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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness

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2,146 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,146
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,233
Gots: 183 | FT: 12
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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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to a snifter, no bottle date

Pours a cloudy gold with a finger of foam. Retention isn't too bad, strong carbonation in the center with a few bubbles here and there on the sides of the glass. Lacing is good, not a bad looking beer

Smell is pretty upfront with the hops, lots of tropical red fruits with strong notes of mostly grapefruit and some pine. Malt sports a very sweet caramel with a little alcohol on the finish

Taste really blew me away here, with the nose but oh so much better! Upfront very sweet tropical fruits that mix nicely with the citrus and pine. Very robust sweet malt background that plays off the hops very well. Finishes with a touch of alcohol

Feel was my favorite part. Very wet and sweet initially but finishes very dry bitter, reminds me of ruination. Alcohol hidden well, this thing is a pleasure to drink

Overall, this thing was really something else. Thanks to Nate for the trade, I would do terrible things to have regular access to this. Making sure to get multiples next time

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Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this bottle.

22oz bottle pours a translucent orange with a half inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is juicy tropical fruits. Mango, guava, tangerine and pine. The taste is more of the same. Lots of juicy tropical fruit flavors. Mango and guava upfront with some pine as well. Resinous towards the finish with more piney hop bitterness. Oily mouthfeel. Somewhat noticeable alcohol presence but it drinks very easily. This one is a great mix of pine and tropical fruit flavors along with a solid amount of bitterness. More dank hop flavor comes out as it warms. Overall, outstanding Imperial that I would love to get a chance to drink again.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.