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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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97
world-class

1,962 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,962
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,201
Gots: 160 | FT: 11
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

MattLatuchie, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

bricarr74, Jul 20, 2014
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4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

If you really like malt forward, bitter IPAs, as opposed to fruity, tropical IPAs, then you'll like it.

It isn't clean. It's dirty and earthy and bitter. The hops are harsh. The beer lashes at your tongue.

And I love it.

This is not Heady Topper. It is not fun. It is beautiful in its own way. Darker than your average IPA, with a light head. Perfect IPA mouthful. So much onion flavor. Green onion and yellow onion.

And delicious.

tkdchampxi, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

caseyoharaa, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Camjmorton, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.5%

Nichols33, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Bonsall_Phil, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Mebuzzard, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

geuze_gone_wild, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

JohnParadee, Jul 15, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: a translucent golden brown with a thin whipte head.

S: tropical aromas, including, mango, pineapple, and canteloupe.

T: heavy mango and pineapple flavor with a bitter hoppy finish.

M: medium bodied.

O: very good I like it slightly better than Nelson.

RocketCityVol, Jul 15, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a clear amber color with a one finger white head.
Aroma is light pine. Some honey sweetness.
taste is heavy pine and slight citrus.
mouthfeel is not as crisp as nelson. Sort of syrupy. Lingering bitterness.
overall this is a little potent for my liking but it's tasty.
would pair nicely with food.

zookerman182, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

farnold, Jul 15, 2014
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cp45, Jul 12, 2014
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,962 ratings.