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
Ranking:
#424
Reviews:
945
Ratings:
3,719
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Photo of lemmy187
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml bomber into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling but surprisingly big legs. Solid.

Nose is tropical fruit, cane sugar and pine. Sweet and refreshing with a hop aroma that hints at what's to come.

Opens mango, citrus and starfruit. Resiny and sap hop bitterness enter in the middle balanced by a soapy, cane sugar presence. Real juicy and pulpy. Ends with a nice balance of fruit sweetness and hop bitterness. Aftertaste of pine with a grassy hop film. Very good.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Lively and crisp in the mouth and goes down sappy and juicy. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Really awesome!

There's certainly a ton of hype behind Alpine's IPAs and Pure Hoppiness doesn't disappoint. Incredibly balanced, not overly bitter with a great feel that brings the whole experience together. Certainly worth the acclaim.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at O'Brien's in San Diego.

This double IPA poured a clear, amber color with white foam. The smell was a strong and persistent fruity-chewy hop aroma with some malt backing it up. The taste was naturally dominated by the chewy, resinous hops, but the hops were not really over the top and were nicely balanced with the malt. The mouthfeel was smooth and slightly sweet with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation. The dry, hoppy flavor lingered on the tongue pleasantly. This was a very nice beer, and I wish I could have another.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this brew from Smokepot23 for winning SNF Squares Week 11, Thanks Joe!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Hazed orange/amber color with a creamy off-white head that settled down but still left a thick sheet of sticky lacing.
Citrus and earthy hop aroma is a smell to behold.
Great blast of hops with enough of a malt background to keep things in check.
Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.
Easy to drink.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

It was clearly a well crafted double IPA, however as I had it a couple of days after its best by date it lacked the uber hoppy aromas and flavors that you expect from such a beer. I hope I can get a fresh one some day.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head. Alright retention and a bit of lacing.

S - Big citrus and tropical fruit: grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lemon, orange. Smells a bit sweet.

T - Nice mix of pine and grapefruit. Medium length finish with some floral notes on top of a very mild bitterness.

M - Prickly carbonation with a nice resinous coating. Medium bodied and astringent on the finish.

O - My first brew from ABC and I wasn't disappointed. Very solid DIPA.

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Photo of Petegrieco
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Photo of wvsabbath
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Lean and clean, taut bitterness with a shellac of pine across sharp grains and muted citrus. Clear golden body shines in perfect harmony with the beer's character.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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

Photo of ffejherb
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Alpine on 6/30/11.

A - Clear amber liquid with sparse carbonation and a creamy white crown that reduced to a fine film and a wall of cheese cloth-like lacing around the glass.

S - Grapefruit! Quite a citrusy nose on this guy. There is also a hint of piney resin and traces of alcohol around the edges, giving the nose a slightly spicy, though undeniably West Coast hop character. Sweet malt and a hint of pepper rounds out the fantastic aroma.

T - Juicy citrus with some spicy notes and sticky pine and resinous hops combine to give Pure Hoppiness a well-rounded hop profile without a crazy alcohol bite. Sweet caramel malt balances the bitterness a bit, along with a hint of lightly toasted bread.

M - Medium bodied with an oily texture and modest carbonation, resulting in a soft mouthfeel overall. Finishes with fairly assertive bitterness, though it doesn't linger too long on the palate. It produces adequate hop burps, though.

D - Awesome on tap! Enjoyed this a bit more than the Duet this time around. Chalk up yet another amazing West Coast DIPA!

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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Photo of xtonytx
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 3,719 ratings