Hop Dang Diggity Southern IPA - Jekyll Brewing

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Hop Dang Diggity Southern IPAHop Dang Diggity Southern IPA

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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 10
Gots: 72 | FT: 2
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Jekyll Brewing visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Zach136 on 08-10-2013

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jekyll Brewing "Hop Dang Diggity"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating

Hop Dang Diggity is a fairly straightforward golden malt/biscuity and citrus hop IPA. It's medium bodied with a moderately crisp carbonation; and the appearance is really quite nice with solid rings of lace left behind on the glass. Pineapple, pine, and peach/apricot/tangerine liven it while the malt base remains solid, unlike so many examples that seem a touch watery with the malt simply acting as a base for the hops rather than a component to be seriously recognized. A solid bitterness acts as its center while the malt and hops combine in a tight ball around it. It finished dry but lively, with bitterness, malt, and fruity hop flavors dancing to a happy song as they make their way along a dirt road beneath oaktrees as the sun sets. Pleasant. Polished. Drinkable.

Photo of Cobrito
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, no date. Have also had on tap, with similar impressions.

This is a big IPA that skirts the IPA/DIPA border in terms of body and malt presence, but the overall effect from aroma to finish emphasizes the hops. I was not able to find any info about what hops are used, but they come through nicely and are piney and vegetal. C hops, most likely. This is a very good IPA that surpasses most other commercially available Georgia IPAs. Well worth a try.

Photo of Paincane
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Golden body topped by generous white head & great lace. Citrus, pine and grainy malt aromas and taste. Well carbonated and balanced IPA.

Photo of johnnyapollo
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great nose on this very hoppy, slightly bitter American ale

Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap.
Excellent looks, with a large, laying foamy head over a clear body.
Piney and fruity hops. Piney hops are not my favorites and that hurts the aroma rating, but the flavor is more appealing. Limited (moderate) bitterness for style.

Photo of richj1970
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

A: Pours a light golden yellow with one finger soapy white head leaving some fairly heavy lacing.

S: Faint floral hops, but not much else.

T: Big bitter hops punch and some bready malt backbone,

M: Medium body. Finish is mostly bitter hops.

O: Good IPA, but no citrus notes.

Photo of puboflyons
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl.l oz. bottle. A gift from a non-BA trader. Sampled on January 29, 2014.

The pour is a cloudy amber-orange with a lingering off-white or cream colored head. Delicate carbonation.

The aroma is subtle but also hoppy. Earth and pine not floral or perfume-like. Mild toffee or butterscotch malts in the mix.

The body is medium but also a tad astringent.

The taste has a mild caramel/toffee malt character to start and then the out of the ground hops take over the entire character. Good mild to moderate bitterness at the end. Balanced.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 1.69. No discernible bottle date. Served in a goblet.

Pours an opaque golden amber with two fingers of pale head. Maintains a modest layer and laces quite well.

Pretty straight forward nose with pine, grapefruit and floral hop aromas.

A bitter mix of citrus zest, pine and earthy floral hops. Theres some cracker and caramel back there too, letting you know the malts were not forgotten. A dab of pepper, a speck of sugar and just a smidge of booze round things out.

Slick, medium body with perky carbonation. Dry, bitter finish of pine and citrus peel.

I had dismissed this local release for the past 6 months but I'm glad I picked up a bottle to try. Hop Dang Diggity may not bring anything new to the IPA party but it's well brewed, solid stuff.

Photo of thechadwix
3.92/5  rDev -1%

A: Dark amber with 2-3 cm of thick beige froth that drapes across the glass like a drunk on a bar stool

S: Piney with a hint of fruit

T: Great balance of hops and caramel malt with a twinge of peach, the kind of twinge you get when a firefly lands on your neck. The 6.7% ABV not fully masked.

M: A tad effervescent and generally smooth.

O: Solid. Will buy again, most likely in late summer/early fall

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Medium amber pour with 1 finger white head. Sweet, Ruby red grapefruit forward flavor with some nice bitterness.

Photo of BeerDocT
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance 3.75: Poured out a lovely, coppery gold. No real head, but decent lacing.

Smell 4.0: Great bouquet on this brew. Emphasis is on the piney hops, but there are a few hints of citrus in there as well.

Taste 3.5: Front is dry and slightly bread-like. Middle is flat and also dry. Finish is where a light malt and lots of hops wash in. Like in the smell, the emphasis is on the piney hops: lots of Chinook and maybe some Simcoe. Aftertaste is nice and saves the beer: great balance and very refreshing, "juicy" on the palate.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Good level of conditioning.

Overall 3.5: Good but not great IPA. The bouquet is outstanding, but the brew is far too dry for my tastes, especially the middle taste level. As such, I would recommend it for a try, but it is not a session-worthy IPA in my opinion.

Photo of wcu80
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It is so nice to finally be able to pick up tasty IPAs from the shelf here in Atlanta without having to trade for them. This brew is fantastic. Cheers to Jekyll.

Photo of Cheers16
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best IPA's on the market as of now. Cheers to Jekyll and keep up the good work!

Photo of SaltofOH
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. No Date. Dogfish head tulip.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange-copper with 1 finger barely off-white head. Small amount of visible carbonation. Very nice lacing. Above-average retention.

Aroma: Sweet, fruity, piney. Mandarin oranges in light syrup.

Taste: Resiny, malty arrival, followed by citrus maltiness. Quite malty for an IPA, but never seems weighted down. Resinous hoppiness lingers.

Mouthfeel: Solidly midweight, but carbonation gives the effect of a lighter feel. Not slick. Modest carbonation, but enough to give it a lightening effect.

