Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.33/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a tulip at the alpine brewpub.
Appearance is clean, slightly darker than the usual west coast ipa, near orange. about a half inch of a head forms at the top of the glass, which dissolves slowly over the course of drinking.
Smell is pure aggressive hops hitting you in the face. Lots of citrus notes, but its overwhelmed by the hops, which I guess is the idea.
Taste is slightly sweet/syrupy, but then overwhelmed by the hops and citrus, which is, in my world, a great thing. Slight malt backbone. Taste stays consistant throughout.
Mouthfeel is full of syrup and resin, which for me is pleasant but could be a bit of a problem if you are not a bit of a hophead.
This in turn limits the drinkability a little bit. This is a 10&er that feels like a 10%er. Not hot or alcoholic at all, but this is an intense beer to drink and one that I don't think i'd drink more of one of in a sitting. That doesn't mean its not great though, as I feel the same way about a lot of great RIS's as well. Reminds me a good deal of Pliny the Younger, and considering how much easier it was to find this one, its much appreciated.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2010 20:01:17 | More by mechamifune
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