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Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Hop Venom Double IPA
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480 Ratings
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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 323
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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)
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-25-2013 23:01:32 | More by ChugginOil
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-24-2013 13:59:36 | More by cincysig
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark golden orange color and a one finger frothy beige head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass throughout. 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. Really wish 10 Barrel and Boneyard would ship their beers to me…

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 17:44:40 | More by CuriousMonk
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quetzal013

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-21-2013 22:48:30 | More by quetzal013
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mc4z

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-20-2013 06:23:33 | More by mc4z
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Jefe73

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-13-2013 21:05:26 | More by Jefe73
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-10-2013 23:46:40 | More by DonFrap
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DarrenStory

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2013 04:09:12 | More by DarrenStory
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FranzBC

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-03-2013 19:18:27 | More by FranzBC
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-02-2013 15:37:19 | More by DaftCaskBC
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-02-2013 01:07:26 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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eggs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-02-2013 00:47:06 | More by eggs
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jvillefan

California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-01-2013 15:18:45 | More by jvillefan
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dangeru

United Kingdom (England)

4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have had this several times on trips to Oregon, most recently on tap at Apex, but also have had as taster at brewery, and in growlers.

To me, this is the standard for the class of strong, flavorful IPA. Nose and taste have power, yet remain balanced and offer several layers of pleasing flavors. There's lots to discover when burying your nose in this beer and then taking a sip. Fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 21:39:41 | More by dangeru
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OctopusPrim

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-30-2013 03:03:01 | More by OctopusPrim
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mrunseen

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-30-2013 00:18:27 | More by mrunseen
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Todd. Served in a DryHop taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a cap, leaving behind ample splotchy lacing. Transparent amber body. Looks like a DIPA should.

S - I was expecting a hyper-attenuated West Coast DIPA, but this is far more 'Mid-Westian' to my palate. Dank, piney, and slightly earthy hops, with notes of grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruit are balanced by caramel and icing sugar maltiness. Alcohol is well-hidden.

T - The taste a similarly enjoyable mix of grapefruit and orange peel hops, sweet tropical fruits, and sugary malts that verge to the browner end of the scale. There's an odd astringency in the finish that I don't totally enjoy mixed in with the moderate bitterness.

M - Pleasant, moderate carbonation. Chewy, medium-full body, with good heft for the listed 8.9%. Slightly dry in the finish, with some light alcohol warming that lingers.

D - A nice beer, but I can think of quite a few DIPAs I'd rather drink. Perhaps there's some batch variation to this. Eminently drinkable, other than the slightly off finish. However, I found myself reaching for the Notorious Triple throughout the evening, and it's a rarity for me to prefer a Triple IPA to a Double IPA.

Serving type: growler

06-29-2013 22:54:31 | More by MasterSki
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earinc

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-29-2013 04:36:08 | More by earinc
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-28-2013 21:54:06 | More by GJ40
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-26-2013 20:04:55 | More by Dreadnaught33
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BendBrent

Oregon

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-22-2013 20:23:05 | More by BendBrent
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danfix99

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

06-18-2013 15:12:56 | More by danfix99
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PortlandSunDevil

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

06-17-2013 16:40:14 | More by PortlandSunDevil
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Rau71

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-17-2013 16:35:54 | More by Rau71
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.