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:
3,673
Reviews:
928
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.12%
 
 
Wants:
1,184
Gots:
609
For Trade:
12
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,673 |  Reviews: 928
Photo of vziznznzyz
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rapayn01
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had a nice draft of this at a local excellent beer bar. It is a little boozy (as expected with the abv), but the taste is very good. I like the hop profile.

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

Had on draft. Dark straw, crystal clear with one finger white head that laced well. Scent of pine and citrus though scent was light. Flavor was very bitter pines with citrus after taste. Perfectly carbonated, clean crisp finish.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jae61
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garyloveman
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2pux
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honestly a little disappointed with this beer. My first exposure to Alpine was Duet, which I think is fantastic. So I expected their IIPA to be really strong, but I found it to be solid but unspectacular. Look is wonderful, golden auburn with a thick, white head that laces beautifully. Smell is rich and complex, with pine resin and citrus, yeasty biscuit, dank and herbal, little onion on the back end. Taste is the disappointment. Mostly one note: bitter and piney. Certainly some sweet malt balancing things out, but a good IIPA from a good brewer should have a layered set of flavors to roll through, and I'm just not picking them up. Feel is medium-heavy and sticky, which I like. The carbonation is there but the heft of the mouthfeel is what I note most after each sip. No question this is a good beer. But as a west coast double IPA, it doesn't really stand out in any way.

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Photo of ucmike11
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Photo of StoverB
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer!

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Photo of willardt09
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheWolf
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My kind of iPa. Bitter.

Piney.

Undertones of citrus and honey.

Very similar to stone iPa profile.

Delicious.

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Photo of tstoner86
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateTP38
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jera1350
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcamp28
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaszucs
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 3,673 ratings.
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