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Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Hop Venom Double IPA
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world-class

498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 331
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
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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)
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blackie

California

4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Brouwer's

a: draft served in a shaker pint at the beginning of a long trek home, the beer is an orange-amber in color, layered with a finger of beige carbonation that retains well, lace clinging behind

s: the nose brings an instant punch of pungent, resinous citrus oils and juicy tropical fruits with tones of pine needles, grapefruit, mango, passionfruit; fantastically rich hop aromas just pouring out from the firm pale and caramel malt backing, sweet alcohol

m: a malty, medium body, carbonation moderate and smootho

t: complex hops dominate the hefty caramel and pale malt structure - grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and mango all push through, juicy and resionous, some sweetness in the middle with growing moderate bitterness, tropical candy, vivid and striking - pure hop, delicious

o: an incredible dipa to stumble into on a cool spring night, loved this

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 03:29:11 | More by blackie
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FosterJM

California

4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1771st Review on BA
Draft to 16oz Pint
On tap @ Uber in Seattle, WA

App- This was served to me in a straight up pint glass. A big tall 16ozer. Huge dark oranges with some golds and yellows mixed in. The head was a good 1-1/2 fingers and left an amazing cling down the side of the glass. Just a window curtain.

Smell- This was a good mix in the glass when it warmed of fresh fruits, oily hops and dark pine. A bit strong on the pine IMO. A good mix of dank and fresh and on a cold night in Seattle this was warming on the nose.

Taste- This was a good beer. I mean when you can have this much hop flavor with a light malt bill and find that balance you are doing something right. Forget Pliny. This is up there with Heady. I was very glad I found this and had a 2nd glass. The hops are fruitful and thick but not overpowering to the rest of the flavors.

Mouth- A big thick full mouth feel. Felt like a cream sickle type of residual flavor. Creamy, lush and piney.

Drink- Such a good beer. Needs to be higher on this list than it is.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2013 17:44:02 | More by FosterJM
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to flexabull for sending this growler my way; my first taste of Hop Venom seemed off, so here's hoping for a truer reading. 64 oz. of liquid gold consumed during a Friday night poker game. I ended up $2.05, so I probably didn't drink enough.

The pour comes on fire retardant orange, semi-see-through, plenty of carbonation (yippee for properly filled growlers!). Aroma isn't as strong as I expected: citrus, touch of grassy wheat, pale malts.

Hop Venom is more Balanced Middle America than Rapacious West Coast. Even before the taste hits my chemoreceptors, I'm lifting the glass for another taste, because damn, either I'm thirsty or this is really good. Drinkability is is Casey Kasem territory, especially for a big IIPA. Taste is solid but not as impressive: tons of caramel malts (too much), light hit of dankness, along with softer notes of citrus & tentative bitterness. The malts make this towards the top of the thick IIPA list: more than some stouts I've had.

I'd take RPM any day, but this comes out the other side a very good beer.

Serving type: growler

09-08-2013 22:49:23 | More by maximum12
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

07-14-2014 19:58:10 | More by DrBier
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BIG thanks to JM03 for this!

Pours a light caramel color, clean, with a big white head. Aroma was piny, and resinous with some citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is big pine, resin, some grapefruit and caramel malts. It's got a bit of a full body to it, creamy, almost rich. Even though it was a growler, carbonation was nearly perfect.

This is a fantastic, resinous, beast of an IIPA. AWESOME!

Serving type: growler

05-31-2012 02:09:17 | More by EgadBananas
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-04-2014 02:41:05 | More by eawolff99
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twelveinches

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-13-2012 01:26:18 | More by twelveinches
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strongaf

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-11-2013 02:23:23 | More by strongaf
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

07-12-2013 19:56:48 | More by Sean9689
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-16-2013 23:33:50 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-10-2014 01:22:48 | More by kscaldef
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to oregonskibum for this growler!

Pours a nice amber color with a big thick head.

Smell is just amazing. HUGE juicy hop aroma of tropical and citrus fruit, pineape and mango and orange, floral aroma too, pretty sweet. Damn this smells good.

Taste is only slightly less impressive. Again, very sweet, all of the same tropical fruit, strong sweet malt presence but also huge hops though it isn't very bitter. This is delicious.

A fantastic, world class DIPA. Huge juicy fruit presence and great drinkability.

