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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1,426
Gots: 66 | 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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4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap during San Diego beer week

Look: Pours a translucent orangish color with a good sized head and pretty decent retention and some spotty lace

Smell: The nose is all about the hops which covers quite a full spectrum. There is quite a bit of pine and orange zest upfront and some nice fruity esters on the finish grapefruit comes to mind

Taste: Again the beer is all about the hops. Upfront is quite a bit of citrus upfront backed up by quite a bit of pine and some hop sting. Finishes with a solid malt backbone. The alcohol is very well hidden

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with ample carbonation and dry

Overall: This is a great beer and at 11% it's quite a feat in brewing to make it taste this good with no alcohol present. However there are quite a few DIPA/TIPA's that I prefer

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4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obtained this one through a trade. Thanks (you know who you are!)

It's a 3 month old bottle, but that's the latest batch made by the brewery. So... here it goes:

A: Clear orange/amber color, with 1 finger head. good amount of lacing. Lots of bubbles.

S: Mango, orange zest, grapefruit, some bitter, pine, very complex. I can also smell some malt.

T: I swear to god... I can taste some soy? in there towards the middle. Floral, some herbs, pine, I can't really make out the fruits, other than grapefruit and orange. Very different from all other IPAs I have had before.

M: I wish this was a bit more carbonated. It's a bit on the flatter side. Surprisingly lighter in body than it appears (although I wouldn't call it light).

O: I am glad I got to try this. I wonder how it tastes fresher. I think it needs a bit carbonation or thickness in the body.

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4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bomber bottle into a pint glass. Honey-colored (almost apple juice) with a 1-finger ecru head. Clarity varies depending on how you pour: Sediment at the bottom into the glass gives it a cloudier consistency, but if that's not your preference, you can leave it in and keep it clearer. Some lacing, but nothing to write home about.

S: This is a brightly smelling beer, lots of pine hops, balsam fir, raw cookie dough from the yeast, citrus and flowers, and bitter rind.

T: This is a complex, multi-faceted beer with a lot to love. The "triple-hop" label can deceive your expectations: This is not a "ruiner of tastebuds" that will hit you over the head with hoppiness. Instead, it exposes a smooth, mellow hop blend that fills the mouth. Notes of bright citrus (orange, grapefruit, rind, etc.) with an earthy, vanilla extract, dry pine needle character, and a lingering aftertaste that is mild and dry. Definite flavors of cookie dough and bread dough (probably the yeast) are in the mouth, with some dehydrated fruit and apricot. The overall taste is beautiful and brain-wrinkling. Not much hint of booze can be detected (it's sneaky.)

M: Lightly chewy, with a superb balance, and a presence that is firmly there, but not overpowering. Balance would be the word for this beer throughout.

O: A beer that is in perfect balance with itself, and a triple IPA that doesn't hit you over the head with bitterness (the aftertaste is the most bitter part,) this beer is something special.

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Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.