1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

Not Rated.
Exponential HoppinessExponential Hoppiness

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

937 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 937
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,382
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Hop Monster uses multiple kettle hop additions with the technique of doubling the hop amount each addition (exponentially). Add in the hop back and the continuous dry hopping and your starting to get the picture. The beer is finished off with a "body-bag" sized hop-bag full of hop cones and oak chips. There it ages and mellows, disguising the alcohol content for a double strong, incredibly hoppy, yet drinkable beer.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 12-08-2003)
View: Beers (46) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 937 | Reviews: 381 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dijeriduster:
Photo of Dijeriduster
Dijeriduster

California

4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the pub a few weeks back. Pretty sure it was last years batch as the released the new revision the weekend after.

A - Lovely colour with deep orange and yellow dominating. Head didn't last long but lacing sure did. Head was off white and about one finger thick.

S - Whoa! Tons of dry hops here. Just crazy amounts. Some booze comes thru but not nearly what you'd expect from 11%. Hops aromas are just wonderful, quite sweet actually as is the Alpine signature.

T - What a beer, hops dominate at first with bitter and sweet playing around on your tongue. Malty backbone in the middle with a nice little booze kick at the end.

M - Surprising for a beer with this much booze it is rather soft on the tongue. Not astringent or biting as some IIIPA's

D - Damn you need to be careful with this one. You could easily have 3 or more...and then take a long nap. For my money this is the winner in the IIIPA category. Very unbalanced toward the hops but isn't that what you want? Let the comrades try it and everyone had to order their own...

Note: Supposedly this isn't as good in a bottle. So if you see it on tap hit it!

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2011 18:41:40 | More by Dijeriduster
More User Reviews:
Photo of sendsilk
sendsilk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

07-23-2014 12:39:44 | More by sendsilk
Photo of HawkeyePA
HawkeyePA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

07-20-2014 20:55:55 | More by HawkeyePA
Photo of farnold
farnold

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

07-14-2014 20:01:52 | More by farnold
Photo of SUBER
SUBER

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

07-13-2014 23:21:34 | More by SUBER
Photo of mhenson42
mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.1%

07-13-2014 03:09:20 | More by mhenson42
Photo of jaeone
jaeone

California

5/5  rDev +12.4%

07-09-2014 17:40:40 | More by jaeone
Photo of PhillipMicupp
PhillipMicupp

California

4/5  rDev -10.1%

07-08-2014 23:34:53 | More by PhillipMicupp
Photo of bastu
bastu

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

07-08-2014 06:49:52 | More by bastu
Photo of matt2591
matt2591

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

07-04-2014 15:43:13 | More by matt2591
Photo of raulazzer
raulazzer

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

07-03-2014 18:43:10 | More by raulazzer
Photo of BigV
BigV

California

5/5  rDev +12.4%

07-03-2014 16:38:52 | More by BigV
Photo of GClarkage
GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev -10.1%

07-02-2014 23:52:25 | More by GClarkage
Photo of mcdonald422
mcdonald422

California

5/5  rDev +12.4%

07-01-2014 19:39:56 | More by mcdonald422
Photo of BigBlueShep
BigBlueShep

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

07-01-2014 16:00:45 | More by BigBlueShep
Photo of Ekiefer13
Ekiefer13

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-27-2014 00:50:21 | More by Ekiefer13
Photo of Craftbrewjunkie
Craftbrewjunkie

California

4/5  rDev -10.1%

06-20-2014 18:25:43 | More by Craftbrewjunkie
Photo of Roze
Roze

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-19-2014 19:03:31 | More by Roze
Photo of DrunkAl
DrunkAl

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-11-2014 12:22:25 | More by DrunkAl
Photo of Topher78
Topher78

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-09-2014 01:04:19 | More by Topher78
Photo of ronn
ronn

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-07-2014 05:41:26 | More by ronn
Photo of dmhurdle
dmhurdle

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-02-2014 20:37:18 | More by dmhurdle
Photo of Walshwi
Walshwi

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-01-2014 19:57:22 | More by Walshwi
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

05-29-2014 02:34:20 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Photo of throwback
throwback

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.4%

05-28-2014 20:38:16 | More by throwback
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.