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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 144   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Back Label: Hopageddon is an end-of-the-world Imperial IPA with an intensely aromatic hop profile that defies expectations and will leave you wondering, "What just happened?" at 144 IBUs, Hopageddon flows with a gorgeous fiery orange color and showcases a distinct, full white head. The unique flavors from our obscenely extend dry-hopping and shockwave of bitterness lingers on the palate and leaves hopheads with a Post-ahopalyptic yearning for more.

IMPERIAL BARREL-AGED IPA aged and excessively wet-hopped in Chardonnay & Cabernet barrels.
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Warrior, Columbus, Mt. Hood, and Centennial
You can pray to the Hop Gods all you want… You’ll never find another beer like this one. Hopageddon is an end-of-the-world Imperial IPA that defies expectations and induces an intense hop-stupor that will leave you wondering what just happened. At 144 IBUs, Hopageddon glows with a gorgeous fiery orange color and showcases a distinct, full white head. The added character given by the Chardonnay and Cabernet barrels accentuates explosive papaya and lychee flavors along with herbaceous aromas. Chewy, grassy wet-hop flavors, hints of dried apricot, and impressions of barrel tannins are evident in multiple layers. The distinct Barrel- Hopped flavors and shockwave of bitterness lingers on the palate and leaves hopheads with a Post-ahopalypticTM yearning for more. Can you survive the Hopageddon?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4903) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. It pours kind of cinnamon colored and has a nice fluffy off white head of two fingers. A citrus an caramel aroma. Thin lacing leaves wisps of foam. An aroma of citrus with tangerine. Caramel malts. Big bitterness that is almost tongue numbing. It is resinous and sticky. There are some big malts here and it is well balanced. Some pine is tasted fairly late. That hop bitterness is difficult to get through. By the way, I like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5794) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
Clear amber color with ivory head. Pine Sol, caramel aromas. Medium body with average co2. Grainy caramel, yeasty flavors with some drying pine hoppage, mildly boozy finish====decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2013
Um? 12oz bottle, from Bytemesis, Thanks Mike. I don’t know what to think about this... barrel aged IIPA is an odd beast, this one looks real good that much is true but the flavors of 2 different wine barrels and all the mash up of hops gives it too much weird screwball flavors, solid malty backbone is definitely prevalent.. some may love this, for me it wasnt a hit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (963) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle in Boca Raton, FL. American pint glass. Nice white head with somewhat short lifespan. Mild lacing. The color is a hazy amber-orange. Aroma seems complex. A mixture of heavy hops and malts along with the barrel aged aspects from the wine. Sweet malts, spices, pine and citrus aromas also come through. Taste is also complex with notes of malts, sweet malts, grapefruit, orange, pine, earth, herbs and spices. Mouth is smooth with a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is medium on the palate for a 9.2%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2608) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with extensive sea foam lacing, over a slightly hazy, light amber (SRM 8) body.....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit, toffee/caramel.....taste is pine, pineapple, grapefruit peel, toffee/caramel, sweet throughout, ending with a lingering bitterness.....mouth feel medium to heavy, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is, as advertized, a hop bomb with all the lovely nuances of a large complex hop back bone. It is well balanced by the malts and as such is quite a nice creation. BJCP 9/3/16/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, caramel, marzipan malt, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, mango, dusty hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coconut, hoppy, fruity, peel bitter, mango. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130224]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Flaska. Bärnstensfärgad, lätt dimmig, med gulvitt skum. Doftar oerhört inbjudande av gröna äpplen, rabarber, apelsinmarmelad, fruktkaka och rågbröd. Smakerna är det egentligen inget fel på, många av dofterna återkommer här, men alkoholen går igenom alldeles för skarpt. Den tar så sakteliga över och till slut blir det nästintill odrickbart. Synd, för det började ju så bra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2013
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus peel, grapefruit, resin and hints of pine needles. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, treacle-toffee, citrus peel, resin and a generous resinous/citric bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Quite harsh bitterness, making it not really perfectly balanced. But quite an impressive hop character. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Tap @ Papago. Pours a bit hazy, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Spicy, a bit goopy, sweet malty, grapefruity aroma. Bitter, syrupy hoppy, fruity, sweet malty flavor. A bit extreme for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at Akkurat. Thanks to omhper. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, hoppy, citrus, some onion notes. Fruity flavor, caramel, sweetish, hay, some floral notes. Not that good...

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