Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness

Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness

Rated 3.896 by BeerPals
No Image Available

Brewed by Alpine Beer Company

Alpine, CA, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

8% Alcohol by Volume

Availability of this beer is unknown

Sign Up to Participate:

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.

ID: 9872 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

Key Stats








0 Member Photos

No photos yet. Show us yours!

Sign up to share your photos


Most noted beer attributes

None to date - be the first! Beeributes help BeerPal predict what beers you'll love.

Sign up to participate


Overall Rank289
Overall Percentile99.4
Style Rank25 of 1784
Style Percentile98.6
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.008
Weighted Score3.896
Standard Deviation0.374

Rating Distribution

Beer vs Style

24 Member Reviews

Recent | Card View | Table View
  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.4 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    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.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Another great beer from Alpine, although it is a bit weak for an IIPA in the flavor dept. The alcohol is well-hidden. The aroma is thick, pungent, pine resin hops and cut grass; spot-on for a super IPA. The flavors are all fantastic; they are just not as strong as this style would suggest. More pine resin, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel), floral finish. the whole gamut is there, and beautifully delivered. Overall, I think I would rather have an IIPA with that spectrum of flavors than some tongue-killing smasher. Such a good beer, and it is too bad I will probably never see it again.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Light bodied and clean IPA with a heavy dose of citrus and evergreen. Appealing bitterness with a bit of biscuit and caramel to back up the hops. Very nice, and fairly typical.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pure hoppiness is not pure happiness. This is a very unbalanced beer that is very heavy on the hops and weak on the malt. Hazy orange-gold, lots of hops in the aroma and in the flavour...but very little malt balance.

  • ZYTHUM 289 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    sampled 7/31/10. 22oz bottle with mitch. pours an amber/copper color. medium head. aroma is big juicy citrus/piney hops. taste is grapefruit/pine/floral, bitter. theres some malts under there somewhere, but who notices with all the juicy hop notes goin on. this is def a west coast dipa. body is medium. mouthfeel is full. aftertaste has a nice lingering bitterness.

  • POPERY 212 reviews
    rated 4.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Bottle, home. A superb DIPA, and an essentially perfect execution of the style. The beer pours a fair medium orange-gold with an okay white head. It looks good enough, but it's not particularly special in any way. Appearance-wise, this could be any of a number of DIPAs. Then again, who cares about appearance when this beer has it where it counts? The aroma is dominated by an enormous candied grapefruit rind note. Sweet wildflowers and pine needles kick in the rest of the round, full hop presence. It's hard to describe exactly what differentiates this beer from other DIPAs. The aroma has the same general hop palette, but the notes are simply bigger, fuller and better. It's like the difference between a great piece of fruit picked right from the tree over something from the supermarket. The flavor is wonderfully dry. There's a bit more malt presence than Pliny the Elder, but it's a rather similar beer otherwise. There's a dry yeast note that makes the feel a bit rough, but I'm just nitpicking. This is a fantastic beer. I only wish that Alpine would distribute it more regularly to Northern California.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Pours a crescent gold, amazing foam, equal lacing .. . hops, more hops- very clean and pure .. . the name fits perfectly, love the aftertaste of this beer .. recommended! .. . . One time, this guy handed me a picture of him, he said,"Here's a picture of me when I was younger." Every picture of you is when you were younger. "Here's a picture of me when I'm older." "You son-of-a-bitch! How'd you pull that off? Lemme see that camera!"

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Beer pours orange color with nice head and lacing. The aroma isn’t strong but is citrus dominated. The flavor of this one is thick citrus. When I say citrus, I mean it tastes like you are drinking the left over pulp from an orange/grapefruit juice factory. A surprising level of bitterness given how sweet and thick it is. Mouthfeel, apart from pulpy, also was quite carbonated. A good beer, but not in the league of the elites.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye : Poured a light hazy blonde ale with a huge pure white foamy head with perfect retention and perfect lacing as well. Aroma of citrus and fresh grapefruit is just out of this world with some low bitter notes. Taste is also dominated by some fresh red ruby grapefruit with some bittering notes at the end. Probably one of the best aromas I’ve had in months of tasting new beers. Full body, creamy texture, perfect carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Wow!

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    NorCal December '07 - Now this is a beer with some teeth to it. Wow. Big dank, musty hops in both the nose and taste. Huge pine character to it with that cat piss aroma lingering around underneath it all, escaping at every oppourtunity. The malt bill on this really is overwhelmed by the hops and doesn't do much. It's close to an IPA in that regards. Appearance is a beautiful dark gold color, clear with a nice fluffy white head. Mouthfeel is sticky, yet smooth. Flavors are intensely hopped, with notes of fresh tropical fruits, juicy grapefruits, pine and some subtle sweet malts. This is hoppy from top to bottom. About as close as you can get to be an IPA and not cross over into DIPA territory.

Discuss This Beer