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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,847 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,847
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,169
Gots: 140 | FT: 7
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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Thehuntmaster

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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle 8,0% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
No bottle date (WHY???)

Thanks to Futura123 for this one.

Appearance: Pure Hoppiness pours a very lightly hazed bright golden-orange, with a rough pour yielding a large white head. The head lasts fantastically well and coats the glass in beautiful patterns of sticky lacing.

Smell: Mmmm, this smells delicious! The nose is fantastically hoppy, but actually quite well balanced by a fairly substantial malt base. Notes include: Sweet citrus (orange, orange peel and tangerine), dank leafy notes, a little peach, grapefruit, a touch of pineapple, pine resin, floral notes and some sweet honey/caramel malt.

Taste: As the nose suggested, the flavour displays a reasonable amount of sweet honey malt to balance the masses of hops. Big resinous pine notes dominate the first sip, but are quickly joined by dank leafy notes, grapefruit pith, sweet orange, tangerine, peach and a light floral note. The finish is moderately bitter and there is no trace of the 8%.

Mouthfeel: Just about bang on for the style - medium (or just over) bodied and quite slick, with a medium-high level of fantastically smooth carbonation.

Overall: Pure Hoppiness is a fantastic IIPA that I hope to have again soon. The mouthfeel and a lack of noticeable alcohol makes this one dangerous beer! I could quite see myself drinking a few too many if they were available!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 13:30:39 | More by Thehuntmaster
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for coordinating and doing the legwork responsible for my possession of this bottle, thanks to JayORear for trading

Consumed 8/4/13

Appearance: Clear, bright, dark gold with a lot of orange - small, bright, mostly white head - fades to a small, decidedly wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Tropical aromas in a beer from Alpine? That's umpossible! Ripe, rich citrus - oily, pithy, and fleshy grapefruit with some orange - tropical aromas, mostly mango, something reminiscent of cantaloupe - tons of pine as well - oily, sticky, resiny - malts are pretty well hidden by the hop assault, but they exist - pale malts, and some caramelized, cooked malts - lightly sweet

Taste: Hoppy, in a unique, complex way - a wide range of hoppiness, including both citrus and pine - oily, juicy, and fleshy grapefruit, with a bitter dose of pith - orange as well - tropical notes, mostly mango - some spicy and herbal notes as well - resiny and wet pine - pale malts and some caramelized malts - light, nice amount of sweetness - touch of earthiness - alcohol is more or less entirely hidden

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, nicely carbonated, smooth, a little oily and could be dryer

Overall: The name of this beer is false. Purity? No. This is tainted with water and maybe some malts.

This is a glorious beer. My only complaint, which isn't even legitimate, is that it's not as remarkably fantastic/memorable as the two other Alpine beers I have reviewed (Duet and Nelson). This is a great DIPA, but the bar for this style has been set absurdly high. That being said, this is definitely in my top 10 DIPAs ever.

Serving type: bottle

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-03-2013 07:17:52 | More by MastaShonuf
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,847 ratings.