Hopageddon Imperial IPA | Napa Smith Brewery

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Hopageddon Imperial IPAHopageddon Imperial IPA
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3.69/5
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Hopageddon Imperial IPAHopageddon Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery
California, United States
napasmithbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
144 IBUs not for the faint of heart with hopiness

Added by corby112 on 02-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,025
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
363
pDev:
14.63%
 
 
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14
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jjmj51
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Whole Foods - Coddingtown. Hazy, medium golden, small creamy head. Aroma is light, malts, fruity, bananas. Taste brings a bit of zing, some initial hops bite, more fruit, more banana. Nice weight and feel. More hops bitterness at the back, and it lingers for a while. No heat from the ABV.

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4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mntlover
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep copper color with a nice two finger off white head that laces all.

Aroma is more subdued citrus and pine on sweet caramel base. Like deep citrus notes not bright.

Taste is like the nose but fairly good bitterness, deep citrus flavor and pine resin in the finish.

Mouhfeel is solid medium with pretty level carbonation.

Overall not bad but not your normal big hop bomb I2PA.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper color, slightly off-white fluffy head, aromas have some citrus hops, but they're muted. The taste has the same muted citrus hops and a decent malt base, but nothing "pops" in this beer. I couldn't find a date code, wondering if I had one with some whiskers on it.

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4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured an orange body with minimal head. Aroma is basically dry citric hops w/ hint of grapefruit. Taste and mouthfeel are same as a slightly dry beer presents bitter citric hops with minimal grapefruit notes and slight malt base for heft.

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3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark golden brown color with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering earthy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one pours a dark-ish orange, mostly amber- not the "fiery" orange the label states. There's a large head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like resinous pine, and lots of caramel malt.

This is another boring and forgettable beer from this brewery. They went big on the hops- it states 144 IBUs, but it just produces bitterness, and no other interesting flavors. There's a definitely big malt backbone, caramelly, and too sweet, clashes with the hops.

This is medium bodied, somewhat crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

I can't way I'm really gonna search much more out from this brewery.

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2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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2.66/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 363 ratings