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 Stockatron
3.43/5  rDev -20.4%
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 -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haybeerman
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange/yellow with a nice foamy head and minimal lacing. Smells so nice, rich citrus, loads of hops, dank notes, pine. The taste is really amazing, this sucker hits it out of the park. Tons of hops mixed with clean citrus and a grapefruit dryness that blends into a perfect hoppy masterpiece. A medium beer that is very drinkable, I found a new go to beer, this is a gem.

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Photo of ead73
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roybert
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lane_in_ID
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look: Semi cloudy golden orange with 1 finger offshore head, head disappated quickly.
Smell: Fruity, Citrus, Pine, really fantastic nose on this one.
Taste: Follows the nose, nice bitter piney finish. Very hopforward beer.
Feel: Substantial mouthfeel, i get a bit of alcohol taste but it wears the it well.
Overall: Great Beer, was excited to find something new in SE Idaho to try.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wheels2532
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Wizzle32
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Crunchyrev
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tough to explore new double IPAs in that I'm attached to some outstanding ones: chillwave, double jack, dirt wolf, manta ray... pure hoppiness did NOT disappoint

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

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

Photo of _Adam_
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear true golden color with lasting half finger of beige foam. Pine and grapefruit on the nose with a bit of malt detectable. Flavor follows the same, with a solid representation of hop bitter thought the sip, not too balanced by malt. Finish is slightly dry and mildly bitter. Good, but not my favored characteristics.

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Photo of ComeAtMeBrew
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours golden-orange amber with a nice head. Lacing. Lots and lots of piiney hops in the nose. The mouth is assaulted by the west-coast ipa hoppiness. Wow!

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Photo of HermitDan
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a clear, yet somewhat hazy shade of orange that is brighter than what I'm used to. I dig it. The lacing is definitely there, but in my case the head is not. It's all good though, it's hazy so I'm happy.

S- I'm picking up a delightful smell of hops and citrus. The smell of this particular beer is presenting additional notes of something that are new to me as a rookie BA member, but I'm gonna say that the word would be "grass" or something. I guess that would fall into the floral category, but I digest (this beer).

T- It's wonderful, it satisfies the biggest of cravings for hops and provides a nice aftertaste of orange rinds there at the tail end. It is an aptly named beer, cause that's what I'm feeling. I'm a big fan of hop resin, and this delivers.

F- It's edging toward the heavier side of things, but the booze is somewhat hidden. It has the dry and sticky finish that all good DIPAs have.

O- I've tried Alpine's other pale ales, but this one is by far the best. However, I'm biased toward doubles. Regardless, I think everyone would feel Pure Hoppiness after trying this brew.

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

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