jimbonga (92) - - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a decent white head. Orange and pine hop aromas. Medium, slightly creamy body with lots of dank orange and pine hops, with some caramel. Not hugely bitter despite the hoppiness. Damn good though.
ZodiacM (759) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uit de fles geschonken. Een troebel oranjegeel bier met bescheiden schuimkraag. Aromas van tropisch fruit mout en hop. Smaak is overweldigend: zoet-bitter, mout, hop en heel veel fruit, mango, grapefruit, eindigend in een heerlijke bittere zest-achtige afdronk. Wow, een van de betere imp. IPA’s die ik heb gedronken!
CraftBeerNick (1834) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, 9th April 16. Pours clear, slight head. Aroma is pine, aromatic hops, Taste is bitter and aromatic, toffee malt, again bitter, balance is great. Very drinkable, lovely IPA
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle at home as ’Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness’, 8.0%, BB May 2016. Dark amber orange, pretty clear, still, dense foamy off-white head. Aroma is Centennial hops, toffee, caramelised orange. Body is smooth, soft carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is spicy, rose water, resin, pine, touch of booze, toffee malt. Very hoppy, as expected. A tasty, spicy Centennial bomb. Good.
budedou (769) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange golden brown with a big white head. Aroma is floral, grapefruit, pine. Flavor is caramel, grapefruit, a touch of pine, but honestly, this falls very short of the expected hop wallop. Drinkable, but the flavor in a beer called Pure Hoppiness should be dominated by hops.
BroSpud (2023) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a white head. Huge hop aromas and flavors to match. Quite the bite to this one. Great stuff.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, bb 8 Jun 2016
Hazy golden color. Strong aroma of hops, very musky, citrusy, cedar (fruit). Lean body, the sweetness level is adequate for my taste, very nice malt depth, just leaning a bit to caramel and toffee, and plenty of resiny and dunk hopping, fruity too, a lot of oranges mainly.
Juicy delicious IIPA.
Idiosynkrasie (6173) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, and lacing, white head. Piney, citrusy, hoppy aroma, notes of pineapple, grapefruit, a zesty touch, hints of candied orange zest, lemon, lemon zest, somne resin, caramel malty basis. Taste is citrusy and bitter hoppy, piney, slightly resinous, notes of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, caramel and pale malty backbone with moderate sweetness and cautious almond touch, candied lemon zest throughout, a grassy and leafy, almost peppery touch as well; full body, nevertheless dangerously drinkable. Superbly balanced, clean and flawless, but not engineered up to sterility - hop flavour spectrum remains uncut and delivers enough grassy- and hop-spiciness in unadulterated naturalness. Very good.
weordie (752) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper with a nice, fluffy head.
Aroma is fresh, sticky pine and malt.
A lovely pine hopiness and sweet malt is balanced by a nice bitterness.
McNeillR (2168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly clear greasy golden, small white ringed head an a rounded daubed white lacing. Nose is very rich pine and caramel, wafery and boozy. Initial taste is lean spearminty lime, a cartwheel of bitterness early doors. Carbonation is firm and the mouthfeel is fairly cloying. Things settle out quite well on the finish, a sunny and sweet headbutt of the malt (could have done with tanning this a month ago to be fair) and lingers out a clinical orange Jelly Tot sweetness. A tad paint strippery as I adjusted, but solid boozt jooz even at this age.
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