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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
itfitz (10) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
If you’re content with grabbing a six-pack of mega-brew from your local convenience store, quit reading this now. If, however, you’ve somehow become addicted to the flowers of the Humulus lupulus, you may have finally met your match. Alpine Beer Company has raised the bar for hop aroma, nose, mouthfeel and aftertaste. Opening a bottle of Pure Hoppiness is like spraying an aromatherapy can in the area -- except instead of lavender and jasmine, the air becomes filled with a citrusy-floral aroma which invites you to investigate and discover the pot of gold at the end of the brown glass bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5410) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
65cl, American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex bitter brew, floral/woody/bitter and slightly malty/fruity, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, a nice extra from a recent IP trade, 13/08/14. Lightly hazed golden amber with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is bitter pine, spice, cedar wood, bitter grapefruit notes, toasty ring, hops and plenty of them. Taste comprises floral notes, pine resin, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, citric tinged straw. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Solid DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours lightly hazy golden-orange with a medium white head. The nose is big sherbet, orange, Diet Irn Bru, mango, apricot and candied peel. The taste is bitter, piney, varnish, orange peel, grapefruit, sherbet, peppery, sherbet, Irn Bru, grassy and dankness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Clean and crisp. Rather nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. The nose holds anise, pine, semi-dry citrus, some spicy grass. Medium to big sweet flavor with moderate bitterness, loads of grapefruit, light pith, mild grass, hay. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced on the finish, further grass, pale pine grapefruit, mellow pee, pale malt sugars, light bitter hay. Beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
At Justin’s house warming party. Pours orange with lacing. Aroma is beautiful complex grassy grainy hops, soft amazing hops. Taste is grainy light fresh beautiful hops. Delicate and poundable; like your mother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Tony. Pours clear burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of pine sap and citrus with some caramel. Lots of resinous pine flavor with citrus and caramel with moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at the brewpub in Alpine. Appearance: Clear light amber; excellent clarity; a weak off-shite head that manages to leaves some sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma: very, very mild and subtle for style. Just faint hops. Pleasant. Flavor: Mild for style -- more IPA than DIPA -- still, stronger and hoppier than the aroma suggests. Moderate complexity. Only moderately bitter at its peak. Moderate complexity. The hop flavor lingers on in the aftertaste. Feel: Light-medium body with near medium carbonation. Dry finish. Slightly astringent. O: a distinctive (D)IPA. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Nick, week old! Pours a clear orange gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong pine, hemp, resin, tropical fruit. Medium mouthfeel with fruity hop, light pine, resin, and light bitterness. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (168) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle via trade. Pours a hazy amber with minimal head. Nose was some citrus, a bit of pine and onion, and some sweet caramel. I was rather surprised by this because I was thinking it might be similar to Nelson, but this was very sweet to me. Old bottle perhaps? Still very good, just wasn’t expecting to get sweet malts from it. Pretty balanced bitter and dryness to it. Medium bodied. Not my favorite, but certainly not terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeSammy (539) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Filtered golden amber, light minimal fluff. Nose of pine. Flavor: pine, grape, light malt. Bitter palate, medium finish.

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