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:
3,664
Reviews:
925
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.12%
 
 
Wants:
1,182
Gots:
607
For Trade:
12
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Photo of whiskey_slurpee
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MurphDog14
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours golden and cloudy. It has a little head that goes away fast and it has good lacing. The smell of the beer is light and orangey. The taste of the beer is dry and hoppy. The feel is rich and fresh. The beer also lingers in the back of the throat. Overall, I'd buy this beer again.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AzIpaGuy
2.65/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duvel1979
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dms1767
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, Best By 09MAY17
A - bright amber body is capped by a creamy ivory head
S - zesty nose with grapefruit & orange, floral orange blossom, honey, and caramel; some tropical notes as well
T - bitter charge of grapefruit and orange rind and pith, caramel malt, pineapple, mango, and pine
M - full body, resinous hop oils stick to the palate for insured bitterness, ample carbonation, alcohol is warming yet well concealed in flavor
O - solid DIPA. I haven't had anything that wasn't good from Alpine. I'd get this again.

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Photo of Squire123
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber color with white cap and good lacing.

Fairly heavy hop aroma with a resin hit. Some citrus elements as well, rather straight forward and solid.

Taste is hop dominant completely covering the malt which serves more as a carrier for the hops. I don't really notice the caramel elements mentioned in other reviews though there is something in the background that's counter balancing the hops. I say hops as plural supposing, perhaps inaccurately, that there are several varieties used. Maybe it's the way they're used. I do pick up what I can only describe as grapefruit peel in the aftertaste, also a long lingering essence of hops.

Good texture, solid and balanced.

Of course it's hoppy, that's rather the point. Not heavy palate whacking hops though, rather a strong hop presence from the beginning that builds to a crescendo somewhere past mid palate. I'm not getting the caramel sweetness that's been mentioned by others, perhaps it's in there but it eludes me. Right after the hops peak I notice the resinous grapefruit flavors. All in all there's a bunch of stuff going on in this brew and if my palate were less bitter sensitive I might spot more things directly rather than through a glass darkly.

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Photo of GrumD
3.03/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Alecmedeiros
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vintilian
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of GregStoner
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Quigmann
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Kettleborough Cider House glass. Best before 27 April 2017. Stamped F16353.
3.5/4.75/4.5/4/4.75
Completely clear, apple juice colored. Very light head. No effervescence.
It smells delightfully fruity-bitter. Loads of sticky peach, blackberry jam, pine needles. I could nose this all day.
A big, sticky, sweet beer that lures you in and then wallops you with woody resins and an aftertaste that lingers for ages. Initially a sweet malt and gentle, floral fruit character. This gives way to a traditionally piny flavor with huge body that fades just a touch before you think it will. That lingeringly hoppy endtaste though just goes on and on.
A truly exceptional beer. I can't believe I haven't had this before! I think I've been confusing it with Hoppy Birthday. Highly recommended. Will seek out.

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4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claminat420
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my sierra Nevada ipa spiegelau glass. bottle dated best by 17may17

Appearance- from a hardy pour it's a golden straw color with some transparency. leaves medium to heavy lacing.

Smell- grapefruit, floral with some slight grass and pine. hoppy and what an ipa should smell like.

Taste- just like the smell. malt is very muted. I was expecting more bitterness but it's still there. alcohol is well hidden behind the hops.

Mouthfeel- medium/ heavy bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- easily killing five out of the six pack.

Overall- to me this beer reminds me of a new Belgium ranger ramped up bane style (sorry watched the dark knight rises recently). i refer to ranger cuz i get a huge hardy dry-hop of cascade hops. anyone who b#tches about this being a hop bomb i think that's the idea. i could be wrong with the hops but to me this is a old school hop (cascade, centennial, chinook, and colombus) showcase hit out of the park. i would [email protected] about the hefty price tag ( 16.99 a six) but to me i would rather buy this than bells hopslam anyday. a solid hop bomb.

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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 3,664 ratings.
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