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Pure Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,929 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,929
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1,193
Gots: 152 | FT: 9
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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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-24-2013 01:58:57 | More by outoffocus
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md655321

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-22-2013 13:52:19 | More by md655321
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mhksuccess

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-21-2013 16:01:01 | More by mhksuccess
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-19-2013 22:46:21 | More by kevrice88
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doopiedoopiedoo

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-19-2013 12:45:06 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
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joe1510

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%

22oz Bottle

Recieved in trade from errantnight, thanks again. Pure Hoppiness pours a clear copper with the slightest bit of haze throughout, just enough to keep it from being crystal clear. Streams of carbonation rise to the surface keeping the head freshly renewed. A two finger dense white head appeared on the pour and stayed put Leaving webbed lacing on its way down. Good looking brew.

This beer reeks of hoppiness but, surprisingly, not the in your face pucker up and bend over type of hoppiness. A sweet candyish malt lays itself down and lets the hops lead the way. The hop additions in this beer are pretty complexingly mouthwatering. A soft floral hoppiness comes first followed by a solid dose of citrus (orange, sweetened grapefruit, and although not citrus, bubblegum). Last but not least the resinous hops show themselves. I love finding a complex hop presence in the world of citric hop bombs.

Pure Hoppiness is actually more balanced than I expected. Don't worry, it's not balanced there's just more malt than I expected. That candyish malt from the aroma meets up with some mild caramel malt and they both lay down for the layers of hoppiness that soon take over. The orange and sweetened grapefruit lead the way in the flavor and there's hints of a floral softness throughout. The resinous hops come through on the backend and finish things off nicely. The layers of flavor don't jump from one to the other but instead glide seamlessly. Great layering on this beer.

The mouthfeel is all I could ask for in a IIPA. Rich and velvety smooth. There's just enough carbonation to keep it moving with being prickly. Ultra creamy on the tongue.

This beer is disappearing far too quickly and I can't slow myself down. Every sip leaves me wanting another. I don't think I set down the glass yet.

This beer walks the line between an IPA and IIPA but does it fantastically. It's hard for me to find beer with such hop complexity and when I do I hold them near and dear. This is one of those brews. Why can't Alpine distribute to Illinois? WHY!

Reviewed: 10/20/07

08-19-2013 03:42:24 | More by joe1510
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-18-2013 19:06:34 | More by captainbearcat
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SnaxStL

Missouri

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-17-2013 03:30:37 | More by SnaxStL
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si_linda

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-15-2013 15:07:43 | More by si_linda
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-15-2013 01:23:59 | More by GABrew
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Piddmeista

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Skunkdrool

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-13-2013 23:29:36 | More by Skunkdrool
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2013 15:22:17 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-12-2013 06:39:26 | More by Jamison85
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-11-2013 02:53:51 | More by cwelsh55
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-10-2013 20:18:55 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-10-2013 02:11:38 | More by hilgart1
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 16:51:36 | More by browniewithnuts
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 14:22:41 | More by TriageStat
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mrcraft

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 07:48:19 | More by mrcraft
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-09-2013 04:06:37 | More by Thishops4u
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 01:09:35 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%

650ml bottle 8,0% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
No bottle date (WHY???)

Thanks to Futura123 for this one.

Appearance: Pure Hoppiness pours a very lightly hazed bright golden-orange, with a rough pour yielding a large white head. The head lasts fantastically well and coats the glass in beautiful patterns of sticky lacing.

Smell: Mmmm, this smells delicious! The nose is fantastically hoppy, but actually quite well balanced by a fairly substantial malt base. Notes include: Sweet citrus (orange, orange peel and tangerine), dank leafy notes, a little peach, grapefruit, a touch of pineapple, pine resin, floral notes and some sweet honey/caramel malt.

Taste: As the nose suggested, the flavour displays a reasonable amount of sweet honey malt to balance the masses of hops. Big resinous pine notes dominate the first sip, but are quickly joined by dank leafy notes, grapefruit pith, sweet orange, tangerine, peach and a light floral note. The finish is moderately bitter and there is no trace of the 8%.

Mouthfeel: Just about bang on for the style - medium (or just over) bodied and quite slick, with a medium-high level of fantastically smooth carbonation.

Overall: Pure Hoppiness is a fantastic IIPA that I hope to have again soon. The mouthfeel and a lack of noticeable alcohol makes this one dangerous beer! I could quite see myself drinking a few too many if they were available!

08-08-2013 13:30:39 | More by Thehuntmaster
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buzzword

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-08-2013 06:52:21 | More by buzzword
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thebeerprophet

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-08-2013 05:21:06 | More by thebeerprophet
Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,929 ratings.