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Hop Diggity | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 09-11-2011

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Reviews:
32
Ratings:
179
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
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Photo of arizcards
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in early January for $1.99. Canned on 10-16-15.

Beer poured orange with a soap bubble head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is nice and citrusy.

Taste is citrus and tropical with an overly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall not a bad beer but the finish is a bit abrasive. I would love to try a fresh version of this. Worth a shot if you come across it.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, Vista, CA.
Sheeting gold. 4
Sour peach. 4
Shortbread then orange whip, resin, and light pine. 3.75
Lime end and herbal linger.
Light-medium, some oil, smooth. 4

Bittered with Warrior and dry hopped with copious amounts of Falconer’s Flight and Nelson

Averagely excellent San Diego DIPA. Sticky enough, with all the C hops, and Pilsner malts show how it stays light-bodied. Does it ever get boring to drink beers this good? 4

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Photo of Auraan
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear amber-orange body with a half finger of thick, bubbly white head and abundant yeast that settles to the bottom of the glass. Overall impression of appearance is of a very nice DIPA, brought down slightly by the large amount of visible, chunky yeast. Scents of tropical fruit, leading into tangerine flesh and peel, grapefruit zest, grassy hops, moderate amounts of pine resin, subtle hints of dank, earthy, vegetal hop aromas and solid supporting aromas of biscuity pale malt and light alcohol. As it sits it becomes dominated by dank, vegetal aromas, adding another layer of complexity by reversing the aroma profile entirely. Overall impression of aroma is of a very nice, bright, fruity West Coast style DIPA that is wonderfully hop-forward and that then shifts character as it sits to become a different, yet still excellent, example of a West Coast DIPA. Flavor begins hoppy, with notes of grapefruit peel, pine resin, white pepper, spicy hops and light amounts of tangerine and tropical fruit. Middle picks up further resinous, piney hop notes, as well as some grassy hops and white pepper and notes of grapefruit peel and semi-sweet juniper berries, as well as very light notes of tangerine flesh. Finish continues these flavors, with white pepper, pine resin and grapefruit peel dominating, while a nice spicy alcohol is present at light levels. Aftertaste is bitter and hoppy with notes of spicy, white pepper hops, pine resin and grapefruit peel. Overall impression of flavor is of a very nice DIPA. It is very hoppy, but in a pleasing way and with a wealth of flavors. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with medium-high carbonation and a slick feel with a light alcohol burn. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very good DIPA, no problems. Overall this is an excellent example of a West Coast DIPA. It showcases the aromas and flavors of the typical hop bill of the style wonderfully and combines with mouthfeel to enhance those flavors. A very good example of a very saturated style.

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Photo of skeeterloveshops
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An extremely underrated beer, and what a treat it is. A very impressive DIPA. Juicy, tropical flavor, well balanced with just the right amount of "hoppy" flavor, and no booze taste like poorly brewed DIPAs often have. It's really a great brew with excellent flavor! Excellent beer just below world class in my opinion.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on date of 10/16/15 (my birthday!)

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and golden sap in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds. Lacing consists of patches of small, spotty clumps around the glass.

Smell - Citrus and mango hit the nose first. Faint pineapple, and malts hint at bready sweetness.

Taste - This is a mango bomb. Lesser notes of orange with faint pineapple zing. Subtle, generic white bread sweetness. The finish displays a fair amount of pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Near full in body with moderate carbonation. Slick, smooth delivery.

Overall - One of the more uniquely flavored DIPA's, but a bit too reserved in the secondary attributes makes this a bit of a one-trick pony. Somewhat akin to New Belgium Rampant, only that one is peach-dominant.

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Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Albertsons. Normal appearance, nothing special here. Aroma is sour citrus, with a touch of funk. Pineapples are closest. Taste brings more of the citrus, along with the drying hops. Some sour, some funk, some sweet. Complex with a long lingering finish.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Costco in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $18.99 for a variety 4-pack of bombers
Purchased: Nov. 6, 2015
Consumed: Nov. 10, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured an orangeish, caramel, semi-clear color with three fingers of khaki-white, frothy head. Some light bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent spiderweb, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good-to-great retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled sharp grapefruit zest, lemon, dank pine, lime grass, Simcoe, Citra, sweet tangerine, some herbal, faint Cascade and caramel. (Smell - 4.00)

First taste reminded of a better version of New Belgium Ranger IPA. Got boozy Citra, dank pine, veggies, herbal, grassy, lime, lemon zest, Cascade, tropical, earthy mango rind, tangerine, resin, Nugget and caramel. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Astringent, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was actually better than I thought it would be for some reason. Nice IIPA, especially for the price. I’d have it again. I feel like I may have underrated it a tad. (Overall - 3.75)

3.86 | 87 | B+

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber-orange. Large creamy colored head. Dissipates slow and leaves tons of sticky lacing behind.

