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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
83
good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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:
144 IBUs not for the faint of heart with hopiness

(Beer added by: corby112 on 02-08-2012)
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Photo of Jessenimmo
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Jessenimmo, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

KevinGordon, Jul 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

MPSTARR, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

rxthree, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Harkrank, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev +8.7%

RyanAU, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Ivegotmule, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of NateMac13
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

NateMac13, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of shivtim
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery in Napa.
It's a clear deep yellow, with a very small white head. Some visible carbonation.

Nose is heavy hops, as expected.

Taste is a hop bomb with an ethanol finish. Grassy. Not very subtle, but true to the west coast DIPA style. Some malts come through, but it could use more balance. Mouthfeel is good - well done.

Good overall. Hop heads will like this one. Either this or the porter is my favorite I tried from this brewery.

shivtim, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of brureview
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite an interesting DIPA. I haven't tasted another imperial IPA like this beer.

Poured a very attractive tea color in a tulip with a 1 finger head.

The aroma was quite nice- heavy vanilla, but no fruit as usually expected
in a DIPA.

The mouth feel is not very carbonated. I did see carbonation bubbles in the head.

The taste was fruity, and a hint of chocolate. I couldn't identify the fruit.

The finish was excellent. At warmer temps, 52-55F, one experiences the full bitterness and hops of 144 IBUs. The serving temp on this DIPA is crucial to tasting it.

Overall, quite unusual. Not the typical, in your face Imperial IPA. Exceptionally hoppy and bitter, and not fruity. Worth checking out.

brureview, Jul 09, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a burnt orange color and a thick, cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: An OK aroma of hops, grass, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (lots of hops as you might expect from a 144 IBU beer), light malt, a little citrus, some pine, and a slightly overbearing grassy quality (I'm not a fan of this ingredient). A bit unbalanced and thin. Not the worst DIPA flavor, but certainly an unfocused one.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slightly harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very uneven beer to say the least. There are better examples of of the style out there.

avalon07, Jul 08, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good IPA (the reviews on the bottle a bit over the top). Not too much taste of alcohol despite its high ABV and a refreshing, but not citric, taste high in hops.

The appearance is a bit booring (the head disappears quickly, leaving nothing) but overall a nice beer, better with food than without in my opinion.

Locklilly, Jul 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

BuddhaBrowett, Jul 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

apanloco, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

sevenshubby, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bh123, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Mattias, Jun 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

ste5venla, Jun 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

hickmancase, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

gmcsierra91, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

aztraz, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

PaulMc, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

-ronin-, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Spaz7, Jun 12, 2013
Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.