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Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness

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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A West Coast Double IPA 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 8%ABV


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
35cl bottle. Pours a hazy orange, with a tall white head with decent retention. Smells dank and salty, like lemon zest, grapefruit, mango, some perfumey roses and pine. Tastes of pine hops, citrus, caramel, some funky dankness and just a bit of mango.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rarbring (1994) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
Overall: Hopp OD, soap, pine, citrus.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at Malt och Humle. Reviewed 2016-02-06.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patrik (463) - - FEB 6, 2016
På flarra Biskoppen Malmö. Ljus rätt klar jävel. Doftar mycket fräscht högklassigt blommigt å lite ladugård. Ja åhviss sötma likt Green flash Dipor. Massor frukt. Smaken då??. Likt doften massor med frukter å blommor. Äpple lite vindruvor å apelsin framträder. Lagom beska medel till fyllig Dipa jävligt balanserad med perfekt mängd kolsyra. Jippi

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (435) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Alpine has finally come to St. Louis with no fanfare; it just showed up on our shelves one day. The aroma is fresh piney hops with a sweet malty background that is reminiscent of Juicy Fruit gum. Appearance is a see through amber color with tiny bubbles rising to the top and an off white cap of foam. Definitely a 5. The taste starts with a burst of citrus hops that only let a slight amount of sweetness come forward. Good strong hoppy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little light and the carbonation is a bit high, but that works for this beer and makes it more refreshing. This is a very good west coast style IPA. I want to try more from Alpine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egg (209) - USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle on 2/5/16. Pours a clear light copper. Smells of soap and fruit. Taste is soap, kiwi, melon. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. The pour is a darker golden color, a little foggy, with a thin white head and some great soapy lace. The aroma is excellent. There is a huge dank hoppiness up front followed up by a nice tropical fruit. A light bitterness and nice resin bring up the rear. This smells great. The flavor is really good as well. It's got a strong bitter hop up front that slowly fades into a light fruitiness and then the pine kicks in. There is malt present, but it's overshadowed just like the should be. The mouth feel is a little thick and heavy, but it's got a great carbonation and a lingeringly fruity, yet hoppy bitter finish. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (443) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a hazy orangish golden glow, with a small thin white head. Nice juicy hop aroma on the nose, and slight malts. Fairly easy drinking for the abv, hop fruit and grass up front, light malty backbone, and dry finish. The only problem is the bitterness....just too much on the palate. Overall pretty good, but for $20 a six pack of 12oz bottles, I will not purchase again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (7252) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
5/I/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: 28/IV/16 (2016-13) Thanks to Anthony for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, big irregular yellow head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit soapy, fruity, piny touch, some grapefruit. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, grassy, some sweet malts, chewy hops, nice fruity notes, pineapple dominating. Aftertaste: sweet, fruity, caramel malts, somewhat resinous, grapefruit bitterness, piny finish. Lovely one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
12oz bottle in Seattle. Dark, clear orange with small foam head. Rich, glorious deep citrus and piney forest scent. Rich body, well balanced but assertive bitterness. Cool, rich and a positive astringency. Juicy-tart finish, utterly delicious. Big rich beer: everything is pushed to the limit but it balances deliciously. complex citrus, some earthy forest flavors too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (557) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Tap - hoppy gnome. Awesome imperial ipa. Everything I like in a beer. Loved it!


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