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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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960 Ratings
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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,406
Gots: 57 | 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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The beer comes in an amber orange color.

The aroma is just huge. There's tons of aggressive juicy orange and grapefruit. There's a bit of West Coast pine, but just tons and tons of hops.

The beer is so hoppy and smooth. The beer just rolls and rolls on hops. It's quite bitter with juicy grapefruit and orange along with a big caramel bready malt backbone. A bit of alcohol in there.

There's a hint of that oak on the finish that really makes the beer a bit different. I sensed it at first and couldn't exactly pin point the flavor. It gives the beer another level of flavors along with that bittering on the end.

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Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.