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Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Hop Venom Double IPA
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 327
Gots: 26 | 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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scottfrie

California

4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
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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hopslam11

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-23-2013 19:11:55 | More by hopslam11
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SGToliver

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-23-2013 07:09:08 | More by SGToliver
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A:golden honey
S:very citrus and hoppy
T:sweet citrus yummy hoppness
M:just enough carbonation, light and refreshing for ABV and IBU
O: I reference all beers based on this. This is the most balanced beer I have ever had.

Source: Many Growlers upon Growlers.

Serving type: growler

08-23-2013 01:27:08 | More by BigJYoungblood
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C_S

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-22-2013 01:13:05 | More by C_S
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justwork

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-20-2013 05:10:54 | More by justwork
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edk218

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-16-2013 04:36:15 | More by edk218
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throwerbri

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-14-2013 23:39:01 | More by throwerbri
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

64oz growler poured into a Throwback snifter.

A - Pours a medium amber in color with a finger thick pillow of dense white foam that shows good staying power. Head slowly falls to a thick collar, leaving only sparse lacing on the glass. Small floating particles slightly mar an otherwise very good looking beer.

S - Aroma is thick with pine - super resiny. Pineapple and grapefruit heavy citrus are layered in the aroma as well. Firm malt body to balance, sugary, caramelly. Gives a bit of a sweet overall impression with tons of fruity and piney additions.

T - Much like the aroma...only more so. Resiny pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, medium bitterness - this is more about the hop flavors than being a super bitter DIPA. Sugary and lightly caramelly malt balances things and seems to enhance the fruity, citrusy aspects of the hops smoothing the edges and really bringing them to the forefront. Really intense hop flavors here, no trace of alcohol - excellent DIPA.

M - This might be the thickest non-stout I've ever had. Has more than a passing resemblance to maple syrup in the glass and on the tongue. Carbonation is at a lower level managing just a mild tingle on the tongue. Liquid is sticky/resiny and very thick and syrupy.

O - I really enjoyed this DIPA. Strong malt backbone that I thought would take over the hops as the beer warmed a bit in the glass, but never did. Hops were firm in bitterness but not overpowering. Loaded with complex hop flavors that really expressed themselves well thru the malt base. Slight sugary aspects seemed to bring out the citrusy flavors a bit towards the front. The caramel aspect of the malt faded to the background and allowed the hops to shine - typically I find heavy malt IPA/DIPA have the caramel aspects dominate and I was afraid this one would follow that pattern too, but happily did not.

Serving type: growler

08-12-2013 15:00:22 | More by portia99
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-12-2013 13:04:12 | More by acurtis
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-12-2013 03:11:16 | More by 1424IpA
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

08-12-2013 02:31:20 | More by ste5venla
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-11-2013 23:53:02 | More by djrn2
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-11-2013 22:27:21 | More by hoppymcgee
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BuckeyeOne

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-09-2013 23:12:51 | More by BuckeyeOne
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

08-07-2013 23:09:43 | More by GRG1313
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forestkcary

Oregon

4/5  rDev -10.7%

08-07-2013 17:27:06 | More by forestkcary
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap once again at one of the Bistro fests, my review #2400. As usual, Boneyard offers up a very light, yellow and orange colored ipa. Aroma is a blast of pine. Pine venom. Mixed in with that is a decent amount of tropical fruit as well. Very nice.

Taste, jeez, hides the alcohol so well, such a light malt bill, such a powerful hop flavor without abrasive bitterness. This is how its done, boneyard makes so many great versions of ipas and whatnot. Mouthfeel just keeps droppin' mad amounts of hop bomb grapefruit, pine and mango all up in yo senses. The malt bill does start to get heavier as you drink this, the hops ebb and flow and fade away slightly.

Usual stuff, tons of amarillo, simcoe and citra I would surmise. This is the new evolution of big hopped beers. Lots of proprietary hops, sugar, and little malt. Delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2013 16:23:30 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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wlynch

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-06-2013 18:22:53 | More by wlynch
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-05-2013 03:18:46 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-03-2013 20:03:27 | More by Hopmodium
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-03-2013 18:53:15 | More by jsurfs82
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-03-2013 02:44:58 | More by Smurf2055
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Taphouse in Seattle. Copper pour with little head in a pint glass. Big floral aroma with definite light sweet citrus. The hops really shine through here and I get no booze on the aroma despite the relatively high ABV. Flavor follows aroma exactly, with beautiful dry hops along with juicy citrus and a slight malt backbone. Slick but pretty easy drinking with medium carbonation. Solid brew! As with RPM, I want more of this. Boneyard is doing some great stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2013 01:50:00 | More by BMMillsy
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-02-2013 18:46:00 | More by Rhettroactive
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.