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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Murky dark orange pour, nice sticky off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Floral accented aroma with some sweet papaya-like fruity notes, a hint of excess crystal malt. Flavor is syrupy and sweet, a little too malty for an IIPA. Some brief bittersweet grapefruit notes, a bit of caramel, maple syrup finish. Sticky mouthfeel....but not in a good way. A little too much of everything.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Date: September 16, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, spidery lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, spicy pine, candied orange
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, earthy, sweet orange, light bitterness, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4351) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
22oz bottle. Great label, shooting stars of hops. Aroma of hops, mmm good. Sweet caramel malt backbone. Deep orange color, thin white head. Oily textured, heavy bodied. Whoa, loads of hops. Huge resin, fruity florals, big C-note flavor, some citrus, pine hops. Rich malt body, well made, to carry all of these hops. Very nice, big American IIPA. It’s a huge beer. (3480)

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Boy this tastes d e l i c i o u s. Bitter and sweet is what I look for in an IPA. They could go in a lot of other directions with this tweaking it toward Belgium styles.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #44. Dense and murky brown pour with a nice tan head. Very dank hop aroma, a bit of oine and citrus mashed together. More dank hops in the flavor as well, light caramel sweetness and above average bitterness. (2500)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Draft at the Yardhouse, Palisades mall. Copper reddish in color with a nice off white head that left a nice lacing. Hoppy citrusy aroma. Caramel citrusy earthy flavor. Full bodied. Very drinkable. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 10, 2012
22oz bottle. Murky copper with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel, citrus, pine resin, oak and alcohol. Flavor is more sweet caramel, medium bitter hops and some light boozy oak/alcohol. Medium body with a sticky mouth feel. This is one of those IIPA/Barley Wines, really nice either way. There is a fair amount of sweetness but the hops and high abv help balance it out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattH (660) - 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 (10922) - 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.


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