Hop Diggity – Mother Earth Brew Co.

mother-earth-hop-diggity-double-ipa__35430.1387649903.1280.1280As part of my annual haul of craft beer received during the holiday season, one of the IPA’s to make its way under my tree this year was Hop Diggity, a Double IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co. My first crack at a beer from this brewer, I found this one to be remarkably balanced and easy going. A welcomed stocking stuffer for sure. As a follow-up to my Live-Tweeted review earlier today, here is a more formal breakdown of this worthy offering.

The pour on this 8.2% Double is a light caramel, copper color with tones of amber capped off by a thick and frothy cream-colored head that sticks around for a while. Lace is robust and long lasting for the style.

photo (26)The nose on Hop Diggity delivers on a promise of big clean hops backed up by a bouquet of tropical fruit and citrus tones. Hints of grapefruit and caramel sum up a nice aroma built around woody pilsner malt.

Taste is in line with the nose and presents as a balanced smooth drinker composed of a delicious dose of bitter hop and sweet citrus. The faintest grapefruit rind hangs on the back of a big sweet malt, resulting in a mellow fruity double that ends cleanly with nice mouthfeel and drinkability.

Hop Diggity is an example of a nice clean DIPA executed well. Beer Advocate shows a score of 87%. Overall, this is a smooth, easy drinker. I will look forward to trying more brews from these guys in the future and recommend giving this one a shot should it cross your path in local bottle shops.

Cheers,
Dave

Name Hop Diggity
Brewery Mother Earth Brew Co.
Style American Double IPA
ABV 8.2%
Availability 22oz. Bottles
Rating 4 out of 5

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