Is The Price of Apline Pure Hoppiness Too High In My Area?

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  1. ThomasMetal75

    ThomasMetal75 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    At Yankee Spirits in South Attleboro, MA (on the border of Rhode Island near where I live), they are selling some Apline Brewing beers. I've really wanted to try Pure Hoppiness after the whole social media and YouTube craze surrounding it. Their website says they have it at $19.99 for a 6 pack. That's insane, right? Or is that an OK price? What are others paying for this beer and is there any other IPA's like Pure Hoppiness that people have had that are just as good or better for the price that most people can get?
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  2. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (325) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    19.99 in CT. I passed.
  3. Manilla1130

    Manilla1130 Initiate (86) Apr 1, 2015 Connecticut

    17.99 at TW in CT
  4. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (819) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    passed at $17 in Delaware

  5. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (3,149) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    $25 in PA
  6. KMachHops

    KMachHops Disciple (320) Jun 16, 2014 California

    $18.99 in California and it is Alpine's first 6-pk. Think of it this way, Hoppy Birthday, Duet, and Nelson was only offered in 22oz bomber for about $8 and those were single IPAs. 36 cents/oz for a bomber vs 26 cents/oz (me) and 28 cents/oz (you). Closes beer is probably Pliny the elder but even PTE is pricier.
  7. ThomasMetal75

    ThomasMetal75 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    DAMN! Insane.
  8. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (558) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    I think it was $18.99 at Martignettis in Brighton. Also passed.
  9. JISurfer

    JISurfer Poo-Bah (1,993) Dec 10, 2002 South Carolina
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    $22 a 6er here, so I passed. I was able to track down singles for $3.50 each, so I got 2 of those.
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  10. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Devotee (499) Sep 20, 2014 California

    $18.99 in Bay Area. Passed. Had a single, it was aiight. I'd take 3 Plinys at $6.99/ each over the Alpine sixer any day.
  11. ThomasMetal75

    ThomasMetal75 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    So it's even expensive in California. Sounds like I'm passing on this stuff. Can't be too sad. It's only beer after all.
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  12. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,311) Aug 16, 2009 New Jersey

    $17.49 at my local store. i picked up 2 6ers. just drank 2 today and damn was it good.
  13. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,374) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    $17.40 in Arkansas. I can almost get 2 sixers of Fresh Squeezed in near-by MO for that. I love that beer.
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  14. bobv

    bobv Poo-Bah (3,710) Feb 3, 2009 Vermont

    $18.99 / 6-pack, $3.25 / bottle at our store in Stowe. We are Done with Alpine/Green Flash. Sold 3 BOTTLES in 9 days! WTF!!! Oh, and I bought one. Nasty...
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  15. blindtiger24

    blindtiger24 Aspirant (216) Mar 16, 2010 Colorado

    $17.99 in both CO and VA. Worth every penny to me, although I acknowledge that the price is very high. Still, I enjoy it more than a 6er of Scuplin, which is almost that price.
  16. IWannaEatFood

    IWannaEatFood Aspirant (207) Apr 25, 2013 California

    It's way too high. Im 17 min from the brewery in Alpine and its $19.99 there and I've seen it for $21.99 around San Diego. Duet and HB go for $9 a six pack. Way better deal.
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  17. Relik

    Relik Initiate (117) Apr 20, 2011 Canada

    i would kill for a 7 month old 6 pack at $19.99
  18. ThomasMetal75

    ThomasMetal75 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    I had a Duet yesterday on tap for I think around $6.50. It was awesome!
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  19. a74gent

    a74gent Aspirant (295) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    too high...price matters...all of these brewers are going to learn that. NO reason for it to be this price with GF brewing it in volume now.
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  20. vileplume

    vileplume Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2015 Arizona

    16 here in az.

    loved hoppy birthday, pure hoppiness was not to my liking. both are extremely over priced.
  21. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,345) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey

    $16.99 / 6-pack in NJ. Was on the fence about buying due to price, but I feel a little bit better after seeing some of the other prices here. Ended up getting it just to try a couple of bottles since it's the first time it has been available in NJ and to give the other bottles to friends.
  22. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,927) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    $19.99 on LI - bought it (twice :wink:)... This is great beer! :stuck_out_tongue:
  23. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (130) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    The price is too high in any area. They could've at least gone with 4 packs to soften the blow for people finding it at stores that don't do singles.
  24. ions

    ions Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2014 Maryland

    $7.99 for a 22oz. I would not buy a Sixer of this myself. 22oz was all I needed.
  25. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Meyvn (1,089) Nov 3, 2013 California

    18.99 in California
  26. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,163) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    $17.99 here in Tucson. Wasn't really worth it in my opinion; I'll stick buying local, delicious IPAs for less dough (I'm looking at you, Dragoon IPA, Pueblo Vida, Tower Station)

    Oh man, what I would give for some Carton or Kane right now. Would take over this Alpine any day
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  27. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (746) Oct 1, 2015 Rhode Island

    17-19 in Milwaukee
  28. MrUse

    MrUse Aspirant (292) Jun 20, 2015 Minnesota

    Filled my 64 oz growler with it for $16. Seemed like a deal compared to $26 for 64 oz fill of Duet.
  29. Bgonzo

    Bgonzo Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2014 Kansas

    Craft beer isn't the blue light reduced value close out cart at the end of aisle 30 in the farthest corner of your local discount mart. Your profile says your in Mass. Go enjoy some Trillium and Treehouse stop complaining. In the meantime I will dream about the one can of Julius I was lucky enough to devour. Happy Holidays!
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  30. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,932) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    $16+ here in Houston. Couldn't pull the trigger at that price. If I find it on tap and like it I will.
  31. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,213) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    I just bought a six pack of this tonight and it was $20.99. I'm not sorry I bought it, but unless it completely blows my mind, I probably won't buy it again, at least not for a very long time.
  32. Maltytasker

    Maltytasker Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2007 Virginia

    Paid about $18 here in VA . Didn't have a problem with the price but it did not seem like the same beer that I had before . Had a couple of bottles from Alpine a few years back and loved it. Was really looking forward to seeing it here but was disappointed . Not a bad beer but it has a harshness that I didn't care for . Hopefully they will get it right next time .
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  33. dgmirelli

    dgmirelli Aspirant (271) Mar 21, 2015 New York

    23.99 w deposits in NY, with more volume needed for Holidays decided to pass, not sure I would go there.
  34. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (5,109) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

    $16.99 and his prices are always reasonable. Just a fantastic beer!
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