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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 1,458
Gots: 80 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 12-08-2003

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.
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.17/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle split with a friend

A - dark amber in color with a nice creamy, light khaki colored head. some sticky lacing left behind.

S - very fruity and citrusy hops...candied oranges and pineapple, massive amount of rich sweet caramel and bready malt.

T - though the hops may have faded a bit this is still in that nice heavily-balanced DIPA area...reminiscent of East Coast DIPA's. citrusy and slightly piney hops backed by a strong caramel and fruity base. reminds me of a hop-heavy 90minute with more alcohol.

M - thick bodied and incredibly creamy. carbonation is light but playful. finishes with lingering pine and alcohol burn.

D - dangerously drinkable for the ABV. a great balanced DIPA that is hoppy enough to hold up over some time and please hop-heads.

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pub.
Tuesday 01-31-11 – The Aftermath

Served up in a 10oz Snifter Tulip

A: Expo pours a very well conditioned caramel color. Great clarity. Two fingers of bone white whip top the glass with some great retention skills. Splashes of lace.

S: Aroma is a real nice burst of hops. All grapefruit and pine really. Very floral and hop forward. Some faint alcohol vapor.

T: Pine is predominant and resinous. Some grass, citrus, and floral hop notes. Light caramel malts and lots of vanillin from the oak chips. Especially in the finish. Not all that intense from a bitterness perspective. Which makes sense, that exponentially you are increasing hops towards later additions in the boil, but really there is no sharp bitter hop bite at all. So smooth. Alcohol is incorporated extremely well here. A real high wire balance act. Previous batches have been a bit too boozy for my liking but this is one its barely detectable. Hops are a step down from the nose but damn this is one smooth brew. Scary. Keith muthafuckin’ Stone!

M: Incredibly light in body for such a big DIPA. I’d say more medium overall with a nice creamy texture. Good carb. Dry and crisp finish.

D: Really enjoyed this batch. An 11% ABV DIPA should not be this drinkable. I think the conditioning is right on. Nice hop flavors with a good amount of vanilla character. Not boozy at all.

This is NOT a hop bomb like the name eludes but it is quite the tasty treat. A really great practice of craftsmanship.

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4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a snifter that left a nice ring and lace throughout. the body was a bright and clear amber.
s - lots going on here. piney, citrusy, grassy with a hint of breadiness. i got a little oakey finish as well.
t - piney and floral with a hint of orange peel. also a bit of caramel sweetness.
m - medium thickness.
d - incredibly drinkable and balanced.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber opened up for the superbowl in Woodbury.

A - Hazy Amber body with great head and lacing.

S - Fruity hops - smells amazing. I would have kept smelling my pint glass if I didn't get odd looks from all the people around me drinking bud light.

T - Citrus hops which are amazing. One of the best tasting DIPAS I've had except for Pliny.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation.

D - Amazing - the bottle lists the ABV at 11%. The hops are huge but there is a citrusy sweetness to balance it out and make the alcohol impossible to detect. A hoppy beer with an 11 percent ABV could not be any more drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden amber color with a bright white head that leaves trails of sticky lace on the sides of the glass as you drink. Piney hops dominate the nose, but there are also aromas of fresh grapefruit, pineapple, and pear. The taste begins with some sweet fruity malt, but this is short lived before the piney hop oils take over with a strong and peppery bitterness. Despite the high ABV, this was quite smooth and drinkable.

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4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. No bottling dates.

Murky amber body, perhaps chill hazed. Moderate, lace white head. Awesome lacing.

A melange of hop aromas: tea, mango and ganja. Very leafy and herbal. A passing whiff of biscuit malts.

Mango sweetness and summer grass. Herbal flavors of tea and ganja. Honeyed malts build a backbone that is immediately overcome by pine bitterness. Alcohol starts to build as it warms. Great balance for all the hop flavors.

This reminds me of PtY with more aggressive bitterness. This comes so damn close to a perfect beer.

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Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,162 ratings.