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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

2,068 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,068
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

twenty5, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-malt, citrus, herbal, pine, floral

T-bready malt, light caramel, grapefruit, pine, herbal, light floral, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-excellent DIPA, nice balance of flavors

MDDMD, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

sisterthelonious, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

cocoapuph, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Hopsiam14, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

atoulouk, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

dasmusik, Oct 28, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass from a 22oz bomber picked up at the source. Pours a hazy golden amber is a one finger head. Not a lot of lacing left behind. The first thing that hit my nose was pine, quickly followed by various citrus notes. The variety of hops used in this beer is quite evident. The mouthfeel is that of a medium bodied beer, there is some malt flavors in the background but they are light. The beer is a very well done DIPA that drinks very easily. A definite must have again beer.

aquazr1, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Roger85, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

blabaer, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Zorora, Oct 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Drink_LocalSD, Oct 24, 2013
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GatorCoop, Oct 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

IPAchris, Oct 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

hollywood_15063, Oct 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

hwy395, Oct 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

sorvats, Oct 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

RobertMarquez, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

vonnegut21, Oct 21, 2013
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FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
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Alpar, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

hopswap1, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

IndyDad, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jaydoc, Oct 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

SortaAmbivalent, Oct 19, 2013
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,068 ratings.