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:
3,674
Reviews:
928
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.12%
 
 
Wants:
1,186
Gots:
609
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,674 |  Reviews: 928
Photo of Andy_Luft
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregStoner
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of AgentMunky
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Kettleborough Cider House glass. Best before 27 April 2017. Stamped F16353.
3.5/4.75/4.5/4/4.75
Completely clear, apple juice colored. Very light head. No effervescence.
It smells delightfully fruity-bitter. Loads of sticky peach, blackberry jam, pine needles. I could nose this all day.
A big, sticky, sweet beer that lures you in and then wallops you with woody resins and an aftertaste that lingers for ages. Initially a sweet malt and gentle, floral fruit character. This gives way to a traditionally piny flavor with huge body that fades just a touch before you think it will. That lingeringly hoppy endtaste though just goes on and on.
A truly exceptional beer. I can't believe I haven't had this before! I think I've been confusing it with Hoppy Birthday. Highly recommended. Will seek out.

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Photo of buzzy
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of claminat420
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my sierra Nevada ipa spiegelau glass. bottle dated best by 17may17

Appearance- from a hardy pour it's a golden straw color with some transparency. leaves medium to heavy lacing.

Smell- grapefruit, floral with some slight grass and pine. hoppy and what an ipa should smell like.

Taste- just like the smell. malt is very muted. I was expecting more bitterness but it's still there. alcohol is well hidden behind the hops.

Mouthfeel- medium/ heavy bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- easily killing five out of the six pack.

Overall- to me this beer reminds me of a new Belgium ranger ramped up bane style (sorry watched the dark knight rises recently). i refer to ranger cuz i get a huge hardy dry-hop of cascade hops. anyone who b#tches about this being a hop bomb i think that's the idea. i could be wrong with the hops but to me this is a old school hop (cascade, centennial, chinook, and colombus) showcase hit out of the park. i would [email protected] about the hefty price tag ( 16.99 a six) but to me i would rather buy this than bells hopslam anyday. a solid hop bomb.

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

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srfou
2.96/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dsa7783
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Twelve-ounce bottle copped from Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a copper, orange hue with minimal frothing. Pungent aroma replete with hints of grapefruit and hops. Strong hop bite.

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

Photo of Tyecko
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxcoinage
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kyledover
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of bcsbeer
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NapaClancy
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Massive full hop beer. Forest aromas. Fantastically balanced then boom the danky hops! Piney and dry taste. Full body. Serious resin on this. Great beer.

For those that like hop bombs!

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Photo of msondel
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ColSanders123
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 3,674 ratings.
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