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:
#414
Reviews:
942
Ratings:
3,707
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of thewimperoo
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Chaney
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to biglobo8971 for sending me this awesome brew in a trade. This stuff doesn't exactly grow on trees around here (or in most places).

A: Vanilla-orange in color, fairly hazy, and with more head that brew... perhaps I shouldn't have poured it so hard. Yikes!

S: Mandarin oranges, with orange peel, lemon, and a good bit of candy sugar (in a cobbler sort of way).

T: Same as the nose, but with a mild, pleasant aspriny quiality, and a good bit of hoppy, candy-coated alcohol. The finish was fairly dry.

M: There was a mild peppery quality to this brew that killed the potential syrupiness. Also, this was a VERY well carbonated brew. It was actually so prickly that it almost burned.

D: This was my first Alpine brew and it definitely didn't disappoint. Awesome drinkability!

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Photo of FriedSlug
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of JamFuel
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hanzo
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of aquazr1
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass from a 22oz bomber picked up at the source. Pours a hazy golden amber is a one finger head. Not a lot of lacing left behind. The first thing that hit my nose was pine, quickly followed by various citrus notes. The variety of hops used in this beer is quite evident. The mouthfeel is that of a medium bodied beer, there is some malt flavors in the background but they are light. The beer is a very well done DIPA that drinks very easily. A definite must have again beer.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This 22oz brew uses several varieties and multiple hop additions to the kettle as well as a large "hop back" to give the bitterness and aroma a start. Plenty of dry hops finish it off and give a big hop bouquet.
A: Burnt-orange, nice foam and lace that was well-retained throughout
S: Floral, bit of honey, grapefruit
T: Smooth and balanced IPA
M: Bittery start, but tasty throughout
D: Not as hoppy as I thought it would be, but a very nice IPA!

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Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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 Bieniek30
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emmasdad
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden bronze, topped with a beautiful inch of meringue-like white foam. I get more malt than I expected on the nose, but also a good amount of the expected citrusy and piney hops. On the palate, somewhat dry, with grapefruit, tangerine and pine, backed by a solid malt foundation. The alcohol is very present and noticeable, especially in the second glass.

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Photo of jsanford
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jspriest
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a footed pilsner from Spieglau

Bright orange/amber colored body with a one finger bright white head.

Huge hop punch with mostly pine on the nose and light citrus rind.

Grapefruit rind, pine needles, and intense bitterness on the taste. It mellows slightly as you continue to drink with enough maltiness to balance. Very bold west coast IPA that is done perfectly to style. The body offers the proper carbonation, drinkability, and finish.

This one is certainly a keeper. The best West Coast IPA I've had in terms of drinkability. If you're one for heavy bitterness and pine, I don't know that you'll find anything better.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kmpitz2
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'm so excited to taste this beer. I smelled the cap after opening this and it was bursting with succulent hop, brilliant and drawing me in. I am pumped. It pours a solid golden color with a finger of head that falls to a sparse coating over top. Right where I want the color. Nose is so sweet and citrusy. The combination between the sweet hop and the caramel malt sweetness really comes across as spun sugary goodness. Flavor hits me with a tease of bitterness before swallowing. This is followed immediately by incredible sweet grapefruity American hop and caramel malt. It finishes nice and sweet with a moderate bitterness that hangs on just enough to balance. Feel is right between moderate and thick with a light-moderate carbonation. Very nice. Absolutely no hint of the 8% in this beer. Flavor really has balance. This beer is in harmony with itself. Its not something to gulp, but also not something that keeps you from enjoying it at a nice clip. I am a fan. Good call Lou.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super stoked to try this, alpine never disappoints.

The body looks like your classic IPA, golden body and a razor thin white head. The smell is super tropical, not blooming though. The taste is pretty on par with the taste, but a lot more bitterness sits on the palate than expected. It tastes relatively clean with a little bit too much hoppiness in the aftertaste, kind of grapefruit rindy...
The beer is a little boozy but still relatively balanced. Better when it's warmer. Definitely tasty at the end.

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Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 3,707 ratings