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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,959 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,959
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,198
Gots: 160 | 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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Photo of WillCarrera
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

WillCarrera, Feb 04, 2012
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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,959 ratings.