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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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Recieved in a trade with Thome50 last Summer. Reviewed from notes.

Shared with friends during the Woodward Dreamcruise.

A: Nice orange color. White foamy head. Good lacing.

S: Slam to the nose with fresh piney hops!

T: This one is a punch in the mouth of hops. Like brushing your teeth with them. Very over the top in a good way.

M: Medium body and well carbonated.

O: Glad to have checked this one off. Big my favorite DIPA, but I see why it has such a following.

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Poured from a bottle into my Colossus snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange amber with a finger of fluffy off white head. The head fades to a ring around the edge of the glass with a thin layer everywhere else. There is a mild amount of lacing.

Smell: Lots of hops. Citrus peel and pine hops are both present. As hoppy as the beer smells, it's also quite smooth. Sweet malt mixes with the citrus and is quite nice. Just a hint of woodiness as well.

Taste: No way I would have guess this beer is 11%. The hop profile is wonderful. Pine hops dominate, with some citrus flavors in the mix as well. Some tangerine and maybe some pineapple. The finish is bitter and very woody. You can definitely pick up the oak and it is a welcome addition.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick side of medium with lots of fluffy carbonation. The finish is a touch dry at first and then it gets slick.

Overall: This is a fantastic Imperial IPA. The addition of the oak just puts it over the top. Extremely smooth given the Abv. I would definitely have another.

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