Hopageddon Imperial IPA | Napa Smith Brewery

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349 Ratings
Hopageddon Imperial IPAHopageddon Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
349
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of shivtim
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery in Napa.
It's a clear deep yellow, with a very small white head. Some visible carbonation.

Nose is heavy hops, as expected.

Taste is a hop bomb with an ethanol finish. Grassy. Not very subtle, but true to the west coast DIPA style. Some malts come through, but it could use more balance. Mouthfeel is good - well done.

Good overall. Hop heads will like this one. Either this or the porter is my favorite I tried from this brewery.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of brureview
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite an interesting DIPA. I haven't tasted another imperial IPA like this beer.

Poured a very attractive tea color in a tulip with a 1 finger head.

The aroma was quite nice- heavy vanilla, but no fruit as usually expected
in a DIPA.

The mouth feel is not very carbonated. I did see carbonation bubbles in the head.

The taste was fruity, and a hint of chocolate. I couldn't identify the fruit.

The finish was excellent. At warmer temps, 52-55F, one experiences the full bitterness and hops of 144 IBUs. The serving temp on this DIPA is crucial to tasting it.

Overall, quite unusual. Not the typical, in your face Imperial IPA. Exceptionally hoppy and bitter, and not fruity. Worth checking out.

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Photo of avalon07
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a burnt orange color and a thick, cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: An OK aroma of hops, grass, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (lots of hops as you might expect from a 144 IBU beer), light malt, a little citrus, some pine, and a slightly overbearing grassy quality (I'm not a fan of this ingredient). A bit unbalanced and thin. Not the worst DIPA flavor, but certainly an unfocused one.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slightly harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very uneven beer to say the least. There are better examples of of the style out there.

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3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good IPA (the reviews on the bottle a bit over the top). Not too much taste of alcohol despite its high ABV and a refreshing, but not citric, taste high in hops.

The appearance is a bit booring (the head disappears quickly, leaving nothing) but overall a nice beer, better with food than without in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an unbranded nonic half pint glass

Pours orange amber with a bright white two finger head slightly above average retention and abundant splotchy lacing. Dank resinous piney hops, some fruit; apple and pear notes. Pine sap, piney bitterness, and strong caramel malt presence. Finishes with continued caramel notes and more strong piney bitterness accents with some spicy garlic notes and alcohol. Moderate carbonation, heavy syrupy full body that is a bit soapy and a bit coarse. This one is a bit too unbalanced for me.

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Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 349 ratings.
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