Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness
BA SCORE
96.6%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 3,676 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:
#410
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
3,676
Liked:
3,552
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
8.08%
Alströms:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
1,185
Gots:
606
Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,676 |  Reviews: 928
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hophugger
3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FrancisM12
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottl. 5/1/17 BB date. Appearance: Deep golden with a touch of orange, hazy, with a moderate foam cap and nice lacing. Aroma: Typical west coast IPA aroma of strong grassy, resinous, and citrus rind hoppiness. A touch more sweet, bready maltiness than a normal west coast IPA. Taste: Wow, wasn’t expecting this hard on the aroma... Starets with really sweet maltiness with some caramel undertones, and a strong dank, resinous, and garlic like hoppy flavor that builds into a strong bitterness that balances well against the maltiness. Mouthfeel: Pretty heavy body for an IPA, with a low to moderate carbonation. Finish: Dry and sticky on the tongue, with some caramel malt, but the bitterness is the dominant factor. Overall: Maybe a bit too much maltiness to feel like a true west coast IPA, but that’s not a bad thing as the overall depth and intensity of flavor was a surprise against a stereotypical west coast IPA aroma. With the strong maltiness, bitterness, and relatively heavy body for the style, this is definitely a slow drinker

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Photo of Danny1217
3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Honeybourne
3.36/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whiskey_slurpee
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MurphDog14
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours golden and cloudy. It has a little head that goes away fast and it has good lacing. The smell of the beer is light and orangey. The taste of the beer is dry and hoppy. The feel is rich and fresh. The beer also lingers in the back of the throat. Overall, I'd buy this beer again.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AzIpaGuy
2.65/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duvel1979
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dms1767
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, Best By 09MAY17
A - bright amber body is capped by a creamy ivory head
S - zesty nose with grapefruit & orange, floral orange blossom, honey, and caramel; some tropical notes as well
T - bitter charge of grapefruit and orange rind and pith, caramel malt, pineapple, mango, and pine
M - full body, resinous hop oils stick to the palate for insured bitterness, ample carbonation, alcohol is warming yet well concealed in flavor
O - solid DIPA. I haven't had anything that wasn't good from Alpine. I'd get this again.

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Photo of Squire123
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber color with white cap and good lacing.

Fairly heavy hop aroma with a resin hit. Some citrus elements as well, rather straight forward and solid.

Taste is hop dominant completely covering the malt which serves more as a carrier for the hops. I don't really notice the caramel elements mentioned in other reviews though there is something in the background that's counter balancing the hops. I say hops as plural supposing, perhaps inaccurately, that there are several varieties used. Maybe it's the way they're used. I do pick up what I can only describe as grapefruit peel in the aftertaste, also a long lingering essence of hops.

Good texture, solid and balanced.

Of course it's hoppy, that's rather the point. Not heavy palate whacking hops though, rather a strong hop presence from the beginning that builds to a crescendo somewhere past mid palate. I'm not getting the caramel sweetness that's been mentioned by others, perhaps it's in there but it eludes me. Right after the hops peak I notice the resinous grapefruit flavors. All in all there's a bunch of stuff going on in this brew and if my palate were less bitter sensitive I might spot more things directly rather than through a glass darkly.

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Photo of GrumD
3.03/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 96.6% out of 100 with 3,676 ratings
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