1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

Hop Venom Double IPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

400 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 400
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.26%


Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
80 IBUs

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-02-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 400 | Reviews: 68 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of corby112
corby112

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Draft at The Noble Fir in Seattle, WA.

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with tangerine/apricot hues and a one finger frothy yellowish beige head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring.  Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass.

Floral, earthy hop aroma with lots of resinous, grassy pine.  Really dank smells but there's also a lot of tropical and citrus fruit sweetness.  Hints of mango, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel followed by some pale malt and sweet booze.

Chewy full body with a blast of dank resinous hops that provide a lingering dry bitterness that lasts throughout. Extremely fresh and crazy hoppy but there is some sweetness mid-palate and toward the finish that balances things out.  Hints of orange peel, curaçao, tangerine, grapefruit and mango.  Sweet booze but abv is relatively well masked.  Easy to drink considering how extreme it is.  Subtle pale malts toward the finish as well but this beer is all about the dominating dank hops.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 01:39:51 | More by corby112
Photo of draheim
draheim

Washington

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Chuck's Hop Shop, Seattle. Pours a slightly hazy coppery gold.

Aroma is a bright burst of hoppy tropical goodness.

Taste is sharply citrusy w/ a bright sweet pale malt backbone. Some pine too. A searing bitterness on the finish. Grapefruit grapefruit grapefruit. Alcohol completely hidden.

Mouthfeel is clean and sharp with a bitter finish.

Overall a world-class DIPA, about as good as any other I've tried.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2012 04:12:36 | More by draheim
Photo of mdaschaf
mdaschaf

Washington

4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Brouwer's Cafe

A: Hop Venom is a clear copper/amber color with a nice off-white head on top. Decent head retention that leaves some pretty lacing all around the glass.

S: Tons of tropical and citrus fruit on the aroma. Grapefruit, apricot, orange, and a bit of mango as well as a slight grassy aroma. There is some faint pine at the end.

T: The flavor profile backs the aroma up nicely with more tropical fruit, chiefly grapefruit upfront, but also some mango and papaya. There is a nice piney bitterness on the finish as well as some faint candied sugar malt.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is hidden nicely and drinkability is very good.

O: First beer I have had from Boneyard and it is amazing. Can't wait to have this one again and try their other offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 17:23:45 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of brystmar
brystmar

Texas

4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Apex.

Cloudy orange pour with frothy white head. Great retention, spiderwebs of lace adorn my glass. Juicy fruits jump from the glass into my nose, reminiscent of a Hill Farmstead DIPA. Hops are so juicy and fresh.

Taste mostly follows suit, though it's more hop-forward compared to the fruity magic from the nose. Piney and bitter at the end as this 9% beast's alcoholic warmth roars to life, massaging my throat as it descends. Deserves a 4.25, rounding up here and docking "overall".

Nearly full-bodied, yet actively carbonated. Creamy. It's clear that tons of work went into this final recipe. Recommended if you can find it!

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2012 00:59:56 | More by brystmar
Photo of suspect
suspect

New York

4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters snifter. Thanks to mrmarmot for bringing this back from Idaho.

A: Hazy burnt orange color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger rocky white head. Head takes a few minutes to dissipate but leaves little bubbles along the top. Big sticky lacing leaves trails down all sides.

S: Big sticky hop notes and a big badass malt backbone that doesn't want to be ignored.

T: Wow, sweet with hops. Don't know how else to describe. It's a really perfectly balanced DIPA with the emphasis on the hops but the malts really blend enough sweet to balance the bitter.

M: Perfectly carbonated, wonderful bittersweet finish.

O: An extraordinary DIPA. Most excellent.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:08:12 | More by suspect
Photo of distantmantra
distantmantra

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Pine Box. Seattle, WA.

A: Deep golden orange in color with a small head of white foam.

S: Strong notes of pine along with some floral and citrus notes.

T: Big wallop of pine and citrus, but there is caramel malt to help smooth things. Absolutely fantastic flavor.

M: The alcohol is apparent but not unpleasent. Viscous, oily and full-bodied.

