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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 990
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,408
Gots: 61 | 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:
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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Photo of Knapp85
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%

This poured out as a slightly hazy orange color with a white head on top. Nice looking lacing with a thin retention on top. The smell of the beer is very piney, very sharp aroma of hops on the nose. The aroma reminded me of another strong IPA I've had before. The taste is malty up front kind of boozy as well. The hops fill in nicely later in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer is sharp with carbonation. There is a oily feel as well. Overall it's a really good brew, similar to DfH 120.

Knapp85, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%

Big thanks to peterdactyl (Reddit) for an awesome huge trade that included this. Shared with rudzud.

Smaller pale white fizzy fluffy head fades at a med pace, light lacing, semi hazy golden almost copper orange color with a bit of yeast or hop sediment.

Nose explodes out of the bottle, big hops, tons of citrus, orange peel, candied orange peel, light tropical fruit tangerine hint grapefruit like, big sweet malts, candy like, some pine almost sap like, and another earthy herbal fir tree pine thing like pine forest , very nice.

Taste is quite nice too but a little different, tons of pine and fir tree, earthy pine tree sap and light resin, etc. Then citrus but lighter, candied orange peel again, a spices like flavor almost the cedar like conifer flavor, almost as if they brewed it with small pine needles. Hint tangerine fruit, light tropical like. I think the oak and pine and citrus mixed give that light cedar like flavor. Bitterness is there but not crazy, fairly smooth, some warming booze but hidden fairly well by the sweet syrupy malt flavors. Finish its sweet, little syrupy, hint biscuity bready flavor, candied orange peel, quite a bit more bitterness and light spicy hops, more lingering pine tree and sap.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, little syrupy, fluffy carb, some warming booze but not nearly 11%.

Overall very nice, not what I'm used to for alpine or west coast style, big sweet malty balance with booze hidden well, tons of nice hops citrus and pine bomb, but tasty.

jlindros, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%

Big thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a palm tulip a glorious slightly hazy golden apricot hue with a one finger white head that fades to leave sticky lacing, halo, and clouding. Excellent for the ABV.

S - Aromas of hop oil galore, pine and candy orange peel along with nice sweet malts.

T - Taste was not quite what I was expecting after the nose. Much more orange peel than pine along with sweet syrupy malts with a light bready biscuits finish. Faint oak notes on the finish as well as that excellent lingering bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is a lightly carbonated slightly creamy feel. The booze is hidden incredibly well all things considered. Well done!

O - Overall I enjoyed this beer immensely. Just a tasty dipa that hits all the right notes. Lives up to the hype, not you're typical west coast dipa.

rudzud, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.76/5  rDev -15.5%

Pours a medium caramel color, pretty hazy, huge off white head.

Smells super hoppy, big bright spicy kick, lots of bitterness, and also super sweet juicy citrus...peach? Bubblegum? Kindof crazy extremes both going on at once. Not sure if I've smelled anything quite like this, smells great though.

Taste is really unusual, hard to place. Pretty bitter but bitterness is overpowered by sweet citrus and super spicy hops. I don't know if the oddness is malt or hop in origin...I like this but it's kindof confusing to my palette.

Mouthfeel is really good for a high abv IPA, lots of carb but rich thick body too.

Not as straightforwardly awesome as the other Alpine IPAs, but really good and definitely worth trying.


AlexFields, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Cottzilla, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.1%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

CypherEnigma, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of SirBentham
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

SirBentham, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Zuidman, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of VeganUndead
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

VeganUndead, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of MeowMixz
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

MeowMixz, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of axeman9182
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

axeman9182, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

acurtis, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.54/5  rDev +2%

22 oz bottle, generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a nearly clear dark golden color, topped with a finger of creamy white head.

S- Damn I love Alpine's IPAs. Loads and loads of pine, grapefruit and tropical fruit, as well as a really awesome dank, garlicy, earthy hop aroma.

T- The hops are back in the flavor, loads of pine and citrus and tropical fruit, but again it's the earthy, dank weed/garlic flavor that makes this as awesome as it is. There's more caramel malt than was noticeable in the aroma, which balances it nicely.

M- Medium-bodied, good carbonation, smooth and creamy.

O- Another fabulous DIPA from Alpine, the hop flavors are amazing as always, it's maybe a bit sweeter and less dry than others like Bad Boy, but it's a damn fine IPA.

WillCarrera, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of BoRaeCho
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

BoRaeCho, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -11.5%

650 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Deep amber almost copper. Not much of a head. Slight wisps.

Smell - Not as citrusy as I expected. Grapefruit and a ton of pine. Malt behind it. Musty.

Taste - Hoppier here, but it has just as much malt. Pretty damn hoppy. Grapefruit and resiny pine. Not my favorite hop profile but it's over the top and somehow balanced by malt.

Mouthfeel - Heavy for an IPA. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Least impressive IPA from Alpine. Still a pretty damn good IPA.

Alieniloquium, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

iparaez, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

EricTheRed, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.1%

sirsteve42, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Xtent, Mar 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

jsball22, Mar 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Hopbully, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Holmes698, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

badboy7113, Mar 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

HopsMatt, Mar 06, 2013
Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.