Hop Diggidy IPA | Port Townsend Brewing Company

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Hop Diggidy IPAHop Diggidy IPA

Brewed by:
Port Townsend Brewing Company
Washington, United States

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

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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of Braz
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this at Parkway tavern in Tacoma. Deep gold in color. Nice white head that sustains for some time. Floral and citrus notes on the nose. Very well balanced I.P.A. Mild sweetness with a nice hop presence. Dry body with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of sam_bliss
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of jtosch
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of John_M
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Parkway Tavern.

The beer pours an orange amber color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some light citrus. On the palate, this beer was considerably more impressive and is NorthWest al the way stylistically. The IPA is quite dry and bitter, with just enough malt to balance the hoppy bitterness in this beer. I also pick up some light underlying brown sugar, which adds an interesting note to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is at most medium bodied, with a moderatley long, clean, bitter finish. Drinkability was pretty good... would have to guess the abv. to be in the 6% range.

A nice, solid, easy to enjoy/appreciate IPA.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
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 ckeegan04
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Bottleworks over Memorial Day weekend. Poured into imperial pint glass.

A - Deep golden-yellow with a foamy off-white head. Head is about two fingers after gentle pour and has excellent retention. Spotty lacing left behind on the glass. Beer is slightly hazed and moederate carbonation activity in the glass.

S - Big fruity hop aromas, primarily citrus notes but a bit of tropical fruitiness mixed in as well. Grapefruit and mango both come to mind. Orange comes through as well. After the beer warms a bit the citrus notes remain prominant but some floral aromas begin to come through as well. All hops in the nose.

T - Straight hop bitterness. A bit one dimensional with the citrus, tropical and floral notes not really coming through in the taste. A faint sweetness comes in late in the drink but is certainly overwhelmed by the bitterness.

M - Light to medium bodied with a long lingering bitterness. Carbonation is rather lively.

O - What appeared and smelled like a great IPA didnt quite come through on the taste. I dont mind the bitterness at all, I would just like a bit of hop taste to go along with it. Certainly not a bad beer, but a bit disapointing

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Photo of cjnapier
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Golden orange light head but not much.

S. Not much... a little citrus.

T. Nice hops, citrus and a caramel / candy corn after taste.

M. Pretty clean with a little chalkiness.

D. Good. Noticeable alcohol but not to overshadow the refreshing flavor.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice orangish color with good carbonation and a fluffy white head

S: Citrus mainly, some caramel

T: Smooth, easy drinking. Caramel, some citrus, floral but mainly citrus with some tropical notes at times

M: No carbonation issues and a good amount of booze and bite for a single IPA

D: Good

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange and amber pour, haze, average head. Aroma was bitter pine.

Taste, a solid ipa, everything you expect, warming alcohol, good alternations between pine and citrus in the hop mouthfeel, ample bitterness, solid malt body that never comes across heavy or woody (unintentionally). At times some more tropical flavor will leak in.

Thought it finished very dry. Thought it didn't do anything outstanding, but was good in every area. A very workmanlike ipa.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.11/5  rDev -15%
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 grittybrews
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark gold with a finger of fluffy white head. Standard IPA aromas of citrus, caramel, and pine.

Moderate carbonation and a relatively full mouthfeel with flavors of grapefruit, caramel, and a mild hoppy bitterness on the finish. All the IPA style elements were solid and the brew was pleasant and easy-drinking, if a bit generic.

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Photo of JTahoe
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in a pint glass at Roanoak Tavern, Mercer Island.

A - Hazy orange tinted gold with minimal off-whit head, dissapates fairly quickly. Some fine grained sticky lace hanging around. Not gorgeous, but ok.

S - Fairly bright with floral and herbal notes. Decent grainy background. Enticing enough and pleasant.

T - Pine and bitter herbs with musk rose. Really nice hop bite. Biscuity malt backbone is present.

M - Medium-light feel, ample carbonation.

D - This is a solid brew and quite enjoyable. Recommended.

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Photo of HoorayBeer
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nice pint glass. Light head on top, lines the glass nicely though. Nice aromatic nose. Maybe some caramels coming though with waft of hops, hops, and more hops.
Nice flavor, not overwhelming hops, very easy and smooth. Nothing over bearing. Great on a summer day, I enjoyed while mowing the lawn, it was a great pair.
Good overall, very easy to throw back.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours hazy gold with a half inch head of white. Traces of dotted lacing and a partial skim coat on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics have a fairly subtle notion of hops with biscuity malt. Very subdued for the style. Hints of grapefruit, butterscotch, cut grass, and toasted grains.

Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

Husky malt and a firm bitterness start the palate. Grapefruit, pine, and earthy hops follow through. A hint of honey underneath.

Finishes crisp and drying with a decent bitterness, citric bite, and a trace of warmth.

Another lackluster PacNW of late. Hopefully things will turn around soon. Tasty enough, but quite mediocre for the style and certainly for the PacNW. Needs way more hops all around, but the nose in particular is very lacking.

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Photo of unHipHopHead
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Not much head at all, what was there dissipated pretty quickly leaving a small island of large bubbles. A hazy orange color.

S - sweet citrus fruits, some pine, a little alcohol aroma as well.

T - A bitter hop taste that hits mostly in the back and sides of the tongue. It's pretty dry and not too sweet or malty so the hops do stand out. Although it is sort of one dimensional in terms of the hop flavors.

M - Dry finish with mild carbonation. Quite nice actually.

D - It tastes as though its a lower ABV drink and if you want a crisp and dry IPA this is a decent choice. It doesn't hit you over the head with hops or sweetness or malts. Goes down pretty smooth and is refreshing.

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Hop Diggidy IPA from Port Townsend Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 74 ratings