O: Can Boneyard make a bad beer? I'm starting to think they can't. While RPM is more of an everyday beer, Hop Venom is one for special occasions. Drink lightly, but savor every drop.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2012 01:46:37 | More by distantmantra
Photo of HuskyinPDX
HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Elliott Bay Pizza.

A - Severed a dark cloudy orange with a light tan head that fades to a film with bubbles clinging to the edges. Lots of lacing also.

S - Oranges, melon, and grapefruit.

T - Grapefruit, honeydew, orange, nectarines.

D - Good carbonation and a heavier to medium body. A touch sweeter overall, but no bitterness.

O - This Brewery is hot for a reason. They make killer beers. I truly enjoyed this one. I was daydreaming of it yesterday and today I am drinking it. Love it!

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2012 20:09:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of dirtylou
dirtylou

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, urban family public house

from notes

appearance: served in a urban family goblet - bright golden-orange body, moderate beige film

smell: aromatic and bright - pine, sweet grapefruit, tropical fruit, sugars

taste: bold citrus flavors - sugared ruby red grapefruit, lemon zest, pine resin, tangerine, tropical fruit. I'm really digging the boneyard stuff thats been showing up in Seattle.

mouthfeel: slick oily body, medium, abv well hidden

overall: great IPA from Bend

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 18:38:22 | More by dirtylou
Photo of Andrewseher
Andrewseher


4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Pints Urban Taproom at 412 NW 5th Ave in Portland, OR.

A: Looks like an IPA. Golden in color with average head retention. It's a good looking beer.

S: PINE. I guess there are some other floral, citrusy notes in here too, but the pine is overpowering. Not necessarily in a bad way, either. A very unique nose.

T: It tastes like it smells. Piney with a hint of citrus and a viscous, oily finish. Very unique and very tasty.

M: Very nice and, like everything else about this beer, very unique. Full-bodied and oily, the 10% ABV is apparent.

O: Very good and one of the more interesting beers I have ever tasted. If you see this beer on tap, it's absolutely worth a look, and, my guess is, you'll come back for more.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 02:48:34 | More by Andrewseher
Photo of vkv822
vkv822

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at Belmont Station.

Very lightly hazy, bright orange with a foamy, off white head and nice lacing.

Wonderful bouquet of hops in the nose. Tropical and citric fruits.

The taste delivers just a strongly as the nose. Starts out with tropical fruits and transitions nicely into a light, resiny pine finish.

A pleasant medium to full body with average carbonation.

A very nice DIPA. Lots of fruity, citric hops with just enough pine character to keep it from becoming one dimensional.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 23:47:16 | More by vkv822
Photo of boralyl
boralyl

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - This beer produces a small white head with nice lacing and decent retention. The beer is clear and copper in color.

S - The aroma has a lot of fruity characteristics. Grapefruit is the most apparent, but there is also citrus, orange and some piny notes. There is a nice caramel backbone throughout.

M - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. For the alcohol content, it's not syrupy at all.

T - There is a ton of dank hop flavor in this beer. Citrus and orange show up first, followed quickly by grapefruit through mid-taste. There are some piny notes and bitterness in the finish. There's a little bit of sweet malt present, but this beer is about the hops. There is virtually no alcohol presence, which is surprising for the beer being at 10%.

This is an amazingly drink-able beer. The alcohol content is well hidden. I prefer this to their even bigger Notorious Triple IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 01:53:17 | More by boralyl
Photo of floor_6
floor_6

Washington

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

February 16, 2012 @ Park Way Tavern

A+

I’m not a sophisticated beer enthusiast, but this was without a doubt the best DIPA I have tried! Some might not find Hop Venom as smooth as the younger or the elder, but it was definitely a pleasure for my taste buds. Bravo Boneyard brewers!

Look – Dark golden amber, clear with a slight haze, very pleasant.

Smell – Looked so delicious I forgot to analyze the smell.

Taste – Yes, it has loads of it. Also, very pleasant.

Feel – Nice and crisp, very pleasing.

Overall – So delicious, I was compelled to order another, and didn’t even bother with The Elder or The Maharaja which were also on tap this night!

p.s. – hey, Boneyard folks, get another keg of this up to the 253 lickety-spilt – “pretty please with sugar on top”!

