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482. Alpine Beer Duet

Alpine Beer DuetMy second beer from Alpine and I actually enjoyed this one more than Pure Hoppiness. That surprised me as I usually enjoy the bigger IPAs more and in this case it was just the opposite, both excellent beers but Duet is one of the best single IPAs I have tried.

Appearance is fairly typical of an IPA other than the huge white head that went well above the rim of the glass. Aroma may be the best part of this beer with lots of grapefruit and citrus. Taste has loads of hops with the grapefruit, pine and some flowery hops as well. Just enough sweetness from the malts to balance things out.

I really enjoyed this beer and would recommend you try anything from Alpine Beer Company based on my experience with Pure Hoppiness and Duet it seems like they are doing great things out of their small California brewery. 
Pros:
Everything
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Alpine Beer
Brewers Description: Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops “in harmony.”

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480. Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness

Alpine Beer Pure HoppinessThis is another brewery that is new to me and also another that came from my New Hampshire connection that does a lot of trading. Alpine Beer Company is a small brewery in California that appears to be making some very good in a variety of styles. According to their site they make high quality ales, lagers and sours. Based solely on the two beers I have had from them I have to agree.

Pure Hoppiness is their double IPA which clocks in at a solid 8% ABV. Appearance is OK with almost no head. Aroma is better than the appearance as there are lots of piney hops, some citrus and sweet malts as well but I got mostly pine. Taste is where this one excels with the pine hops from the nose but also a fair amount of citrus that is very well balanced with what must be a big malt bill.

This is not a palate wrecking over the top hop bomb just a very solid, well balanced and very drinkable double IPA. While I enjoy beers that are over the top hoppy I also enjoy well balanced beers like Pure Hoppiness. Excited to try more from Alpine Beer Company.
Pros:
Very well balanced
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Alpine Beer
Brewers Description: This brew uses several varieties and multiple hop additions to the kettle as well as a large “hop back” to give the bitterness and aroma a start. Plenty of dry hops finish it off and give a big hop bouquet.

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