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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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?


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattH (657) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Orange pour. Aroma is orange peel, booze, and apricot. Taste is sweet, boozy, and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bomber from local store. Beautiful amber color with thick head taste is sweet citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Taste is dry but not too dry. Hops are up front. Nice malt balance.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ratman197 (10342) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, candied orange, light earthiness and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, candied orange, earthiness and pine with a smooth dry lingering bittersweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (385) - Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Really smooth imperial. A lot of west coast style hops coming thru with citrus and some spice. Strong hops but not harsh, with a real clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (890) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Herby, leafy hops on the aroma. Darkened copper with almost no foam at all. Taste is boozey with flavors of nuts, herbs, sage and some biscuit malt. There is a very subtle fruity flavor hiding in the back of the palate. Overall, not as good as I had expected. Nevertheless, it is a well done brew with moderately complex flavors. I’d give this a B+ rating.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (777) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
This golden brown beer pours with very little head. It is surprisingly not too bitter for a beer with this name. It has a fruity almost sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3579) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Strong aroma is quite hoppy, grassy and hay-ish rather than evergreen, with hints of malt and grapefruit. It pours a slightly hazy dark copper with a fairly thick light light yellowish tan head. Mouth-filling, lip-smacking flavor has a strong, somewhat bitter hoppy core and notes of grapefruit, malt and caramel. Smooth texture is rough around the edges, and firm tingle leaves a hoppy, bitter finish with a caramel hint.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gus_13 (19) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Poured from bomber into a snifter glass. Appearance: Dark orange almost red in color. Pour left it with a good finger and a half head on it. Head was tight white bubbles. Lasted a little while but gave way to a ring around the glass with good head lacing. Good amount of carbonation. Aroma: I pick up huge hop aromas right at the beginning. You can get the piney, citrusy notes very easily. I loved the smell and was impressed. Taste: First thing is bitter like a sour candy! It’s powerful but enjoyable at the same time. The first sip is always surprising. A mix of citrus fruits especially grapefruit run all through this. After taste was just perfect for me. Lasts the right amount of time to get you ready for the next swig. Note: I noticed as it warmed the flavors stayed around but the sweetness became more enhanced. I really enjoyed that mix with the bitterness of the hops. Kind of like going from white grapefruit juice to ruby red in comparison. Verdict: I really really like this beer. It’s fast becoming a favorite. I grabbed 3 bombers when it came out and I’m glad I did. I’ll be working this into a regular rotation as long as I can get it. Great for a last summer drink. It does everything I like about an Imperial IPA while bringing the bonus of the sweetness as the beer warms. Grab a bottle and try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3035) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bomber from ABC. Murky amber pour with a thin off-white and light lacing. Aroma is caramel, bread, pine and peachy citrus. Tastes are nice crisp apricot, floral and soft bitterness. Well balanced with sweet caramel malts. Not crazy complex, but good at what it does.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
Was lucky enough to get this on tap at the brewery. One of Napa Smith’s best beers. Strong floral flavors with a small bite.


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