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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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2,147 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,147
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,232
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dar482
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a bright orange marmalade color. Quite hazy with a bright white head.

The aroma has tropical fruits of orange, peach, papaya, mango. Some deep dank resin in the back.

The flavor follows with that fruit in the front of apricot, peach, tropical, sweet tangerine. There's a big caramel malt body in there that gives the beer a well balanced feel. It adds a good amount of sweetness. The finish and general theme of the beer is big dank resinous pine.

An incredible brew, although not my personal preference with the bigger malt body and big resinous pine notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of evanforbeer
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clean golden orange with clean white head

nose-very green- big dank pine and florals, with mango, guava, a touch of mint, bready malt. awesome.

taste- lush guava and mango hit with pine and hop spice. Biscuity malt comes in with grapefruit, finishes slightly spicy with biscuity malt, guava, and citrusy twang

feel- medium bodied, dank, lush, spicy

as expected, a great DIPA from Alpine. Fantastic layered hop profile with floral, fruity, and spicy notes, with a nice malt backbone.

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden, with an amber hue. Smells like pine, grass, some citrus and some malt. Taste is a bit sweet. Caramel right up front with a nice balance of pine and citrus on the end. Not too thin on the mouthfeel, yet very easy to drink, medium body. I tend to not like the caramel taste in any ipas but this one is balanced nicely.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of arusso13
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of zhanson88
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,147 ratings.