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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
Fresh growler straight from the brewery. An old favorite of mine from my San Diego days, Pure Hoppiness pours the color of a copper penny with a foamy white head that dissipates and thins quickly. The first whiff is classic San Diego IPA style - big piney hops with danky floral notes. Taste is smooth and clean with lots of grapefruit and pine punching your tongue around. There’s a nice caramel malt in the background to help balance things out a little and make it very drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth, clean and lightly resinous finish. Overall, one of the more sessionable IIPAs I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. I used to drink a lot of this and only wish I had easier access to this gem nowadays. There’s a reason it’s one of the IIPAs that made SD famous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Perfect IPA from brewery at the source...perfect mouthfeel and great pine grass citrus aroma. Flavor brings out the hops as well. If you love hops as I do you will die whan you have this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: intense flowers, resin, some grass. Appearance:clear god, small, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grassy bitters intensify, bitter oranges, dry finish. Overall: very nice IIPA, excellent aroma and palate. Bottle from Alpine Brewing, Alpine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Un nez moins exubérant que ce qu’une gorgée génère mais les oignons et la résine pullulent amplement. Le corps est juteux et encore plus résineux. Moyenne mais longue amertume. Robuste mais facile à boire, aucune déception.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
10/15/204. On tap at the brewpub. Deep amber with a white head. Loads of hops, caramel, pine and resin. A bit boozy, but the hops take over. It’s all about the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
22 ounce bottle Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and grass. Taste is pine, grapefruit, orange, tropical, grass, and malt. Very well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: hoppy, dry, bitter, pepper. TASTE: hoppy, dry, pepper, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Yes like in desction, great hop bite, great aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor kicked butt. So much good hopness!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
13th August 2014
Tasting at Jack’s RAH Annexe! Lightly hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Airy palate, semi dry. Good fine carbonation. Airy malts, trace of caramel. Hops are lovely light pine, mild skunk, spicy tropical fruits. Light airy finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Clear gold. Light aroma of citrus hops. Bitterness that builds in the flavor from the sweeter start. My favorite of everything I tried from Alpine except for expo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Long time wish list item lived up to expectations. Slightly sweet aroma and flavor. Citrus, tropical fruit and lots of pine resin, especially on the palate. A sneaky 8%. Just a little bit of malt to balance. Wonderful hoppy brew."

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