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:
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Ratings: 3,671 |  Reviews: 926
Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2185
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear gold with two fingers of white head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Sweeter citrus like oranges and pineapple up front with apricots and sweet cantaloupe aromas underneath.

T: Pineapple and grapefruit and resinous pine and orange rind flavors. Some cantaloupe flavors come through before a lightly bitter finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is very drinkable.

O: A good DIPA overall. Nothing earth-shattering, but good all-around. I'm glad to finally try it.

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Photo of calitrie1486
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

very good, very hoppy brew, Was a bit more of a fan of nelson but this was a very close 2nd!

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Photo of Zach136
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from the source a week prior, enjoying in an IPA glass.

Appearance: Crystal clear yellow with a great three finger head great lacing.

Aroma: Huge hop bouquet of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, and some floral notes.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: More citrus peel and floral hop character up front. Big dank finish. Bitterness is present but in check. Mouthfeel is light bodied, and refreshing. Slight bitter linger. I'd give them both somewhere in the 4.4 range, but that's not an option, so i docked MF a bit.

Overall: An incredible brew.

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Photo of driftlessbeer
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmoore212
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice westie. Great bitterNess to it

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

Photo of Moose90
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served From 12oz Bottle Dated "BEST BY 08 JUN 16 F15390" paid $3.09

A — Pours a clear and bright vivid orange hue into the glass. There is a bright white colored foamy head that settles to a thin layer and leaves behind some spots of lacing with each sip.

S — Smell is robust and focused on hops, I haven't used the term dank to describe a beer lately but this certainly fits the mold, lots of pine, resin, citrus, herbaceous lemon.

T — Taste is bitter, piney, robust, lemon, peach, melon, hugely bitter and piney. Fresh lemon, lime, citrus, dank, resinous, chewy.

M — Medium-Full bodied, bold and astringent.

O — Great overall, have heard Alpine / Green Flash being thrown under the bus lately, but this is a killer beer, fantastically rich, bold, dank, resinous, and assertive.

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Photo of mmcurran
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crab_gang
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alejandrolikebeers3445
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

it takes longer to find it and drinking it

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

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

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oily, bitter, hoppy. Melon, pineapple, grapefruit, pine. Clear amber, eggshell white thin head. No lace. Very good, hoppy beer!

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

Photo of tleaver33
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kenmac19
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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

on draft in Alpine restaurant. Super west coast IPA, could drink it all the time but incredibly it was my 4th Favorite beer of the day! Just a great beer, just not as good as Nelson or Duet...

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another good beer from Alpine. Pours radiant copper, semi-transparent, a finger of foam and decent retention. I'm getting a lot of fresh-cut grass and pine needles in the nose. A bit of grapefruit that feels like it was sprinkled with my grandpa's sugar. The taste is pretty much the same with piney notes taking center stage. I get a big wave of grapefruit on the finish, intermingled with a touch of lemon. Ample doses of bitterness, which is always good. Finishes a bit dry, and leaves that tongue smacking effect I enjoy so much. Glad to have tried this one. Don't pass if you get the hopportunity. Larrrrrrrge.

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