RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jjg226 (86) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours deep golden with thick two-finger head that dissipates rapidly. Good lacing. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, grass and a slight whiff of soap. Sweet malt hits the palate first, followed by earthy, citrusy hops. Soapy and astringent finish (and aftertaste). Medium body with light carbonation. Overall, a decent imperial IPA, balanced and well crafted but the astringent finish and soapy aftertaste diminish its drinkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Tide (4509) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle from Bi-Rite. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, resin, mango, pine and grass. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, pine, mango and grass. Excellent imperial IPA.

tightslice (1450) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 Brite Tank pour at Green Flash in San Diego, CA. Aroma is grapefruit, bright citrus, some grass. Incredibly fresh, smooth, balanced and citrus-y.

Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007

This pours from 22oz bottle a hazy medium gold with a good 2 finger head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer further into the session and it has lots of lacing.

The smell is hoppiness to the max. Grapefruit rules the nose and it's powerful.

The taste has huge notes of grapefruit up front..maybe the most I've tasted, initially, in any DIPA. I can *just* taste some malt in the background but it doesn't come to anywhere near the forefront during the entire session. This sample of the style is all about the hops. And what a nice hop character it has. Lots of grapefruit, some floral, some grass, some spice...still, it's mostly the grapefruit. A darn good sample of a hoppy DIPA and yes..I *do* love examples of the style where the malt shares the thrown with the hops. Sometimes, you look for that malt-hop balance in a DIPA and sometimes you don't. When they are done right, I can appreciate both and this one fits the bill. The 8%abv is very well hidden. My first sample from the Alpine Brewery and I'd dare say, not my last. Well done!

thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated body hazy dark yellow orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The weak aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mild rye and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

Yased (272) - MEXICO - SEP 17, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 De Alpine Beer Company(U. S. A) esta Double IPA de nombre “Pure Hoppiness” con 8.0% ABV y 61 IBU's, esta cervecería aunque ya no es tan pequeña sigue guardando una excelente calidad en sus productos y mas en sus IPA's como la ya clásica “Duet” estando bastante bien ranqueadas dentro de la pagina especializada Ratebeer y siendo ejemplo de American IPA en el BJCP, probémosla.
En apariencia podemos encontrar una corona de espuma blanquecina de tamaño medio con una composición de perlas finas, excelente retención y adherencia en las paredes del vaso, posee un color dorado bastante llamativo con turbiedad como buena Ale, cuerpo medio, muy buena pinta en aspecto.
El aroma es muy intenso y complejo, no se midieron con el lúpulo, sobresalen notas a mandarina, mango, durazno, naranja dulce, ligeramente herbal y también notas a miel por el lado de la malta, un excelente ejemplar de IIPA en aroma, ahora vamos a el gusto.
En el paladar esta vastante equilibrada y presenta una buena cantidad de dulzor en porcentaje a el amargor puesto que esta presente pero no opaca los IBU's, bastante compleja en sabor podemos encontrar carácter a mandarina, mango, durazno, melón, naranja dulce, ligeramente herbal, toques a miel, retrogusto cítrico y tropical parecido a naranja y piña, una excelente cerveza que merece su calificación de 99/100 en estilo y 100/100 en el general en Ratebeer.

julioperochena (7) - MEXICO - AUG 4, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2017 Color ámbar denso, olor cítrico, durazno y pino. Espuma baja rápido. Sabor a cítrico, perfecto amargor y bastante lúpulo 😍

GarrettB (1665) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2017
January 10th, 2015 - Hot on the heels, one hoppy taster after another, comes the Pure Hoppiness, promising another burst of bitterness for an eager tongue. The nose is a little harder to pick up on this one, probably from aroma fatigue. but there’s a bit of crushed apple served alongside the hop profile, which remains a little muddied (again, likely my own fault for vaulting from one taster to the next.) The flavor on this Alpine entry is dry and slightly sweet, almost like a light, sweet sour ale, with a delicate palate. But it’s an impressive palate too, delivering a subtle but nuanced taste that shines even through the haze of rapid taster testing.

GTAEgeek (2468) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear, golden color, with a big, frothy, white head. The aroma is pine and resin, with some floral notes, tar, and caramel. Sweet at first, with a strong, smooth bitterness. Medium to heavy body, with a creamy, astringent mouthfeel. Solid, and clearly well made, but not my favorite.

spacecube (1791) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2017
355ml bottle, pours hazy bronze gold, small white head. Aroma is piney resin hop, grapefruit, apricot and hop spice. Medium body, oily texture, syrup caramel with good balance from the heavy hopping. Finish is long and bitter with a little spice.

OsuStu (283) - - MAY 10, 2017
12 oz bottle. A very hazy peach color. Short white soapy head. Aromas of oranges, nectarines, syrupy malts, grass, and tropical fruit juices. Nice level of bitterness that lingers. Juicy beer. Papaya, grapefruit, honey, and resin.

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