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Hopageddon Imperial IPA - Napa Smith Brewery

Hopageddon Imperial IPAHopageddon Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%


Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
144 IBUs not for the faint of heart with hopiness

(Beer added by: corby112 on 02-08-2012)
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ThickNStout

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3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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
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Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.