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
Ranking:
#235
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
1,319
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of tbeq00
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jrob21
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of bonkers
4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thank to my cousin Jeff for the bottle, hazy, straw pour, plus sized head. the aroma has juicy pine, citrus, and a hint of oak. Taste like it smells, wonderful amounts of grapefruit. the finish is drying, full body, good carbonation, surprisingly drinkable. a great dipa!

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Brian29
3.96/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmarsh123
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear and gold into my tulip glass. A finger of white frothy head sticks around with good lacing down the glass.

Smells of loads of grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits. Beautiful.

Classic hopped up West Coast IPA. Loads of dank grapefruit and pine throughout the whole palate with hints of pineapple and other tropical fruits. Very little malt to this one.

A tad bit sticky, but overall pretty light and well carbonated.

Another hit for Alpine. Not quite to the level of PtE but a very solid DIPA nonetheless.

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Photo of ricecracker420
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of codynevels
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of brystmar
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Drink it fresh!

Darker than Pure, more copper hues. Boozy, hoppy aroma with a unique mix of tropical and dark fruits. Interesting, I like it.

Deliciously complex taste: intensely hoppy, caramelized booze, some fruity notes in the back, minimal resin. Delicious, awesome, fantastic, etc. I could drink the shit out of this stuff.

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Photo of Roze
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Thishops4u
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of kbutler1
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler. This growler is filled as high as I have ever seen with literally zero head space, guess that pretty much lets no oxidation occur. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a clear amber orange color with a nice flulffy 2 finger head. The aroma of orange, pineapple, and mango is very apparent while I am pouring this and is pretty pleasant. Very slight pine aroma as well but mostly citrus rind. Medium mouthfeel with some borderline heaviness. Pretty sweet and syrupy upfront with a heavy dose of tropical fruits, bitterness kicks in on the back end but it isn't overly bitter by any means. In the world of DIPA's I'd call this one much more malt forward than most others. The head is all but gone as I drink this down, only leaving a collar around the rim. Nice lace left on the glass. Slight booziness on the back end. Overall, I like this but see how others might be turned of by the possibility of being to sweet.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.93/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to billab914 for this beer.

Bottle split into two pint glasses. Poured into my glass the beer is cloudy golden amber. Full three fingers of off white head recede slowly to leave thick chunks of lace.

The aroma is a solid amount of hops and citrus. The citrus fruit is a touch sweeter than I had expected along with a decent amount of malt backbone.

The flavor is a nice mix of pine and grapefruit. This is balanced very well with a good amount of malt. Lots of fresh cut grass and a hint of earthiness. The ABV is well represented with a good heat kick.

Medium body. Fairly dry. Modest carbonation.

Overall a nice DIPA. Not as in your face as I expected after reading the lable but worthy.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Orange/copper hue.

Smell - Dankity dank dank.

Taste - Pine, booze and sweet malt.

Mouthfeel - Medium attenuation.

Overall - Very tasty Triple IPA.

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Photo of mythaeus
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnyb
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lunarbrew
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP1356
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to my buddy Doug for bringing this one back from CA his last trip out. Had this in March of 2013. Poured into a snifter...

A - Golden amber colored beer with a bout a fingers worth of bone white head. VERY sticky lacing around the glass - not surprised.

S - Holy hops! Huge amount of grassy, earthy, hops up front. Some slight booze is there along with some oak undertones. VERY dank and hoppy full of citrus and pine notes coming through.

T - Extremely grassy and earthy hops here. Floral, pine, citrus - everything hoppy comes through on the taste. Some slight oak presence as well. The malts stand up to the hops, but the hops still take the stage here. Nice and crisp in the flavor with some bready malts making themselves known.

M - Medium bodied beer with a moderate carbonation. Sticky, resiny, and oily just as it should be. Some slight booze is noticeable on the backend of the beer.

O - Really phenomenal beer. Such a tremendous blend of earthy, grassy hops. Really well done and certainly stood out to me as a great DIPA.

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Photo of Prospero
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent clear dark copper color with a white head, good retention, pleasant floral and slightly piney aroma with sweet malt nose. Taste is equally similar balance with sweet malts giving it a full-rich body and the caramel and bready malts give this triple IPA a great backbone that support the overwhelming hops in this beer. While it's strong, it is smooth to drink and tastes phenomenal.

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Photo of Zaximus
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Exponential Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1,319 ratings