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
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Ratings: 3,717 |  Reviews: 945
Photo of Kiniey01
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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 DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Hop_God
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: clear orange to amber in colour. thick white bubbles.

S: Great hops with citrus and tropical fruit bursts. orange peel, more fresh hops.

T: bitter hops, citrus peel, lemon oil, some tropical fruits in the middle, bitter resinous finish.

F: slick and oily, bit of a raw hop bite to it. it does finish crisp though but it has a raw alcohol feel.

O: Decent. truly a WC style IPA, rather disappointing considering the hype this and the other Alpine brews get. Wonder how much has changed since the partnership with GF. I like that this is in 6 packs though.

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Photo of Fargrow
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 bigpoppa67
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Floydster
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint from Liars Club in San Diego

Pour was golden orange with a silky head that stuck around for about fifteen minutes

Smell was filled with oranges and pine

Taste was fantastic for an IPA, I cannot explain how hoppy this beer is, I cannot wait to try Exponential because I heard that has even more

This is a serious IPA that can be drank pretty easily, which is scary because it is eight percent alcohol

All the guys in the Alesmith line were right about this brew, great local brew out of SD

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

Poured a very golden color with a big soapy head that deposited loads of lace on the pint glass.
Aroma of pine tar with some lighter citrus in the background and caramel and toffee underpinnings.
Flavor was caramel and toffee front dominated by a very powerful pine and resiny bittering hops.
Mouthfeel was swet to start but the hop domination soon tookover. A bit too unbalanced for me but very true to style.
Drinkability is very solid. Alpine obviously makes great beer and looking forward to a few more from this newly found brewery.

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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 InfernoBoss
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Hanzo
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Buck89
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass. Slightly hazy amber-orange color. Two-finger fluffy white head. Aromas were prominent: mainly pine, earthy tones, some orange citrus and some bready malt. Great taste. Bracing bitterness but filled with pine, grapefruit, orange, earth, resin and backed up with a slight caramel sweetness. Clean finish with a ringing hoppiness on the tongue.

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

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