Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

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Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,675 |  Reviews: 928
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

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

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Pours clear orange-gold with one finger off white head. Smells sweet like honey but citrusy. Tons and tons of hops with some malt to back the hops up. Still feels fairly light to drink, which makes it easy to drink a lot of.

A major hop bomb, but nothing that makes me love this one. I'd love to try this on tap though to see if my opinion improved...

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

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Pure pine tree

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

Pours a dark golden color with a thick velvety bubbly head. Visible sediments float in the beer as well.

Smell is as you would expect, hoppy. Very floral hop aroma, some grapefruit, pine and citrus. Some slight sweet malt scent detectable as well.

Taste is very creamy and smooth for a DIPA. Hops are definitely present though, bitterness is quite low for such a hoppy beer. As with all the other Alpine beers I have encountered there is a sweet malt finish. I would like to see more hops in a DIPA than this beer has. Good beer though, just not a hop bomb.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Medium carbonation in this beer.

Drinkability is good, a nice easy drinking DIPA.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/30/15 Home Bottle

Pours - Orange and a thin white head about 1 finger. Fizzles out quick and leave just a little lacing. Not impressed with the look.

Smell - Good amount of hop presence but I'd say it's overpowered by one hop in particular. Can't put my finger on it but is just ok.

Taste- Pretty good. Nice bang of hops throughout. A bit piney and bitter but pretty decent.

Feel - PRetty bit and a tongue burner. After a few sips the bitterness keeps building.

Overall - Was very excited for this but I'd say it didn't live up to the hype. Too much pone and bitter for my liking but still an enjoyable beer.

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4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ON TAP at STONE. Pure yellow/orange honey color; very clear and bright in the glass with a nice white head.

A very floral, light orange and citrus nose that is very inviting and pleasant.

Nice flavors of orange and grapefruit with a nice fresh hop character and with nice balance, and, while nice and appealing fresh and clean flavors, mouthfeel is a little thin and with very light carbonation.

Short flavors/short in the mouth and with a short finish but still a very pleasant quality drink. Very good; so pleasant that one just wants "more" of everything.

EDIT: Almost 5 years to the day from first review of this. This addition/edit based on bottles. Mouthfeel is great and beer holds up in all respect. Every bit as good, if not better, than PtE. Good beer.

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4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: light golden brown.

smell: not very aromatic but i smell fruit (mango and pineapple) and a lightly skunk.

taste: tropical fruits i get mango peels for some reason and hops at the end it's not overly bitter though it has a nice balance.

feel: light to medium, it has a silky light feel to it i am guessing it comes from the thin layer of foam that stays through the time your drinking it. for it not having a thick feel to it, it has much flavor.

overall: a six pack cost me about $20. was it worth it? I would have to say yes, it probably won't win any awards but imo it can hold it's own maybe i am playing favorites though because i do really like dipas but i feel like this one is well done. you might disagree but i can't really say nothing bad about this beer and it actually still taste good when it's gets near room temperature. would i buy it again? probably not only because i like variety but if i had to choose to spend my money between this and stone's enjoy by then i would pick this. i had to dock a few points because it is on the expensive side and it's not available all the 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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