DiMattio
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highdesertdrinker

Arizona

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
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-30-2014 02:42:21 | More by Hendrick24
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-30-2014 02:03:28 | More by ucsbmullet
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-28-2014 21:16:11 | More by TheSamKuehn
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jallen5076

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-27-2014 21:38:25 | More by jallen5076
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-26-2014 02:13:27 | More by cjohns73
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-26-2014 01:09:46 | More by bcm75
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hoppyhour

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-25-2014 18:40:47 | More by hoppyhour
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,924 ratings.