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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

2,066 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,066
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,213
Gots: 168 | 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:
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle purchased the day before.

A: Light amber body topped with a pearl white one finger head. Head recedes to a small ring around the rim of the glass and leaves spotty streaks of lacing on the glass.

S: Lemon and grapefruit zest at the forefront, followed by sappy pine and some herbal/floral notes. Small amount of bready malt as it warms. Beautiful nose.

T: Resiny pine and herbal flavors dominate the front of the palate. Pithy grapefruit and zesty orange emerge mid-palate and fade into an earthy and dry bitterness. Not quite as potent as the nose but still fantastic.

M: Light bodied and airy, with moderate carbonation. Lingering drying finish pairs very well with the more herbal and resinous flavor profile.

O: The herbal nature of this beauty place it on the opposite flavor spectrum from the tropical nature of Nelson and Duet but is still an amazing example of what an IPA can be. The moderate bitterness and long dry finish pair perfectly with the dank herbal flavor profile. What more can you expect from a hoppy beer from Alpine?

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,066 ratings.