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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 144   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11251) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (936) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Seffle (455) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (604) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2013
Pours a nice warm orange-amber with lots of lacing. Smells very very hoppy, resinous, some grassiness. Taste is deeply bitter, piney, small amount of floral - wish it had more going on than just sucker-punch hoppiness as it tastes somewhat unbalanced. Sort of like a less malty, less floral Rogue Oregasmic with the hop dialed up to eleven.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle, slightly hazy golden amber color with a very nice fragrance, though quite hoppy it has some distinctive malt notes early on. Finishes slightly sweet but not too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cool_Bond (2339) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Very hop aroma. The taste is too much hops that make it dry. Decent long finish. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours a hazy deep orange amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, cardboard, citrusy and floral notes. Flavor of caramel, nuts, some leathery notes. Also getting the citrusy hop notes. Barleywine like.

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