Hopageddon Imperial IPA | Napa Smith Brewery

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Hopageddon Imperial IPAHopageddon Imperial IPA
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Hopageddon Imperial IPAHopageddon Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Double / 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

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

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow + orange. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dank, herbal, and pine hops over a lighter hint of caramel malt sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with a moderate amount of associated sweetness. That is quickly followed by strong flavors of pine, herbal, and dank hops. There is a moderate to strong amount of bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Sticky. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is just not very drinkable, tastes a little like it is on the border of an American Barleywine and DIPA - sweet upfront and bitter in the finish but seemingly not in balance (almost feels like the flavors/aromas are in conflict).

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- It has a nice deep amber color. Well carbonated.
S- I got piney, herbal and earthy, even a little resiny.
T- The malt background is certainly apparent and balances with the long bitter finish.
M- Accurate to the style. Perhaps a little heavier on the palate than desirable.
O- This is not the best IIPA I've had. The bitter finish is overpowering and the malt backbone seems a bit too strong. Good attempt, but they should keep trying.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 362 ratings