Hopageddon Imperial IPA - Napa Smith Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
On tap at the Yardhouse in Yonkers NY
Poise standard amber. Lite tan head, film and leaving impressive and coating sheets of lacing.
Herbal, floral hop nose
Densely hopped and boldly flavorful DIPA.144 IBUs doin their work. Thoroughly enjoyable west coast style all the way. If you are a fan of Ruination you will love this beer
09-16-2012 23:22:13 | More by Billolick
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
Served in a tulip glass with a one finger head. This stayed a long, long time providing a solid layer of lace. Orange amber color with a mild haze.
Great pine and floral aroma from the hop. There's ample malt (with a touch of alcohol) to provide balance.
This is a hop bomb. Absolutely no balance. So, unless you are a hop head, you'll want to avoid this beer. Fortunately, I love the bitterness--all of the complexity is within the hop. Plenty black pepper, one might even say there's a touch of hot pepper. Dry-ish finish with long lasting bitterness. Neutral body and carbonation.
If you love the hop, you'll love this beer.
09-16-2012 18:33:16 | More by smcolw
2.35/5 rDev -36%
Dark amber, almost muddy in color. Rep at a beer tasting says they do not filter their beer, so there is a cloudy residue. Mouthfeel is soft and inviting, but taste left something to be desired. There is almost a kind of sourness in the finish that I found off-putting for an IPA. Initial hops taste very up-front, but fades quickly. Not an overly impressive beer, glad I only bought one bottle.
09-12-2012 20:05:48 | More by croixian1
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
Appearance: Tan, light, little frothy head, nice retention. Pale apricot in color, sticky lacing.
Nose: Sweet vanilla, raisin, candy and sugar, pineapple and tropical fruits.
Taste: Malty, syrupy, with carbonation that is very light. Plum with some dark fruits. Tiny bit of citrus notes.
Notes: If you are going to call it an imperial ipa, make it crazy. This is an excellent ipa, but perhaps not imperial.
09-12-2012 00:25:50 | More by travolta
4.28/5 rDev +16.6%
Strong aroma is quite hoppy, grassy and hay-ish rather than evergreen, with hints of malt and grapefruit. It pours a slightly hazy dark copper with a fairly thick light light yellowish tan head. Mouth-filling, lip-smacking flavor has a strong, somewhat bitter hoppy core and notes of grapefruit, malt and caramel. Smooth texture is rough around the edges, and firm tingle leaves a hoppy, bitter finish with a caramel hint.
08-25-2012 15:29:16 | More by Cyberkedi
2.85/5 rDev -22.3%
No freshness info. Poured in to HF stemmed tulip.
A - Medium to dark orange colour with a half finger of off-white head.
S - A big sweet caramel malt aroma up front, followed by some citrus and floral hop aromas. The malt profile takes centre stage in the nose.
T - Sweet caramel malts are dominant and the supposed 144 IBU of hops get lost in the background. Fairly sweet overall with with some toffee and bready notes accompanying the caramel malt flavours. There is definitely bitterness present here, but it is not intense at all and some very light citrus and earthy flavours come through from the hops but are barely detectable beneath the sweet caramel malts.
M -Medium body, creamy. Light carbonation.
O - This one drank more like a barley wine than a DIPA. Was expecting a big hop bomb but this came nowhere close to that. Disappointing.
08-19-2012 14:31:38 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.08/5 rDev -16.1%
Bomber poured into my Heretic Brewing shaker pint, Hopageddon is bright auburn with a small off-white head leaving scattered lace.
Smell is lots of citrus hops, big lime notes, lots of doughy malt.
Taste is hoppy for sure, generic west coast hop blend, more lime than pine, but it's really about the malt here, lots of bread. Alcohol character is sweet and spicy.
Mouthfeel is dry, medium+ bodied.
Drinkability isn't super high for me, this is too malty and strong. There is some pretty robust hop flavor, but it's pretty one dimensional with the lime. One and done here.
08-05-2012 00:43:05 | More by ccrida
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
Pours amber color in Teku glass. Lots of white head that lingers well with nice lacing along sides of glass.
Smell is heavy with honey and citrus hoppiness.
Taste follows the smell well. Lots of honey and pine. Tagerine bitterness is prominent. Very nice.
Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. Good carbonation.
Overall this was very nice. Good example of the style.
08-04-2012 23:38:01 | More by TrappistJohnMD
4.13/5 rDev +12.5%
Typical amber colored DIPA body with a two finger thick head and mild residual carbonation. The smell was very mild for a DIPA, with the hops coming across as piney, floral, herbal, and earthy. The taste was quite bitter, with the same piney-earthy-herbal hop profile up front, and some spice in the finish. The malt was evident as a simple and light sugary taste. The overall flavor profile reminded me lot of a strong tea with some sweetness. The beer drank much more easy than the 9.2% ABV it contained, and there wasn't any warming or burn at all. This beer did not start very promising, but delivered the hops in the end.
08-04-2012 04:27:18 | More by rajendra82
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
Bottle enjoyed at Whole foods.
Bright, bronze body. Clear. Small, off-white head, leaves some pretty awesome lacing.
Leafy, piney, spicey. Very earthy hop profile. Very floral. Some bread aromas.
Caramel malts and some grapefruit, with flower petal flavors. Very leafy hops, with some oak flavors. Slight pone bitterness on the finish, but pretty balanced.
A pretty good DIPA, and easily this brewery's best beer. The barrel aging adds a nice twist. Worth a try for sure.
07-19-2012 21:47:57 | More by litheum94
Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
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