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RATINGS: 204   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?


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (903) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (8) - Colton, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
Pours BEAUTIFUL CLEAR ORANGE!!! Nice thick white head. Aroma of bread orange citrus and dank. Taste of deep citrus rich malts skight dank and more malts and more bitey super bitter yet rich grapefruit. Great lasting bitter finish. 144 IBUs...DUH!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CelticBrew (897) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours from 12 o bottle a clear dark reddish copper with a very thin, off white head. Aroma malt forward, sweet, grassy, lightly vegital hop matter, tangerine, resin and lightly dank. Some dried fruit character and floral notes. Flavour of toffee, mango. grapefruit, apricot, tea leaf and orange are tamed by a lingering finish of mint, evergreen resin with wet Irish field grass. Superb beer, recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1516) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Mycket sötma i aromen, lite blommig. Tycker sötman balanseras upp bra av en kraftig beska som sitter kvar länge.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zymurgeist2 (1157) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
On draught at the brewpub. Aromas of alcohol and massive malt. Clear brushed-gold/copper with off-white head. Taste is cloying malt - viscous and like tree sap. No hops detectable. If I was expecting an old ale, i might feel differently, but was looking forward to a DIPA and this one misses the boat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14189) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Sample at Top of the Hops Biloxi. Hazy golden orange color, off white head. Aroma of sour orange and grapefruit. Taste is juicy, fruity, bitter and bready. 200th rating of this bad boy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (764) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
From the bottle. Think white head. Aroma is grassy and some wet hop. Flavor is similar, really grassy. Much different take on dipa. I felt like my first instinct was the warrior hop. Overall good beer, napa Smith never disappoints.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10624) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
A golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with orange pulp, floral hops, doughy and creamy notes, OK. In mouth, a overly sweet caramel malt with floral hops, light menthol, orange pulp, OK for the style. On tap at Brew Hub Lakeland.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (439) - - 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 (6301) - .....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 (170) - 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.


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