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:
#432
Reviews:
947
Ratings:
3,726
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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1,178
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Ratings: 3,726 |  Reviews: 947
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 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 animal69
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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%

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 shirtless_mike
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of SierraFlight
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste poured from a bomber into a tulip thanks to Vito at Beachwood BBQ. Golden color with foamy white head that clings all the way down. Huge hop aroma - citrus and earthy, esters, some graininess in the background. Taste is flowery and citrusy hops, warming esters, hints of malts, very bitter. Crisp, medium-full bodied, oily/creamy texture, lively carbonation, long bitter finish.

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Photo of larryi86
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you SomethingClever for this
12 oz bottle, best before April 28th, 2016, poured into a teku

A- A clear golden copper color with a two finger white head.

S- Piney, dank, citrus, grapefruit, faint tropical fruits.

T- Citrus, grapefruit, faint of tropical fruits, big piney/dank finish.

M- Smooth, medium body, high carbonation.

O- A good DIPA, happy I got the try it. I can see where the hype came from, but feel I can find locals that are just as good.

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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 Brew33
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 Kramerbarthomer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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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 curlybird
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PicoPapa
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this bottle.

22oz bottle pours a translucent orange with a half inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is juicy tropical fruits. Mango, guava, tangerine and pine. The taste is more of the same. Lots of juicy tropical fruit flavors. Mango and guava upfront with some pine as well. Resinous towards the finish with more piney hop bitterness. Oily mouthfeel. Somewhat noticeable alcohol presence but it drinks very easily. This one is a great mix of pine and tropical fruit flavors along with a solid amount of bitterness. More dank hop flavor comes out as it warms. Overall, outstanding Imperial that I would love to get a chance to drink again.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of einman
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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 brewandbbq
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours orangy gold, clear, with a white modest head.
Aromatics are floral and extremely fruiy. Lots of peaches, tangerines, and pear. Fresh hops waft upward and the bottle seems fresh. A hint of powdered pixie sugar and aspirin in the background.
Mouthfeel is medium, a bit crisp and refreshing.
The pallet is lively with hops and a light malt backbone. The hopping is primarily in the flavor, with bitterness being firm but secondary to the juice. Very tropical in nature, with intermingeled citrus fruits and a slightly boozy note hinting at Grand Marnier.
A slight "hollowness" in the bittering is not even a detraction.
The allure of this beer is not in any insane amount of aggresive hopping, but in the balance of the brew. There no offensiveness whatsoever in the any one component, which allows the "pure hoppiness" to really shine. Incredibly drinkable and tasty.
To have a draught pint would be heavenly.

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 3,726 ratings