1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

Not Rated.
Exponential HoppinessExponential Hoppiness

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,139 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 1,440
Gots: 67 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 12-08-2003

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.
View: Beers (46) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,139 | Reviews: 387 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Destral
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of calivessel
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of drbenzo
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of iskeptopotamus
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of UNCCTDawg
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of vissai
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jonny86jonny
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Scoot1969
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of trapper2408
5/5  rDev +12.6%

5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of heresy22
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of durlta
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of opwog
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of hopburster
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ncvbc
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A big thanks goes to srandycarter for helping me out with a growler of this most excellent brew.

A clear and vibrant golden amber. Steady, solid carbonation and a nice inch thick white head to cap it off. Great retention and leaves layers of sticky lacing down the glass.

Smell is heavenly. Very citrusy with a little pine sap. Lightly sugared with a touch of caramel. Has the grassy, green scents that Pure Hoppiness has underneath. Definitely an amped up version and it's looking good so far.

Taste is also amazing. Perfectly balanced by caramel malt and a very light biscuit flavor that comes along in the finish. It almost starts sweet, candy like sugared flavor but only for a second. The hops come on full force and I embrace them with joy. Great citrus and tropical fruits. Grapefruit, orange, hints of pineapple and peach. The fresh green goodness is still along for the ride. Barely ever a hint of alcohol. Also for moments there is an interesting vegetable flavor, reminiscent of hoppy cucumbers. Don't ask.

The mouthfeel is pretty flawless. Not excessively bitter but definitely not thick with malt. Nice oily resinous texture along with great carbonation. Goes down so smooth with a dryness that is quite thirst quenching for a DIPA.

I think this may have replaced White Knuckle at the top of my list. I have a soft spot for DIPA's, that's for sure. The drinkability is through the roof. Finished off the growler last night with a little help, though I had to keep most of this gem to myself.

Photo of clausm76
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of callmescraps
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of teamizm
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of mcdonald422
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Gargamel92886
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of DIPAfiend
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of groovy24
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.