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Exponential Hoppiness - Alpine Beer Company

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998 Ratings
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Ratings: 998
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,412
Gots: 60 | 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 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Exponential Hoppiness
"Triple" IPA
Alpine Brewing
11% ABV
Theoretical IBUs are off the charts, actual should be less than 75.

Bomber from the most recent release poured into a Duvel tulip. 'bout a month old give or take. Thanks Casey!

Falls in a brilliant golden stream with a medium alabaster head atop the orange "body". The head retention is medium and the lacing insane. Looks hoppy, doesn't it?! I have had this before and know that it's juicy. And it fucking looks juicy.

There are fruity IPAs, weedy/dank IPAs, and this is both. Signature Alpine. Very juicy, ripe tangerine, pineapple, mango; and pine and marijuana. Ample amount of malt. Damn, it smells fruity and sweet! THE best smelling IPA I ever had.

Tastes bitter, but not nearly enough. That has been my complaint against Alpine. I'd rather have sex with Paris Hilton than watch Audrey Hepburn strip. Very flavorful nonetheless. Pineapple and even more mango, but not enough weed. Oak adds another dimension and at times, especially when warm, the sticky sweetness combined with oak lends almost a barrel aged strong ale note. Nice! Almost chocolate with orange peel.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Just perfect for its magnitude. Creamy, yet crisp. I know.

Overall good but not that good... aroma is the high point of this beer, unrivaled by anything else that I have had. But the taste leaves something to be desired. A brewing achievement in the sense of masking the stronger notes and letting the delicate come across, but still not the hops-in-yo-face-with-bitterness-turned-max that I crave.

Appearance 4/5; Aroma 5/5; Taste 4/5; Mouthfeel 4.5/5; Overall 4/5

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Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 998 ratings.