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Hopageddon Imperial IPA - Napa Smith Brewery

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Hopageddon Imperial IPAHopageddon Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

144 IBUs not for the faint of heart with hopiness

(Beer added by: corby112 on 02-08-2012)
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Photo of Huffaroma
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am still in shock by this beer in the amount of hop that it contains within it. And being at 144 IBUs it blew me away. The funny thing was my wife and others tried a sip and looked disgusted at me for how bitter it was, while I sat back and laughed.

Appearance, nice roasted orange color with a nice bubbly head that was 1/2" thick.

Smell, great notes of grapefruit and peaches. Some pine notes and roasted grain in the background.

Taste, upfront almost a grapefruit apple flavor and all of a sudden it bites you and doesn't leave with the extreme hop. It was awesome to have something that wasn't so sweet with a imperial IPA and had some good strong bite to it. Its what I look forward to.

Mouthfeel, great carbonation and a little richness add to this beers power.

Overall fantastic and will go back for more. Probably my favorite Imperial IPA so far.

Photo of hickmancase
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of pat61
4.9/5  rDev +32.4%

Grassy, minty, herbal, floral hop nose with fresh grain and malt in the background. Pours moderately hazy copper amber with a 1” finely bubbled off-white foam cap that leaves thick, clumpy lace. Melon and perhaps tropical fruit starts a march of hop flavors across the tongue followed by citrus and citrus rind and a sprinkle of white pepper. The malt backbone brings light caramel, biscuit and hints of fresh grain and light malt flavors. Long lingering hop bitterness suggests citrus rind seasoned with a dash of gentian and a light malt sweetness that leaves a little sugary stickiness on the lips. Surprisingly well balanced. Very creamy texture supports a big bold body.

Photo of montydesi
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +25.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.55/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An ode to the hop. This beer is probably more like sucking on a hop cone than any I've had before. The color is "fiery" orange and clear with a micro-bead, orange-tinted head on top.

Of course, with a micro-bead head, the carbonation is going to be silky smooth. The body is moderate - light for a DIPA.

The flavor is of hops. If you have ever smelled raw hops, this beer will bring you fond memories of the leafy greens. Hop flavor is almost brought to a peak by the high alcohol content that remains neutral in this brew. Hops range from floral and citric to piney and dank with a focus on the citric/floral hops.

I assume this was bottled 1-5 months ago, but cannot find a bottling date. My first Napa Smith brew and one that leads me to seek out more.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Caillou
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Just purchased today (12/13/14) in Napa, CA at Whole Foods. Must still be brewed? This description states it is no longer brewed.

Photo of Skagnetti
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.