The biggest aromatic hop bomb you've ever smelled?

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  1. aleszu

    aleszu Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    I'm wondering which brewers are packing the most hop aromatics into their beers.

    For me, the most aromatic hop bomb I ever laid a nose on was a freshly tapped, heavily dry-hopped Ithaca Flower Power cask.

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  2. jakeitup

    jakeitup Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2014 Oregon

    Barley Brown's fresh hop Pallet Jack this year for me
  3. BriantheBeerGeek

    BriantheBeerGeek Initiate (107) May 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

  4. TheeWalrusHunter

    TheeWalrusHunter Initiate (194) Aug 23, 2013 Oregon

  5. jakeitup

    jakeitup Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2014 Oregon

    This year's notorious was incredibly dank. I need some more of that to hit pdx again soon.
  6. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Champion (822) Sep 20, 2014 Florida

    Heady, Enjoy by, Alpine Bine and Vine.
  7. Johntomk

    Johntomk Initiate (199) Jul 22, 2014 Tennessee

    Enjoy by and Wicked Weed Freak of Nature. They both are very aromatic to me!
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  8. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Very fresh Nugget Nectar from, say, 3-4 years ago.
  9. FightinIrish88

    FightinIrish88 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Shape of Hops to come
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  10. aleszu

    aleszu Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    Which? All?
  11. qchic

    qchic Defender (648) Jul 6, 2004 Maryland

    Hop Stoopid on cask
  12. TheBungyo

    TheBungyo Champion (835) Dec 1, 2004 Washington

    Bale Breaker Piled High.
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  13. DemoniChris

    DemoniChris Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Nebraska

    Abrasive and Sucks
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  14. basics

    basics Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Ruination is up there. Fresh Sucks, fresh Little Sumpin, Snake Handler.
  15. BriantheBeerGeek

    BriantheBeerGeek Initiate (107) May 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    All. Plenty of Stone haters out there but for me, Enjoy by is where it's at when it comes to hops.
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  16. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (526) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    It is not my favorite IPA but few things have the nose of a fresh Pliny.
  17. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (474) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    Heady and trillium double dry hopped pales and ipas.
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  18. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,440) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    Heady & Focal Banger.......seems to be a theme here.
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  19. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,509) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Enjoy By... Incredibly dank and green and aromatic....
  20. leroybrown10

    leroybrown10 Poo-Bah (1,591) Jan 26, 2008 Missouri
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    4 Hands Ca$h much grapefruit
  21. gatheredwaters

    gatheredwaters Initiate (0) May 1, 2014 Vermont

  22. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,999) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    This is sorta in order, although I'd love to try some of these again :wink:-

    No Da Hop Drop and Roll
    Heady Topper
    Stone Enjoy By 12-26
    Shape of Hops to Come
    Revolution Unsessionable
  23. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    It's a two way tie between New Glarus - Scream and NEBCO Gandhi Bot.

    Edit: Bodhi is also a hop head's Wet Dream.
  24. Guzzle_McBrew

    Guzzle_McBrew Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Connecticut

    For non cask beers: Tree House gets the juiciest nose I can imagine. Julius has a mango fruity thing going on that will make ya drool, and that David brew they did with Toppling ( the TH version, not the TG version) was probably the juiciest, most aromatic nose I have perceived.
    Maine Dinner has a pretty slammin nose.

    Cask beers tend to have a crazier nose due to coming right off hops, and the lower natural carbonation. The double dry hopped cask Nebco Supernaut from last years Prime 16 takeover was out of this universe. Juicy doesn't even begin...
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    THANAT0PSIS Champion (815) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Alpine Nelson
    Alpine Exponential Hoppiness
    Cellarmaker (insert beer here)
    Toppling Goliath ZeeLander
    Toppling Goliath SoSus
    Toppling Goliath King Sue
    Lone Pint Yellow Rose
    Hill Farmstead (insert beer here)
    Alchemist Heady Topper
    Surly Abrasive
    Lawson's Triple Sunshine
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  26. GreenMachine

    GreenMachine Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2014 North Carolina

    Any Lagunitas smacks you right in the face the second you pop the top off. Also the Sculpin smells funky hoppy. But that's more of a citrus bomb.
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  27. halo3one

    halo3one Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Georgia

    Expo or really fresh enjoy by easily.
  28. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (5,498) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Pliny the Younger
  29. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (3,216) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    Abner from Hill Farmstead
    Nelson from Alpine.
    Fresh Blue Boots from Northampton Brewery
  30. gatheredwaters

    gatheredwaters Initiate (0) May 1, 2014 Vermont

    'Edit of the Year Award'
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  31. swedishmailman

    swedishmailman Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 Georgia

  32. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Surly Abrasive by a mile.
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  33. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Heady, Enjoy By, Hop Ranch.
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  34. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (561) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Alpine Exponential Hoppyness
  35. something_is_brewing

    something_is_brewing Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2014 Massachusetts

    hop ranch! almost that time again right?
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  36. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Champion (822) Sep 20, 2014 Florida

    It's out and delicious!
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  37. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    The more I thought of it, that Bodhi was slamming in the aroma department.
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  38. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,105) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Peekskill Brewery's Kneel Before Zod gets the honors from me.
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  39. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (2,648) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    I gotta say I've love all the Stone enjoy by. But I found the 12/26 for the first time a little less aromatic with hops. JMO
  40. Phigg1102

    Phigg1102 Crusader (779) Sep 29, 2013 New York

    Fresh heady on cask was pretty serious, Although I'd have to say Abner wins this one.
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