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RATINGS: 190   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?

WVHouseofBeer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4007) - 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

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (1861) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanVah (141) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
På flaska @ Queens Head. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Luktar tallbarr. Mjuk söt smak som rundas av med en härlig beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (435) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4566) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1880) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1069) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Orange copper pour with light haze. Aroma is sweet citrus and pine. Taste is sticky sweet with light bitter bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2540) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Actually a great IPA, orange pour, white head, bitter citrus smell and taste, piney, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2014
651ml bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark orange hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing off-white fizzy head, Good lacing. Orange hop, floral (roses), pine and malt aromas. Heavy bitter dry citrus hop up front with a light short floral and pine finish. Lively carbonation, watery texture.

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