Hop Diggidy IPA - Port Townsend Brewing Company
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Reviews by unHipHopHead:
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
A - Not much head at all, what was there dissipated pretty quickly leaving a small island of large bubbles. A hazy orange color.
S - sweet citrus fruits, some pine, a little alcohol aroma as well.
T - A bitter hop taste that hits mostly in the back and sides of the tongue. It's pretty dry and not too sweet or malty so the hops do stand out. Although it is sort of one dimensional in terms of the hop flavors.
M - Dry finish with mild carbonation. Quite nice actually.
D - It tastes as though its a lower ABV drink and if you want a crisp and dry IPA this is a decent choice. It doesn't hit you over the head with hops or sweetness or malts. Goes down pretty smooth and is refreshing.
03-08-2010 20:39:32 | More by unHipHopHead
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev +1.6%
Orange and amber pour, haze, average head. Aroma was bitter pine.
Taste, a solid ipa, everything you expect, warming alcohol, good alternations between pine and citrus in the hop mouthfeel, ample bitterness, solid malt body that never comes across heavy or woody (unintentionally). At times some more tropical flavor will leak in.
Thought it finished very dry. Thought it didn't do anything outstanding, but was good in every area. A very workmanlike ipa.
11-08-2010 17:43:33 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a slightly cloudy golden color, topped by a small, creamy, stark white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt, sharp bittering hops, and just a touch of astringency. Palate is well-balanced between sweet, biscuity malt and moderately bitter floral hops. Finish is smooth and a touch bitter from the hops. Not a hop monster, but a solid IPA. Body is quite nice, a light creamy texture that keeps the beer from finishing too dry. Not sure how much alcohol is in it, but I think I could drink this all day.
07-23-2007 06:49:49 | More by ElGordo
3.1/5 rDev -15.1%
Thanks to Alastar for this one by way of IS BIF 2. Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
A: Gentle pour yields a .5 finger coarse, white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is one of the palest looking IPAs I've ever seen. A semi-clear white peach. Lacing is stringy and spotty in parts with little cling.
S: Aroma is of clean citrus and piney hops with just the slightest touch of cane sugar. Very crisp and simple all-around.
T: Piney and resiny hops are upfront from the very beginning, lending a sharp and lasting bitterness. Very little malt character to be found but there is a slight citrus at the back. Finish is astringent and bitter with an enamel-peeling raw hop kick in the aftertaste that sticks around.
M: Light bodied and well carbonated. Lively in the mouth with a slight stickiness towards the end. Finish is messy with an aftertaste that lingers long after the brew.
D: This offering is very average. Appearance is a bit off, aroma is simple and crisp, taste is pretty spot on though lacking a little balance, and feel is appropriate. However, there are a good number of above-average IPAs around so this is my first and last go-around with this one.
09-06-2010 21:10:32 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
Thanks to EehaiCJ for sharing this, review from notes.
Herbal, grassy hop aroma, floral with a touch of lavender or something like perfume. Dull hazy peach color, spotty lacing, with a spiderweb skim and nest of larger bubbles clinging to one side. Some cracker or puffed wheat cereal notes, grassy hop flavor, with a lightly bitter aftertaste. It had a soft feel, more mellow than expected for a west coast IPA. Overall it was sort of ho hum, and was blown away by the bottle of 6/10/09 Pliny that followed it.
06-30-2009 01:24:56 | More by emerge077
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
This is the ONLY IPA other than Blue Dot that I've seen that has been quite literally opaque with hop particulate. It's almost like an unfiltered cider.
Carbonation is visible, but there is very little head at all, and what forms on the pour fades just as quickly.
The smell is very pungently full of grapefruit, overpowering all else.
This is hands down the single most hop-filled beer I have ever tasted, even more out there than Blue Dot. The start is a fresh, wet-hop flavor of cedar and pine, which is absolutely blasted away with grapefruit, finishing with a small bit of astringency and a healthy wallop of bitterness. Bitter almost to the point of being sour, this is a beer completely dedicated to the flavors of the hop, almost completely ignoring any malt flavors. I'm sure they exist, but there's no way I can taste them through all this citrus.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin, and very drying. A bit more malt would have helped balance things nicely.
I absolutely love this beer and all its hoppy intensity. That said, it is so intensely bitter and hoppy that I'm going to have to take my time just to finish this 22oz.
05-15-2007 08:47:15 | More by waldowin
3.78/5 rDev +3.6%
On tap served in a pint glass at Roanoak Tavern, Mercer Island.
A - Hazy orange tinted gold with minimal off-whit head, dissapates fairly quickly. Some fine grained sticky lace hanging around. Not gorgeous, but ok.
S - Fairly bright with floral and herbal notes. Decent grainy background. Enticing enough and pleasant.
T - Pine and bitter herbs with musk rose. Really nice hop bite. Biscuity malt backbone is present.
M - Medium-light feel, ample carbonation.