Aroma is orange, mango, grapefruit, and lemon. Light caramel malt.

Taste follows the aroma. Citrus and tropical hops. Malt is stronger providing more balance. Some pepper and earth at the end.

Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Very mild bitterness.

Well done beer. Good mix of the citrus/tropical hops with the malt backbone.

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Photo of Chicowdy
4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This has skyrocketed into my top ten. It's everything I like in an IPA, let alone an imperial IPA. Super juicy, lots of tropical fruit, just enough malt to give it a tiny bit of heft, no booziness at all. It's just a really great burst of flavor and I highly recommend it.

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Photo of dar482
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer offers hugely sweet malts, caramel sweetness, breadiness. In general, despite being a couple weeks fresh, the beer offers herbaceous and old tasting hop. Alcohol comes along with the sweetness. A messy beer with bitterness, huge malts, bland hops.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Kupros served in a shaker pint. Good appearance, appealing nose, solid taste, and good body. Would I seek it out again, probably not. But it's solid, though I'd rather have a fresh Boo Koo.

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden clear look out the can, good amount of head or did I pour to fast!
Really dank smell busting outta my pint glass, very fresh hop aroma.
Really good clean taste. Some resin & citrus come thru in finish.
Maybe a but to carbonation but I think its my issue not the beers.
Overall A- 90.5 in my book, maybe even better.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear orange with a frothy white head. Smell is just insane. Full of dankness, tropical fruits and some slight pepper. Taste follows with just the right amount of malt. This is like Boo Koo on steroids. Seems like they tweaked this recipe lately, seeing as it's now 8.3% and went from using FF and Nelson to Summit, Belma, Citra, and Mosaic. An interesting combination of hops that really works out well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Good carbonation. Nothing spectacular here but does the job. Overall an extremely good DIPA. This stuff was canned two days ago and I'm floored.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bread-like masses visible in the bottom of the bottle give me pause. I poured the beer trying to avoid getting the masses in my tulip glass. Initial pour was clean, showing a bright, clear gold beer. Second pour, through a tea strainer, resulted in more floaters than I have ever seen in a beer. Evidently, the masses broke up as I was pouring. Both puts resulted in a nice thick creamy white head. Smells malty and earthy hops. Tastes of sweet malt and floral/orange/earthy hops, but much better than I expected, given the masses and floaters. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall, it is a decent DIPA, with a tongue-numbing hoppiness, but well balanced. I suspect the masses/floaters might have occurred in the bottling.

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Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good initial hoppy smell. First sip tasted malty but the more I drink the hoppier it gets. It's like a more maltier hop stoopid. It also has a slight boozy taste. Leaves somewhat of a bad after taste in my mouth

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Photo of Ashley760
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

I cannot say enough good things about this DIPA.
It is beautiful in coloring. A burnt orange almost, but still very bright. The head starts off thick and shortly gives way to a tiny ivory ring with nice lacing. Starts off tasting mildly sweet, an obvious strong hop presence and an after notes of spice and citrus. Extremely drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of travolta
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A beautiful iridescent orange with great lacing and awesome, bone colored head.

Nose: Syrupy orange candy. A bit of vanilla throughout.

Taste: Marmalade, candy mango, syrup, some bitter rind, and a tiny bit of spice.

Notes: A very nice DIPA, I was not let down.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a mostly opaque copper with a significant head which largely fades. With drinking, still leaves a very thin head.

S: Piney and dank, but you really need to dig for it. Just doesn't give off that typical effervescent West Coast DIPA aroma.

T: Citrus is the main takeaway, with some extra piney hops and even some malt in the backdrop.

M: Warm, heavy with a mild carbonation. Beer lingers in your mouth for a few, too.

