Hop Diggidy IPA | Port Townsend Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Townsend Brewing Company
Washington, United States
porttownsendbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic NW style IPA, Hop Diggidy has a smooth pale malt background and a full round hop profile. Dry hopping insures an aromatic and lasting hop finish. Our best selling ale.

Original Gravity (OG): 1.060
Terminal Gravity (TG): 1.015
International Bitterness Units (IBU): 70

Added by RedDiamond on 07-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of GClarkage
2.45/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

06/26/07- Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA.

Presentation- 22oz bomber with no freshness info listed. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Pretty clear amber-golden colored pour. 1/2 inch head forms and fades quickly. Leaves light trails of lace behind.

Smell- Bits of pine needle and bits of grapefruit. Maybe a touch of toasted malt, but not much.

Taste- Hop bomb, well, not a huge hop bomb, but drastically unbalanced. Hops are pine flavored, rather than fruit flavored and pretty damn bitter. Mix that will no malt and you get, not a very tasty and satisfying beer.

Mouthfeel- Bitter flavorless aftertaste with a higher carbonation level.

Drinkability- Not the worst IPA, but needs some serious help in the malt dept to make this drinkable.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Mattymystique
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. poured a hazy/cloudy orangeish amber color. An inch of fluffy, white head had good retention but left solid lacing.

Muted hop aromas, mostly floral and pine, are featured on the nose. The flavors are slightly sharper than the aromas led me to expect, with some citrus on the tongue that I hadn't noticed in the aromas.

Typical body and drinkability for the style. Overall a good, solid IPA, worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of loren01
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a cloudy orange color with lots of floaties in it. Large 2 finger width frothy white head, good lacing down the glass
S: Nice hoppy, citrusy smell. Also some ETOH scent
T: Not balanced at all, hops, hops and more hops. I like hoppy beers but this gave me bitter beer face bad.
M: Medium bodied, high amount of carbonation
D: As I said I love IPA's but damn, they could have balanced this one a little more. I could hardly choke this one down. My tastebuds are destroyed.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Alastar for this one by way of IS BIF 2. Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Gentle pour yields a .5 finger coarse, white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is one of the palest looking IPAs I've ever seen. A semi-clear white peach. Lacing is stringy and spotty in parts with little cling.

S: Aroma is of clean citrus and piney hops with just the slightest touch of cane sugar. Very crisp and simple all-around.

T: Piney and resiny hops are upfront from the very beginning, lending a sharp and lasting bitterness. Very little malt character to be found but there is a slight citrus at the back. Finish is astringent and bitter with an enamel-peeling raw hop kick in the aftertaste that sticks around.

M: Light bodied and well carbonated. Lively in the mouth with a slight stickiness towards the end. Finish is messy with an aftertaste that lingers long after the brew.

D: This offering is very average. Appearance is a bit off, aroma is simple and crisp, taste is pretty spot on though lacking a little balance, and feel is appropriate. However, there are a good number of above-average IPAs around so this is my first and last go-around with this one.

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Photo of czechsaaz
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big hop aroma, mostly citrus aromas but with some pine & resin hop aroma mixed in. Malt aroma is faint but smells like light crystal malt.

Golden colored but pretty cloudy. Starts with a big head with huge bubbles and fades to a small white layer. Some lacing in the glass.

Initial flavor is hop oil bitterness but not really strong. Then I get malt but also not a strong malt flavor. The follow up is nice hop flavor with citurs and woody varieties. It's pretty good but none of the flavors seem very strong. It just seems a little lacking in character to me.

Medium full bodied with a pretty high carbonation level.

Nothing about the beer is strong or hard to drink so it is pretty drinkable. But it jsut doesn't have anything that makes me want to get it again over most beers in the category.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy straw coloured liquid with next to no head.

S: Floral hops.

T: Bitter hops and grapefruit.

M: Medium thickness but no carbonation. This may have just been due to the age of the cask, however.

O: A decent IPA but doesn't particularly stand out among the sea of others.

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Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sweet and tangy hoppy brew with a touch of caramel. Golden amber in the tall glass. Light body Modest aromatics but it has a brief nose of malt and sweet flowers. Some flowery and grainy flavors.

There is even a touch of a candy flavor that makes me think of a Tripel. The bitterness, however, sweeps all before it. Long bitter aftertaste. There are some brief pleasures here but it's not very drinkable for me; hard core bitterness addicts may find it satisfying. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of tpd975
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a nice orangish hue with a tall white head. Okay retention and some spotty lace.

S: Nice and citric. Lots of grapefruit.

T: More subdued than I expected. Nice light citrus notes with light caramel and hints of toast.

M: Medium in body good carbonation.

D: Okay. A rather mild IPA.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bosco7
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Red Apple Market in Silverdale, WA.

Pours hazy light copper. Fizzy head.

Smells of pine needles, orange peel, caramel and grapefruit.

Dull/vegetal cascade hop flavors upfront (orange, grapefruit, and some floral qualities). Harsh bitterness.

Decent IPA there are some qualities that I found to detract from the whole experience.

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Photo of waldowin
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the ONLY IPA other than Blue Dot that I've seen that has been quite literally opaque with hop particulate. It's almost like an unfiltered cider.
Carbonation is visible, but there is very little head at all, and what forms on the pour fades just as quickly.

The smell is very pungently full of grapefruit, overpowering all else.

This is hands down the single most hop-filled beer I have ever tasted, even more out there than Blue Dot. The start is a fresh, wet-hop flavor of cedar and pine, which is absolutely blasted away with grapefruit, finishing with a small bit of astringency and a healthy wallop of bitterness. Bitter almost to the point of being sour, this is a beer completely dedicated to the flavors of the hop, almost completely ignoring any malt flavors. I'm sure they exist, but there's no way I can taste them through all this citrus.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, and very drying. A bit more malt would have helped balance things nicely.

I absolutely love this beer and all its hoppy intensity. That said, it is so intensely bitter and hoppy that I'm going to have to take my time just to finish this 22oz.

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Photo of bjohnson
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to skyhand for sending this my way.

Pours a very hazy orangey amber color with an initial one finger white head. Froth dissipates rather quickly leaving a nice algae like skim on top. Sort of looks like a drawing of the sun. Nice sticky line lacing down the glass. Sweet flowers and slight fruit hop notes. Light and subtle aromas. Not much malt characteristic.

Smooth and quite subtle on the palate. Fruit and floral hop flavors aren't very heavy or biting but just enough to allow the palate to discover them. Melon fruits with touches of grapefruit and pine notes in the background. Bitterness slides in and levels off nicely in the finish. Aftertaste of slight fruit and toasted grain notes. A nice and easy quaffing beverage from the great northwest. Not overly bitter--just nice enough.

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Photo of Moose90
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bookseeb
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark golden in color with a good healthy head. Smell is dominated by hops and citrus. Taste is not a big IPA, would make for a good summer beer with the lighter malt and not an overpowering hopiness and thinner in the mouthfeel. I think of it as an IPA light.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jtosch
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sam_bliss
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Hop Diggidy IPA from Port Townsend Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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