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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1029) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Typical amber colored DIPA body with a two finger thick head and mild residual carbonation. The smell was very mild for a DIPA, with the hops coming across as piney, floral, herbal, and earthy. The taste was quite bitter, with the same piney-earthy-herbal hop profile up front, and some spice in the finish. The malt was evident as a simple and light sugary taste. The overall flavor profile reminded me lot of a strong tea with some sweetness. The beer drank much more easy than the 9.2% ABV it contained, and there wasn’t any warming or burn at all. This beer did not start very promising, but delivered the hops in the end.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (2041) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is resin, floral, citrus and light caramel notes. Taste is bitter throughout with a dry finish. Medium bodied with alcohol well hidden, refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
​On tap @ Napa Smith. Amber in color with a thick white head. There’s a bunch of orange juice, some tangerine, and a hint of tropical fruit. Bitter pine and grass. A bunch of peach, too. Sort of perfumey. Definitely bitter in the tongue, but also fairly malt forward and sweet. A little bit of that aspirin bitterness. Eh, alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2016
22oz bottle from Napa smith brewing. pours out a copper amber topped with a tan head. nose is big sweet malts toffee and some fruit. Taste is more of the toffee caramel and a nice hop melon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bomber from trio. Pours hazy Amber with a medium sized head. The aroma has a lot of citrus, juices, very little presence from the malt. The taste has a big caramel sweetness, a bit of grapefruit, kind of malt forward.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong pine, floral, and citrus. Medium mouth, nice hop bite, citrus, resin finish, very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Ruddy orange, sticky head. Woodsy aroma and a gritty feel. Earthen, hints of furniture oil and chewy caramel. Definitely on the heavy-handed side, even a bit leathery. (#5951, 3/30/2015)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (252) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bomber - pours a heavy copper orange with a fluffy pillow like head. Nice big aromas of intense hops married with nutty malts and finally an orange bitterness on the end. Not what I expected but still delicious. A mouthful is bold - a touch of hop turns into a nutty caramelesqe malt followed by intense citrus floral hops then a long lingering bitter finish consisting of grapefruit rind and grass. The 9.2 ABV is almost completely masked by flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Nuts roast oak, some grass, lightly sour, big malts more oak then more bitter hops. That’s all I gotta say about that.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (382) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2015
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 (912) - 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.


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