Hopageddon Imperial IPA - Napa Smith Brewery
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
3.38/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
22oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 6.98. No bottling info- unless the cryptic code followed by 198 is a Julian date, in which case it's from 7/16/12. Served in a Terrapin snifter.
Pours cloudy pale washed out orange with a finger and a half of thick off white head. Nice clingy lacing the whole way down.
Smell is a tad faded. Faint turpentine, muted lemony grapefruit and bready. Not bad at all but it doesn't really "pop".
Taste pretty much follows the nose. Piney, citrus, sweet bread and peppery with a noticeable booze nip. The 9% abv doesn't wallop me I can tell this is no light session ale. Like the smell, the flavor is nice but just doesn't have any zing.
Oily slick medium feel with moderate carbonation. Lingering "hop muffin" aftertaste.
I wouldn't think that the muted malty imperial IPA I just drank is what the brewer intended but with no clue how fresh this is, I'm can't be sure. There are hops-a-plenty present but they don't dominate. This is pretty tasty but drinks more like an imperial red. If I ever see it on tap (or if I can ever be sure that a bottle is fresh) I'd like to try this again to see how it is.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2012 20:49:30 | More by ThickNStout
More User Reviews:
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
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