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Hop Diggity | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 09-11-2011

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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 179
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hopodyssey for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a very earthy citrus hop flavor.

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Photo of mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Big foam on pouring into the tall nonic. More of a head than you often get from IPAs. Spritzy on the tongue but hardly a bubble to be seen. A little spoiled fruit in the aroma.

Spicy and sweet varieties of hops. Seems to go with the massive sweet malt. This is really heavy and strong. Bitter orange marmalade is the taste. Candied mango. Sharp and on the acidic side. Very bitter aftertaste. Even a little woody and astringent.

This is certainly not going to be a favorite DIPA. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Baron's Marketplace in San Diego for nine bucks.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a rich golden amber; we poured two glasses from the 22oz. bomber and the second glass was much cloudier from yeast at the bottom of the bottle. A half finger white head dissipated quickly leaving quite a bit of lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and slightly herbal hops, sweet malt. Flavor was sweet bready malt, orange and tropical fruit, citrus hops, but more muted in intensity than the aroma. The cloudier glass had a richer, more interesting flavor than the clear early pour. Medium bodied. A nice citrus and tropical fruit flavored IPA that was nice malt balance. The hops in the flavor did not deliver the intensity promised by the aroma, but still this IPA had a nice blend of hops and sufficient bitterness. A well made and enjoyable IIPA.

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Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/11/2011

On tap at Mother Earth.

A: Dark golden orange with good clarity and a big frothy head. Retention is very good and sheets of lacing are left behind.

S: Dank pine and earth with bright citrus notes: tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and mango. There's a hint of onion. Malt is redolent of bread and caramel but it doesn't overpower the hops.

T: The beer opens resinous and moderately bitter. Malt appears as caramel and provides a little balance and sweetness, though the beer is dry overall. Tangerine melds with grapefruit and orange pith. Alcohol is deftly masked in the bitter finish.

M: Medium in body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: A good Double IPA, though a bit maltier than I like. Recommended.

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Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Albertsons. Normal appearance, nothing special here. Aroma is sour citrus, with a touch of funk. Pineapples are closest. Taste brings more of the citrus, along with the drying hops. Some sour, some funk, some sweet. Complex with a long lingering finish.

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Photo of dar482
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer offers hugely sweet malts, caramel sweetness, breadiness. In general, despite being a couple weeks fresh, the beer offers herbaceous and old tasting hop. Alcohol comes along with the sweetness. A messy beer with bitterness, huge malts, bland hops.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, Vista, CA.
Sheeting gold. 4
Sour peach. 4
Shortbread then orange whip, resin, and light pine. 3.75
Lime end and herbal linger.
Light-medium, some oil, smooth. 4

Bittered with Warrior and dry hopped with copious amounts of Falconer’s Flight and Nelson

Averagely excellent San Diego DIPA. Sticky enough, with all the C hops, and Pilsner malts show how it stays light-bodied. Does it ever get boring to drink beers this good? 4

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this one in the past and thought it was ok. But now they are canning, YAY!!! And this can marked a little over a month old is tasting pretty good. First off, the aroma is citrusy, piney, resiny, and hints at dank. Flavor goes tropical, then piney, grassy, bready malt, and resiny click in the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is full enough, slightly slick. Overall, solid DIPA. Two takeaways:
1) It's good to revisit ones you've tried before.
2) Canning rocks.
Edited, Updated, & Rethought 11/28/15

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Photo of rawfish
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish amber, into a snifter. The head is very small, barely half a finger, retention is nil. Leaves behind a trail of wispy lacing as you drink though.

Best part of the beer, blasts of dank pine and lemony herbs, strong citrus backing with slight tropical notes of mango, pear and a bit of green onion. Bready caramel base with a bit of grain husk.

Malts lay down a solid foundation of rye bread, whole grains and a hint of cereal. Pine, orange citrus and bright herbal hops. Unlike any other hop profile I've had, pine and darker citrus notes resonate with tobacco, wild flowers, lemon grass and sweet onion. Both floral and earthy. Finish is lightly bittering with some alcohol punch and a raw pine and light grain aftertaste, rather clean.

Alcohol is well hidden and the bitterness is kept to a low knell. The body is perfect, as is the carbonation.

Only good things to say here, a true sensory experience. The silk screened bottle art is amazing just like all the Mother Earth brews, aroma is great and the flavor is unique in that it manages to have both floral and earth tones in the hop flavor.

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Photo of arizcards
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in early January for $1.99. Canned on 10-16-15.

Beer poured orange with a soap bubble head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is nice and citrusy.

Taste is citrus and tropical with an overly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall not a bad beer but the finish is a bit abrasive. I would love to try a fresh version of this. Worth a shot if you come across it.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice big frothy near white head, tons of cling lace. Murky apricot body.

S - Big citrus nose, malt present as a back up. I think I detect a little pine in there too.

T - Nice big caramel center wrapped well in citrusy hops.