O: An enjoyable DIPA that doesn't overwhelm. At 8 percent ABV, not overly boozy, but as you drink, the alcohol does become slightly more apparent. Would recommend for those who can obtain.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this one in the past and thought it was ok. But now they are canning, YAY!!! And this can marked a little over a month old is tasting pretty good. First off, the aroma is citrusy, piney, resiny, and hints at dank. Flavor goes tropical, then piney, grassy, bready malt, and resiny click in the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is full enough, slightly slick. Overall, solid DIPA. Two takeaways:
1) It's good to revisit ones you've tried before.
2) Canning rocks.
Edited, Updated, & Rethought 11/28/15

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Photo of PaBrewSki
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours dark orange with a little haziness and a nice white head. Leaving a bunch of lacing as the head fades. The first thing that I smell is caramel malts followed by some pine and citrus. On first sip I thought that it was a bit malty but as drink it's really growing on me. The hops are there and although this beer doesn't quite have the hop presence that I tend to like this beer is really good. It finishes relatively dry leaving a perfect bitterness on your tongue that makes me want more and more. Overall this beer is very balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hopodyssey for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a very earthy citrus hop flavor.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a rich golden amber; we poured two glasses from the 22oz. bomber and the second glass was much cloudier from yeast at the bottom of the bottle. A half finger white head dissipated quickly leaving quite a bit of lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and slightly herbal hops, sweet malt. Flavor was sweet bready malt, orange and tropical fruit, citrus hops, but more muted in intensity than the aroma. The cloudier glass had a richer, more interesting flavor than the clear early pour. Medium bodied. A nice citrus and tropical fruit flavored IPA that was nice malt balance. The hops in the flavor did not deliver the intensity promised by the aroma, but still this IPA had a nice blend of hops and sufficient bitterness. A well made and enjoyable IIPA.

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Photo of mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Big foam on pouring into the tall nonic. More of a head than you often get from IPAs. Spritzy on the tongue but hardly a bubble to be seen. A little spoiled fruit in the aroma.

Spicy and sweet varieties of hops. Seems to go with the massive sweet malt. This is really heavy and strong. Bitter orange marmalade is the taste. Candied mango. Sharp and on the acidic side. Very bitter aftertaste. Even a little woody and astringent.

This is certainly not going to be a favorite DIPA. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Baron's Marketplace in San Diego for nine bucks.

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Photo of joshbhs04
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hop Diggity - Mother Earth Brew Co
California

American Double IPA
8% ABV

Appearance- Amber with some haziness but not much, Head is small and doesn't retain itself long.

Aroma- Citrus hops, underwhelming a little bit. Maybe some pine behind the citrus

Taste- Citrus and melon definitely. Not much bitterness, a very balanced double. Wish some more hops came through. Maybe a little breadiness from the malts.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodies that lingers for a few seconds. Moderately carbonated as well.

Overall- Will drink again but wont target if other options are available. I think it’s a good DIPA for people who are not big HopHeads.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours incredibly. Rich deep gold color topped by a white head that almost immediately shows signs of lacing all the way down the glass. Steady stream of bubbles rising on the side. Clarity could be better, though it is still brilliant. Maybe just a slight chill haze. It is unfiltered, so it got really cloudy towards the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma is decent for a DIPA. Hints of sweet honey malt, cantaloupe, and a subtle vanilla and caramel. Definitely leans more on the sweet malt aroma than any sort of "dank" hops. Not sure when this was brewed, but I can tell that the hops have started their decline.

Head is perfect. Like a soft pillowy cream on top, it almost pushes back when you try to take your first swig. It tastes pretty balanced between malt and hops. Sweet malts reside up front, honeyish, while the bitterness migrated to the sides of the tongue and to the back of the throat, where it lingers for a while. Hops are present, and lend a herbal quality to the beer. The combination of that and the malt give a melon like flavor to the beer. The bitterness becomes more intense after a while, enamel coating and definitely lingering. There is some heat present in the exhale as well. A raw, sort of fusel alcohol quality. More present at first, but through the course of the pint, it mellows more. Maybe it is enhanced by the bitterness of the hops? Smooth mouthfeel, completing the incredible soft head. Really, just a perfect body for a DIPA.

Would need to give this a shot while fresh because I have the feeling that it might be different when really fresh. Right now, the hops taste faded. It's really bitter at the end, but there is not much going on hop-flavor-wise. I like the sweet malt taste and it does come off as well balanced, but I am let down by the flavor (and slightly by the aroma as well).

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