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Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Very popular. A complex hopping method where each hop addition is double the previous amount. More hops in the hopback and then two dry-hop sessions. The second dry-hop session is with whole hops and oak chips. 1.093 OG 10.75%ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4038) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to snoworsummer. Pours somewhat hazy, bright amber with white head. Aroma is mango, pineapple, dank, floral notes, faint caramel, faint oak, light toast, and some citrus peel. Flavor is extremely smooth and balanced given the hop content and ABV; bready and caramel malt base with layered floral and grassy hops along with tons of citrus esters. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (814) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from wheresyourball. Pours a cloudy copper color. Aroma is hops, some alcohol, and some oak. Taste follows with resin hops, oak in the finish. Pretty smooth considering it 11 abv. This one could sneak up on you. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (354) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours copper-orange, hazy, super small off white head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit and orange, malty backbone. Taste is bitter with a little sweetness. Body is full, rich frothy texture, medium length finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (837) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 22, 2015
On tap @ Alpine Brewpub, Alpine - CA. Color: copper, golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy blast with fruity balance and caramel notes. Finish with alcohol. Taste: nice hoppy domination and oily sensation. Notes of pineapple and mango with a strong caramel and alcohol finish. Aftertaste: nice hoppy and dry bitterness finish. Really strong a good IPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snoworsummer (2850) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy orange/amber with a thick, bubbly off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, caramel, boozy, really smooth citrus hops, a hint of sweet orange, and toasted malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit, caramel, booze, orange, resin, and lots of fruity citrus hops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Man how do they get so much hop aroma, and so many different hop aromas there are, pine pear spices everything under sun!!! Flavor is strong n a good way...absolutely hoptabulous!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (857) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2014
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. The pour is a beautiful golden amber color with an off-white head that falls down quickly, leaving some good lace. The aroma is beautiful. There is a great fruitiness with orange, lemon, mango, grapefruit. There is a nice movement through a tropical hoppiness and into a floral hoppiness. There is a little pine resin on the back end, which is just a great balance with the hops. The flavor is a little woody, but there is the blast of floral hops and a great citrus presence to go with the piney resin. The mouth feel is just great. Thick and clingy while coming off as light and airy. The aftertaste is beautifully hoppy and full of resin, and a great lingering citrus note with absolutely no detectable alcohol which is extraordinarily impressive for a beer at almost 11%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Clear orange-amber color with a medium thick off-white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2881) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Another big Alpine want of mine. Slightly cloudy & unfiltered with a rustic look, amber in color & capped with an off-white, almost gray tinted head that fades quickly. The aroma is immediately captivating & reminds me strongly of Hill Farmstead’s Ephraim. Sticky & juicy fruits gushing from wall to wall; mango, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, both citric & tropical all at once with a vibrant, oily & earthy dankness overcasting the entire parade. Light perfume, zesty herbal notes & faint pine with an undertow of inherent sweetness that seems akin to dextrose, giving off a nice sugar cookie vibe. The taste includes a larger presence of spicy & earthy hoppage, though not a bad thing. Might be from the oak chips, too, as there’s a strong woodsy, almost forestry thing happening that really makes this unique. Big floral notes, toffee drizzled cookie dough, sticky mango flesh, overripe pineapple, grapefruit, bitter tangerine, all leading into a conclusively herbal, earthy, fruity, semi-sweet & semi-bitter finish. Oily & sticky, lacquering the palate with a fresh coat of dank pine sap & hemp oil. Can’t believe this shit is 11% ABV... WHERE IS THE ALCOHOL? Fantastic beer from Alpine, even better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours hazy orange/gold with tall white fizzy head. Lots of pine/spruce in the nose with some background citrus. Big tropical fruits in the taste - passion fruit and pineapple come to mind - along with some night bitter, resinous hop. Well crafted.

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