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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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356 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
Ranking:
#29,811
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
356
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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14
Gots:
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Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of PthPndr
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quarter finger head with decent lacing on a clear light amber body.

S: very floral and earthy with hops and sour notes.

T: this one is very fruity to the point of being sour and tart rather than sweet. Almost a wet sock hop and pine note as well.

M: this one is really oily and lingers. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall this is very distinct and herbal.

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

A - poured with one finger of white foam on a hazy, amber-brown body. The had settles quickly and leaves thick lace.

S - a fruity aroma of orange with sweaty pine in the background.

T - pungent, sweaty hop flavors up front. Some caramel and sweet, bready malt in the middle that fades to clove and must citrus in the finish.

M - medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - a fruity, but sweaty dipa, not a top ten beer, but well made and better than average.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a mini snifter. Clear copper/orange color with foamy, then clear sticky, oily lacing. Aroma is dominated by papaya and mango but there is certainly an element of alcohol heat and vanilla. Or at least at first. Then, I question my original observation and wonder if the smell is more of a buttery smell (diacityl?) As it warms, I'm leaning toward butter, unfortunately. Hop bitterness seems a bit lacking, maybe muted from the barrel aging. An interesting beer, I just feel bad that the flavor didn't really work for me.

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Photo of corby112
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Hamilton's in San Diego.

Pours a dark golden amber/orange color with a one finger white head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Vinous wine barrel aroma with earthy oak and vanilla as well as some earthy pine and sweet citrus.  Good balance of barrel and a complex hop profile.  Hints of orange peel, pineapple and grapefruit counter the grassy/earthy notes without being overpowered by the barrel treatment.

Medium bodied with some spicy hops balanced by a prominent barrel character.  Vinous with dark and light fruit notes as well as some toasted oak.  The dryness from the oak compliments the earthy hops which give off hints of pine a citrus. Decent balance but the hops are overpowered a bit and aren't as complex as the nose suggests.

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Hopageddon Imperial IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 356 ratings
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