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Hopageddon Imperial IPA - Napa Smith Brewery

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Hopageddon Imperial IPAHopageddon Imperial IPA

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252 Ratings
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 joshwalt
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

joshwalt, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of KimenTshom
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

KimenTshom, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of litheum94
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

litheum94, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of BrewtalAlement
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BrewtalAlement, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of poopsyeah
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

poopsyeah, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of DallasJones
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

DallasJones, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of glitchedmind
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

glitchedmind, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of rangerred
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a clear dark reddish copper with a very thin, off white head.

Aroma is full of hops. Lots of citrus with grapefruit being predominant along with some lime. A little bit of oak on the nose too.

The flavor has plenty of citrus up front from the hops along with a very strong bitterness that lasts throughout. There is definitely sweetness from the malt which is to be expected. I can taste some wine characteristics in this including oak and some grape. It is subtle though and more noticeable as the beer warms.

Overall, I am really impressed with this beer. It definitely improves as it warms and the complexities from the barrel aging become more apparent. My one complaint is it is a little sweet and syrupy but it never does become cloying. Really an awesome job and the best beer I have had from Napa Smith. Might pick up another bomber or two.

rangerred, May 31, 2012
Photo of Mister_Joshy
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Mister_Joshy, May 29, 2012
Photo of Aschap
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Aschap, May 29, 2012
Photo of Pugs78
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Pugs78, May 27, 2012
Photo of flexabull
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright and clear gold color with a nice white head.

Aromas are stinky, resiny, with some citrus in the background.

Taste is semi sweet up front with hints of caramel malts. Finish is bitter, with some pine resin hoppiness on the finish. Fairly well balanced, but I'd like some more hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is nice, full and smooth without being heavy.

Overall, a pretty good stab at the style, a little refining and this could be a hit. I've thought Napa Smith has put out some mediocre beers, this is better than others I've tried from them.

flexabull, May 21, 2012
Photo of SuqMadique
4/5  rDev +8.7%

SuqMadique, May 09, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Reviewing since it should have a score and this one made a nice impression. Otherwise, I continue to use "Hads.")

Pours a dark honey gold with a short/thin white head.

Very assertive papaya/quava "estered" nose with big pineapple undertones.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with really good balance.

Flavors are bright, bold, assertive and nicely fruity/bitter. A bright appealing flavor profile that is full of fruit, almost a sweet front palate, that goes to rich malt that goes to a giant bitter grapefruit oil finish.

Probably the best effort, to date in my opinion, from Napa Smith. This is a true Imperial IPA and, having tasted it room temperature, the flavors really come out. Nice; defintely will have again. Good with food but is sufficiently big and bold to be a sipper. The more I taste during these notes the more I like it.

GRG1313, May 09, 2012
Photo of gueuzegossage
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

gueuzegossage, May 07, 2012
Photo of Boont
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Boont, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of dominic4beer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dominic4beer, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

damngoode, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

plumlmr, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

BlakeL, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

TheMonk41, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

djtomain, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

PthPndr, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quarter finger head with decent lacing on a clear light amber body.

S: very floral and earthy with hops and sour notes.

T: this one is very fruity to the point of being sour and tart rather than sweet. Almost a wet sock hop and pine note as well.

M: this one is really oily and lingers. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall this is very distinct and herbal.

kylehay2004, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured with one finger of white foam on a hazy, amber-brown body. The had settles quickly and leaves thick lace.

S - a fruity aroma of orange with sweaty pine in the background.

T - pungent, sweaty hop flavors up front. Some caramel and sweet, bready malt in the middle that fades to clove and must citrus in the finish.

M - medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - a fruity, but sweaty dipa, not a top ten beer, but well made and better than average.

nickfl, Feb 10, 2012
Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.