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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1,421
Gots: 64 | 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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4/5  rDev -9.9%

pperez38, May 02, 2013
Photo of DNICE555
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

DNICE555, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of patm1986
4.75/5  rDev +7%

patm1986, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Pecan
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Pecan, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of TKEbeerman
4.75/5  rDev +7%

TKEbeerman, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of alcstradamus
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark color for an IPA, nearly brown. A finger of head with sticky lacing on top.

The smell is an absolute gigantic blast of fresh hops, a mixed bag of all varieties. Lots of pine and sweet candy along with some citrus and floral notes. This is a one trick pony...but it is an awesome, sinus cleansing trick.

The taste is surprisingly more balanced than expected. It is definitely a hop bomb, but the bitterness is not as high as I normally find with this much hop juice underneath. Some sweet caramel malt definitely makes itself known on top of the hops. Hugely flavorful, this is like sucking on a hop cone.

Mouthfeel is nearly full with lower levels of carbonation. Very oily.

I had actually started to grow tired of the IPA category because they were all beginning to blend together. But this has come along and shattered the mold. Extremely rich and satisfying. Definitely a world class DIPA and possibly the best I've had to date. Although I must be honest, it is starting to tread into the American Barleywine category.

alcstradamus, Jan 18, 2010
Photo of theminutemen
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

theminutemen, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Domvan
4.97/5  rDev +11.9%

Domvan, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of lonewolfcry
4.75/5  rDev +7%

lonewolfcry, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of 1424IpA
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

1424IpA, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of moonknight31
4.75/5  rDev +7%

moonknight31, May 21, 2013
Photo of scottoale
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pumped from an 11gal. firkin, this special cask-conditioned "Triple IPA" is pumped too the max with hops. Strong, hopped beyond belief and very drinkable, it doesn't get much better than this !

Served in a pint glass, a glowing amber-gold ale with a sticky white foam head just over a 1/4 inch thick. Tons of sticky resinous lace mark the journey as you drink.

Hops up front, hops out back...hops throughout this one. Very piney hop nose with a sweet grapefruit citric note underneath. Hop Bomb, coming right up!

The taste is short lived sweet malt turning almost intantly citrus, mainly of grapefruit, then zapped with sharp pine-cones with a bite. And they keep biting till you swallow this golden, hoppy elixer.

A BIG 2XIPA with a ton of un-detectable alcohol and a body as large as the name...this one delivers over the top, yet o'so drinkable HOP bomb too please any true hophead. It's got to be the cask-conditioning that makes it so paletable...it goes down a little too easy. If you get the chance, don't miss this exceptionally (exponential) hoppy one !

scottoale, Aug 11, 2006
Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Jeffrey2310, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of nataku00
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear golden orange with a finger of bubbly soapy off white head. Head dissipates after a few minutes leaving some light lacing. A little carbonation visible.

Big sweet tropical fruit hops, mango, pineapple, and papaya along with tangerines and grapefruit. Some earthy and herbal like hops and caramel malt in there as well, but the fruity hop aromas dominate.

Taking a sip, tropical fruits hit the tongue, sweet mango, pineapple and papaya, but the main hop flavors after is grapefruit peel and dank herbal and grassy hops. Some sweet caramel malt, oak near the back of the tongue. Finish is dry with lingering grapefruit and herbal hop with the oak. After a couple of sips, you do start tasting some of the alcohol in this big beer, though it doesn't detract too much from the big flavors.

Medium body, oily and syrupy on the tongue, with some mild carbonation pricking at the tongue. A bit of the alcohol warmth in the back of the throat, but the big hop flavors does a noble job masking most of it. Very big hoppy beer, and just a bit better than the other 'triple' IPA's I've tried from local brewers recently (Hopacalypse Black Label and Triple Rock's Rodger's Last Stand).

nataku00, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

udubdawg, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of kirok1999
4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Why do all my recent reviews start with "Thanks to mcallister for sharing this one"? Pours a clear light orange with a nice rocky head of foam and a bit of nice lacing at each sip.
Smells just wonderful. Lots going on here. grapefruit is dominant but there's tons of sweet pine, orange, caramel, spice. One of the best noses on a beer I've ever had.
Taste falls a little short from the smell. Nice juicy citrus, lip sticking and smacking good but it seems some of the complex smells just don't come through. Slight carbonation and a very smooth mouthfeel. A real pleasure to drink and I would buy it if it were more available.

kirok1999, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Rempo, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

KCBeerNerd, Oct 04, 2014
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1/5  rDev -77.5%

fishguyac, Nov 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Wolberjs, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

gpawned, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of OStrungT
4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours an clear looking orangish color with a fluffy white head. The head fades slowle, leaving a decent lacing.

This beer has a very aggressive piney hop aroma. Behind that, I smell some grassy hops. A citrus aroma is also present. Any other aromas are hidden behind the massive hop aroma.

This beer tastes much like it smells. A very aggressive hop flavor. Mostly piney hops. Some citrus hop flavor is also present. I taste grapefruit. The alcohol content is well hidden in the flavor.

This beer is very full bodied, and aggressive. It leaves a very hoppy aftertaste. It is carbonated well.

This beer might not be the best session beer. It is very aggressive, and it is high in alcohol. It tastes great, however, and I think I could drink a lot.

Overall: I love this beer. Everything from Alpine is great, and this is no exception.

OStrungT, Apr 09, 2007
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

HopsintheSack, Aug 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Skunkdrool, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of mscudder
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

mscudder, Mar 20, 2013
Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.