Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness
BA SCORE
4.33/5
3,677 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:
#407
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
3,677
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
1,186
Gots:
605
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,677 |  Reviews: 928
Photo of Wizzle32
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Crunchyrev
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.07/5  rDev -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 +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
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 -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of silverblaze540
3.69/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear amber with minimal head.
S - Like a pine tree, medium strength.
T - Powerful hoppiness, very piney. Bitterness hits in the middle and lingers in the aftertaste.
M - Medium light, some carbonation.
O - Smells and tastes as advertised. If you are into hops, you will enjoy it.

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Photo of HopSavant
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blinding
4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstuart23
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jellibeen
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Medium amber appearance with a very disturbing nct hoppy fruity aroma. The taste matched the smell with a very smooth taste. This IPA is one of the better ones that I have tried

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Photo of aknalley
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 3,677 ratings
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