Exponential Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

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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
Ratings:
1,312
Reviews:
400
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle, picked up direct from the brewery and poured a few days later into my Bruery tulip.

Looks: pours an almost clear rosy orange. A creamy head about a finger thick quickly recedes to a heavy layer of film. Tracts of jagged horizontal lacing decorate the glass as I go.

Smells: like the freshest, dankest hop cones. Seriously, stuffing my face into fistfuls of fresh hops couldn't produce a better aroma. Piney, grassy and floral, with lilac, sweet mango and a certain dank quality in the background.

Tastes: like the nose, to a T. lightly piney and heavily grassy, with sweet mangoes, pineapples, and again, that musky dank character.

Feels: lush and smooth, subtly carbonated and medium-bodied. A warming alcohol can be felt as it travels down the throat and into the stomach. The bitterness isn't tongue-blasting, which is surprising for a DIPA.

Drinks: incredibly easily for such a huge beer. The flavors are intense but never get out of control. Exponential Hoppiness isn't as good by the bottle as it is on tap, but it's still one of the best hop monsters money can buy.

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Huge thanks to Chugger from Ratebeer for this one. Never thought I'd see the day. Now, I wasn't blown away by Pure hoppiness so I really didn't know what to expect from this beer.

Pours a crystal clear, light golden straw body with a nice creamy white head that rests on top the duration of the glass. The initial presentation screams, "DRINK ME!"

Hello college days... smells like a big bag of pot with some pinesol sprayed in. Really stinky with some nice citrus freshness to it. A nice lemon compliments well, and some light grapefruit pokes you in the nose. I had a hard time keeping my nose out of the glass in this one.

This tastes basically like a hop tea. Huge pine and citrus. The lemon and grapefruit in the scent have assertively made their way to the taste, and the piney hops add that west coast flavor. There is a moderate caramel backing, but this is straight hops from start to finish which calls for a lack of balance, but one happy hop-head.

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Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
4.39 out of 5 based on 1,312 ratings.
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