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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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world-class

1,873 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,873
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,176
Gots: 145 | FT: 10
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%

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New York

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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Arizona

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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California

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Washington

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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle received from largadeer. Thanks, Chris! Poured into my Duvel tulip

A: Crystal clear golden orange with a dense two finger off-white head that recedes slowly leaving pretty lace work on the side of the glass.

S: Glorious! Hops abound! Sharp pine and spruce up front with pineapple, some orange, some lemon, some grapefruit and a mild grassy note. This reminds me a LOT of Pliny the Elder. Excellent stuff. This _smells_ dry

T: Strong hop presence up front with bitter, oily, resiny pine followed by a bouquet of citrus, grapefruit and more pine. There's barely any malt presence - bone dry like you wouldn't believe

M: Carbonation is a little low but doesn't hurt as this is definitely among the oilier DIPA's i've had. The hops coat your palate leaving a bitter finish that's dry. The m/f reminds me of Blind Pig

D: Goes down very easy, I wish i had more!

Serving type: bottle

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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious and understated, Pure Hoppiness infusses extra finess for intrigue instead of aggression: maximum hop flavor, low bite.

The beer opens with a pour of deep gold and medium copper hue. A creamy white head tops the beer with a dense sheet that never billows but never waivers either. Sticky lace leaves decorative patterns of foam behind. With a relatively low haze for a high-hopped variety, the beer carries a very appealing appearance.

Juicy, citrusy, and vibrant to the nose with elements of freshly grated orange peel, candied appricots, pineapple, mango, sweet ruby red grapefruit pulp, and a light note of herbal lemmongrass. With the thin caramel sweetness scent of confectioner's sugar and honeysuckle, the beer rounds into a mouth watering combination of sugar coated citrus and tropical fruits.

Flavors are no letdown. Sweetness from light caramel, powdered sugar, and fructose give a satisfactory initial taste and satisfies the palate. The mid palate brings about more vibrant fruit character, and leaving the sweetness behind. Freshly squeezed grapefruit, nectarines, and lemon grow from a candy-sweet bit and into a fresh and bitter variety going into finish. Tropical fruits of pineapple, mangos, appricots, and papaya round into the sweeter, more mellow flavors of citrus. As the beer transitions to clean and crisp bitterness, a slight memory of caramel and fruity sweetness remain in aftertaste. Delicious throughout and with no rise of unpleasantries.

A medium-full start takes a creamy demeanor from carbonation and early malty-sweetness. But as the beer drops it's sweetness to start, the crisper, brighter textures of hop oils begin to dry the beer and usher in a crisp, clean, and refreshing finish. Ultimately dry from hop resins and minty alcohols to finish, the beer holds onto a lightly resiny hop bitterness that lingers well into the next sip.

A remarkable imperial IPA that grows in intensity and bursting with hop flavor, but refuses push the balance into extra sweetness, less dry of finish, or less of a hop showcase; that otherwise would have hurt drinkability. Great control of both the recipe and brewing technique for a beer that's dangerously drinkable.

Thanks crlova2!

Serving type: bottle

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,873 ratings.