Alpine Pure Hoppiness

Posted: May 8, 2016 in Alpine Beer Company, American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews

This beer was one that I was insanely excited to try. It gets a near-perfect score on most beer review sites, and with the takeover by Green Flash, it’s finally available in the area. Spoiler alert: this is one beer that is worthy of the hype.


ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: The website says that it’s only available in 22 ounce bottles. I’m guessing they haven’t updated it in awhile…

This beer poured with a dense, one finger, ecru colored head. It dissipated slowly and left lacing on the IPA glass along with a crown. The body was a clear amber color with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was huge. It had a lot of pine resin, but quickly went into fresh grapefruit flesh and pith. It quickly went into tropical fruit with mango and pineapple. The taste was bursting with bitterness that was quickly balanced out by lots of citrus. It had grapefruit flesh and huge tropical notes of mango. Pine resin was present, but the citrus notes really stole the show on this one. The body was a bit oily and had a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with mango and pine resin. A bottle of this was expensive at $3 ($.25 per ounce), but was worth every penny. I loved this beer. It had so much flavor, with hidden alcohol and the mouthfeel was perfect. This is easily in my top ten of the style that I’ve had.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0


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