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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
81
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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 westcoastbeerlvr
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
2.38/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

06/26/07- Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA.

Presentation- 22oz bomber with no freshness info listed. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Pretty clear amber-golden colored pour. 1/2 inch head forms and fades quickly. Leaves light trails of lace behind.

Smell- Bits of pine needle and bits of grapefruit. Maybe a touch of toasted malt, but not much.

Taste- Hop bomb, well, not a huge hop bomb, but drastically unbalanced. Hops are pine flavored, rather than fruit flavored and pretty damn bitter. Mix that will no malt and you get, not a very tasty and satisfying beer.

Mouthfeel- Bitter flavorless aftertaste with a higher carbonation level.

Drinkability- Not the worst IPA, but needs some serious help in the malt dept to make this drinkable.

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of loren01
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a cloudy orange color with lots of floaties in it. Large 2 finger width frothy white head, good lacing down the glass
S: Nice hoppy, citrusy smell. Also some ETOH scent
T: Not balanced at all, hops, hops and more hops. I like hoppy beers but this gave me bitter beer face bad.
M: Medium bodied, high amount of carbonation
D: As I said I love IPA's but damn, they could have balanced this one a little more. I could hardly choke this one down. My tastebuds are destroyed.

loren01, Sep 24, 2007
Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -18%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. poured a hazy/cloudy orangeish amber color. An inch of fluffy, white head had good retention but left solid lacing.

Muted hop aromas, mostly floral and pine, are featured on the nose. The flavors are slightly sharper than the aromas led me to expect, with some citrus on the tongue that I hadn't noticed in the aromas.

Typical body and drinkability for the style. Overall a good, solid IPA, worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

SpeedwayJim, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of czechsaaz
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big hop aroma, mostly citrus aromas but with some pine & resin hop aroma mixed in. Malt aroma is faint but smells like light crystal malt.

Golden colored but pretty cloudy. Starts with a big head with huge bubbles and fades to a small white layer. Some lacing in the glass.

Initial flavor is hop oil bitterness but not really strong. Then I get malt but also not a strong malt flavor. The follow up is nice hop flavor with citurs and woody varieties. It's pretty good but none of the flavors seem very strong. It just seems a little lacking in character to me.

Medium full bodied with a pretty high carbonation level.

Nothing about the beer is strong or hard to drink so it is pretty drinkable. But it jsut doesn't have anything that makes me want to get it again over most beers in the category.

czechsaaz, Dec 18, 2007
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

DaftCaskBC, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

mactrail, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of tpd975
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a nice orangish hue with a tall white head. Okay retention and some spotty lace.

S: Nice and citric. Lots of grapefruit.

T: More subdued than I expected. Nice light citrus notes with light caramel and hints of toast.

M: Medium in body good carbonation.

D: Okay. A rather mild IPA.

tpd975, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of bosco7
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

bosco7, Jun 07, 2007
Photo of waldowin
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

waldowin, May 15, 2007
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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to skyhand for sending this my way.

Pours a very hazy orangey amber color with an initial one finger white head. Froth dissipates rather quickly leaving a nice algae like skim on top. Sort of looks like a drawing of the sun. Nice sticky line lacing down the glass. Sweet flowers and slight fruit hop notes. Light and subtle aromas. Not much malt characteristic.

Smooth and quite subtle on the palate. Fruit and floral hop flavors aren't very heavy or biting but just enough to allow the palate to discover them. Melon fruits with touches of grapefruit and pine notes in the background. Bitterness slides in and levels off nicely in the finish. Aftertaste of slight fruit and toasted grain notes. A nice and easy quaffing beverage from the great northwest. Not overly bitter--just nice enough.

bjohnson, Jul 16, 2007
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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark golden in color with a good healthy head. Smell is dominated by hops and citrus. Taste is not a big IPA, would make for a good summer beer with the lighter malt and not an overpowering hopiness and thinner in the mouthfeel. I think of it as an IPA light.

Bookseeb, Dec 23, 2007
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

LXIXME, May 18, 2013
Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bumchilly25, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of jtosch
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jtosch, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Donkster46, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of sam_bliss
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

sam_bliss, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of ckeegan04
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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

ckeegan04, Jun 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

emerge077, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice orangish color with good carbonation and a fluffy white head

S: Citrus mainly, some caramel

T: Smooth, easy drinking. Caramel, some citrus, floral but mainly citrus with some tropical notes at times

M: No carbonation issues and a good amount of booze and bite for a single IPA

D: Good

barleywinefiend, Dec 28, 2010
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Hop Diggidy IPA from Port Townsend Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.