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 20:49:46 | More by floor_6
Photo of msylvanus
msylvanus

Washington

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap @ Parkway 16Feb, then @ Red Hot 19Feb. A bit thinner, crisper the second time around. Boneyard seems to create multiple awesome IPA's - RPM, SkunkApe, and now that I've have the pleasure - Hop Venom. This one really stood up to a night's competition of Pliny the Elder, Younger, Avery Maharaja, and Dogfish Head 120 Minute. Wonderful stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 23:04:18 | More by msylvanus
Photo of grittybrews
grittybrews

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a luminescent orange-gold with a trace of off-white head. Absolutely huge aroma of grapefruit, pine, honey, and caramel.

Moderate carbonation and a full, resinous mouthfeel -- malty without being too sticky. Fresh pine, grapefruit, and floral notes up front followed by hints of orange and a sweet caramel biscuit backbone. Nice kick of pine on the finish -- bitter without being too astringent.

Really well-balanced with killer aroma and flavor and barely a hint of booze -- top notch.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 03:32:53 | More by grittybrews
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Bistro's DIPA fest. Was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. Hard to believe it's 10%, as it comes across as rather light-bodied, dry and balanced. It has a pale amber body, a few shades lighter than most PNW IPAs. Nice citrus nose with grapefruit leading the way, though it isn't as aromatic as several other beers I sampled that day. The palate is excellent, however, with big grapefruit and orange hop flavors balanced by an oily and biting but restrained bitterness, very Pliny the Elder-esque in that sense. Malt lends some body and slight sweetness, but it remains a lighter-bodied, hop-forward beer. Pretty impressive stuff, one of the best DIPAs I've had from Oregon.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 00:25:55 | More by largadeer
Photo of barleywinefiend
barleywinefiend

Washington

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice glowing but deep orange with a nice white cap

S: Lots of grapefruit, some pine and caramel, light booze

T: Immediate throat punch with a big pineapple, light pine and booze. The beauty of this beer is its persistence. The flavor is unrelenting. Towards the end it leaves a caramel, faded hop presence, booze sting and a lighlty bitter, stick and persistent aftertaste

M: Medium body, easy drinking for a IIPA of this magnitude and tasty

O: Good, but more than a pint would be too much

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2011 23:07:00 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of johnmichaelsen
johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the green dragon today. Only available in 10 ounce glasses (but my bartender/waitress gave me a BIG 10 ounce glass).

The beer pours a slightly hazy, nearly opaque light orange color with very good head retention and lacing. The nose is a stunner.... outside of hill farmstead out East, no one is making DIPA's like this. I get a huge aroma of rock candy, dank earth, dry citrus and pine, pine and more pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this hophead's orgasm in a glass. There's some noticeable sweet malt, but the hoppy bitterness quickly grabs it by the neck and pounds it into submission. Still, this DIPA is remarkably well balanced in this hugely flavorful DIPA, and I'm still trying to figure out how they got this kind of mouthfeel. The beer is medium bodied to full, with a long, bitter, yet somehow still soft and creamy on the finish, DIPA. This is clearly a big beer, but it's not at all heavy, hot or tiring on the finish. The way the brewer has integrated the alcohol into the flavor profile... this is something I seldom see in such a kick ass, in your face, DIPA.

Impressive!

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2011 21:36:56 | More by johnmichaelsen
Photo of BrainDad
BrainDad

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a growlette (32 oz. sold apparently only by Boneyard). Tasted at the brewery with Tony, the owner, who sold it to go because they just opened and it wasn't busy.

Color is a beautiful shade of peach amber. You can tell by looking it is gonna be good. Aroma is solid hops and citrus.

No more than a half inch of head and nice lacing down the glass.

The flavor is where this beer stands out. Not grapefruit or pine, but a ripe, delicious and slightly sweet orange! No bitterness, smooth as the day is long.

I can't say enough good things about this beer. I could move to Bend from Michigan just to get it whenever available. We toured Oregon for a week and this was the best IPA out of many. I had some nice known and 1-2 unknown beers, but Boneyard is definitely a quality operation.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 00:04:09 | More by BrainDad
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.