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Alpine Beer Company Anniversary Pure Hoppiness

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4483) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
Sampled at the Hampton. Clear golden. This is named right. Big floral hops with fruot. Good good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Bright but pale golden color, almost no head. Aroma of grass, subtle lemon. Taste is grass, licorice, scallions. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rckclmbr76 (5) - Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2012 does not count
Excellent beer super light and surprisingly drinkable for an 8 % IIPA. My new favorite summer IPA

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juancho (239) - Clearwater Beach, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Toronado San Diego - Draft Overall Nicely balanced beer, good aroma notes of citrus. Thin head, slightly thinner palate than I like. A good session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Date: 12/02/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Strong Ale Fest 2006

dark yellow, frothy white head, big grassy hop aroma, lots of hop flavor, light malt base

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Tap at Liar’s Club. Clear orange-gold pour with a frothy white head. Big nose of pine and citrus, but light. Taste was exceptionally clean. For an IIPA, a malt-muted bitterness but huge hop flavor. Lots of grapefruit and resin, without the stickiness. Excellent balance with a nice bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Draft at O’Briens: Nose of oranges and pine, very fresh and clean. Clear golden amber color. Creamy hop filled flavor with a big body and peach notes. Nice finish, fresh and drinkable for this beefy of a DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Draft, 2005 PP Strong Ale Fest. Clear golden yellow pour with a decent head. Large very fresh hop aroma, grapefruit and citrusy, and a little grassy. Man this beer smelled great! Sweet caramel malts with a lot of grapefruit hops. Decent bitter finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Very Very clear AND I am told it is NOT filtered. That note ensures the full mouthfeel and excellent hop aroma. Nice malt flavor with a slight sweet malty flavor, I like the way that adds to balance of hop to malt ratio. Exceptional Brew

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Awesome clear straw copper color. Lemon citrus Cenntenial type of hop aroma great pour nice bubbly head and perfecto carbination which brought out the hoppy nose. Dry thick mouthfull that matched the hoppy nose. Great to NOT have that caramel burnt flavor in so many of these styles. The malt was there but did not overdue the hops. A characteristic that I enjoy in this style. I give this brew an A+++++++++++++


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