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Hop Diggidy IPA - Port Townsend Brewing Company

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Hop Diggidy IPAHop Diggidy IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +23%

muchloveforhops3, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into an impy pint, Hop Diggidy is a hazy golden blonde with a large, frothy off-white head that leaves heavy lace. I like the lighter colored IPAs.

Smell is fruity and floral, bubblegum and wildflowers, a nice herbal mintiness. Softer, but complex and very appetizing.

Taste is nice and fresh, full of hop flavor, sweet but not cloying, not too bitter with a nice cereal backbone. Really a nice IPA, big flavor without being to aggressive, each sip begets another until the bomber disappears in a hurry. The fruitiness was really nice, great IPA.

Mouthfeel is oily, dry and medium bodied. I appreciate that it's fuller in the mouth then the stomach.

Drinkability is good, this goes down really easily, my kinda of IPA for sure. A good value too, wish I didn't have to go to WA to get these. Wish my fridge was full of them tonight!

ccrida, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +23%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

powdersoldier, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Hornet2003
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly pale amber. Little head. Tinge of cloudiness.

Smell: Intense gapefruit, orange, lemon aromas.

Taste: Well the bitterness is definitely at the forefront. Tangy and full of fresh fruit flavours. Obviously citrus is predominant. Slight sweetness at the end. Classic PNW style.

Mouthfeel: I'm not sure how to rate this since I opened a 3 day old growler. For what was poured in my glass, it was great. The carbonation wasn't over the top. I just wonder if it is different straight from the tap. Slight alcohol burn after it has gone down.

Drinkability: Well based on taste alone, I would rate this as a greatly drinkable IPA. Great aroma from the dry-hopping and the flavours are spot on. Since the alcohol is nowhere to be listed, I'm not sure about sessionability. I would guess it's around 6% so this growler will take some work.

Overall: I was surprised by some of the reviews passing this off as "average". I found it to be full bodied, aromatic. drinkable and well-balanced with the sweetness at the end.

Hornet2003, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of GJ40
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Seattle.

A - Golden with a strong haze and small off white head. Good lacing.

S - Floral and fruity with a lemony aroma that kind of took me by surprise.

T - Starts fruity and floral but then yields a nice citrusy bitterness. I like the flavor a lot more than the aroma.

M - Moderate consistency and carbonation.

D - Very flavorful and easy to drink. This would be a nice regular for me if I lived in the area. And at $3.49 for a 22oz bottle, the price isn't too bad.

GJ40, Apr 01, 2009
Photo of HoorayBeer
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nice pint glass. Light head on top, lines the glass nicely though. Nice aromatic nose. Maybe some caramels coming though with waft of hops, hops, and more hops.
Nice flavor, not overwhelming hops, very easy and smooth. Nothing over bearing. Great on a summer day, I enjoyed while mowing the lawn, it was a great pair.
Good overall, very easy to throw back.

HoorayBeer, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of Reagan1984
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another of the beers I brought back from the great northwest.

Poured from the bomber with a finger of creamy head. Faded quickly, but started depositing lacing everywhere. Honey/Golden amber with perfect clarity. No visible carbonation.

Aroma was subdued but really nice. Slight fruits and just a touch floral. A little sharp at the end, like the grapefruit bitterness. Maybe pine.

Flavor is really smooth and incredibly balanced. Very bread/cracker like on flavor up front. Then it moves to a moment of fruit sweet and onto the hop bitter ending. Not too much, in fact, quite mild. But nice. More pine like at the end.

Carbonation is quite mild and this leaves a silky smooth taste/feel in your mouth.

Really quite drinkable. I think I might like this best of all the Northwest IPA's I've tried. (not including Deschutes Hop Trip!!)

Really nice IPA.... I wish I had another bomber of this one.

Reagan1984, Dec 29, 2008
Photo of ElGordo
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ElGordo, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +9.3%

jmccraney, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Anew, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot/peach color with a fluffy white head that leaves much remembrance of its presence

Smell: Floral citrus aroma

Taste: Fruity citrus up front, with a juicy character that emerges by mid-palate; after the swallow, there is a light bready character; the finish brings on more of the same

Mouthfeel: Medium body with spritzy carbonation

Drinkability: A nice refreshing West Coast IPA; certainly not among the biggest or boldest by those high standards, but easy to drink indeed

brentk56, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev +9.3%

ithinkimasofa, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of ncherf
4/5  rDev +9.3%

ncherf, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +9.3%

twelveinches, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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.

John_M, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of RedDiamond
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A limited release IPA, I’m told it’s an imperial but couldn’t get any specs on it to back that up and it didn't taste particularly potent in the alcohol department. Mine was pumped from one of PT’s two active beer engines. I may have gotten a pour from near the bottom of the cask as my server had a hard time drawing up enough beer to fill the glass and the pint I got was full of large yeasty chunks floating about. But that’s okay. Although it makes the beer look a bit sludgy, I like yeasties and was in need of B-vitamins that day. The larger flocs dropped to the bottom of the glass while smaller ones stayed suspended.

All the customary properties of a good cask pour were present. I got a fine, soapy head with gripping lace and a soothing, dressed-down mouthfeel. Nothing suggestive of dry hopping made itself known to me. The aroma was an agreeable mix of yeast and hops while the flavor served the style very well with a wilted (in the best sense) hop character. Yellow-gold, medium bodied, clean finishing and easy drinking. I found Hop Diggidy far more agreeable than PT’s Bitter End IPA.

Followup: I spelled it wrong. It's "Hop Diggidy", with a "d". ABV=6.3%

RedDiamond, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of grittybrews
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark gold with a finger of fluffy white head. Standard IPA aromas of citrus, caramel, and pine.

Moderate carbonation and a relatively full mouthfeel with flavors of grapefruit, caramel, and a mild hoppy bitterness on the finish. All the IPA style elements were solid and the brew was pleasant and easy-drinking, if a bit generic.

grittybrews, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of froghop
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

froghop, Aug 22, 2008
Photo of JTahoe
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

JTahoe, Aug 02, 2010
Photo of IgotsHops
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

IgotsHops, Feb 04, 2008
Photo of SamuelR
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

SamuelR, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Hopmodium, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of slavall
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

slavall, Jul 28, 2014
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Hop Diggidy IPA from Port Townsend Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.