Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company
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4.5/5 rDev +1.1%
22oz bottle thanks to nogidrew86 for throwing it in as a very generous extra!!!
Poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp
A- Pours a nice golden honey orange with less than a finger head that leaves nothing more than a bright white rim around the glass. Doesn't leave much head retention but the legs are there to remind you this is %10.
S- Like I expected, huge tropical fruit notes up front. Mango, peach, citrus, grapefruit. But on top of that is has the more earthy side to it with pine, dank resin, celery, and grass. Has a slight caramel maltiness to it as well as a hint of alcohol that stings the nose slightly. Can get my nose out of the glass haha
T- First thing I noticed is the more earthy hop flavors come through like pine, dank resin, fresh grass, and celery which I love! The fruitiness is more subtle and well-balanced and creates a nice overall sweetness to the strong bitter brutal hop take over in your mouth. Also the malts are way more apparent and provide a sweet body and base as well as a solid creamy more full body. Not getting the alcohol really, the hops drown out the harshness but they don't stop you from feeling it.
M- Medium to fuller body with moderate carbonation and a nice strong bitter finish.
Overall I gotta give it up to Alpine. I'll admit this is my first triple IPA but god damn is it worth every penny and second of labor that went into this beer; not to mention all the hype. Get this beer if you can, you will not regret it one bit. A true defining example of what a hop bomb should be.
08-21-2011 19:28:46 | More by Arenbeer
4.5/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Loterbol tulip. Extra special thanks to errantnight for this from our most recent trade!
A: Pours relatively clear and well carbonated, deep/rich gold color with 1 3/4 fingers of sticky, pillowy, off-white foam. Retention was excellent as was the lace. Sheets and rings lined the inside of the glass.
S: Hops. Big time. Initial aroma was full of grapefruit, pine, tangerine, apricot, and a bit of mango. As it warms an impressive caramel malt aroma comes out to lay down a pleasantly sweet malt blanket over the hops.
T: Exactly as above. I was wowed by the the level of hoppiness and extremely impressed by the malty backbone layed down throughout this. Alcohol is there, barely.
M: Thick and oily. Very sticky. Resinous hops cling to everything as does the huge malt bill. Finishes with a touch of dry spiciness. Either from the alcohol or the oak they brew this with. Probably both.
D: I was stunned to read on the label that this was packing 11%. Yes, it's big and outrageous, but the alcohol is not the alpha here. Huge hops and malt rule the roost!
05-04-2010 00:01:01 | More by GbVDave
4.5/5 rDev +1.1%
A: Clear orange body, frothy luxurious white head. Good lacing.
S: Nose is fresh cut citrus. Nice, but a bit light.
T: Flavor is sweet, crisp hops with a thin malt overlay. Reminiscent of Lunch, Ghandi-Bot or maybe an amped up White Rajah. Fantastic!
M: Mouthfeel is perfect aspirin-like tooth-strippiness.
O: Overall is outstanding. My favorite style and one of the best examples I've had of it!
Glad I tracked this one down. Just a treat.
02-28-2012 23:54:57 | More by ghostwalker
Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.