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Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

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4.33/5
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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
Ranking:
#403
Reviews:
931
Ratings:
3,686
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
1,187
Gots:
612
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 3,686 |  Reviews: 931
Photo of LoganMc
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaneb818
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear pale orange brew with a smooth topping of tan froth.

Prolific herbal and oily hops to the nose with a hint of caramel and fruit.

Herbal, floral and bitter on the tongue followed by alcohol spice, tannin, sugar and a wave peach and pear.

Medium and smooth from start to finish.

Just about as perfect as it gets.

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Photo of Noles9585
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pale amber with an average head. The aroma features bright floral tones, pine, grapefruit peel, caramel, grass, onion, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. The flavor starts with bright, fresh pine and juniper, then burnt orange peel, pineapple, mango, cannabis, and a big sweet dollop of caramel, with healthy strong bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is very full with moderate fizzy carbonation and a touch of astringency. Overall this is a really nice beer - I see why it is so renown - the pronounced bitterness balanced with strong malt makes for a powerful beer maybe a touch too sweet for me.

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Photo of pkjorgy
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold with a white head. Smells of very strong weed, dankness, hops, and citrus. Tastes of weed, dankness, slightly bitter hops, caramel, malt, pine, and light citrus. Medium in both body and carbonation. Overall an incredible DIPA. This is one of the few IPAs I have ever tasted/smelled weed in, and it is very strong.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malprep
3.38/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, light orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some fruits. Taste is pine, resin, malts are present, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good beer, but it didn't meet my expectations.

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Photo of ESkirv
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nrod
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.42/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
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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Photo of rarigney
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stockatron
3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Could be an old bottle i think ... nice body no funky smells, not a lot of hops in the nose but some on the burp, nice bitterness. Feels like its not fresh though might have to have another try and re-rate ...

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Photo of Kahlerbock
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
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