I found this gem at Lone Hill Liquors. I asked Stan The Beer Man if he had anything hoppy, and he told me he had Exponential Hoppiness. I had never heard of this beer....hell, I had never even heard of the brewer before I bought this. But It sounds badass, doesn't it? Look at that label! Equations!! Tell me if you had the chance you wouldn't drink math?! Come to think of it, maybe this was the beer that Young Einstein invented in that totally awesome movie.
When I was a kid, I thought Einstein invented beer because of this movie.
The beer pours a dark amber color. This is no sneaky golden colored IPA, it's dark and foreboding. It has a very strong floral hoppy aroma...this guy smells delicious (no homo).
I drank this beer and I think my lip quivered a bit. It's beautiful. It has a nice sweet malty start with a mild bitterness and the end. To quote one of my favorite authors, Weinershnitzel, it's "Der-licious". I look at the label to see what I'm in for, and it says the beer is 11% ABV. This is 11%?? Bullshit. I'm tired of beers trying to make a fucking fool of me.
Sorry, dude :(
After being forcibly separated by the other partygoers, beer and I have now made up.Which is good. Because I think I'm in love. I understand this is the sexier more rare version of a beer called Pure Hoppiness. I figure maybe I can find that one for less than $15 a bottle, but I can't find any freaking beer by Alpine! Looks like it's time to visit San Diego.
Beerhound Rating: A
See ya next pint!
Exponential Hoppiness via AlpineBeerCo