Exponential Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

Exponential HoppinessExponential Hoppiness
BA SCORE
96.5%
Liked This Beer
4.42 w/ 1,313 ratings
Exponential HoppinessExponential Hoppiness
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

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.

Added by xlperro on 12-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#232
Reviews:
400
Ratings:
1,313
Liked:
1,267
Avg:
4.42/5
pDev:
9.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,491
Gots:
100
Trade:
1
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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psychgawsple
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BNarc
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OleDixie
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MHurley
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Noles9585
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheldman
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ead73
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Daveshek28
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danh53
4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber color with one finger head. Sweet orange and ripened grapefruit. Pith in the background. Candy malt sweetness, but its not overpowering. I can feel the booze now that I've finished half the bottle, but it doesn't taste like 11%. Tons of hops that balance the malt. Pine, resin, herbal flavors. I really enjoyed Pure Hoppiness, and wanted this to take that beer a little further but the flavor profile is quiet similar, at least from what I can remember. This is nice to try, but I see no reason to trade something good for this and pay for shipping when you can just drink Pure Hoppiness instead.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ellswrth
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Butchnasty
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Before everyone was dropping orange ipas all over the globe, this was a triple ipa that still kicked down those familiar yellow tones. Mild 1/3" white head. Aroma was a lot of everything, sweet and hoppy, leaning a sweet citrus instead of the usual just massive grapefruit bitterness. Still crushes some tropical fruit notes in the nose too. Mango.

Taste is in that Pliny the Younger vein. 11% is hid very well, seems like they added sugar to dry out the body, hoppy, bitter, lush with green hop tones, still hittin the sticky dank fruit notes. Does it so well. Pricey compared to some other similar options, and also harder to get. So it is more available than Pliny, but also way harder to get than Boneyard Notorious or Lagunitas Waldo. But its in that mold. Excellent stuff, maybe we'll get lucky and they'll put it in 4 or 6 packs someday with the new Green Flash* model of Alpine ownership.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

They list it on here as a Double IPA, but at 11% this is clearly more than that. But it drinks smooth and has a gorgeous hue about it that I could stare at all day. Very drinkable for the abv, but the booziness flavor did drown out the hops a little more than I would have liked.

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4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 1,313 ratings
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