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Hop Diggidy IPA - Port Townsend Brewing Company

Hop Diggidy IPAHop Diggidy IPA

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%


Brewed by:
Port Townsend Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-23-2006)
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Reviews by waldowin:
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waldowin

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2007 08:47:15 | More by waldowin
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mactrail

California

3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sweet and tangy hoppy brew with a touch of caramel. Golden amber in the tall glass. Light body Modest aromatics but it has a brief nose of malt and sweet flowers. Some flowery and grainy flavors.

There is even a touch of a candy flavor that makes me think of a Tripel. The bitterness, however, sweeps all before it. Long bitter aftertaste. There are some brief pleasures here but it's not very drinkable for me; hard core bitterness addicts may find it satisfying. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 05:31:34 | More by mactrail
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

10-07-2013 15:33:51 | More by powdersoldier
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-09-2013 19:40:08 | More by liamt07
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2013 17:44:39 | More by TheDoctor
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-18-2013 03:43:48 | More by LXIXME
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-06-2013 22:35:34 | More by bumchilly25
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-26-2013 20:53:18 | More by Hopmodium
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-20-2013 05:23:45 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Braz

Washington

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2013 06:56:16 | More by Braz
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-16-2012 02:33:53 | More by t0rin0
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sam_bliss

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-09-2012 18:06:33 | More by sam_bliss
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

09-22-2012 03:17:24 | More by jmccraney
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-23-2012 07:34:59 | More by strongaf
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

04-04-2012 22:35:54 | More by muchloveforhops3
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jtosch

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-27-2012 23:25:00 | More by jtosch
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

02-21-2012 07:19:37 | More by ithinkimasofa
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-16-2012 15:19:37 | More by Tyrawlings
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Anew

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

12-12-2011 15:29:42 | More by Anew
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2011 20:17:01 | More by johnmichaelsen
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

11-18-2011 18:35:43 | More by twelveinches
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-16-2011 01:53:23 | More by oline73
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy straw coloured liquid with next to no head.

S: Floral hops.

T: Bitter hops and grapefruit.

M: Medium thickness but no carbonation. This may have just been due to the age of the cask, however.

O: A decent IPA but doesn't particularly stand out among the sea of others.

Serving type: cask

06-26-2011 06:13:51 | More by DaftCaskBC
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Bottleworks over Memorial Day weekend. Poured into imperial pint glass.

A - Deep golden-yellow with a foamy off-white head. Head is about two fingers after gentle pour and has excellent retention. Spotty lacing left behind on the glass. Beer is slightly hazed and moederate carbonation activity in the glass.

S - Big fruity hop aromas, primarily citrus notes but a bit of tropical fruitiness mixed in as well. Grapefruit and mango both come to mind. Orange comes through as well. After the beer warms a bit the citrus notes remain prominant but some floral aromas begin to come through as well. All hops in the nose.

T - Straight hop bitterness. A bit one dimensional with the citrus, tropical and floral notes not really coming through in the taste. A faint sweetness comes in late in the drink but is certainly overwhelmed by the bitterness.

M - Light to medium bodied with a long lingering bitterness. Carbonation is rather lively.

O - What appeared and smelled like a great IPA didnt quite come through on the taste. I dont mind the bitterness at all, I would just like a bit of hop taste to go along with it. Certainly not a bad beer, but a bit disapointing

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 22:14:17 | More by ckeegan04
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cjnapier

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Golden orange light head but not much.

S. Not much... a little citrus.

T. Nice hops, citrus and a caramel / candy corn after taste.

M. Pretty clean with a little chalkiness.

D. Good. Noticeable alcohol but not to overshadow the refreshing flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2011 20:32:11 | More by cjnapier
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Hop Diggidy IPA from Port Townsend Brewing Company
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