M - Medium body, nice balance, well carbed.

D - I like this one. Not a whale, but a solid tasty IPA.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear dark orange, nearly amber, with a thin off-white head that eventually leaves spots of lace down the glass.

Very hop-forward aroma, with the aroma exploding with grapefruit and pine aromas combining together nicely.There's a bit of sweetness but it doesn't come off as a major component of the beer's nose.

The flavor is moderately bitter, with big notes of grapefruit and orange, along with some sticky pine. The malt profile is a touch sweet, with a hint of caramel.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, though crisp and incredibly drinkable.

Better than Primordial--this stuff is awesome!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Costco in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $18.99 for a variety 4-pack of bombers
Purchased: Nov. 6, 2015
Consumed: Nov. 10, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured an orangeish, caramel, semi-clear color with three fingers of khaki-white, frothy head. Some light bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent spiderweb, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good-to-great retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled sharp grapefruit zest, lemon, dank pine, lime grass, Simcoe, Citra, sweet tangerine, some herbal, faint Cascade and caramel. (Smell - 4.00)

First taste reminded of a better version of New Belgium Ranger IPA. Got boozy Citra, dank pine, veggies, herbal, grassy, lime, lemon zest, Cascade, tropical, earthy mango rind, tangerine, resin, Nugget and caramel. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Astringent, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was actually better than I thought it would be for some reason. Nice IIPA, especially for the price. I’d have it again. I feel like I may have underrated it a tad. (Overall - 3.75)

3.86 | 87 | B+

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on date of 10/16/15 (my birthday!)

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and golden sap in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds. Lacing consists of patches of small, spotty clumps around the glass.

Smell - Citrus and mango hit the nose first. Faint pineapple, and malts hint at bready sweetness.

Taste - This is a mango bomb. Lesser notes of orange with faint pineapple zing. Subtle, generic white bread sweetness. The finish displays a fair amount of pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Near full in body with moderate carbonation. Slick, smooth delivery.

Overall - One of the more uniquely flavored DIPA's, but a bit too reserved in the secondary attributes makes this a bit of a one-trick pony. Somewhat akin to New Belgium Rampant, only that one is peach-dominant.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber-orange. Large creamy colored head. Dissipates slow and leaves tons of sticky lacing behind.

Aroma is orange, mango, grapefruit, and lemon. Light caramel malt.

Taste follows the aroma. Citrus and tropical hops. Malt is stronger providing more balance. Some pepper and earth at the end.

Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Very mild bitterness.

Well done beer. Good mix of the citrus/tropical hops with the malt backbone.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Kupros served in a shaker pint. Good appearance, appealing nose, solid taste, and good body. Would I seek it out again, probably not. But it's solid, though I'd rather have a fresh Boo Koo.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Mother Earth Brewco.

12/08/12
Pint glass

A: Hop Diggity pours a dark caramel color body with some minor haziness to it. Off-white creamy froth with a light trellising of lace.

S: Nice floral aroma of juicy stone fruit, citrus peel, and some pines. Has a real lemony herb note to it. Some light sugary cereals and a bit of caramel sweetness in the nose.

T: Juicy citrus flavors of tangerine and grapefruit. Honeydew melon and young berry. Nelson’s assert themselves with a hit of white wine grape. There is a bit of exotic florals mixed in there as well. Grainy malts blend with an overall caramel sweetness and give a graham cracker impression of sorts. There is an upper moderate level of bitterness to the beer that is rather smooth. Definitely resinous through the finish. Alcohol really well masked. A little heavier on the caramels than I prefer but still has a nice balance to those great hoppy flavors.

M: Moderate heft to the body with a smooth feel overall. On the watery side with an honest drying in the finish and a long lasting bitterness that tightens up the palate.

D: A delicious DIPA that touts some caramel malt balance to that tropical hop combo. A touch sweeter and I do think the recipe could use a little more scrutinizing but still pretty good. Comes off a little cluttered at times.

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Photo of Auraan
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear amber-orange body with a half finger of thick, bubbly white head and abundant yeast that settles to the bottom of the glass. Overall impression of appearance is of a very nice DIPA, brought down slightly by the large amount of visible, chunky yeast. Scents of tropical fruit, leading into tangerine flesh and peel, grapefruit zest, grassy hops, moderate amounts of pine resin, subtle hints of dank, earthy, vegetal hop aromas and solid supporting aromas of biscuity pale malt and light alcohol. As it sits it becomes dominated by dank, vegetal aromas, adding another layer of complexity by reversing the aroma profile entirely. Overall impression of aroma is of a very nice, bright, fruity West Coast style DIPA that is wonderfully hop-forward and that then shifts character as it sits to become a different, yet still excellent, example of a West Coast DIPA. Flavor begins hoppy, with notes of grapefruit peel, pine resin, white pepper, spicy hops and light amounts of tangerine and tropical fruit. Middle picks up further resinous, piney hop notes, as well as some grassy hops and white pepper and notes of grapefruit peel and semi-sweet juniper berries, as well as very light notes of tangerine flesh. Finish continues these flavors, with white pepper, pine resin and grapefruit peel dominating, while a nice spicy alcohol is present at light levels. Aftertaste is bitter and hoppy with notes of spicy, white pepper hops, pine resin and grapefruit peel. Overall impression of flavor is of a very nice DIPA. It is very hoppy, but in a pleasing way and with a wealth of flavors. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with medium-high carbonation and a slick feel with a light alcohol burn. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very good DIPA, no problems. Overall this is an excellent example of a West Coast DIPA. It showcases the aromas and flavors of the typical hop bill of the style wonderfully and combines with mouthfeel to enhance those flavors. A very good example of a very saturated style.

