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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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936 Ratings
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Ratings: 936
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,379
Gots: 51 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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jampics2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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California

4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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GOGRANDE

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nate1806

Missouri

5/5  rDev +12.4%

12-27-2012 03:46:12 | More by nate1806
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mbixler

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

12-16-2012 17:39:46 | More by mbixler
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California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-16-2012 03:56:20 | More by LegalBrew87
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4/5  rDev -10.1%

11-25-2012 01:29:58 | More by resistdefy
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

11-16-2012 05:38:04 | More by chippo33
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California

3.25/5  rDev -27%

11-15-2012 04:06:38 | More by littlebeer
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tarheels86

California

4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tap at Alpine for SDBW. Poured a clear honey color with a billowing off-white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma is gorgeous mango pulp, citrus peels, floral hops, fruit acidity. Taste is acidic, very chewy grapefruit peel and mango peel, soapy hops, perfume oils. Hard to get through the whole thing. I think Duet is much better overall.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2012 20:58:47 | More by tarheels86
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Michigan

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Virginia

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Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

11-03-2012 02:39:03 | More by tbone1384
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to leschkie for this awesome extra from a trade! Thanks Kurtis!
poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: copper colored almost amber beer with a finger of off white head. Sticky lace is everywhere on the beer glass.

Smell: Its smells very hoppy and oaky. Lots of pine, citrus, and dank hoppiness.

Taste: Its on the high end of moderately bitter. Pine cones and citrus. Earthy, oaky, grassy and floral hops. The malts are fairly bready and add some balance to this beer. Lingering pine and oak are found in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer has an oily and resinous feel to it. Its still has a dry finish despite the oily and resinous qualities the beer has in the feel. Not a hint of alcohol.

Overall: This is a big hoppy beer. Its honestly also over the top hoppy! Alpine makes a fantastic beer here and you can tell this brewery loves their hops!

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

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Georgia

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kojevergas

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-draught at Alpine's brewpub. Served in a tulip. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were fairly high given Alpine's reputation. Boy, was I in for a treat. Cost was $1/oz for the pour.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head. Quite creamy. Amazing retention for the high ABV. Great thickness. A delightfully foamy head. Body colour is a vibrant copper-hold. Transparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Very appealing.

Sm: Delightfully floral. Clean malts and citrus come through, along with some pine and oily hops. A moderate strength aroma. Right on the money for the style.

T: Crisp, floral, citrusy, clean. Piney hops, some light oily character, probably grapefruit citrus. Floral vibrance is evocative and delicious. The clean malt backbone never intrudes on the diverse hop flavours. Bitterness comes through ever-so-lightly, reminding you of the hops without hitting you over the head with them. Quite balanced and tasty. No yeast or alcohol comes through, Quite impressive. Lightly cream.y Refreshing and incedible; I quite like it. A complex and incredibly (almost deceptively) subtle brew. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Perfect thickness. Good carbonation. Suits the flavours very well. None of that awful coarseness and dryness from overdone hop bitterness. Just easy balance and enjoyable texture.

Dr: Amazingly drinkable for the high ABV. I love it. An amazing IPA; amongst the best I've had. Lives up to the hype. I'd recommend this to friends. A bit pricey, but worth it for the quality. Holds a candle to Pliny the Younger. I'd love to try them side by side. A huge wow from Alpine. Bravo. I'll definitely be having this again.

A terrible candidate for aging. Drink fresh.

Serve cold.

A-

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2012 05:13:25 | More by kojevergas
Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 936 ratings.