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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A West Coast Double IPA So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. Weíve 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 ďhop bite.Ē Once youíve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU 8%ABV


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4.2
   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. Thereís 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 Iíve had the pleasure of drinking. I used to drink a lot of this and only wish I had easier access to this gem nowadays. Thereís a reason itís one of the IIPAs that made SD famous.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (866) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold. Big floral, fruity, and citrus hops throughout. A little grassy. Clean and big. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1817) - - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold with a medium off white head. Aroma is floral, grassy and lightly fruity. Taste follows with a burst of perfume and blueberry. Medium mouthfeel and somewhat strong carb. Really awesome and a nice departure from the typical tropical fruit bomb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1031) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
22oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Mixture of hop flavors that don't quite come together. A little alcohol harshness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4031) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to snoworsummer. Pours clear golden amber with white head. Aroma is dank, grassy, and pine hops, some citrus and floral notes, and light caramel. Flavor is huge grassy and pine hop bitterness forward, grapefruit, orange peel, and faint caramel. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (339) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
220z bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. pours golden copper-orange. Hazy. Medium off white head. Aroma is piney, grapefruit, malty back notes. Taste is bitter upfront with a sweetness in the finish. Medium body, frothy texture, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (782) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bomber - how have I not rated this yet. I live a 1/2 mile away from the brewery. Golden pour with frothy white head and plenty of lacing. Nose is a hop bomb with citrus and pine. Taste follows the nose with both citrus and piney hop bite. A true hop bomb but highly drinkable and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrew_drinks (217) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared with the Weird Beard crew and Chris Hall at BDSB - cheers to EDubLovesBeer and iggywh for the hookup and for a crazy evening in SD. Pours out light orange and slightly hazy, with a thin head. Aroma is massive dankness, like stilton cheese and old socks (thatís a compliment). Palate is light, with medium carb. Flavour is initially just massively savoury, overloading the tongue with umami and hop oil, but once you adjust, thereís huge deep resinous hop, like chewing on grapefruit peel while huffing away at an old shoe. Thereís enough chewy sweet malt to keep it all on the road, but the dankness is intense. Finishes long and bitter. Frankly just a hop delivery system - but what a system.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Great hop aroma, huge hop aroma, one of best I have enjoyed. Tons of hop bitterness. Somewhat hard on palate and cloudy, other than great brew!!!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
aleigator (340) - GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
Many thanks to Marcel for the bottle! Pours a clean amber-orange color with a froth, stable white head. Unleashes fantastic aromas of piney, lime infused grass with lots of intriguing dankness, hints of herbs and peach pulp. So much going on, fresh weed is paired with kiwi, lemon peel and juicy orange cream. Reveals tangerine, coated up with resinous wet grass. Fantastic nose, located between a great fruitiness and pine. Drinks outstandingly smooth, while it begins with piney, zingy lemon, accompanied by bready, balancing malts. The malts though, while they blend very well into the dankness, play nothing but a supportive role, handling the fruity, bitter hop madness. Also invites a honeyed fruit note to the palate, containing kiwi, unripe orange and water melon, which perform outstandingly well together with the grassy pine. Finishes slighty dry, outstandingly bitter, with lots of dank citrus and water melon, punchlined by a floral honey note. Awesome beer, incredibly full of subtle hop flavors, while drinking extremely smooth and easy, with a unique, full taste. Blown away.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lightbias (230) - USA - FEB 1, 2015
Hops, hops and then some hops. Pure Hoppiness from #alpinebeerco is certainly already living up to itís moniker, and Iíve just opened the bottle! I am extraordinarily pleased with the sharp grassy notes and heavy spruce aromas that are built up around the neck of the bomber. The generic IPA grapefruit and pine are there, but heavily sedated and not allowed to come out to play. Rather, they are providing a foundation for a much more complex presentation here, and itís titillating and inviting! The pour into my tulip glass is the color of the meat of a ripe, red plum; capped with two fingers of dense, soft foam, off-white, and smelling divine. A tip of the glass proves the point in the intricacies of aroma by relaying it equally in magnitude to the flavors...just as complex, however, a completely different experience for my mouth than for my other senses. What a roller coaster of hops goodness this is! The lacing from the still very substantial head, is proving very sticky and committed to the inside of the glass. I drink and find a sharpness at the tip and around the edge of my tongue. It dries the inside of my mouth as I swallow, and I need more. I want more. The bitterness is mellow, tempered by the flavors that present themselves almost at the end of that swallow. Melon! Watermelon, orange and light malty caramels in a medium-bodied brew, carbonated to perfection! The finish is dry and long; the flavors of the brew merge down to a buttery afterward, leaving me sad to know that Iíll be leaving this bottle behind in only a short while. That combination of off-the-wall flavors, perfect layers of bitter, dryness and the consistency of quality to the end of the bottle have convinced me that this is one of the best DIPAs Iíve had the pleasure to enjoy!


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