Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.72/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Mad Elf glass. No freshness or bottled on date.
A-Pours a surprisingly deep amber color with a a nice white head. More than I expected for a brew of this strength. As head recedes, it sticks to the sides, leaving a nice lacing.
S-Lots of floral and citrus characteristics from the pungent hops, but not as over the top as I expected. I have to ding it a little here.
T-Citrus and grassy up front with a nice malt sweetness and breadiness developing in the middle. Hops come in soon after to lead to a delightful fading bitterness. Bitterness is certainly not overwhelming by any means, but you definitely know it is a IIPA. Alcohol is very well masked.
M-Viscous mouthfeel as one would expect for a brew of this strength. Perhaps a little too much carbonation is my only complaint.
D-My God, this has to be the most drinkable 11% beer I've ever had. No problem finishing the bomber by myself. I've had normal strength IPAs that were less drinkable. The alcohol is hidden extremely well; no hint of burn or hotness. I could see it becoming cloying after 1 bomber, but then consuming this fine brew in such quantities would be an utter waste of a fine product.
If I lived in Cali, this would probably be my go to IIPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2010 15:50:11 | More by javincik
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