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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?


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (891) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
For having 144 IBUs this actually wasn’t as much of a hop bomb as I was expecting; I guess the wine barrel aging takes away some of the bitterness? The flavors and aromas are nice and citrusy but a little one dimensional. Not much malt presence to balance the hop bitterness. Overall though this was pretty good, however.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 30, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
22 ounce bottle from california .. . light copper .. strong foam, lacing .. . woo! not over! .. . mild flowers, resin, and some baby pine .. . a bit thin in the mouth and has a stagnant aftertaste .. . . when I hear someone say, "chicken pot pie," I get excited three times.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (133) - SINGAPORE - NOV 15, 2014
651ml bottle (shared) at the Tipping Point Brewing Co on Wyndham Street in Hong Kong. Poured into a tulip glass. Medium amber colour with a medium sized head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Heavily hopped, some malt with citrus flavours. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges and apricot. A lovely strong IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma invades your nostrils with spicy pine notes and heavy malt. The flavor is wet and grassy, touches of dried apricots and sweet ripe oranges. Napa Smith has a really heavy, sweet malt profile on all their beers (that I´ve tried) and that’s not a good thing, but here in this badass it works perfect. It is almost chewy and a bit oily.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (237) - - 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 (1186) - 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 (1400) - 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 (4212) - 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 (6090) - 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."


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