Overall: Frankly, better than I expected. A very nice, balanced, quite hoppy IPA. More on the resiny side than the fruity, but more fruity than earthy. All told, quite drinkable. Significant malt presence without detracting from refreshing character and drinkability.

Photo of NolanWilliamson
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good IPA. Interesting notes of chocolate.

Photo of Rebulu
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's called a Southern IPA for a reason. Aroma really is in your face with pine and citrus. Although it follows to the tongue, that malty "southern sweet" backbone mellows it out. No lingering pine or overly citrusy finish. The bold hits you and then it's gone. Very nice.

Photo of Mojo
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> Highlands Brewing snifter

A - cloudy medium gold with an initial one and one half inch head, excellent retention and excellent lacing.

S - Wow is this stuff aromatic. Pine, citrus, earthy notes, bread

T - Starts off smooth and mild but as the flavor progresses some definite citrus notes (lemon, orange peel, and grapefruit) manifest. It finishes with spicy pine flavored hops.

M - medium carbonation. Bit of an aftertaste

O - This is not a world changing IPA, but it is a good one. Available only in Georgia (or so I was told when I bought it at Hop City Atlanta), it is worth buying if you happen to be in the Peach State.

Photo of GaBeerGarden
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This IPA may become my goto replacing Loose Cannon. The brewers of Alpharetta Georgia have done themselves proud with this super hopped IPA. At uncapping you will be greeted by the high hop aroma of an excellent IPA. Decanted into a traditional pint glass there is medium head with spidering on the side of the glass. Carbonation dances in the golden amber ale and is very apparent in both view and flavor while the head remains protecting the finish of this "BEER LIKE IT Oughtta BE!" brew.
Congrats to Jekyll Brewing on this one.

Photo of JonBeer
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another beer that exceeded my expectations. Nice job Jekyll!

Photo of Zach136
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quick Review. Counter Pressure growler filled from Barrel and Barley - $5.95 for 32oz fill.

Typical IPA, great pillow head and awesome sticky lacing. We'll put together!

Piney aroma with a hint of tangerine and grapefruit.

I get a good bit of pine and spice from the hop profile, grapefruit citrus is definitely present. Very complex. Awesome back bone to back is up as well.

Great crisp mouthfeel, not too sticky at all.

Overall I'm very excited about this new IPA coming locally. Can't wait to try more!

Photo of MatthewSDraper
4.74/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When poured the aroma of pine and fruits hits you in just the right places. It reminds me of all the smells I loved of growing up in the south. It has a lighter body than I prefer (I'm more of an imperial IPA fan) but is still there enough for me to enjoy. The taste mostly follows the smell with a piney hop flavor hitting me first and then bitter sweet flavors that mingle and finishes with a slight bitterness that I really enjoy. Overall I really enjoy this beer and am fortunate enough to be able to find it locally in several locations. I love my imperial IPAs and my stouts that rotate slowly through my mini beer fridge but this beer is one that I seem to always keep around. It may not be "super special" to many but is one that I truly can enjoy any time and any place.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Cloudy reddish orange color, thick 1 inch off white head, good lacing

S: PIney hops up front but a sweet malty background, you can tell there is great balance from the start

T: That sweet malty backbone is right up front, but the hops are there too. Same as the smell, really good balance.

M: Medium, good carbonation.

O: Great beer. I have had three IPAs from new Georgia breweries lately and this one might be my favorite. Really good, nose and taste. Cant say enough about how spot on the balance is.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love seeing all the new breweries popping up in the Atlanta area. I'm surprised this one was able to get their beers out in bottles so quickly. I think this is a solid, if somewhat unremarkable IPA. It pours a dark orange with a touch of chill haze and a thin head but some lacing. There are some hops in the aroma, but also some cereal grain sweetness and touch of mustiness. For me, the taste is a bit dominated by some alcohol heat that tastes a little raw, followed by a fairly pleasant waxiness and some subdued pine and herb from the hops. Needs a bit more depth and a bit more hop punch, perhaps just a better malt base to showcase the hops. It's a bit thin and although there is bitterness, the flavor of the hops doesn't particularly shine through. Not bad, I hope to see some more stuff from these guys as they mature as a brewery.

Photo of Crazy4LegMoose
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear golden copper hue with 2 fingers of fizzy off white head. The head lasts throughout the enjoyment of this beer leaving thick lacing all down the glass. Very good looking ipa.

S: Mild grapefruit and honey. Bits of vanilla mixed in.

T: Good hop burst with this one that finishes with a dry bitter finish. First a rush of grapefruit that blends with honey and smooths out to a vanilla finish that is on the dry tangy side. bitter tangy citrus aftertaste lingers for a while. Good balance between the citrus and sweet flavors.

M: Medium bodied ale. Nice carbonation blends the flavors from bitter to sweet and back to bitter again.

O: A solid ipa. I like the balance and the play between the bitter and sweet then back to a tangy bitter finish. Solid ipa that I would recommend to friends.

Photo of elgiacomo
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. No freshness date. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours lightly hazy copper with a two-finger off-white head that leaves a little lacing and settles to a light cap.

Aroma is nice citrus, some mango, fruity hops, hint of pine, quite a lot of caramel malt, some bread. Good strength.

Flavor has more piney hops, some citrus, some fruit, hefty malt backbone of caramel and toasted bread that brings in a decent bit of sweetness...more than I like in an IPA, which drowns out the bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky & oily, good carbonation.

Average IPA. Too malty for my tastes.

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Hop Dang Diggity Southern IPA from Jekyll Brewing
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