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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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world-class

1,927 Ratings
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96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,192
Gots: 152 | FT: 9
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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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-22-2013 21:33:57 | More by jbuddle
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-22-2013 20:05:44 | More by ncaudle
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-22-2013 18:23:41 | More by bobv
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oregone

Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-22-2013 16:09:31 | More by oregone
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pschul4

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%

Big thanks to Ehammond1 for hooking me up!

A- Pours a light orange hue with a small white head that leaves just a ring around the top of the glass

S- Huge piney hops! Malt? We don't need no stinkin malt!

T- Again the huge bitter piney hops but a dash of citrus in there that brings everything to balance. Simply wonderful

M- Light, refreshing, prickley, gorgeous

O- This doesnt quiiite match up to Nelson or Duet but let's be honest, hardly any IPAs do. This is delicious and Alpine certainly knows how to brew a damn IPA

01-22-2013 03:38:44 | More by pschul4
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nharres

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-21-2013 22:04:03 | More by nharres
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danoeltico

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-21-2013 20:44:58 | More by danoeltico
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-21-2013 14:50:18 | More by jampics2
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Drunk_And_Sarcastic

California

4.54/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Bottle was purchased on December 27th, 2013.

A - Dark gold to bronze

S - Citrus notes and grassy. Mostly a hop forward nose. Some biscuity/yeasty smells are noticeable after a little swirl.

T - Lots of citrus and tropical fruits from the hops. Lots of grapefruit, orange and pine. You also get a little toasted malt and biscuit toward the end. The finish is classic Alpine. Its crisp and resinous.

M - It's medium to light bodied. It has that oily/sticky body that I love in IPAs. Its very drinkable and hides the 8.00% Abv well.

O - This is another example of an amazing (D)IPA by Alpine. The classic resinous and crisp finish makes this beer extremely drinkable. Although I prefer Nelson and Duet to this (just barely), this is still a top DIPA that ranks up there with Heady and Pliny.

01-21-2013 00:26:25 | More by Drunk_And_Sarcastic
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-20-2013 07:56:24 | More by jvillefan
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Fenfig

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-20-2013 05:56:02 | More by Fenfig
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-20-2013 04:25:43 | More by seanwhite
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gpawned

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

01-20-2013 03:30:17 | More by gpawned
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durlta

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-19-2013 21:06:50 | More by durlta
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mthomas84

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-19-2013 18:50:46 | More by mthomas84
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sukwonee

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

01-19-2013 09:31:41 | More by sukwonee
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surfotog

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-18-2013 23:05:52 | More by surfotog
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HIBC


4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-17-2013 07:24:07 | More by HIBC
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deskim

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-17-2013 04:25:44 | More by deskim
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

A-Cloudy orange, one finger head that leaves behind some lacing.

S-Lots of pine and grassy hops. What a hop forward nose.

T-Lots of pine, some toasted malt, ends with solid bitterness. Well rounded with the earthy hops and the bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, hop resins and nicely carbonated.

O-A damn good DIPA. Had after PtE and Heady so it didn't match up there, but still a great beer.

01-17-2013 00:07:30 | More by rlee1390
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Pando

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-14-2013 02:44:49 | More by Pando
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fatmcb1

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-12-2013 06:56:31 | More by fatmcb1
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marysparks18

California

4.14/5  rDev -5.5%

A: clear, golden orange yellow, almost no head

S: like you want to go swimming in it:-) yeasty, strong

T: HOPPY, strong, good contrast of sweet malt and bitter citrus hops

M: smooth, medium body, malty,

Overall very refreshing, and drinkable. Pairs well with almost any food. Great disguise for the amount of alcohol

01-12-2013 03:46:10 | More by marysparks18
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miadw3

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-10-2013 01:03:48 | More by miadw3
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-09-2013 20:13:44 | More by josephwa
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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