Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company
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Ratings: 400 | Reviews: 67 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kevanb:
4.54/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served on tap at Three Floyds in Munster, a surprise to see, but a welcome one.
The beer pours a hazy amber color, hues of copper and orange with a finger or so of white head that has moderate retention and leaves some sticky lace behind. The aroma is lovely, lots of citrusy hops, bitter pine, wildflower, hop spice and some really soft malt. Balance is spot on, integration is great, while not the most complex aroma I've encountered on an IPA, it's just really solidly done. The flavors are no let down at all, loads of tangy grapefruit hops, crisp spice, earthy grass, floral character with some bitter, resinous pine on the back end that's really soft and supporting, rather than abrasive and clashing. Sweet malt and a touch of alcohol is also present at the finish but doesn't detract from this at all, only helps to balance and mellow the hops. The body was nice, crisp, juicy that coats the mouth nicely, the finish was a little pricklier than I like and while it was dry, it wasn't bone dry.
Verdict: A damn solid DIPA from Boneyard. I've been looking forward to trying this for some time, and I never expected it to be sitting on tap in the midwest. I had to order a second glass to see if it was really was the real deal, and it delivered. Cheers to Boneyard for this, a joy to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2013 03:40:13 | More by kevanb
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4.23/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap into a shaker glass.
A- Poured a hazy orange color with white soapy head that left splashy lace.
S- Some big tropical fruit notes especially mango, some peach, some citrus, and quite a bit of malt sweetness.
T- Lots of sweet and juicy orange marmalade notes, mango, peach, and grapefruit notes. Lots of sweetness from the malt and medium level of bitterness.
M- Lots of warming, full bodied, prickly carbonation, slightly sticky, but easy drinking for the ABV and fuller body.
O- This DIPA is bursting with hop flavor and a lot of sweetness. Overall, it is really good but I prefer some of Boneyard's other hoppy offerings to it like RPM.
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2014 01:24:34 | More by Hoptometrist
4.38/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Scored a growler of this through the Home Brew Talk Make A Wish. One of my top wants for quite some time, so I couldn't be happier to be the recipient of this one! Poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a dark golden/copper with just under a finger of white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing.
S: Strong aroma of citrus hops, pine, and grapefruit. Not a hop bomb, but still super dank and incredibly well balanced.
T: This beer is so sweet, I have a very hard time believing the ABV. Awesome flavor of citrus blend, pine, a mild malt backbone, all so well balanced. As it warms up a bit the malt and pine start to come forward, but there is so much sweet flavor that it maintains a great balance.
M: Carb-wise, you never know what to expect out of a growler. I was so happy when I popped it open to an aggressive 'pssst'. Carbed very well, leaves a slightly dry after taste.
O: Seek it out. Don't trade whalez bro for it, but if you have the chance to try this, do not pass it up. The balance of citrus, hop, pine, and malt is perfect. The ABV is hidden so well you'd think you're drinking a session. I'm at this point always ISO hop venom.
Serving type: growler
03-22-2014 01:09:21 | More by roger617
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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