Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
Much thanks to joepais for this bottle.
Poured from the bottle bright, clear orange-gold with two fingers of rocky white head.
Hoppy aroma of pineapple, flowers, and pine followed by more pineapple, grapefruit and pine. To be fair, the caramel malt presence isn't bad either.
The taste is a beautiful medley of floral hops, pine, and sweet caramel malts. Well-balanced with a clean finish. The 8% alcohol is well-hidden.
Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, with a moderate carbonation.
This is a terrific IIPA from Alpine. So drinkable and so tasty.
12-16-2009 01:16:35 | More by Monkeyknife
4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
22 oz bomber, no date on bottle, poured into a snifter.
A- Pours a golden amber color with a thin creamy, sticky head. Leaves good lacing.
S- Holy crap, this beer has one of the best hop aromas I've smelled in a long time. Massive pine sap aroma with loads of citrus and herbs. Very bright, fresh aroma.
T- More giant hops, solid bitterness with more pine, citrus, all the good IPA stuff, the hops also have a spicy, earthy, dank character that's very interesting. Slightly sweet, caramelly malt, has a bit of graininess to it. Alcohol becomes more present as the beer warms and contributes a mild tropical fruit flavor. Overall it's not a very boozy or sweet beer, it definitely leans heavily on the brighter pine and citrus flavors and that dank hop flavor.
M- Medium bodied, smooth, very creamy feel, finishes bone dry, a bit of warmth from the alcohol.
O- An awesome DIPA, I really love hop bombs and this one is huge, it's an excellent West Coast style DIPA but really sets itself apart with its complex hop flavors, super tasty.
02-04-2012 08:42:11 | More by WillCarrera
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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