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:
#425
Reviews:
945
Ratings:
3,717
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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1,182
Gots:
626
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Ratings: 3,717 |  Reviews: 945
Photo of xtonytx
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served From 12oz Bottle Dated "BEST BY 08 JUN 16 F15390" paid $3.09

A — Pours a clear and bright vivid orange hue into the glass. There is a bright white colored foamy head that settles to a thin layer and leaves behind some spots of lacing with each sip.

S — Smell is robust and focused on hops, I haven't used the term dank to describe a beer lately but this certainly fits the mold, lots of pine, resin, citrus, herbaceous lemon.

T — Taste is bitter, piney, robust, lemon, peach, melon, hugely bitter and piney. Fresh lemon, lime, citrus, dank, resinous, chewy.

M — Medium-Full bodied, bold and astringent.

O — Great overall, have heard Alpine / Green Flash being thrown under the bus lately, but this is a killer beer, fantastically rich, bold, dank, resinous, and assertive.

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

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

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

Photo of ncaudle
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Vancer
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Here we go with the review to fill my mug to the top - with a great beer sent by soloman420 as a nice Xmas present - many, many thanks again.

Poured a gorgeous golden amber, capped by a Brussels white lace around the Corsendonk tulip. A fine presenting frosty.

Classic west coast IPA aroma of citrus, orange and pine. But the quaff transgresses into new territory with the addition of a woody resin, even a hint of bready dough.

Sharp and crisp finish, it actually leaves a tingle on the tongue. The easy 8% does not factor in, this could just as easy be a 5%.

Tasty treat, better get one for a try.

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Photo of halo3one
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Pure pine tree

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Photo of deereless
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of spoony
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of animal69
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacQ32
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours an orangeish, light hazy gold. Nice tan head, great lacing

S - Very airy which is off-putting, citrusy light hops slightly dry and resinous

T - As it smells but much more citrusy hops, very airy, resinous, mildly sweet from caramel malts

M - Light bodied and refreshing for sure

O - Airy, not as intense flavoring as I would have liked but definitely an easy drinker.

I had a duet earlier for the first time and found that very airy as well - perhaps hold/lots of temperature changes/or light damage. Will re-review when I have the opportunity to try another of each

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours crystal clear straw gold, with a bubbly head that retains for a bit. Smell is big lemongrass, citrus, tropical fruits, sweet apricot and mango notes, grassy notes. Taste is lemony, rosy sweet citrus with a dirty west coast bitter bite. Feel is appropriately smooth with some fizz. Great DIPA overall.

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Photo of Deuane
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A growler obtained during GatM. Shared with Ffejherb, SierraGS, Brewslut, dashirey and Jill.

A-Brilliant copper with a thin white head that holds strong and left spotty lace.

S-The ever so intoxicating aroma of citrus and light pine hops that can only be a San Diego County west coast DIPA. A bit of caramel malt sweetness in the background.

T-Grapefruit, orange and tangerine hop flavours that meld into a magical elixir! A light hint of sweet caramel malt to balance the bitterness out.

M-Medium-light body with a LONG lasting hop flavour.

D-One of my very favorite west coast DIPA's out there. I could drink this one all day. Exactly what I crave in a hop bomb.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of nrbw23
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a bright, hazy golden amber color with a creamy off white head. Head has great retention and leaves some really nice lacing on the glass.

S- Smell is very awesome. A ton of tropical fruits here with a nice touch of pine. A bit of bready malts in the very distant background.

T- A very hop forward brew here. A ton of tropical fruits, again a nice touch of pine with a strong malt back bone. Hops are front and center.

M- A touch on the fuller side of medium and carbonation was about right on.

O- This is an awesome brew and is highly recommended.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting around to this one after having just about everything else from them. 22oz bomber into imperial nonic.

A - Pours gold with a barley half a fingers worth of white head. There's some bubbles here and there along the edge of the glass and a thin film on top.

S - A nice piney citrus aroma mixed in with a hoppy bitterness. Not over-the-top, but enough to let you know this DIPA means business.

T - Much the same as the nose. Lots of pine, citrus, hops, and bitter notes. A slight touch of malt on the finish.

M - Light to medium bodied, crisp and refreshing, smooth.

D - An nice DIPA that I could several times in one session. Easier to drink then Expo for me, and more "down the middle of the road" compared to the uber-hoppy Expo.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden, with an amber hue. Smells like pine, grass, some citrus and some malt. Taste is a bit sweet. Caramel right up front with a nice balance of pine and citrus on the end. Not too thin on the mouthfeel, yet very easy to drink, medium body. I tend to not like the caramel taste in any ipas but this one is balanced nicely.

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Photo of devilfluff
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of msubulldog25
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A 22 oz. bottle without a freshness date, courtesy of BlindPig. Poured to a pint glass.

A: Gorgeous golden-orange, glowing in the sunlight with a slight suspended haziness. About 1-finger of creamy, soapy white head. Head dies to a thin film within a couple minutes and I noted just a few random streams of carbonation, more like single bubbles rising here and there. Very pretty bands of sticking lace from top to bottom of the glass.

S: Enticingly sweet, smelling of fresh citrus, pine and a hefty dose of caramel. Aroma also offers ripe melon, orange zest, and a grassy spice. Rises high and lasts forever, an excellent introduction to this beer.

T: A lovely beer, extremely well balanced! Hops are appropriately strong, tasting of oranges & tangerines, a dash of grapefruit juice, spicy pine oils. Malted grain is not a supporting layer but an equal here, gently easing off the bitterness throttle and keeping this one on course. Caramel and a lightly biscuit-y maltiness provide just enough sweetness. Very tasty!

M: Not the strongest, fullest mouthfeel; I judged this one as 'medium', considering some other DIPA's that induce a powerful pucker, strip off tooth enamel, and generally kill the tastebuds. The Pure Hoppiness is a gentle giant - an 8% DIPA that's smooth, balanced, creamy in th mouth and finishes surprisingly clean. Yes, there's some hoppy/bitter aftertaste and just a hint of alcohol warmth, but this is one of the nicest DIPAs I've ever had.

D: 5's are pretty rare for me, but it's also rare I find a DIPA with so much flavor that is also so drinkable. Often flavors and hops get so overwhelming, I want to quit a bomber about halfway through. Not this one...terrific flavors, aroma and mouthfeel make this a new favorite. Deserving the reputation and highly recommended!

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 3,717 ratings