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Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good initial hoppy smell. First sip tasted malty but the more I drink the hoppier it gets. It's like a more maltier hop stoopid. It also has a slight boozy taste. Leaves somewhat of a bad after taste in my mouth

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Photo of Beerenauslese
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bread-like masses visible in the bottom of the bottle give me pause. I poured the beer trying to avoid getting the masses in my tulip glass. Initial pour was clean, showing a bright, clear gold beer. Second pour, through a tea strainer, resulted in more floaters than I have ever seen in a beer. Evidently, the masses broke up as I was pouring. Both puts resulted in a nice thick creamy white head. Smells malty and earthy hops. Tastes of sweet malt and floral/orange/earthy hops, but much better than I expected, given the masses and floaters. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall, it is a decent DIPA, with a tongue-numbing hoppiness, but well balanced. I suspect the masses/floaters might have occurred in the bottling.

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Photo of travolta
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A beautiful iridescent orange with great lacing and awesome, bone colored head.

Nose: Syrupy orange candy. A bit of vanilla throughout.

Taste: Marmalade, candy mango, syrup, some bitter rind, and a tiny bit of spice.

Notes: A very nice DIPA, I was not let down.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a mostly opaque copper with a significant head which largely fades. With drinking, still leaves a very thin head.

S: Piney and dank, but you really need to dig for it. Just doesn't give off that typical effervescent West Coast DIPA aroma.

T: Citrus is the main takeaway, with some extra piney hops and even some malt in the backdrop.

M: Warm, heavy with a mild carbonation. Beer lingers in your mouth for a few, too.

O: An enjoyable DIPA that doesn't overwhelm. At 8 percent ABV, not overly boozy, but as you drink, the alcohol does become slightly more apparent. Would recommend for those who can obtain.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear orange with a frothy white head. Smell is just insane. Full of dankness, tropical fruits and some slight pepper. Taste follows with just the right amount of malt. This is like Boo Koo on steroids. Seems like they tweaked this recipe lately, seeing as it's now 8.3% and went from using FF and Nelson to Summit, Belma, Citra, and Mosaic. An interesting combination of hops that really works out well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Good carbonation. Nothing spectacular here but does the job. Overall an extremely good DIPA. This stuff was canned two days ago and I'm floored.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours incredibly. Rich deep gold color topped by a white head that almost immediately shows signs of lacing all the way down the glass. Steady stream of bubbles rising on the side. Clarity could be better, though it is still brilliant. Maybe just a slight chill haze. It is unfiltered, so it got really cloudy towards the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma is decent for a DIPA. Hints of sweet honey malt, cantaloupe, and a subtle vanilla and caramel. Definitely leans more on the sweet malt aroma than any sort of "dank" hops. Not sure when this was brewed, but I can tell that the hops have started their decline.

Head is perfect. Like a soft pillowy cream on top, it almost pushes back when you try to take your first swig. It tastes pretty balanced between malt and hops. Sweet malts reside up front, honeyish, while the bitterness migrated to the sides of the tongue and to the back of the throat, where it lingers for a while. Hops are present, and lend a herbal quality to the beer. The combination of that and the malt give a melon like flavor to the beer. The bitterness becomes more intense after a while, enamel coating and definitely lingering. There is some heat present in the exhale as well. A raw, sort of fusel alcohol quality. More present at first, but through the course of the pint, it mellows more. Maybe it is enhanced by the bitterness of the hops? Smooth mouthfeel, completing the incredible soft head. Really, just a perfect body for a DIPA.

Would need to give this a shot while fresh because I have the feeling that it might be different when really fresh. Right now, the hops taste faded. It's really bitter at the end, but there is not much going on hop-flavor-wise. I like the sweet malt taste and it does come off as well balanced, but I am let down by the flavor (and slightly by the aroma as well).

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden clear look out the can, good amount of head or did I pour to fast!
Really dank smell busting outta my pint glass, very fresh hop aroma.
Really good clean taste. Some resin & citrus come thru in finish.
Maybe a but to carbonation but I think its my issue not the beers.
Overall A- 90.5 in my book, maybe even better.

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Hop Diggity from Mother Earth Brew Co.
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