Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.1/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Vertical tasting with PtY, Nickel Bag, and Hop Suey. At O'Brien's 3/19/11.
A: Very light yellow in color, with a strong pearl white head with crazy retention. The beer is lighter in color than I would have expected, but has the most head retention I have ever seen on a TIPA.
S: Pine. I can't smell anything but a pine tree in this beer. Excellent.
T: Taste is abrasive, to say the least. Nothing but hops from start to finish. There may be some malty sweetness somewhere, but from my ruined palate, I would suggest this is just a fizzy hop tea. Leaves a sticky pine resin on your tongue and makes it so everything tastes like plastic for at least a few minutes. That being said, I still liked it.
M: Mouthfeel is really where this beer takes a hit. It has such a strong stinging quality upfront that sort of turns me off. But the bitter finish and low to nil alcohol flavor saves it. Don't get me wrong, even for a hop-head like myself, this beer was not easy to drink.
O: A solid brew that was just a bit hard to drink in large quantities. Forget trying to session this beer unless you would like your food to taste like rubber for the next couple days. If palate wrecking way their intention, they got exactly what they were going for.
Serving type: on-tap
03-20-2011 07:48:15 | More by dmsohyea
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