9.2/10

Serving type: growler

02-10-2013 04:55:02 | More by AlexFields
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harrymel

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler poured earlier today from Chuck's Hop Shop

Light copper ale with soapy yellowish foam etching the surface. Grapefruit, mango, lemon peel, a bit of alchohol, some catty character and biscuity malts in the nose. Flavor follows suit with a good punch of bitterness, balanced with sweet, wet malts and plenty of juicy fruits in there. Although not overly bitter, the beer is also a little sweet with alcohol. Slight hint of acetone on the finish. Medium bodied with lower carb (I think this related to the growler fill method used here) and a resinous finish. This has all the main components of a world class DIPA, but just needs some fine tuning in the alcohol, ester and overall weaving of the flavors. I would order again in a heart beat and will likely finish the growler tonight with a friend.

Serving type: growler

08-09-2012 04:21:54 | More by harrymel
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scottfrie

California

4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks for the growler, Jeff! Poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a deep amber with a fluffy, greasy and thick off-white head that left a network of sticky lace down the glass. Head slowly faded into a thin wispy film.
S: Massive and extremely fresh notes of juicy citrus all the way. This beer smells freaking amazing. Tropical hints of mango and pineapple mix well with grapefruit pith, tangerine nectar and a fresh bouquet of flowers.
T: A little more malt than the nose suggested but still extremely hoppy. Citrus and tropical fruits dominate with flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, and flowers. The aftertaste is lightly sweet with nectar and fruity.
M: Medium-full body, very drinkable and smooth mouthfeel, not greasy, not viscous, no alcohol, not cloying, with smooth soft carbonation. Drinks amazingly.
O: One of the best dipas I’ve had the pleasure to drink. It’s incredibly flavorful, smells like nothing else, and has a delicate yet potent flavor. Seek this brew out, fourwheelz.

Serving type: growler

08-24-2013 23:37:21 | More by scottfrie
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flexabull

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler provided by my younger brother, thanks Bro!

Pours a bright gold color with a fine white head, very good lacing too.

Aromas are nice, a mixture of bright citrus, grapefruit, orange, caramel malt sweetness, and undertones of pine resin.

Taste is full bodied, flavorful, but not overly strong. Caramel malty, and pineapple sweetness up front, slightly creamy, with plenty of hoppiness. Hints of citrus, tangerine, pine resin, and some subtle earthy notes. This beer does a really good job being hoppy, without being overly bitter and strong. This is complex, but still well balanced,

Mouthfeel is very good, full, smooth, with nice subtle and snappy carbonation.

Overall, this is outstanding. The drinkability is second to almost none. Very impressed with how full, smooth, and flavorful this beer is, without being heavy, bitter, and overly sweet. Well done Boneyard, this is excellent.

Serving type: growler

11-17-2011 05:04:11 | More by flexabull
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-18-2014 17:33:06 | More by williamjbauer
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-12-2013 14:38:34 | More by jenray
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

08-12-2013 02:31:20 | More by ste5venla
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-14-2013 19:22:28 | More by jera1350
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

08-22-2012 16:09:06 | More by mdillon86
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

04-14-2012 07:41:22 | More by shelby415
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a hazy honey-amber with a sticky looking white head.

Smell. Sticky resinous hops, plenty of citrus rinds, a little sweet malt and cedar.

Taste. Huge bitter citrus rinds, some cedar and sweet caramel malts.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium carbonation.

Overall. A fantastic hop bomb, my kind of iPA!!!

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 20:32:24 | More by Rutager
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2013 19:03:25 | More by IrishColonial
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Arbitrator

California

3.78/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled growler into a glass, courtesy of my beer patron, ramnuts. Thank you, Frank! From notes. Consumed in late May.

A: Pours a clear copper / amber body with a generous off-white head. Good retention.

S: Notes of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, honeydew, sugary pale malt. This seems sweeter and maltier on the nose than I was expecting from a DIPA...

T: Earthy bitterness that leads into a strong, almost dominant malt backbone. Pine, tangerine, grapefruit, and melon express substantial, but not overpowering, hop character. Again, as noted in the nose, this is on the maltier side and it lacks the punch I'd expect from a West Coast DIPA.

M: Medium-bodied. Moderate bitterness, no lingering stickiness. Well-disguised ABV.

O: I liked Notorious quite a bit more; this was on the malty side. Frank later commented that they were tweaking batches and this one tasted off, so maybe that's what was going on. I'd love to try it again and see what it should be like.

Serving type: growler

08-02-2012 06:57:46 | More by Arbitrator
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

07-10-2013 23:46:40 | More by DonFrap
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.