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RATINGS: 197   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?


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (300) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
Big aroma of floral hops. Rich amber appearance with thin head and lacing. Taste is big, rich, boozy, super hoppy. Like a more full bodied double trouble.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lehueve (9) - Calexico, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Pours dark orange with a 2 to 3 finger of a white head. The aroma is moderate to strong hops, pine, herbal, citrus, mango and caramel, which for me dominates the beer once it starts warming up. The taste is bitter up front, fresh hops, tropical fruits and caramel. On the back I get more tropical fruit, herbal and florar hops and alcohol. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Overall, is a good beer, not the best IIPA I have had but still, is a good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3079) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from local market at Sunnyvale, California. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Pretty basic.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MagnusTjader (32) - Mullsjö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
Spritig i doften ingen skumkrona. Men ända en mycket trevlig dryck med spännande smaker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brv111 (5) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
Can smell the fresh hops right away. Sat arts with some sweetness and then the complexity of the different hops hits you. Well balanced, and love the hint of oak from the wine barrels. Exactly what a northwest imperial ipa should be.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at One Eyed Betty. Some hop aroma. Orange bodied and lacy. Big IBU but not so greatly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
Poured into a Napa Smith pint glass at the Napa Smith Brewery. From notes, July 29, 2012. Thanks Karl! A: Extremely hop forward with lots of citrus and grapefruit and hints of lime. A little bit of oak on the nose too. A: Pours a clear, light brown/amber with a quarter finger head that leaves decent lacing. T: You would think at 144 IBU’s this would just be a straight hop bomb, but its very well balanced. Starts with pungent, sweaty hop flavors up front, followed by caramel and sweet, bready malt in the middle that fades to clove and musty citrus in the finish. P: Creamy and medium bodied with good carbonation. O: Definitely improves as it warms and the complexities from the barrel aging become more apparent. My one complaint is it is a little sweet and syrupy but it doesn’t become cloying. One of Napa Smith’s better beers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bomber from Safeway in San Jose, CA. Grassy, catty, earthy hop aromas flow out of this when poured. Medium orange/amber color with a foamy light tan head. Those hops follow right into the taste along with some pine and grapefruit notes. That mix of hop flavors and bitterness is excellent, but what really becomes noticeable is the sturdy caramel malt body and flavor that balances out this massive attack. It’s almost like a British IPA that’s been hopped like an American DIPA. The bitterness somehow isn’t tongue numbing like some DIPAs, but it does linger around everywhere else. There’s a nice alcohol warmth and bite mid-sip that may be rinsing off what could be sticky bitterness and it provides yet another nice balance point. Finishes earthy and bitter with a light floral touch. Definitely a hopheads beer and a delicious DIPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Seffle (200) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle at Ölrepubliken. Very clody dark amber. Rather weak head. Very nice hopiness with citrus, pomerans, and everything. Good good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle: Clear with very light haze. Amber with red, copper or rusty hue. pours with a good head that dissipates quickly. Hop dominated aromas. Resin, and pine dominate. Tropical and slightly floral. Malt aromas are dominated but present. Almost a volatile or film yeast lift. Off dry. Not sour. Far beyond acceptable bitterness. No balance. Dense long palate but completely unbalanced. Tropical flavors. Totally crazy West Coast Imperial IPA. Yes you have incredibly high IBU’s but it’s unpleasant. Equally as bitter as your mother in law. No balance or style.


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