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:
3,671
Reviews:
926
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.12%
 
 
Wants:
1,183
Gots:
608
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 3,671 |  Reviews: 926
Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had poured on tap at Jack's tap house in Pleasant Hill. Big hoppy floral smell with citrus undertones. One of the best smelling double IPAs. The taste is very strong but falls short of some other double IPAs...and nd can use a little more carbonation as the head disappeared quickly and did not have a full mouth feel

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

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

Photo of ssteckley
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cambam23
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear, copper body with minimal head and lace ring. Piney, citric hop aroma that is textbook and enjoyable along with minimal sweetness. Dry, hopped up body with citrus pine oily and hints of grapefruit sweetness. Enough malt to keep beer balanced and a very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of Fitze
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskifan55
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A clear orange/amber with a nice one finger white head that stayed a while. Fluffy lacing.

S: Piney, resin-y with grapefruit and orange.

T: Now this is hop nirvana. A big juiciness with low bitterness. Floral, fruity. Oranges, grapefruit, with a bit of spiciness. I could (and did) drink this one all evening.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: One of the best IPA's on the market. Glad I got to try (and try again). Life is too short not to drink lots of this killer brew. Recommended.

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Photo of ledouge
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of glf60
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldn00b
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a frothy white head with great retention.

Nose is delicate and leans more floral than fruity. A touch of clove comes through for me.

Flavor is big and juicy, more fruit than floral and unexpectedly so. Bright, bitter hop profile is fantastic. Finish is delicate and soft, more drying than bitter.

Feel is a touch more abbrassive and drying than I'd like but overall this is a fantastic double IPA I'll definitely be having again.

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Photo of Babbatron
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datpingao
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Stillyman11
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msscott1973
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Boone757
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BEST BY 03 MAY 16

Crystal clear gold color topped with a head of tightly-bubbled cream that settles to a fine layer. Dank, oily aromatics...piney spice, candied grapefruit, grass, and scallions. Tastes of fresh, green hops: pine, apricot, grapefruit, herbs, and a touch of mango. Lots of green, piney dankness - which I enjoy. Medium bodied with a decent bitterness. Very tasty - no idea how it compares to the original, but this is very good - especially as it warms up.

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

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 3,671 ratings.
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