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 dr- 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
401
Ratings:
1,319
pDev:
9.05%
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Great thanks to Rohan for this.

Pours a lightish mango. Ample frothy white head and good lacing.

Nose is first off a burst of bright indistinct hops and oakiness. The oak and hops seem to support each other in mutually emphasising their sharpness. There's also lots of tropical fruit here and a kind of yeasty bready quality which hints at the booze but never gets overtly boozy.

Taste is more of the tropical hops backed up by a fair bit of that breadiness and some burn. I'd be lying if I said you couldn't taste the alcohol- in an 11% DIPA it's going to be a part of the flavour but in this case it's well integrated.

Mouthfeel is substantial with a fair bit of bitterness.

With the 11% ABV and the oak chips this was always going to be straddling styles between a DIPA and a barleywine. I feel this beer is a little bit of a jack of all trades but it does all its elements well enough to work. And even though it's 11%, it's honestly less boozy than quite a few local DIPAs I've had at around 8%.

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