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Hop Diggity | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BEER INFO

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:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 09-11-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
179
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
39
For Trade:
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Reviews by Deigea:
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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Began reviewing halfway through bottle, after letting it warm up significantly.

Appearance: Golden yellow, barely fading to amber in color. Light, white head develops and lingers, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on top.

Aroma: Deep piney hop scent. Not overwhelming, and definitely enjoyable, but nothing fantastic. I'm catching a very mild fruit flavor in there as well, peach maybe?

Taste: At first light and citrusy, the heavy taste of the hops hit soon after, leaving a bitter streak down your tongue and slightly in the back of your throat. It's definitely got some power even for a double IPA. The pine and hop taste sit in the back of your throat long after sips. Slight numbing of the tastebuds and roof of the mouth are becoming noticeable.

Mouth-feel: There's a special crisp to it that's enjoyable at first, then the heavy hop flavor comes through right after and washes it away. The lingering of the hops leaves a heavy feeling in your mouth, quite different than the beginning taste.

Overall Impression: I'm guessing when they say 'pilsner-based Imperial IPA' they mean the type of yeast. I'm not usually a huge fan of pilsners at all, so it's interesting to me to finally taste a super hopped up version of it that's actually enjoyable. While it's definitely worth trying, the overall taste is a bit too much. I feel that the beer doesn't evolve over the course of drinking it, it always seems to keep with the hopped flavor, but I did find it worth trying. It definitely really shines once it's warmed up. Don't think I could drink multiples of these in a single night though.

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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 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 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 freshflesh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Hamburgers
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ehammond1
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear dark orange, nearly amber, with a thin off-white head that eventually leaves spots of lace down the glass.

Very hop-forward aroma, with the aroma exploding with grapefruit and pine aromas combining together nicely.There's a bit of sweetness but it doesn't come off as a major component of the beer's nose.

The flavor is moderately bitter, with big notes of grapefruit and orange, along with some sticky pine. The malt profile is a touch sweet, with a hint of caramel.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, though crisp and incredibly drinkable.

Better than Primordial--this stuff is awesome!

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Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Cobrabob428
2.48/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of JasonFromLA
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of samtrillo
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of augustgarage
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of studad
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rhino54
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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