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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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?


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bomber. Deep rusty amber, billowing parchment foam. Muted hop nose… honey-lemon cough drops, some tropical fruits, caramel and metallic smells. Sweet, chewy barleywinelike taste and texture pretty much bulldozes through the hops. Ends on a rough and plasticy bitter note. Thick, slick glycerine mouthfeel. Totally not what I expected... not especially hoppy at all, and those are smothered by sticky, sappy malt. If anything, it’s just a mediocre American barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle - Amber in colour. Elderflower, grapefruit and toffee in the aroma. Bitter, hoppy and slightly metallic taste with lemon, grapefruit, tea and fudge detected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1561) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottled a few years ago. Don’t remember being too WOW’d, but remember it being enjoyable, only not being able to pick up much of what they were speaking of on the bottle. Should try it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Quick rating. Amber with off-white head. Caramel, pine and resin, citrus, tropical fruits, quite mild and drinkable. Finish has a pollen dryness. Not super hoppy or in your face bitter, but I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 11, 2013
INteresting but too bitter perhaps. Nice aroma of herbal ingredients and nice features there too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle, black label. Funky smell, earthy. Flavor is somewhat strange too, pine, floral and musty. Strong boozy malt backbone. I was really hoping for a bigger hop bite, especially in the finish. Label claims 144 ibu but couldn’t detect it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4781) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1427) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (898) - 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%.


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