Hopageddon Imperial IPA - Napa Smith Brewery
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Reviews by Cobrito:
2.15/5 rDev -41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Appearance and smell are nice; lots going on in both in terms of lacing, aromas, etc. Taste is a crazy-quilt mixture with malts winning out in the end and nothing coming together very harmoniously. Tempted to use the word monstrosity to describe this. Could not disagree more with reviewer who suggested Ruination fans would like this; this is so much wetter and maltier and kitchen-sink unsubtle as far as ingredients go. And where are the bitterness and pungency that to me are the defining characteristics of an IPA? This is a poster child brew for the kind of DIPAs I don't like, but unfortunately there are many others, too.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2012 02:54:01 | More by Cobrito
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2.93/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
i dont drain pour beer very often, almost never in fact, so when i do, something is wrong. this wasnt a total wash down for me, but it was nasty in the tummy, and i just couldnt drink more than a glass of it. its overhopped for no reason, and i dont often say that about anything. huge bitterness and almost gritty texture do no favors to this thing, it tastes old and stale on the grain front too, but the bottle is relatively fresh. big woody hop flavors are really out of proportion, and the thick body just fills me up and turns my stomach over. even the biggest of hopheads probably cant enjoy this one very much. bronzed in color and real hazy and bubbly, its aggressive in feel too. just overdone and overactive beer that misses the mark by a considerable margin for me. its hotly alcoholic and lacking any nuance at all. its an unpleasant assault really, totally passable and unfortunate because i rather liked their organic ipa. this one goes too far.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 16:19:18 | More by StonedTrippin
Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.