Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness
BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 3,675 ratings
Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness
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:
#409
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
3,675
Liked:
3,552
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
8.08%
Alströms:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
1,186
Gots:
606
Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,675 |  Reviews: 928
Photo of jayhunter357
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fairly dark orange-gold with a thin white head and average lacing. Resiny, piney hop aroma with orange citrus behind. Dank hop flavor, with just a little malt sweetness and strong bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. Fairly light bodied. Great beer.

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

12oz bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a vibrant, clear, pure copper with 1" white head that recedes at a moderate pace. Both retention & lacing are above average.

S: Strong resinous hops with hints of lemony citrus. Solid base of malty bread dough. For lack of a better descriptor, I'm getting a pineapple/pine cone note.

T: Comes on with an airy citrus hop note that leads into a slightly more dense mid palate featuring bread dough & traces of black pepper. The finish is purely bitter & surprisingly well-integrated.

M: Moderate carb married to a mid-weight malt body. Finishes very dry.

O: Exceptional.

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Photo of curlybird
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of esiason14
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of webmanspidey
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMMillsy
3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mawelge
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ok, I'll be the stick in the mud.

I can think of 10-20 DIPA's I would rather drink . This was an expensive six-pack ($17) that didn't live up to it's price tag. Maybe that's not a fair way to judge this beer, but so be it.

Overall, this is an above average beer, however, the price and hype surrounding this brew demands greatness. It didn't happen for me.

The aroma was definitely the standout on this one. A nose full of piney goodness. Resiny with a touch of citrus and dank. The body was crisp and quaffable. There's nothing wrong with being "above average", but I was hoping for an experience that didn't happen.

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Photo of Bnoise11
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BartS
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Very good smelling and tasting double ipa. However 18.99 a six pack is rather pricey in my opinion. I think nelson is a much better choice of this for the price but still recommend to try at least once. Can't wait to try there other ipas. Thanks to green flash to help with there distribution.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dnb128
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bhunt201
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dertyd
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kuaff
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Decanted into a tulip glass, at a temperature between refrigerated and cellar.

Two or three cm of just off-white foam. A little lacing, and a rich golden orange of high clarity with a suspension of tiny particles upon close inspection. I approve.

The aroma is multitudinous and nuanced. It has a distinctive, zesty, garlic-bordering herbal note that I really love in an IPA, and also a spectrum of fruitiness. The spectrum of fruitiness includes but is not limited to the following, in order of decreasing magnitude: tangerine, pineapple, mango, nectarine. I don't know what this final comment contributes, but I'll add that it smells of EARTHY hops. Hops of the earth, yes.

Unholy HELL, that's dank. My palate is awash with astringent, zesty, pungent, pine. The similarity to the general traits of garlic is again noted and loved. Lime and orange and maybe a little honey or sap are present early on, and restrained bits of minerals, earthy herbs, and bread are felt in the finish, but mostly and above all, this is a dank, dank, dank, bitter, btter, astringent IPA.

Carbonation is somewhat lax, which I love, because this lets the absurd astringency coat and cling to my mouth without mercy. No spritzy carbonation will clean the hop residues from thy palate upon partaking of this concoction; thou will be bathed in brutal bitterness.

Pine is predominant in this IIPA. If the boreal forest had a flavor, this would be it.

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Photo of djgustafson
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of schoolboy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My son picked up a growler of this at Saveon and brought it over. He is a good son.

This thing is super pretty. Almost clear, dark golden, nice fizz. The aroma is to die for. It just keeps giving. Bitter and grassy smelling. Sublime.

The taste is a bitter hop bomb that still holds enough malt to say, "Look out!" Did I mention bitter.

The aftertaste is a bitter malty bomb. I am THANKFUL, this thanksgiving eve for my thoughtful son who brought over a really special brew. I always have great beer around but this one is really special. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of larryi86
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you SomethingClever for this
12 oz bottle, best before April 28th, 2016, poured into a teku

A- A clear golden copper color with a two finger white head.

S- Piney, dank, citrus, grapefruit, faint tropical fruits.

T- Citrus, grapefruit, faint of tropical fruits, big piney/dank finish.

M- Smooth, medium body, high carbonation.

O- A good DIPA, happy I got the try it. I can see where the hype came from, but feel I can find locals that are just as good.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerNW
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found 12oz short neck bottles in WA for the first time. Wondering if this Alpine brewed or GF? It is really good but honestly expected more hoppy smell than I got. Great beer and getting better as it warms up.

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Photo of Irbycp
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I'm an exclusive IPA drinker and this is one of the better beers that I've had in recent memory. I'm not sure where the bad reviews below are coming from. My take: incredibly floral smell- not too dank but just right. Super drinkable unlike most DIPAs. Not too syrupy and not too watery. Carbonation is perfect and subtle. Finish is a bit of piney resin and some gentle spice; a hint of tropical fruit, but you have to notice it- the beer doesn't overpower with fruit. Again, overall it's one of the best I've had in a long time.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 3,675 ratings
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