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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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954 Ratings
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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,403
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Hop Monster uses multiple kettle hop additions with the technique of doubling the hop amount each addition (exponentially). Add in the hop back and the continuous dry hopping and your starting to get the picture. The beer is finished off with a "body-bag" sized hop-bag full of hop cones and oak chips. There it ages and mellows, disguising the alcohol content for a double strong, incredibly hoppy, yet drinkable beer.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 12-08-2003)
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

03-10-2014 17:13:40 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

03-09-2013 18:12:27 | More by acurtis
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

09-27-2012 02:53:01 | More by huskermike12
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beerhan

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

01-23-2013 00:51:52 | More by beerhan
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farnold

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

07-14-2014 20:01:52 | More by farnold
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skunk242

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

07-16-2012 18:40:05 | More by skunk242
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vacax

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a light amber color with one and a half fingers to thick foamy white head. Good retention and attractive lacing all around the glass. Aroma is loaded with spicy hops, pine, orange peel, oak, and alcohol tickle the nose. The taste is remarkable in how it meshes a mild sweetness along with the high level of hop character. This probably has something to do with the oak chips helping tie it all together. There is a tongue stinging amount of alpha acids here with gobs of pine and resin and a floral nuance. Personally the hop profile is a little too intense for my taste. Floral, alcoholic, cookielike finish. Medium to full bodied with a moderate to high level of carbonation. Sticky. I like this beer, but the extremes are too accentuated for me... stinging hoppiness followed by sticky sweet finish.

01-03-2010 05:51:33 | More by vacax
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Live review of a 22 oz bottle.
A: Clear golden with a nice frothy white head that leaves a temporary lacing.
S: Honey, grapefruit, earthy--not resinous, sweet orange and banana and strawberries... pretty good.
T: Pineapple. Like... fresh pineapple. Also, sweet honeycrisp apples. Gin alcohol buzz on the finish. A very mild orange or maybe grapefruit and a slight cheese, bordering cannabis, throughout. This is all right but it really doesn't have the complexity and depth I'd expect.
M: Moderately syrupy, with a quick frothy to crisp carbonation.
D: Overall, it's good but not GREAT. There are quite a few better options for DIPAs.

03-04-2011 00:00:19 | More by ne0m00re
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

03-15-2014 16:32:24 | More by FLBeerGuy
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BRoss242

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

05-10-2013 09:47:19 | More by BRoss242
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zacross

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

02-10-2013 18:26:21 | More by zacross
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FullObs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

04-30-2013 15:21:21 | More by FullObs
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

11-02-2013 22:37:29 | More by sisterthelonious
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

05-29-2014 02:34:20 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

12-29-2013 22:43:50 | More by klipper
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sustyhops

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

07-30-2013 23:37:45 | More by sustyhops
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

11-15-2011 02:08:45 | More by seeswo
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

03-12-2013 22:06:23 | More by CypherEnigma
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jbuddle

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

01-16-2013 21:47:43 | More by jbuddle
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whiskeysoda

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Golden pour (refrigerated and fresh after purchase) with fine bubbles and a thin head; slight particulates.

NOSE is probably the most complex part: fresh hop flowers from the last infusion really stand out, intensely aromatic and sweet with hints of jasmine and kumquat. Hop flower most prominent after letting it warm to slightly under RT.

As far as TASTE is concerned (both chilled and room temp; not much difference), I must give a few extra points considering the 11% abv. Characteristic hop/grapefruit/pine and dried apricot evenly distributed after a processed honey-like entrance. Dangerous!

Despite what would seem a syrupy entrance, the MOUTHFEEL is bright, with a characteristic tang/acridity common in higher-proof IPAs. Bristling both during and after each sip, though...not exactly a pleasant note to leave on.

Nice, though I'd take Pliny the Younger over this as far as triple IPA's go...and P.T.Y. isn't even my favorite IPA. Still, a nice one to try if you haven't, yet.

03-07-2010 10:52:51 | More by whiskeysoda
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LaChupacabra

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

02-17-2012 00:05:21 | More by LaChupacabra
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Centennial

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

07-29-2013 16:39:36 | More by Centennial
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mnbearsfan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

08-07-2014 13:27:30 | More by mnbearsfan
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matt2591

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

07-04-2014 15:43:13 | More by matt2591
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

01-23-2014 21:01:52 | More by vinny21bal
Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.