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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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2,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,103
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,221
Gots: 177 | FT: 13
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: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with 1" of eggshell white head, which has nice retention and decent lacing. Good amount of carbonation. Very good looking beer.

Smell: Slight caramel malt base apparent, with heavy citrus and bitterness. 4.25

Taste: Caramel malt sweetness, followed by orange rind, more citrus, and an abundance of bitterness on the finish. Excellent hop bomb.

Mouthfeel/overall: Light to medium bodied beer with a good level of carbonation. Nice. Overall, a very good IPA with great hop flavors. Another winner from Alpine.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to BeerMothaLova; thanks Derrik!

A- Pretty golden clear. Thin lacing with good retention.

S- This is where the beer shines for me. As for CA West Coast IPA; this has the funky dull pine cone smell. Not too over aromatic, but just right. I get lemon funk.

T- Pretty easy drinking for a West Coast IPA. Nutty hops. Fresh tasting. I am getting some cheese down the throat; not like a month old Pliny, but a fresh West Coast IPA.

M- Smooth flowing; lacing follows down the throat. Pretty typical for a well made IPA.

O- My first Alpine Beer Co. beer. I really like what they did here. I know that they are doing some other types of beers really well right now. Cheers Derrik!

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,103 ratings.