Hop Diggidy IPA - Port Townsend Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +9.6%
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
06-22-2009 21:16:11 | More by brentk56
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
3.55/5 rDev -2.7%
Thanks to tthomas for tossing this into a recent trade. Served in my Surly pint glass.
A - Two fingers of off-white foam that has solid retention and lots of swathes of lacing. Slightly hazed straw yellow color with the occasional bubble.
S - Some sweet citrus (orange, tangerine), grassy, piny - pretty potent. Nice hint of carmael maltiness in the background. It's very fresh smelling and quite delicious.
T - Taste is surprisingly dull. There's a some nice initial citrus sweetness, a touch of floralness, and a hint of residual bitterness but it's just kind of bland. I can't even call it an English IPA, because the malt presence is also subdued. Not bad, just meh...
M - Dry finish, but also a fair bit of residual oily resin. Medium body, creamy, with mild carbonation. Quite nice actually.
D - Even though the ABV is listed you can tell this is on the lower end of the IPA scale. Mild bitterness and carbonation keep it quite easy to imbibe. The taste is just really underwhelming and I can't see myself wanting to bother with this one...
04-05-2009 21:24:23 | More by MasterSki
3.65/5 rDev 0%
Picked this bottle up at 99bottles in Federal Way. The bottle I bought has a smiling lady with a crown of hop adorned vines and a hop necklace holding up a pint glass of ale. The name is Hop Diggidy.
A - A hazed light golden amber w/ a thin 2 finger white head. The lace sticks quite well and there is a fair amount of it.
S - A sweet and perfumy scent of herbal hops stands out right away. Pine cones and a citrus tangerine-like scent are the most noticeable in a host of hop odors.
M - Bitterness follows sweet pale malt flavors. A varied blend of bitter and a tangy finish w/ a nice full carbonated middle.
T - A host of hop flavor is represented in this ale: grapefruit, pine, tangerine and some herbal flavors. The hops get prickly and pine needle-like as the effervescence recedes. A pleasant malt taste fades into a bitter bite. The malt is a subdued flavor and adds only a skosh of sweetness.
D - A full on bitter brew which would appeal to hop heads. I am not that big of a fan of acid which builds in this ale after a full sampling. A decent example of the style, but I would prefer a bit more malt to support the ample hop flavor and bitterness. The nose is nice w/ floral hop notes. I would sample a Hop Diggidy again for sure.
07-11-2007 19:25:31 | More by Slatetank
3.29/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
04-03-2014 05:31:34 | More by mactrail
2.38/5 rDev -34.8%
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.
07-03-2007 00:32:12 | More by GClarkage
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
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
12-28-2010 00:47:58 | More by barleywinefiend
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
3.71/5 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
3/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
07-05-2009 10:49:03 | More by beertunes
4.5/5 rDev +23.3%
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!
10-05-2008 04:23:49 | More by ccrida
3.3/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
01-03-2010 20:57:53 | More by tpd975
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
A limited release IPA, Im told its an imperial but couldnt 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 PTs 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 thats 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 PTs Bitter End IPA.
Followup: I spelled it wrong. It's "Hop Diggidy", with a "d". ABV=6.3%
07-23-2006 22:27:55 | More by RedDiamond
4.13/5 rDev +13.2%
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.
12-29-2008 23:17:03 | More by Reagan1984
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
3.65/5 rDev 0%
Pours hazy gold with a half inch head of white. Traces of dotted lacing and a partial skim coat on the surface for the duration.
Aromatics have a fairly subtle notion of hops with biscuity malt. Very subdued for the style. Hints of grapefruit, butterscotch, cut grass, and toasted grains.
Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.
Husky malt and a firm bitterness start the palate. Grapefruit, pine, and earthy hops follow through. A hint of honey underneath.
Finishes crisp and drying with a decent bitterness, citric bite, and a trace of warmth.
Another lackluster PacNW of late. Hopefully things will turn around soon. Tasty enough, but quite mediocre for the style and certainly for the PacNW. Needs way more hops all around, but the nose in particular is very lacking.
05-24-2010 23:23:59 | More by brewandbbq
Hop Diggidy IPA from Port Townsend Brewing Company
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