julioperochena (11) - MEXICO - AUG 4, 2017 alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2017 Color ámbar denso, olor cítrico, durazno y pino. Espuma baja rápido. Sabor a cítrico, perfecto amargor y bastante lúpulo 😍 GarrettB (1607) - 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 (2257) - 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 (1732) - 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 (269) - - 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.
Navers (181) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2017
Bottle from Hippo Beers, Glasgow. Beer served in 12°C, Duvel Glass. Pours golden, with nice head and good lacing. Aroma is hoppy and malty, sweet malt smell mixed with pine, forest and citrus hints. Flavor is resin, blood orange, caramel and toffee. Great bitterness. Sweet and piney taste remains in the mouth. Overall fresh and enjoyable brew. Fatehunter (2568) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2017
Pours a thin head on a hazy orange body. Aroma is orange, pine resin and grapefruit. Taste is fairly dank, grapefruit, almost no sweetness. Texture is thicker. andrepintado (3485) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 15, 2017
Bottle from beer4u, são paulo. Hazy orange color. Thin persistent white head. Aroma is hops, orange, grapefruit, blueberries, pine, resin, malt, cheese. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Smooth medium body. Flavour is resin, hops, orange peel. garroch (63) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2017
Light color, piney aroma, thick hop bitterness, not much fruit, full bodied with long finish, light lingering booziness, overall a good brewski
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone drjoeng (1325) - SINGAPORE - APR 14, 2017
8%ABV. Double IPA.
Nose is spicy with scallion, grapefruit peel and pine.
Palate is hop forward. Malts are clear, sweet and light. Full bodied. Hops are resin, bitter melon, oleander sap. Overall, the palate for me was dichotomous and balanced on 2 separate but equal tracks as opposed to the palate on Stigbergets Beer Week 2016, another excellent IPA I had recently.
Lingers with bitter melon at the back of the throat and tongue.
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