Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by aglose45:
4.15/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks goes out to Stawn for trading me this beer!
A: Pours a copper color with a bit of ruby hue to it. It is nice and hazy looking, and the head sticks around for a good while. The lacing clings nice and thick to the walls of the glass!
S: The nose is pungent and full of citrus fruit. Initially I am picking up a tangerine scent. Next, I pick up some pine and other dank hoppy qualities. The nose suggests a bready malt backbone.
T: The taste is just as the nose suggests. It's full of citrus fruits, starting off with nice tangerine and grapefruit flavors. I also pick up a minimal amount alcohol heat early on. The second sip was full of piney flavor. This beer has some danky hop qualities to it, which is pleasant. As the beer warms the tart white grapefruit flavor really pushes forward. The nose was spot on with a bready malt backbone. There is also oak in there, and as the beer warms it seems to smooth out the alcohol flavor. There is a solid amount of bitterness as well. --- I feel the score should be somewhere between 4 and 4.5 - adjusted smell up from 4/5 to 4.5/5 to accomodate.
M: Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel, but a bit undercarbonated.
D: This beer has a lot going on in it, which makes it a joy to work through. However, with the high abv this may be a one bomber per night beast of a beer! Overall, this beer may be a bit too sweet and a bit too hot for me to call this a top notch DIPA, but is still a damn good one.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2010 22:08:13 | More by aglose45
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