D - This is a solid brew and quite enjoyable. Recommended.
08-02-2010 01:30:08 | More by JTahoe
3.78/5 rDev +3.6%
This was pretty disappointing, but overall a pretty good standard American IPA.
Not too much to note, except for a good pine hop aroma. Like drinking a wreath.
Good summer beer, but didn't excite my tongue. Good clean mouthfeel. Easy to drink. Pretty overpowering bitterness at times. It built up on my palate and made me want to stop drinking at times.
02-04-2008 18:11:06 | More by IgotsHops
3.59/5 rDev -1.6%
Had this at Parkway tavern in Tacoma. Deep gold in color. Nice white head that sustains for some time. Floral and citrus notes on the nose. Very well balanced I.P.A. Mild sweetness with a nice hop presence. Dry body with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
01-16-2013 06:56:16 | More by Braz
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
hooo-ly crap. on smelling out of the bottle, the nose is outstanding.
thin white frothy head, excellent retention that really sticks to the glass and falls slowly. cloudy orangey-gold body.
the smell, like i mentioned to begin with is incredible. pineapple-mango goodness. sweet. no bitterness whatsoever. just impeccable.
slightly hoppy on the back of the tongue. very floral and filling in that respect. no tropical fruits in the taste as one would expect from the smell. a little disappointing as the smell was really building up expectation.
mouthfeel is a powdery dryness, spiciness provides a light mustardy feel, but overall pretty alright*
the floral taste comes on a bit too much and isnt helped by the dryness, i was really hoping for the pineapple and mango to come through in the taste and provide a refreshing juiciness, but must say am a bit underwhelmed. at the least, it smelled outstanding. still drinkable by any stretch of the imagination.
01-04-2010 08:21:18 | More by Crittervision
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
Bought at Red Apple Market in Silverdale, WA.
Pours hazy light copper. Fizzy head.
Smells of pine needles, orange peel, caramel and grapefruit.
Dull/vegetal cascade hop flavors upfront (orange, grapefruit, and some floral qualities). Harsh bitterness.
Decent IPA there are some qualities that I found to detract from the whole experience.
06-07-2007 02:57:04 | More by bosco7
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
Bottle courtesy of acertain, (ratebeer) thanks again!
Pours a hazy bright gold color, with a small white head.
Aromas are very citrus like, grapefruit, and some pine notes.
Taste hop dominant, with a slight malty back drop. Pine hop bitterness, tart, and tangy. There is a sweet creamy malt flavor that while is there, the malt profile seems a bit thin.
Mouthfeel is OK. But seems a bit watered down, and kind of weak. Not bad though.
Drinkability is good. Not a great IPA, but a solid easy drinking one in my book.
10-21-2007 21:04:28 | More by flexabull
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
22oz bottle received in trade with olympuszymurgus - Thanks! Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
A - Pours a very pale golden color with a slight haze. A finger of gleaming white head sits atop this IPA and lingers for a while with no sign of wanting to die at all. Paler than most IPA's but still a pretty good looking beer.
S - Fruity with a bit of citrus...grapefruit mostly, although a bit on the dull side - not really crisp or sharp. Also a bit of grassiness in the aroma too. Malt has a presence taking on some bready and grainy characteristics.
T - Quite bitter up front. Hops don't offer much flavor...what is there is a bit grapefruity and somewhat earthy. Graininess and breadlike flavors from the malt balance out the bitterness nicely. Wish there was more hop flavor to go with the bitterness.
M - Mouthfeel is thin overall and carbonation level is medium and just about right for the style. Nothing special of note here either positive or negative.
D - Alcohol level is not stated on the bottle anywhere, but it does not feel like it is very high. No alcohol noticeable in the flavor either. Sessionable IPA...enjoyable with a pizza for lunch sorta beer. I like this beer, but wouldn't go out of my way to get it again. Happy to have the chance to try it.
02-26-2010 02:06:59 | More by portia99
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
On tap at the Parkway Tavern.
The beer pours an orange amber color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some light citrus. On the palate, this beer was considerably more impressive and is NorthWest al the way stylistically. The IPA is quite dry and bitter, with just enough malt to balance the hoppy bitterness in this beer. I also pick up some light underlying brown sugar, which adds an interesting note to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is at most medium bodied, with a moderatley long, clean, bitter finish. Drinkability was pretty good... would have to guess the abv. to be in the 6% range.
A nice, solid, easy to enjoy/appreciate IPA.
11-24-2011 20:17:01 | More by John_M
3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
pours a cloudy amber-orange with thin egg-shell head, good lacing.
smells of grapefruit hops, some caramel, some floral, citrus, dandilion.
taste is thick, some grapefruit, some orange, caramel, some pine, malt in the back, nice bitterness that grows as you drink.
08-22-2008 18:16:14 | More by froghop
Hop Diggidy IPA from Port Townsend Brewing Company
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