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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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?


Taverner's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber with minimal head. Not too many bubbles. Aroma is a stale malt smell. Drinking, however, does not taste stale at all. Some hop bitterness and some florals, but not the hoppiest.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (173) - - OCT 12, 2014
Look: pours a dark copper. Off white head. Slight haze. Smell: very vegetal. Sweet. Caramel. Hops. Citrus fruit. Taste: no citrus. Similar to a Lagunitas ale. Caramel. Slight bitterness. Somewhat balanced for an ipa. Nice malts Feel: minimal dryness. Leaves a thin film on the mouth like an ipa. Overall: good beer. Not overly hoppy. Feels like an IPA. But more malt than expected. First drank: home 10/12/14

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1157) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden color, with a nice head. Aroma and taste is just way too hoppy. Malt is needed in beer too.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1273) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours two fingers of foamy head on a hazy straw colored body. The aroma is bold pine and grapefruit with a little pineapple and mango in the background. The taste is big and bold with pine, lemon and grapefruit bitterness exploding though balanced out with some dose of malt. The texture is smooth. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
12oz bottle from Epcot. Poured a deep chunky amber body under a large frothy light tan head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, dark corn syrup, sweet orange fruit, dark sugar, and vanilla candies. Flavor of vanilla candy, molasses, sweet sugary citrus meat, grapefruit rind, dark sugars. Big body, chewy, cloying, average carbonation. Meh seems more like a barley wine

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egiron88 (1) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
Really good overall, really short after tase in your palate, nice color and head

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Not sure of the age on this one...in hindsight, I’m guessing somewhere in the not so fresh range. Ample bitterness, but lacking any floral or citrus quality in the aroma, just some back of the mouth tropical fruitiness and a ton o bitters. Malt heavy in a way that suggests age. Not a fan for the coin."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanVah (149) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
På flaska @ Queens Head. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Luktar tallbarr. Mjuk söt smak som rundas av med en härlig beska.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (460) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap. Murky dark golden-brown. Good head on pour. Very piney nose. Lots of grapefruit, some syrupy sweetness, pine-bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2014
This is a very strong beer. Tons and tons of hops. But it’s not all bittering hops, just mostly. This actually seems happier to me than a stone ruination.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1920) - USA - JUL 17, 2014
Deep caramel orange in color... Aroma is sticky wet citrus hops, caramel malts... Flavor is really pleasant, malt forward with citrus notes, light bitterness throughout... Finish is incredibly smooth, vanilla and oak on the palate... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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