Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU

Added by xlperro on 12-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,674
Reviews:
928
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.12%
 
 
Wants:
1,186
Gots:
609
For Trade:
13
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a bronzed/burnt semi-dark caramel color with a one finger white dissipating semi-glossy and burnt out looking lacing roaming all around. The smell had the caramel malts up front with a burnt out grassy to citrusy and somewhat grassy hoppiness. The taste was definitely sweet through the maltiness. The hops want to show a nice bitterness, but there’s more malt and, well, I’d still say good for the most part. I’m not disappointed. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a decent sessionability to sipping quality. Overall, DIPA, well, it works if you like the maltier ones.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another alpine beer and another nod to sideswipe-- thanks John!

Reviewed from notes (in my ongoing effort to get caught up on my reviews!)

A slightly hazy golden with some copper hues in there. A white head settles to a cloud froth-- good lacing.

Smell holds some caramel sweet malts and some orange peels. The orange peels smell great. No pine or tropical fruit in this one.

Mandarin oranges and crisp fresh floral notes follow up the caramel malts. Very pleasant flavor.

Would like a little more carbonation. The body feels heavier than it should, almost lackluster.

The beer is certainly palatable-- I've had a bottle that I found to be much better than this...

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Photo of anonymoose
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer has an orange color. The aroma is resinous paint quality. The taste follows with a lot of bitterness, piney and resinous hop profile, and light paint quality that isn't as bad as the aroma suggested. Barely escapes that horrible taste that masks everything that I find in certain IPAs.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Have heard good things about this beer, and was hoping to enjoy it...can't say it lived up to expectations.

A: golden amber, white head, very little lacing

S: pine, earthy, dank hops

T: grassy, resiney, bitter

M: medium body, dry finish

O: decent offering if you like grassy, resiney, hoppy DIPA's. Not one of my favorites...sorry Alpine/Green Flash.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 3,674 ratings.
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