Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.35/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured into a nonic pint glass from the 22 ounce bottle. A vigorous pour produces a monstrous, fluffy, foamy cream-colored head. The body is a light amber with blonde hues and more opaque than clear. The head persists well and leaves plenty of lace. 4.25
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
08-29-2014 04:08:16 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.38/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-28-2014 02:41:08 | More by wethorseblanket
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,932 ratings.