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Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness

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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3473) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 ounce bottle at a tasting. Pours a dark golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, tropical, pine, caramel malt, and wood. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andybrownback (5) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Beautiful pour. Rich, amber color. Great aroma, classic citrus notes. I also get tropical fruit. Strong malt presence with a syrupy finish. Hop character is beautiful. Sweet citrus hits first, a bit of alcohol comes in the middle, and the malt/syrup notes finish it off. A really beautiful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (902) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
900th review!!!!. Pours golden orange with a nice two finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of fragrant citrus (orange and grapefruit), tropical melons, sweet malts, caramel, apricot, pineapple and mango, light pine, and some light herbal woody notes. Taste is fresh and candied citrus, tropical fruits, pine, melon, apricots, sweet malts, caramel, herbal hops, light woody notes, and some very light booze. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy, chewy mouthfeel, and pretty bitter, yet still somewhat balanced, semi dry, slightly warming but still very smooth, long, lingering finish. Overall, a excellent world class triple IPA that almost gives Younger a run for its money.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a clear orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong grapefruit, citrus, and hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice pine, citrus, grapefruit with light bitterness, hides alcohol really well, very impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1694) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
22 oz bottle, thanks to Richiesd! March 2014 batch, enjoyed March 31. Almost clear, amber color. Thick off white head, with good retention and OK lacing. Aroma’s of pine/resin, citrus, disappearing mostly after a while to make way for more caramel and herbal hops. Retronasal there’s caramel, earthy hops, herbal, resin and fruity acidity. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Alcohol doesn’t seem like 11% although it warms the throat. Fairly full bodied. Long finish, herbal, moderate to full bitterness. Glad I had the chance to try this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (884) - Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2014
Really nice DIPA, sweet, limited bitterness, and a lot of tropical fruit. Not as good as Nelson, but still quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle thanks to Jeremy. pours a very hazy orange reddish color with large white head, lots of very tiny bubbles, excellent lacing. Nose full of orange zest and lemon. Flavor is a citrus explosion with a slightly sweet malt backbone. a little bit of alcohol warming, but for 11%, this is damn drinkable. I don’t really get the oak chips as a primary flavor, but I think it lends to a little "something" that really sets this beer apart from other DIPAs. a little sweet for my liking, but to be expected for 11% beer. pretty great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, clear reddish hue with a 2 finger frothy head that leaves tons of lacing. S- Smell is dominated by grapefuit and floral hops. T- Very resiny, pine, grapefruit, bready, with an underlying berry tone and big alcohol notes on the back end. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- This one didn’t quite live up to the hype for me. I enjoyed it but just wouldn’t put it at the same level as some of the other big DIPAs or "triple ipas"

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5452) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
65cl, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Ryan for bringing this over!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly malty/woody, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (226) - - MAR 7, 2014
On draft at the source. A wickedly smooth brew that is near perfect! What stood out was the sweet malt on the palate!


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