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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

238 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-14-2014 23:22:57 | More by shoretaxi
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-02-2014 00:09:59 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-31-2014 05:34:56 | More by ricecracker420
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KyleRV

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-30-2014 03:51:17 | More by KyleRV
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-28-2014 18:19:31 | More by MJSawyer
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Chaosfiend

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-25-2014 02:05:40 | More by Chaosfiend
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-24-2014 06:02:21 | More by random846
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sergio1va

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

01-23-2014 09:07:23 | More by sergio1va
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jkd03c

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-22-2014 04:30:23 | More by jkd03c
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Jonbw

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-20-2014 16:40:22 | More by Jonbw
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mobrockman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-11-2014 02:07:28 | More by mobrockman
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oberon

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into an impy nonic a clear rich deep bronze with a sticky tightly formed one finger white head atop,just great color and clarity.Aromas of piney hops and alcohol dipped dark fruit,alot of sweetness wich sadly comes with the style.First off dark fruit and alcohol on the palate then piney hops come into play but the malt and alcohol play the biggest role here.Another DIPA that promises big hops but is too sweet,not a bad beer by any means,I like it but the hops are only a small part of the story here.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 23:42:17 | More by oberon
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TheosTheories

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-08-2014 00:33:21 | More by TheosTheories
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bigaddy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-02-2014 23:15:52 | More by bigaddy
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-31-2013 23:03:03 | More by BeerCon5
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nygannon

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-28-2013 09:39:43 | More by nygannon
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lehueve

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-26-2013 18:40:32 | More by lehueve
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IDYVM

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-24-2013 05:07:26 | More by IDYVM
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Rons35

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18%

12-15-2013 01:25:05 | More by Rons35
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jdhops

Tennessee

3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass. No date on the bottle.

A: Pours dark orange with a fluffy head that dissipates pretty quickly. Very nice lacing that remains.

S: Orange, citrus. Not overpowering.

T: Easy up front, then a nice hop bitterness hit accompanied by some alcohol. The alcohol hangs in there a little longer than the hops and is quite the juxtaposition with the initial smoothness.

M: Slightly heavy, but no more than expected given the ABV.

O: Decent but unremarkable DIPA. The alcohol slightly overpowers the hops, but not so much as to overwhelm. I'd drink this again but wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 04:44:59 | More by jdhops
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Bright brass, sticky suds

SMELL: Pungent hop, resin, citrus rind, pine, fresh grass, mango, mint, floral water, dank, caramel, faintly vinous

TASTE: Bitter, creamy smoothness, fresh grass, full hop jacket, very warming esters, Grape-Nuts, dry pull, stone fruit, lightly vinous, wood, fresh hops, slightly vegetal, tropical fruit, semi-dry hoppy finish

Napa Smith boasts 144 IBU’s—needless to say, our palates were tested. Yes, very bitter but also an insane amount of hop flavor. A very big beer to tackle, not for the timid. Obviously one of the hoppiest beers we’ve tasted this year. It does live up to the name, and although the alcohol was a limiting factor, you’ll want to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 18:31:29 | More by BeerAdvocate
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humulusphile

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-12-2013 06:15:11 | More by humulusphile
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Jalle

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-06-2013 12:02:57 | More by Jalle
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Nugganooch

California

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle no date – purchased at Boynton Liquors San Jose, CA
Hotel tumbler glass – 11/20/13

A: Pours a dark caramel amber color with orange hues and decent clarity to the brew. Nicely thick and stubborn khaki froth on top that leaves lots of etchy lace all down the sides of the glass during the drink.

S: Smells thick with caramel malt sweetness with a twangy grass and musky dank mixture. There is a light citrus dusting on the back end. Not the hoppy bouquet I was hoping for. Not bad but a bit heavy with the malty sweets.

T: Tastes follows the nose with a prominent caramel malt sweetness withstanding over a nice albeit muted hop spicing. Very leafy green with a course resinous effect. A touch of citrus zest and some alcohol heat detected. Moderate level of bitterness for the toted 144IBU's swings towards the higher end of that spectrum but overall the malts dominate. A slight step up from the nose but still rather disappointing given the namesake.

M: Smooth and moderate heft on the body with a nice creamy consistency. Moderate to high level of carbonation. Light drying in the finish with a soft linger and modest alcohol warmth.

D: A bit of a let down on the promised impending doom of Hops. A bit too heavy on the Crystal malt for my tastes. Nothing terribly flawed but this can be done so much better. That or I just got another old bottle but without proper dating who knows. Glad I only went with a 12oz single.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 21:54:39 | More by Nugganooch
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-04-2013 01:08:47 | More by Sammy
Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.