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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1,406
Gots: 65 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy amber orange,brisk carbonation, dense three finger upon an aggressive pour, Navajo white head that last a few minutes before becoming a permanent cap.Lacing is fantastic.

Aroma is a hint boozy but there is so much going on with this IIIPA. Layers of hops and hop flowers and oak on top of a firm malt bill to tame all that bitterness make for an interesting nose, and there is a distinct note of bready caramel sweetness, particularly as it warms.

Taste is that of a piney/citrus hop wallop, notes of tangerine, and thankfully, at least for my taste, the sweet malt apparent in the aroma takes the rumble seat to the hops. The bitterness from the hops and the aggressive dry hopping and addition of hop flowers ride beautifully over the top of the sweetish malts. A touch of booze is overall well hidden, particularly for that of a triple IPA.

Mouthfeel is a bright spot: crisp and relatively dry, a hint of sweetness overshadowed by genuine bitterness that lasts. Sprightly carbonation help dance the flavors across your palate without ever degenerating into a malty mess.

Overall, a well balanced and flavorful Triple IPA that really packs an alcohol wallop at 11% abv. The folks at Alpine have a knack for quality, and Exponential Hoppiness is no exception.

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Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.