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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

2,190 Ratings
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96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,190
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,250
Gots: 193 | 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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Photo of wiescins
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakewatt135
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! First offering from Alpine, looking to try more of their stuff! Different than most IPA's I've ever had. Super smooth and delicious, not any harsh bitterness.

Photo of Raziel313
3.36/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Preferred Nelson over this one. A little watered down

Photo of Luisfcarrizo
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerIsntBad
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrGone
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irv2424
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metsfan1
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of saxclar123
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wayne17
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hombrepalo
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoleBriety
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this was a IPA heavy west coast deliciousness beer for sure.

beautiful bright yellow with plenty of carbonation. smell was just out of this world with hops. tons of citrus, beautiful pineyness as well. taste, wowza this one was complex with varying levels of hops. first very potent and bitter and then sweet and mellow. this one drinks quite easily as well. damn fine example of a WCIPA

Photo of tedgelee
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nollie77
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msumike89
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fenlop54
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jim13
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From brewery. Great intial hoppy taste with sweet malty backbone. The only problem is that it tastes alittle flat but it goes down really crisp. It's hard to explain, its a beer to dream about

Photo of Northtexan
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisterGone
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pint from O'Brien's in SD. Nice deep gold, orange color still had a touch of a white head when it arrived, although the keep made several top offs as it foamed pretty vigorously out of the tap. Immediately the aroma of hop resin, pine and mixed citrus was present even though the beer was too cold to drink. Being the impatient persona I am, I tasted anyway. Not much flavor. My fault. Waited while a replay of Tottenham just thrashing Chelsea was on the TV.

When the beer came to temp, all of the promises of that gorgeous aroma came to be in the taste. Citrus and pine with resin up front, a little maltiness to balance in the middle and a finish with the hop resin dominating the finish. Just awesome. Top shelf DIPA.

Curious to see what the union with Green Flash will mean to production and availability of this gem. Look forward to getting some without having to head up the hill or downtown.

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,190 ratings.