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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,932 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,932
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,193
Gots: 155 | 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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Tropical fruit and hop resin are dominant aromas when I take a whiff. Pine is there but mellow, as is the floral aspect. 4.25

Although not as potent as on the nose, I'm still getting tasty tropical fruit flavors, a burst of pine, and a resinous finish. The malt offers some caramel about mid-palate that manages to tone down the hops, but it's still subtle enough to not detract from the hopfest. 4.2

There's some hop bite to this, and it feels aggressively hopped, but it's not a palate wrecker and there's a good, creamy malt quality to it. It's smooth and relatively drinkable. The bitterness is easily dealt with and the finish is only slightly dry. 4.4

Well, Alpine seems to have mastered the smooth, mellow drinking but still big IPAs. This is another great example. Love it. 4.35

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Twenty-two ounce bottle.

A: Pours a clear orange with a half-inch thick slightly off-white head which fades to the rim and leaves puzzle lace.

N: Juicy and pungent grapefruit, orange and tangerine zest and pith, brightly floral and fruity.

T: Great balance between sweetish malts and citrus and pine explosions, dank and herbal overtones.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry, bitter, resinous and sticky finish.

O: Forgot how good this is. World class. Don't pass this by.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,932 ratings.